RED & Creative Solutions V-RAPTOR Camera System

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Creative Solutions and RED have announced the launch of the V-RAPTOR Camera System. RED and Creative Solutions have been in a multi-year collaboration to come up with these integrated and co-branded products that are sold as a kit. 

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The V-RAPTOR Camera System includes the DSMC RED Touch 7.0” LCD Monitor and V-RAPTOR Production Pack of Accessories. The DSMC3 RED Touch 7.0” LCD Monitor allows camera operators to view their camera image on a daylight-viewable DCI P3 display. The screen is powered by a single cable that locks into place via the custom RED Interface Module (RMI). The DSMC3 RED TOUCH 7.0” also features a completely redesigned and unique camera control software user interface, that utilizes SmallHD’s PageOS 4 Operating System. 

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There are two V-RAPTOR Production Packs available:

The new V-RAPTOR Production Pack of Accessories is a fully integrated end-to-end camera accessory system. Here is what you get in the Production Pack Lite:

  • 1x V-RAPTOR Camera System
  • 1x RED Compact Dual V-Lock Charger
  • 2x RED PRO CFexpress 660GB
  • 1x RED CFexpress Card Reader
  • 1x DSMC3 RED Touch 7.0″ LCD
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Top Handle
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Expander Blade
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Quick Release Platform Pack
  • 1x DSMC3 RED 5-Pin to Dual XLR Adapter
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The V-RAPTOR Production Pack Lite includes the V-RAPTOR 8K VV + 6K S35 dual-format camera, two REDVOLT MICRO-V V-mount batteries, a compact dual V-mount battery charger, a 660GB PRO CFexpress card, a CFexpress card reader, a RED Touch 7″ LCD monitor, a top handle, an expander blade, a quick release platform pack, a 5-pin to dual-XLR adapter, and an AC power supply for the camera.

The V-RAPTOR captures up to 8K VistaVision and 6K Super35 video, and it features an RF lens mount, dual 12G-SDI outputs, REDCODE Raw recording at high frame rates, 1080p streaming, 17+ stops of dynamic range, and phase-detection autofocus. The included batteries and AC adapter keep the camera powered, and the CFexpress card is designed specifically for the new line of DSMC3 cameras.

The top handle features multiple 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threads for mounting additional accessories. The quick release platform pack features an Arca-type mounting plate that is compatible with battery plates and 15mm LWS rod systems, as well as the included expander blade. The expander blade adds functionality to the V-RAPTOR and provides Genlock BNC connector, a 5-pin timecode connector, a 3-pin Run/Stop trigger connector, and a 4-pin RED CTRL connector. The 5-pin to dual-XLR adapter allows you to add 3-pin XLR audio inputs to the camera while also providing 48V phantom power and mic/line input.

The RED DIGITAL CINEMA V-RAPTOR Production Pack Lite retails for $32,000 USD and it is available to pre-order.

Here is what you get in the V-RAPTOR Production Pack:

  • 1x V-RAPTOR 8K Camera System
  • 1x DSMC3 RED Touch 7” LCD
  • 2x RED PRO CFexpress 660GB
  • 1x RED CFexpress Card Reader
  • 4x REDVOLT MICRO-V 98Wh (V-Lock Variant Only)
  • 1x RED Compact Dual V-Lock Charger (V-Lock Variant Only)
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Tactical Top Plate
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Top Handle w/ Extensions
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Expander Blade
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Advanced Adapter (V-Lock or Gold Mount)
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Quick Release Platform Pack
  • 1x DSMC3 RED 5-Pin to Dual XLR Adapter
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Side Ribs
  • 1x V-RAPTOR Production Plates
  • 1x RED Production Grips

The V-RAPTOR Production pack reatils for $35,500 USD.

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