RED’s self-proclaimed Fire Chief Jarred Land dropped a bomb on the official REDUser Facebook page yesterday, announcing the new Super 35mm RED V-Raptor 8K DSMC3 Cinema Camera. The S35 V-Raptor is capable of recording 8K video at 120 frames per second.
Land said that the Super 35 V-Raptor will be available in “Rhino Gray” in honor of the Wildlife Society of Filmmakers. Due to this color, the S35 V-Raptor is dubbed the “Rhino,” and it seems that the name has stuck.
The Rhino enjoys a Super 35mm V-RAPTOR 8K 35.4 Megapixel CMOS image sensor that is capable of over 16.5 stops of dynamic range and captures images with a data rate of up to 800 MB/s using RED branded or other qualified CFexpress media cards.
The camera also enjoys the same frame rates as its larger full-frame VV Raptor brother.
The Rhino also offers a lightweight DSMC3 design and supports image capture in REDCode Raw HQ, MQ, and LQ codec options with RED IPP2 Gamma.
In addition to 8K120p, there are also supporting frame rates of 7K at 140 frames per second, and 4K at 240 fps. There are also recording modes going all the way down to 2K when needed.
Meanwhile, the aspect ratios range from 2:1 / 2.4:1 / 16:9 / 17:9 while recording in 8K Raw. 1.25:1 / 1.3:1 / 1.5:1 / 1.6:1 / 1.8:1 / 2:1 are available when shooting anamorphic.
The available image sensor is “a bit larger” than a standard Super 35mm image circle, with a 26.21 mm x 13.82mm image area.
The Rhino also comes with a standard RF lens mount but will accept Canon EF mount lenses through an RF-EF adapter and supports lens communication and metadata transmission. The overall weight of the camera is just over four pounds.
Other features include a right-side assistant user interface, Dual 12G-SDI ports, 5-pin LEMO audio, Timecode, a 6-pin LEMO 17v VDC power port with micro V-mount battery support, CFExpress media support, and a USB-C port.
The Rhino also has a built-in 2.4” articulating touchscreen LCD for camera control, but can also support 7 inch Touch LCD screen for more screen real estate. 2.4 and 6 GHz wifi control is also supported.
The camera seems to have been designed for those wishing to use more affordable and mobile Super 35mm sized lenses while providing 8K performance with higher frame rates.
The larger full-frame V-Raptor 8K camera is limited to 6K at Super 35, and by providing the same 8K performance, the Rhino will be able to match that kind of performance during more mobile multi-camera shoots.
With a pre-order retail price of $5,000 less than the larger VV Raptor, the Rhino has an MSRP of $19,500 with a portion of each sale going to wildlife charities.
Note: Due to the camera being a special edition, the Rhino is non-cancelable and non-returnable. As such, B&H is restricting sales to in-person only and is not available for online purchase.
Those interested should call 212-502-6356 or email [email protected] to inquire about purchasing.
[source: RED User Official Facebook]
- RED DIGITAL CINEMA V-RAPTOR RHINO 8K S35 Camera (B&H)
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