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RED RAVEN BRAIN with Media Bay & Canon EF Mount

Abel Code: RDC-710-0223
Mfr. Code: 710-0223
The RED RAVEN is the smallest & lightest RED camera BRAIN. It's ideal for handheld, gimbal, and aerial work. This camera includes an EF Mount. It records REDCODE RAW (R3D) files 4K (4096x2160) at 120 fps.
Key Highlights
  • Compact form factor
  • Ideal for gimbal, handheld & aerial
  • Integrated media bay

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RED RAVEN® delivers the creative flexibility and cinematic image quality synonymous with RED cameras. RED RAVEN is an unprecedented 4.5K digital camera, ideal for the passionate and professional alike. Capable of capturing high resolution motion and stills in 4.5K FF 17:9 (4096 x 2160) at up to 120 frames per second (fps)—or 2K FF 17:9 (2048 x 1080) at up to 240 fps—RED RAVEN harnesses the raw power of the RED DRAGON®.

Designed and engineered around RED's unwavering commitment to image quality and modularity. RED RAVEN is a full-fledged professional camera that will grow with you. Compact and lightweight, the RED RAVEN is ideally suited for handheld shooting, as well as gimbal and aerial applications.

Take advantage of the renowned color science and unmatched dynamic range of the RED DRAGON sensor when you shoot with the RED RAVEN. RED RAVEN offers the ability to record in REDCODE® RAW (R3D®) and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD. In addition, RED RAVEN supports a wide range of trusted workflow options. Fully backed by an ecosystem of DSMC2® Modules and the momentum of a thriving worldwide community of RED shooters, RED RAVEN ushers in a new age of creativity and accessibility.

The RED RAVEN Brain (camera body) is constructed of robust, lightweight aluminum and—like WEAPON®—provides intelligent mounting points for cable-free peripheral attachment. RED RAVEN's compact form factor also integrates a Canon EF Mount and a media bay, which supports fast RED MINI-MAG® SSDs. Other accessories, such as modules, media, power, monitors/displays, and mounting equipment are sold separately. 

RED RAVEN is part of the second generation of the Digital Still and Motion Camera (DSMC2) system. This family includes: WEAPON, EPIC-W, SCARLET-W, and the RAVEN.

R3D & REDCODE Recording

All videos and frames are recorded to the R3D® file format. The R3D file format was developed by RED to provide an efficient and manageable RAW video data format that promotes advanced post production editing capabilities. In the R3D file format, the digital image received from the sensor is formatted as a pixel-defect corrected (but in all other aspects unprocessed) 16-bit per pixel RAW data frame. Each RAW frame, or sequence of RAW frames in a clip, is compressed using a proprietary wavelet based REDCODE®RAW compression, then stored to a RED MINI-MAG®.

RAW data is recorded independently of any RGB domain color processing such as ISO, White Balance, or other RGB color space settings. Instead, color parameters are saved as reference metadata; that is, color is not burned into the recorded RAW data. This recording technique promotes flexibility in RGB color processing, which can be deferred to post production or adjusted in the field, without affecting the recorded RAW data image quality or dynamic range.

REDCODE is a visually lossless, wavelet-based compression codec that reduces R3D RAW files into a manageable size, allowing longer recording times on media. The ability to compress RAW data is one of the significant technologies that RED has brought to the industry.


The DSMC2 RED RAVEN Brain is the image processing center of the camera system. It supports power, media, and other modules can be connected to it. 

The only ports on the RED RAVEN Brain are the DSMC2 Top Handle port and EVF/LCD ports. You will need a port expander to power the camera. All other input/ouput (I/O) ports are available only via expanders and other modules. This modular approach allows you to customize your camera and make use of the ports that are most applicable to your needs.

(2) microphones are built-in to the Brain with left and right audio channels. 

RED RAVEN Media Bay controls are featured on the front face of the camera body. They include:

  • 1x User-Programmable Key (above the record button)
  • 1x REC button
  • 1x User-Programmable Key (below the record button)

NOTE: Only one expander module can be used at any one time.


What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • RED RAVEN Brain with Media Bay & Canon EF Mount


Key Highlights

  • Compact form factor
  • Ideal for gimbal, handheld & aerial
  • Integrated media bay
  • Record REDCODE RAW (R3D)
  • Full Frame 35mm coverage
  • Lightweight aluminum housing
  • Canon EF Mount

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
Canon EF


Microphone Type:
2 x On-Board - Integrated dual channel digital stereo microphones, uncompressed, 24-bit 48 kHz


Recording Resolution:
4.5K 2.1:1
4K HD - 3840x2160
Recording Format:
Apple ProRes 442 HQ - 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 60 fps
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 60 fps
Apple ProRes 422 - 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 60 fps
DNxHD - LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 60 fps [DNxHD/HR (DSMC2 firmware v6.3 or later)]
Max Record Time:
17 minutes - 4.5K 2.4:1 (4608 × 1944) at 120 fps and 15:1 REDCODE
29 minutes - 4.5K FF 17:9 (4608 × 2160) at 60 fps and 14:1 REDCODE
57 minutes - 4.5K FF 17:9 (4608 × 2160) at 24 fps and 11:1 REDCODE
Playback Frame Rate Notes:
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps - all resolutions
Recording Frame Rate:
120 fps at 4.5K 2.4:1 (4608 × 1944)
120 fps at 4.5K FF 17:9 (4608 × 2160)
120 fps at 4K FF 17:9 (4096 × 2160)
150 fps at 3K FF 17:9 (3072 × 1620)
150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728)
200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 × 1296)
240 fps at 2K FF 17:9 (2048 × 1080)
300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 × 864)
REDCODE SETTINGS (range from 21:1 up to 22:1) - 8:1 REDCODE for 4.5K FF 17:9 (4608 × 2160) at 60 fps
REDCODE SETTINGS (range from 21:1 up to 22:1) - 8:1 REDCODE for 4.5K FF 17:9 (4608 × 2160) at 60 fps
REDCODE SETTINGS (range from 21:1 up to 22:1) - 8:1 REDCODE for 4.5K FF 17:9 (4608 × 2160) at 60 fps
REDCODE SETTINGS (range from 21:1 up to 22:1) - 8:1 REDCODE for 4.5K FF 17:9 (4608 × 2160) at 60 fps

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Full Frame 35mm - 23mm x 10.8mm (Diagonal: 25.5mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS - 9.9 Megapixel
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
80 dB
Sensor Dynamic Range:
16.5+ stops
Sensor Dimensions:
23.04 x 10.80mm


Camera Options:
Camera Body Only
Imaging Processor:
Accessory Interface:
Port for EVF or LCD
Port for Top Handle


8.5 in
8.25 in
10.5 in
4 lb
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