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RED V-Raptor XL Quick Start

RED V-Raptor XL Quick Start

This practical introduction to the RED V-RAPTOR XL will go over the most important information on camera setup, configuration, menu options, working with media, and processing files in post.







V-Raptor XL Design Concept and Headline Features 

  • All-in-one design to support high-end TV, motion picture and pro projects
  • Multi-format 8K VV and 6K S35 sensor
  • Up to 120 fps in 8K, 160 fps in 6K
  • 17+ stops of dynamic range
  • Bulit-in electronic ND system (2-7 stops with 1/4, 1/3rd and full stop granularity)
  • Industry-standard I/O connections


V-Raptor XL Camera Body Tour 

  • Interactive demonstration of camera body features, terminals, thermal design
  • Interchangeable lens mount concept and options
  • Video monitoring
  • Highlight that all outputs are capable of having a distinct 33x LUT applied


Powering V-Raptor XL 

  • Discussion of dual-voltage functionality
  • Power options
  • REDVOLT XL-V, XL-G batteries
  • V-lock and Gold Mount versions
  • Others batteries (Core SWX Helix Max, AntonBauer Gold Mount Plus)
  • Other power methods (block batteries, AC adapter)


V-Raptor XL Media 

  • RED Pro CFExpress 2TB cards
  • Other media options?


V-Raptor XL Menu Tour 

  • Quick setup for a hypothetical project (timebase, frame rate, resolution, etc.)
  • RECODE settings, ProRes settings, proxy recording
  • Audio discussion
  • Built-in Ambient Locket for wireless timecode and genlock sync.
  • App-based control
  • Sensor calibration / blackshading (highlighting new functionality)
  • Wireless/wired IP-based video monitoring

V-Raptor XL Accessories 

  • Included in RED Production Pack
  • RED DSMC3 Touch 7” LCD
  • Top handle, riser place, rod support brackets
  • Audio break-out cable
  • Mounting and powering popular 3rd-party pro accessories 
  • Rigging options/ideas for different production styles


Workflow Introduction 

  • Footage review in REDCINE-X Pro









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