RED Digital Cinema announces Monstro 8K VV sensor

GTC sponsor RED Digital Cinema® has announced a new cinematic full frame sensor for WEAPON® cameras, MONSTRO™ 8K VV. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step beyond the DRAGON 8K VV sensor with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail.

This 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
  • 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.

“RED’s internal sensor program continues to push the boundaries of pixel design and MONSTRO is the materialization of our relentless pursuit to make the absolute best image sensors on the planet,”

says Jarred Land, president of RED Digital Cinema.

“The Full Frame 8K VV MONSTRO provides unprecedented dynamic range and breath-taking colour accuracy with full support for our IPP2 pipeline.”

The new WEAPON will be priced at €80,220 or £70,785 (for the camera BRAIN) with upgrades for carbon fibre WEAPON customers available for €29,770 or £26,265. MONSTRO 8K VV will replace the DRAGON 8K VV in RED’s line-up, and customers who had previously placed an order for a DRAGON 8K VV sensor will be offered this new sensor beginning today. New orders will start being fulfilled in early 2018.
 
RED has announced a comprehensive service offering for all carbon fibre WEAPON owners called RED ARMOR-W, which offers enhanced and extended protection beyond RED ARMOR, and also includes one sensor swap each year.

“‘Good’ has never been ‘good enough’ for RED,”

says Land.

“We put ourselves in the shoes of our customers and see how we can improve how we can support them. RED ARMOR-W builds upon the foundation of our original extended warranty program and includes giving customers the ability to move between sensors based upon their shooting needs.”

IPP2

Additionally, RED has made its enhanced image processing pipeline (IPP2) available in-camera with the company’s latest firmware release (v7.0) for all cameras with HELIUM and MONSTRO sensors. IPP2 offers a completely overhauled workflow experience, featuring enhancements such as smoother highlight roll-off, better management of challenging colours, an improved demosaicing algorithm, and more.
 
Visit red.com for details or find an authorised dealer or rental house in your area.

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