(Irvine, CA--December 11, 2017) RED Digital Cinema
® announced today its cinematic full frame WEAPON® cameras with the MONSTRO™ 8K VV sensor is available for purchase. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in large-format sensor technology, with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail.
RED’s newest camera and sensor combination, WEAPON 8K VV
, offers full frame lens coverage, captures 8K full format motion at up to 60 fps, produces ultra-detailed 35.4 megapixel stills, and delivers incredibly fast data speeds — up to 300 MB/s. And like all of RED’s DSMC2 cameras, WEAPON shoots simultaneous REDCODE® RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR recording and adheres to the company’s dedication to OBSOLESCENCE OBSOLETE® — a core operating principle that allows current RED owners to upgrade their technology as innovations are unveiled and move between camera systems without having to purchase all new gear.
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The WEAPON 8K VV is priced starting at $79,500 (for the camera BRAIN) with upgrades available for carbon fiber WEAPON customers. RED is also offering RED® ARMOR-W
, an upgraded coverage program for RED WEAPON® cameras that includes increased warranty protection, and a sensor swap service.