RED had already announced an XL version at the presentation of the ttps://www.slashcam.de/news/single/Neue-RED-DSMC3-V-Raptor-Kamera--8K-120fp-auf-CFexp-16743.html (DSMC3 V-Raptor) last September, now RED has replaced the CYAD sketches at the bottom of the webpage of the V-Raptor with real photos of the XL, which should point to its imminent release (originally a release in the first half of 2022 was also targeted).
RED V-Raptor XL
What is known about the V-Raptor XL?
RED says it is targeting studio configurations and high-end productions with the V-Raptor XL. What is known is that the XL model will cost ,500 (by comparison, the V-Raptor costs ,500) and will be an all-in-one system with a larger body that integrates an internal ND filter as well as a 24 V aux power supply, an interchangeable lens port, and still other functionality that is otherwise only expandable via additional modules or accessories.
Clearly visible on the pictures and in the video are numerous I/O ports that go far beyond what the V-Raptor offers. For example, the V-Raptor XL not only has four SDI outputs (one of which is dedicated to an EVF) and Genlock (the V-Raptor, on the other hand, has only two SDI ports and no Genlock), but also a number of Fischer 3-pin and other types of ports (AUX1/2, CTRL, TIMECODE, GIG-E, AUDIO, headphones), three front-facing 12V and 24V AUX ports (for FIZ (FocusIrisZoom) control).
RED V-Raptor XL
On display, in addition to the much larger fan inlets, are dedicated controls for controlling the internal ND filter (ND/CLR and UP/DOWN), as well as two user-programmable side buttons, two rosettes, and a front-facing Tally Light (to indicate when the camera is "Live" in appropriate setups). Not clear if the ND filter will be electronic or mechanical.
RED V-Raptor XL compared to the RED V-Raptor (image by Phil Holland).
The basic specs of the RED V-Raptor
. The basic specs are probably identical to those of the V-Raptor - like it, it&s a full-frame 8K camera capable of shooting 17:9 8K (8,192 x 4,320 pixels) REDCODE RAW at up to 120 fps. At lower resolutions, as always, shooting at even higher frame rates is possible such as 240 fps at 17:9 4K (4,096 x 1,728) or 480 fps at 2K (2,048 x 864). The V-Raptor&s 8K sensor measures 40.96mm x 21.60mm, the same size as the sensor on its predecessor, the Monstro 8K. Recording is done on standard 2.0 Type B cards CFexpress cards with up to 800 MB/s.
Recording format is RED&s own REDCODE, which can store 17:9 (8192 x 4320) 8K video in HQ, MQ and LQ compression modes at up to 60 fps. RED also specifies the dynamic range as 17+ f-stops, just like the Monstro 8K VV sensor. more infos at bei www.red.com