RED’s flagship cinema camera has to be considered the RED Raptor. The latest DSMC3 cinema design is an all-in-one rig shooting multiformat 8K video at up to 120fps in RED RAW, with over 17 stops of dynamic range.
There’s also a variant that can shoot in Vista Vision, making the Raptor a powerhouse of cinematic imaging. So naturally, the only thing to do after the Raptor is to go even bigger, offering more features and capabilities. And RED has done just that with the RED V Raptor XL.
Everything about the Raptor XL screams more. More features, more ports, more lens mount options, and more power.
All wrapped inside a larger, all-in-one design that provides plenty of room and buttons to navigate.
Topping the list of design features in the RED V RAPTOR XL is internal ND filters. The V-Raptor XL provides the option to engage internal neutral density filters with the slip of a switch.
The ND Filter switch provides for clear or ND options, though it is unclear at this point if the ND filter array is an electronic or physical filter design, or if there will be multiple filters to engage.
Additionally, the V-Raptor XL will offer a variety of interchangeable camera mounts to swap out, with options including EF, RF, and PL Mount. There’s also a 24v power capability.
Furthermore, the V-Raptor XL comes with double the number of SDI ports to four, as well as a separate SDI-out for connecting a camera monitor.
The larger case also provides plenty of room for a Genlock and 3-pin Fischer inputs, and a five-pin LEMO timecode port.
Outside of these features, found with a casual perusal of RED’s beauty shot of the camera, the only other information is its price tag … $39,500. The expected delivery is for later this year.
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