Red Raven

Red Raven

Planning to use the Red Raven? Here’s the low down on this 4K.

Over the past few years, Red has built a name for itself in high end cinema camera market, directly competing with Arri. Their new entry level camera was announced late last year and it offers some awesome features for something that is “entry level”.

Here are some of the specs of the Raven 4K:

  • 8.8 Megapixel DRAGON Sensor
  • 20.48 mm x 10.8 mm
  • Fixed Canon EF Mount
  • Standard OLPF
  • 16.5 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • RAW: 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 120 fps
  • RAW: 3K (3072 × 1620) up to 160 fps
  • RAW: 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 240 fps
  • 3:1 maximum available REDCODE for 4K at 24 fps
  • 7:1 maximum available REDCODE for 4K at 60 fps
  • 13:1 maximum available REDCODE for 4K at 120 fps
  • Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 422, LT: up to 2K (2048 × 1080) and up to 60 fps
  • Audio: Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz and 2 additional optional channels with Expander Module, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz
  • Shoots with RED Mini-Mags
  • Built-in Wireless Control
  • Ethernet, RS232, and GPI Trigger with Expander Modules.
  • ~3.5 lbs for the body

Compared to Red’s higher end models, Raven has a smaller sensor. There are also different frame rates and it has a lighter body.

If you are planning to buy this model, which was only available in the market last month, you need to consider that Red is known for allowing users to customize their cameras using the added accessories, such as the media, touch screens and other components. This means, as you add more accessories, the camera only becomes more expensive. This being said, the Raven may not exactly be a “budget” camera.

If you are thinking of buying the Raven, consider renting it instead. Camera hire is a great way for you to try the new model without shelling out all that cash. Or, you can just choose to use camera rent for all your film projects to cut down costs.

Call Aimimage today and ask about our camera hire services.

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