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 35.4 megapixel stills, and delivers data speeds up to 300 MB/s. Weapon shoots simultaneous Redcode Raw and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR recording and adheres, as per the company spokesperson, 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 programme continues to push the boundaries of pixel design and Monstro is the materialisation of our relentless pursuit to make the absolute best image sensors on the planet,” said Jarred Land, president of RED Digital Cinema.
The new Weapon will be priced at $79,500 (for the camera brain) with upgrades for carbon fibre Weapon customers available for $29,500. Monstro 8K VV will replace the Dragon 8K VV in RED’s line-up, and customers that had previously placed an order for a Dragon 8K VV sensor will be offered this new sensor. New orders will start being fulfilled in early 2018.