RED Announces New MONSTRO 8K VV Image Sensor
What's that you hear? RED has come out with an 8K Full Frame sensor? Thats right. The possibilities coming from a camera this powerful can change the production game forever. Did you really think RED would disappoint? No, you didn't, so lets dive into specs.
The MONSTRO 8K VV stems beyond the RED DRAGON 8K VV with improvements in image quality, specifically giving 17+ stops of dynamic range, improved shadow detail and better color accuracy. The sensor itself provides full lens coverage while being able to shoot 8K at 75 fps.
What isn't so different from other cameras shines within data speed and megapixels. Like the other WEAPON sensors, the MONSTRO 8K VV gives data speeds up to 300MB/s and shoots simultaneous REDCODE RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HDR recording.
RED also cares a lot for their customers, and with many of their other cameras, they adhere to their dedication to OBSOLESCENCE OBSOLETE, which is a fancy way of saying that RED allows current RED owners to upgrade their camera's technology when new technologies surface. I know, you're probably thinking, "Woah, what company would engage such an evil practice like planned obsolescence?!" Well, we're not pointing any fingers... *cough* Apple *cough*
So lets get real, how much does one of these bad boys cost? I want one, and I'm sure you do as well. The brain of the MONSTRO 8K VV will cost $79,500, which will initially replace the RED DRAGON 8K VV.
But wait, theres more. RED also just released the IPP2, their enhanced image processing pipeline, which is available in-camera for all HELIUM and MONSTRO sensors through the v7.0 firmware update. You can check out more about that here:
Now, imagine being able to obtain drone shots with one of these image sensors. Don't tell me you didn't just have a slight orgasm from the thought of slapping one of those bad boys on an octocopter. 8K Full Frame drone shots? I'm shivering in my seat. As a director of photography, shooting with a camera of this caliber can really change the game when it comes to image quality.
Anyway, if you are interested in nerding out more, check out RED's website http://www.red.com/products/weapon to learn some intense stats about the MONSTRO 8K VV.
TLDR; RED just came out with a badass image sensor, and you should be stoked.