RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss With Jarred Land

It’s been a number of weeks since pre-orders have began and yesterday the accompanying RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss has been streamed on RED’s Youtube channel. RED CEO Jarred Land, in addition to Cleigh Reed, Jonathan Petts, and James Lucarelli gave an attention-grabbing overview about RED’s newest digicam system, fitted to studio configurations and excessive finish productions. Let’s dive in.

The RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss began impressively with a reel, some introductory notes after which, most significantly, a brief on-set go to with director Zack Snyder, utilizing the digicam on his new new film. That was then adopted by the RED workforce, giving an outline over the cameras normal capabilities, a deep dive into the built-in ND system and equipment after which lastly, a Q&A answering person questions.

Constructed-in NDs

The cameras specs have been out for a while, so there was nothing notably new to be discovered right here. Nevertheless the RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss gave some attention-grabbing insights into the workings of the built-in digital ND system. RED’s founder Jarred Land highlighted that RED had been engaged on this technique for a very long time (and he admitted earlier than publicly that they’ve been late to the celebration with this). The clear filter is switched for the ND filter mechanically. On the digicam physique, there are three buttons to manage it: “UP”, “DOWN” and “ND/CLR”. You may set the increments for the “UP” and “DOWN” buttons even through the RED Management app, in both 1/3 cease, 1/4 cease or 1 cease. Turning the ND on or off, will return you to the beforehand used increment. Utilizing the app you can even simply dial within the exact increment you need. Coming again to the talked about Zack Snyder on-set go to, the director talked about, that in his present film, which is being shot, the NDs are used extensively:

We’re large open on a regular basis! It’s a fixed ND shuffle.


Shifting on to the RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss’s equipment portion, the workforce mentioned the digicam’s twin and excessive voltage capabilities, utilizing the particularly developed batteries. The digicam appears to be simply as adaptable as this sort of studio-focussed digicam is anticipated to be, with a great deal of energy distributions and mounting choices on the physique in addition to wrap-around-grips.

RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss – Q&A

The biggest portion of the RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss was nonetheless taken up by the Q&A piece. Let’s look into a number of the extra attention-grabbing questions that have been answered.

Autofocus: After all we already new that the digicam had distinction and part detection autofocus. The attention-grabbing portion of this part of the RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss nonetheless, had Jarred Land go into the place he sees this going. He clearly said that he want to increase the digicam’s autofocus capabilities into areas like clever object detection and monitoring, evaluating it to Sony and Canon. However it’s not there but.

EF-Mount and RF-Mount: Jarred Land additionally went into some element within the latter portion of the RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss’s Q&A piece, stating that an EF-Mount is already in growth. On the subject of an RF-Mount nonetheless the workforce needed to clarify that because of the ND system taking over an excessive amount of room, that might not be occurring.

S35 model of the V-RAPTOR: The S35 model of the V-Raptor XL 8k VV was once more confirmed and mentioned to be in growth and testing proper now. The workforce current within the RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss additionally tried to place that digicam within the lineup as being a smaller model of the XL, that may very well be notably helpful for product shoots, as a result of its increased DOF.

For those who’d like to enter extra element concerning the digicam, or take into account your self a RED fan, then notably the Q&A piece of the RED V-RAPTOR XL Tech Discuss (embedded above) is extremely really useful. In any other case you can even go to RED’s web site right here.

What do you consider the Tech Discuss? Did you discover the solutions offered right here attention-grabbing? Do you stay up for utilizing the digicam in a shoot? Tell us within the feedback!

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