The new RED Raven Camera officially introduced, a compact 4K camera that uses an 8.8 megapixel RED dragon sensor that weighs just about 3.5 lbs. The Raven has the ability of capturing footage with REDCODE RAW in 4K at 120 fps, 3K at 160 fps and 2K at 240 fps. With its revolutionary design, performance and excellent RED DRAGON sensor, you will sure get the most amazing cinema quality you ever wanted.

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RED Raven camera BRAIN starts with $5,950 (€5,850) and other packages like the Jetpack package and the Base I/O package that is $3,800 to $4,000 more expensive than just the BRAIN itself. You can always get the Brain only and build your own custom kit from there, yet if you really want to start shooting with your RAVEN right off, you definitely need to invest and get either of the two other packages. These packages will mostly get you going and with the RED Raven BRAIN, it has Media Bay and or Canon EF Mount included. One more good thing for this is that “All RED Raven accessories are compatible with WEAPON”, according to RED’s official website. 

Now, everyone knows that RED is outstanding when making great things possible but we are still going to include some Pros and Cons, not from us but from the different RED experienced users. If you are new or considering RED, we must tell you that RED is definitely not a budget camera but is great for rookies and pros. The Cons of this product are nothing compared to what RED Raven can actually give you. 


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Here are the detailed Tech Specs of the RED Raven:


SENSOR8.8 Megapixel RED DRAGON®
PIXEL ARRAY4096 (h) x 2160 (v)
MAX IMAGE AREA4096 (h) x 2160 (v)
SENSOR SIZE20.48 mm (h) x 10.8 mm (v) x 23.2 mm (d)
(Approximately equivalent to APS-C and Academy 35mm formats)
DYNAMIC RANGE16.5+ stops
S/N RATIO80 dB
RECORDING FRAME RATES 14K (4096 × 2160) up to 120 fps
3K (3072 × 1620) up to 160 fps
2K (2048 × 1080) up to 240 fps
PLAYBACK FRAME RATES
(PROJECT TIMEBASE)
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.96, 48, 50, 59.94 fps, all resolutions
REDCODE® COMPRESSION 13:1 maximum available REDCODE for 4K (4096 × 2160) at 24 fps
7:1 maximum available REDCODE for 4K (4096 × 2160) at 60 fps
13:1 maximum available REDCODE for 4K (4096 × 2160) at 120 fps
TYPICAL MAX RECORDING TIME
USING RED MINI-MAG 120GB
4K (4096 × 2160) and 24 fps at 11:1 REDCODE: 64 minutes
4K (4096 × 2160) and 60 fps at 14:1 REDCODE: 33 minutes
4K (4096 × 2160) and 120 fps at 14:1 REDCODE: 16 minutes
REDCODE RAW
ACQUISITION FORMATS
4K (4096 × 2160), 2:1 (4096 × 2048), 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728), UHD/16:9 (3840 × 2160)
3K (3072 × 1620), 2:1 (3072 × 1536), 2.4:1 (3072 × 1296), 16:9 (2880 × 1620), 3:2 (2880 × 1920)
2K (2048 × 1080), 2:1 (2048 × 1024), 2.4:1 (2048 × 864), 16:9 (1920 × 1080), 3:2 (1920 × 1280)
APPLE PRORESApple ProRes 422 HQ up to 2K (2048 × 1080) and up to 60 fps
Apple ProRes 422 up to 2K (2048 × 1080) and up to 60 fps
Apple ProRes 422 LT up to 2K (2048 × 1080) and up to 60 fps
REDCINE-X PRO
DELIVERY FORMATS 2
4K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode Pluggin)
2K: DPX, TIFF, OpenEXR (.RED via RRencode Pluggin)
1080p RGB 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 : QuickTime, JPEG, Avid AAF, MXF
1080p 4.2.0, 720p 4:2:0 : H.264, .MP4
VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE
COMPATIBILITY
Adobe® Premier® Pro, Avid® Media Composer®, DaVinci Resolve®, Edius Pro®, Final Cut Pro®, Vegas Pro®
MONITOR OUTPUTS3G-SDI (HD-SDI) and HDMI with Expander Modules
1080p RGB or 4:2:2, 720p RGB or 4:2:2
480p RGB or 4:2:2 (HDMI Only)
SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48 kHz Audio
MONITOR OPTIONSDSMC2RED Touch 4.7" LCD
DSMC2RED Touch 7.0" LCD
DSMC2RED EVF (OLED)
RED Touch 7.0" LCD
RED PRO 7" LCD
BOMB EVF (LCOS)
DIGITAL MEDIA (SSD)RED MINI-MAG®, 140 MB/s max data rate
AUDIOIntegrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
Optional 2 additional channels with Expander Module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
REMOTE CONTROLBuilt-in Wireless
Ethernet, RS232, and GPI Trigger with Expander Modules.
CONSTRUCTIONAluminum Alloy
WEIGHT~3.5 lbs (BRAIN with Media Bay and Canon Lens Mount)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
STORAGE TEMPERATURE–20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)

  1. REDCODE values and max frame rates may vary based on selected acquisition format/aspect ratio.
  2. Delivery formats from REDCINE-X PRO®.



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