Following on the path of Super35 KOMODO, another reptilian-named RED camera arrived.

RED announced V-RAPTOR, as in Velociraptor.

Details were discussed in a livestream yesterday. There are additional specs online at Updates will follow.

V-RAPTOR is an 8K Full Frame (VV) or 6K Super35 cine camera. It weighs 4.03 lb.

V-RAPTOR has a new DSMC3 body that is just slightly larger than KOMODO–so it’s about 4.25″ h x 4.25″ w x 6″ long.

There’s an RF mount on the front with a nice lever lock to secure lenses and mounts. (KOMODO also has an RF mount, but no lever lock.) The flange focal depth from lens mount to sensor is 20mm and the inside diameter is 54mm.  So, this means you can use all kinds of lenses—for example PV, PV, LPL, EF, R, SP70, F—with RF lens mount adapters.

The sensor was described as a new design with 8K resolution 8192 x 4320 (40.96mm x 21.60mm) and blisteringly fast top speeds.

Maximum Framerates:

(these are just a few of the many choices)

  • 120 fps in 8K 17:9 (8192 x 4320) REDCODE LQ / 60 fps REDCODE HQ, MQ, LQ
  • 150 fps in 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)
  • 160 fps in 6K 17:9 (6144 x 3240)
  • 200 fps in 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592)
  • 240 fps in 4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160)
  • 600 fps in 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)

More Specs

  • Records in REDCODE RAW HQ, MQ and LQ
  • Anamorphic desqueeze for 2x, 1.8x, 1.6x, 1.5x, 1.3x, 1.25x in 8K 17:9


  • DSMC3 RED Touch 7.0” LCD which I think was made in partnership with SmallHD.
  • 2.4″ LCD menu display on camera right side.


  • Dual BNC SDI outputs: 12G-SDI with 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI and 1.5G-SDI.
  • HANC Metadata (horizontal ancillary data) recorded.
  • 1080p video preview via 2.4Ghz/5Ghz Wi-Fi.
  • RED Control / Fool Control
  • Wi-Fi for camera control via interchangeable dual band (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) antenna mounted to a female RP-SMA connector
  • Genlock, SMPTE Timecode-in, GPIO and Ctrl (RS-232) via the a 9-pin EXT Port at the rear of the camera.
  • Wired control via USB-C or Gigabit Ethernet (compatible USB-C to Ethernet adapter required) for remote camera control, live MJPEG preview video feed and remote media offload.

Power, Mounting Media

  • Built-in micro V-Mount Battery bracket on the rear of the camera.
  • A plethora of ¼-20 mounting threads.
  • CFexpress media
  • lots more — to be continued.

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