RED Announces MONSTRO 8K VV Full Frame Sensor

October 6th, 2017
RED Announces MONSTRO 8K VV Full Frame Sensor

 RED Digital Cinema have just announced their new full frame sensor for WEAPON cameras called MONSTRO 8K VV.

As RED stated, “MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in sensor technology, capturing 8K full format motion at up to 60 fps, producing ultra-detailed 35.4 Megapixel stills, and incredibly fast data speeds up to 300 MB/s”.

As posted by Jarred Land, the President of RED Digital Cinema Inc., on his Facebook page: “MONSTRO 8K VV. All new Pixel Design. 2/3rds of a stop greater dynamic range than Dragon VV. In Camera IPP2 and increased color accuracy”.

Lower Noise Levels

Furthermore, an impressive example, emphasizing the noise performance of RED’s MONSTRO 8K VV sensor compared to DRAGON 8K VV for a challenging low-light scene with deep shadows is shown on the RED’s Vimeo channel.

As seen on video (screenshot below – please click here see the video), the third phase maintains the 200% zoom, but increases the ISO speed to ISO 6400, which begins to show a dramatic noise improvement with MONSTRO.

Dramatic noise improvement with MONSTRO is shown in high ISO 400% scaled

According to Jarred, MONSTRO 8K VV starts shipping to existing VV reservation holders from today.

It will be interesting to test this sensor against the Helium.

It seems like RED is trying to outpace Sony after their VENICE full frame high-end cinema camera announcement. The VENICE is expected to be shipped in February.

*UPDATE: According to RED’s website, The new WEAPON will be priced at $79,500 (for the camera BRAIN) with upgrades for carbon fiber WEAPON customers available for $29,500.

What do you think? Is there such thing as too many sensors for a digital cinema company? Comment below.

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RED از دوربین Monstro 8K رونمایی کردRED از دوربین Monstro 8K رونمایی کرد – دورنگرRED از دوربین Monstro 8K رونمایی کرد – مجله تکنولوژی شاه بداغیRED از دوربین Monstro 8K رونمایی کرد | mizbanvpsChris Stanley Recent comment authors
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Francisco Devia Tafur
Francisco Devia Tafur
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Gonzalo Ezcurra

Gonzalo Ezcurra
Gonzalo Ezcurra
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

¿Por qué no siguieron con el criterio de los 8K sobre S35 de la Helium y sacaban una Full Frame 12K? Qué tontos… M.Bay seguro que compraba una.
Sigue la mentira, sobre Full Frame solo podrán obtener 4.8K reales con lentes limitados por la difracción a F5.6, lo demás hasta 8K serán interpolados con el solo fin de llenar discos y robar recursos de sistema en la post.

Francisco Devia Tafur
Francisco Devia Tafur
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Increíble creerlo! Y el dinero que vale!

Gonzalo Ezcurra
Gonzalo Ezcurra
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

La cámara de la próxima década en Hollywood: La Alexa 65.

Francisco Devia Tafur
Francisco Devia Tafur
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

A proposito Gonzalo disculpame preguntarte cual seria tu opinion sobre esta solucion https://www.dji.com/zenmuse-x5r valdria la pena hacer la inversion respecto a situaciones limitadas o como recurso combinando un rodaje con red y algunas escenas con esta solucion en determinadas circunstancias, desde el punto de vista de video clip. veo que lo estan haciendo algunos directores.

Gonzalo Ezcurra
Gonzalo Ezcurra
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

…con sus “pobres” 6K de resolución sobre un sensor de 54.12mm de ancho y fotositos de 8 micrones.

Gonzalo Ezcurra
Gonzalo Ezcurra
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

La Zenmuse X5R es M4/3 y te da (con lentes irreprochables) un 2.5K real registrando en 4K.

Francisco Devia Tafur
Francisco Devia Tafur
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Que buen dato! Muchas gracias!

Ken Rodriguez
Ken Rodriguez
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhh

Gunho Jang
Gunho Jang
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Wow

Timmy Philip
Timmy Philip
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Anyways

Fran Linares
Fran Linares
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Ereh un moztro, illo!

 Robin Erard
Robin Erard
MemberOctober 6th, 2017

Again, a totally useless evolution. 8K ?!!! who need that ? No one except techno geeks…

 Misha Engel
Misha Engel
MemberOctober 7th, 2017

It is an 8k bayer sensor with OLPF, you get very nice 4k RGB out of it.

Robi Metti
Robi Metti
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

8k is old, we need 16k

 Pedro Gintos
Pedro Gintos
MemberOctober 6th, 2017

Magic RED.
2 kg camcorder, with variable framerate, with a full frame field depth, modular with excellent colors and crazy dynamic range, interchangeable OLPF for water and infrared, can make RAW and Prores at the same time etc etc ..
MONSTRO wow
If indeed it is also much less noisy at 6400 iso then it really is a great one going forward.

nice nice…

Dennis L. Sørensen
Dennis L. Sørensen
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Am i the only one that thinks the Dragon vs Monstro comparison shows that the Dragon is sharper??.. Did RED not use the same glass, or is the Dragon sharper?

Marko Hila
Marko Hila
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Sharpness is the enemy at 8K. All DPs HATE it. The amount of filtering that goes into softening the image defeats the purpose. It’s possible RED have made it deliberately less sharp for this reason alone.

Thilo Pörling
Thilo Pörling
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Hey Jon Olsson … ordered yet?? ;-)))

Ivan Mauricio
Ivan Mauricio
GuestOctober 6th, 2017

Camilo Nño Quiceno Anderson Aranzalez

Chris Stanley
Chris Stanley
GuestOctober 7th, 2017

I’ve generally liked the crazy names they have for their cameras… but Monstro? Really? Cheesy

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