RED Digital Cinema has now officially launched the V-RAPTOR 8K S35 and V-RAPTOR XL 8K S35 featuring RED’s new S35 sensor.

“The V-RAPTOR and XL have produced some of the best imagery I’ve seen, and now that performance is available to the filmmakers who prefer the Super35 format,” says RED Digital Cinema President Jarred Land. “Not just from the users who love their vintage S35 lenses and the flexibility of 8K, but the shooters working in areas like wildlife filmmaking and broadcast television. We’re excited to start seeing what they create with the new S35 cameras.”

RED had released a limited-edition beta V-RAPTOR RHINO 8K S35 in November 2022, to support wildlife filmmakers who had been asking for a successor to the DSMC2 HELIUM workhorse.

The V-RAPTOR 8K S35 and V-RAPTOR XL 8K S35  are available for order. The standard V-RAPTOR 8K S35 is priced at $17,995 while the XL, which comes in either V-Lock or Gold Mount, is $34,995.

V-RAPTOR 8K VV can capture Super35 in 6K, providing users with the flexibility of switching between Large Format and Super35, or the new V-RAPTOR 8K S35 for 8K resolution with all Super35mm glass. By capturing the full 35 megapixels of 8K compared to the 20 megapixels of 6K, filmmakers gain the flexibility of 8K image capture while in the Super35mm format.

As with the VV versions of these two cameras, they’ll be available in pre-bundled packs. The standard V-RAPTOR is available in both a Starter Pack and V-Lock and Gold Mount versions of a Production Pack, while the V-RAPTOR XL is available in both V-Lock and Gold Mount versions of the Production Pack.


Jon Creamer

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