RED has officially announced the V-RAPTOR XL 8K VV that was teased back in April this year. Very much in line with the RED RANGER cameras, the V-RAPTOR XL 8K VV has been designed as an all-in-one cinema camera, instead of the usual brain that you then need to add lots of components to.
The base of the V-RAPTOR XL 8K VV is still centered around the V-RAPTOR brain, but it adds auxiliary power and mounting options, as well as features such as internal ND filters, a dedicated lens mount system, wireless genlock and timecode, and more video outputs.
The XL features the same 8192 x 4320 CMOS sensor with a claimed 17+ stops of dynamic range, 12G-SDI outputs, REDCODE Raw recording at high frame rates, ProRes recording, up to 8K120 resolution, 1080p streaming, and contrast and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) as the V-RAPTOR 8K VV.
The camera weighs 7.99lb / 3.62kg.
You can see what resolutions and framerates the camera can record above. AS far as recording media is concerned, it utilizes a single slot CFexpress Type B card.
Ok, so let’s look in a little more detail about what you get as standard with the V-RAPTOR XL VV Production Pack.
There is an interchangeable PL mount with an optional EF mount and perhaps the biggest news is that the camera features internal electronic ND filters that range from 2 to 7 stops. This isn’t a variable eND system, but there are selectable 1/3-, 1/2-, or 1-stop intervals you can choose from. Each brain comes default with a PL lens mount, and it includes a PL mount shim pack, an AC power adapter, and an XLR power cable.
The camera comes with either an Anton Bauer Gold or V-mount battery plate, and its power output options include the following:
- Regulated 12V outputs
- Regulated 24V outputs,
- Two 3A combined D-TAP outputs
- Three 2-pin multiple voltage outputs
- One 3-pin 3A Fischer
The video outputs include 3x 12G-SDI (6G/3G/1.5G-SDI modes), 1x 3G/1.5G-SDI output, and a DSMC3 Touch 7″ LCD monitor connector. The 12G/6G-SDI ports are capable of sending out up to DCI 4K60p resolution signals. The camera has physical genlock, timecode, and control ports, however, users can also utilize wireless genlock and timecode. The camera also includes 5-pin audio input ports, built-in dual microphones, 3D LUT import, and wired control via USB Type-C.
Price & Availability
The RED V-RAPTOR XL 8K VV Production pack is now available to pre-order for $49,995 USD.
If you just buy the base camera without all of the accessories that come in the production pack, it costs $39,500 USD.
RED will also be making a V-RAPTOR XL 8K S35 and a V-RAPTOR 8K S35 in the future.
What do you get?
As I previously mentioned there are two different versions of the camera available, one that has an Anton Bauer Gold mount and the other has a V-mount battery plate. With the V-RAPTOR XL 8K VV Production Pack, in addition to the brain you get the following:
- DSMC3 RED Touch 7″ LCD monitor
- 4x REDVOLT batteries
- 2x PRO CFexpress 2TB cards
- 1x CFexpress card reader
- XL Top Handle with extensions
- XL riser plate
- Top and bottom 15mm LWS support brackets
- 5-pin to dual XLR adapter
- 18″ RMI cable
- RED Touch LCD hood.
To compliment the new camera, RED has also released a new series of accessories. These include a titanium EF mount, a riser plate, a top handle, a top 15mm LWS rod support bracket, a bottom 15mm LWS rod support bracket, a REDVOLT 12-24V V-mount battery, and a REDVOLT 12-24V Gold mount battery.
There are also two versions of an extended warranty available that can be purchased. This can be done during the initial 2-year standard warranty period or after the initial warranty period.