RED Digital Cinema flies RAVEN to broader market of professional shooters

RED Digital Cinema has unveiled the latest addition to its line of professional cameras, RED RAVEN. Weighing in at 3.5 pounds, RED RAVEN is RED’s lightest and most compact camera, making it suitable for a range of applications including documentaries, online content creation, indie filmmaking, and use with drones or gimbals.

With pricing that starts at $5,950 for the camera BRAIN only, and complete packages under $10,000, RED RAVEN reflects what RED calls its “ongoing commitment to the belief that cinema-quality creative tools should not be in the hands of a few — they should be available to all professional shooters”.

RED RAVEN is equipped with a 4K RED DRAGON sensor, and is capable of recording REDCODE RAW (R3D) in 4K at up to 120 fps and in 2K at up to 240 fps. RED RAVEN is capable of recording REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes simultaneously — ensuring shooters get the best image quality possible in any format.

“RED RAVEN is a new category in our line up,” said Jarred Land, President of Red Digital Cinema. “It’s a younger, hungrier, more ‘spirited’ member of the RED family with a bit of a chip on its shoulder, ready to take on the entire sub-$10k market with images that users will be incredibly proud of.”

RED RAVEN will begin shipping in February 2016. Potential users will be given a choice of purchasing the BRAIN only and building a kit that best fits their needs, or choosing a complete package.

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