RED’s New Camera Will Shoot 120 FPS RAW Videos – Is It Worth The Money?

Since the introduction of their first camera, RED has remained the undisputed leader in the high-end camera sector. While $29,580 may appear to be a lot of money to spend on a camera, this is one of the most technologically advanced cameras available. The sensor captures images at a rate of 120 frames per second, which is unheard of in most cameras today.

All of this is combined with the most fashionable body on the market, which makes it extremely comfortable to carry. However, despite the fact that many people are dubious about the 8K Pro, it is because of all of its qualities that most photographers are prepared to pay top cash for it.

Video Recordings of RED 8K.

RED is now adamant about maintaining its position at the forefront of 8K video recording technology, and their newest professional camera could be evidence of the company’s determination. According to DPReview, RED has just announced its all-new V-Raptor ST, which is the first camera in the company’s DSMC3 series and is the first of its kind.

The new body is only somewhat larger than the Komodo, but it boasts a brand new 35.4-megapixel VV full-frame sensor that is capable of providing a wide 17 stops of dynamic range as well as scan times that are twice as quick as any previous RED camera, according to the company. According to the report, it is possible that sacrificing quality for speed is not the greatest option.

V-Raptor ST in RED with 120FPS.

According to Engadget, the new V-Raptor ST is capable of recording 16-bit REDCODE RAW video at 8K at 120 frames per second with a frame rate of 120 frames per second. It can even be increased to 600 frames per second at 2K resolution for individuals who want to capture slow-motion footage. While RED may be able to stretch the truth by saying that customers would be able to “always provide” a higher-than-4K quality, consumers may experience a twinge of regret if their production team spends close to $60,000 on the Monstro 8K, which is capable of filming at 60 frames per second at full resolution.

According to reports, the fresh new camera also has other creature comforts. A new dedicated user display, which is situated on the side, allows helpers to fine-tune the settings and store presets as they go. Users who are working in more difficult situations will benefit from the increased cooling.

Specifications for the V-Raptor ST

There is a tremendous amount of connectivity available, including two 12G-SDI outputs, a USB-C connection, a nine-pin EXT connector for the breakout boxes, and even the usual pogo pin connector for connecting to a monitor. While most new products focus on providing users with the ability to experience 8K, such as an upcoming

According to reports, the ODU output on the side can be split to XLR or even 3.5mm audio. It’s not surprise that customers would want rapid storage, and the RED supports compatible CFexpress 2.0 Type B cards, which are capable of recording R3D as well as ProRes at speeds of up to 800MB/s. 8K resolution is beginning to gain popularity as a selling point for certain forthcoming gadgets, such as the speculated Apple Glasses, which are expected to support 8K resolution.

RED Price of the V-Raptor ST

The price is also aimed squarely at professional filmmakers, as the body alone sells for $24,500, and buyers would be wise to spend an additional $29,580 on the official “Starter Pack,” which includes other useful add-ons such as a 7-inch touchscreen, a new RED 660GB CFexpress card, along with the matching card reader, and even a pair of batteries.
The RF-mount lenses as well as the adapters required for those new to the RED ecosystem are also not included in this price. For people who frequently film 8K video for a living, on the other hand, this could offer a significant savings when compared to the cost of high-end video equipment.

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