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  1. #1 RED RAVEN - Info and Data Sheets 
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    What is RED RAVEN?

    RED Raven is the newest member of the RED digital cinema cameras that feature the Dragon Sensor Technology.

    Here's a link to the official RED RAVEN page at RED.COM:

    What can RAVEN do?

    - Has a maximum motion and still resolution of 4.5K (4608x2160) (sensor size 23.04mm x 10.8mm)
    - Shoot at 24fps at 4.5K with a REDCODE RAW Compression Ratio of 3:1
    - Shoot up to 120fps at 4.5K
    - Lens Mount - Fixed Canon EF
    - OLPF - Fixed Dragon Standard OLPF
    - Shoots Apple ProRes 422 HQ 2K up to 60fps
    - Uses the same accessories as RED WEAPON cameras and is a DSMC² style camera Brain.
    - Has Wireless Connectivity built in (WiFi)

    Full Technical Specifications can be found here under "Tech Specs":

    How big is RAVEN's Dragon Sensor and?
    - RAVEN's sensor size is 20.48x10.8mm with an image circle of 23.2mm.
    - RAVEN's format size is larger than Micro Four Thirds in width and just a hair narrower than Academy 35mm and APS-C.

    What Lenses can be used on RAVEN?
    RAVEN features a fixed Canon EF Mount. Which means any of the large family of lenses that feature the native Canon EF mount can be used on RAVEN, and if supported, iris and focus can be controlled through the camera interface.

    Additionaly, since so many lenses can be adapter to the Canon EF Mount through simple adapters lenses like Leica-R, Olympus-OM, Nikon-F, and many others are possible to adapt and use on the camera.

    What is DSMC²?
    DSMC stands for "Digital Stills and Motion Camera", something RED started a long while ago as their cameras can shoot high enough resolution images to use for print. However, DSMC also refers to the camera body (also known as the Camera Brain) type.
    DSMC² is the newest style of Camera Brain that was introduced with RED WEAPON in 2015. It not only describes the general form factor of the camera body itself, but also how various modules can be added to the camera system to "expand" it's capabilities.
    As such, camera modules for WEAPON and Raven bodies are often referred to as Expanders, which attach directly to the rear of the camera body while adding functionality to your camera rig.

    For instance, the Base I/O Expander adds HDMI out, SDI out, DC in, SYNC, CTRL, and two audio ports. You can also attach something like the WEAPON REDVOLT XL Module to the back of the Base I/O Expander to use REDVOLT XL style batteries on RAVEN.

    Additionally, there is a connection point on the right side of the RAVEN and WEAPON cameras that can accept camera control accessories like the SIDEKICK or upcoming Side Handle.

    What kind of Media Cards does RAVEN record to?

    RAVEN uses RED MINI-MAG SSD Cards. These are currently available in 120GB, 240GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities.

    What ports are on the RAVEN camera body?
    RAVEN features 2X LCD/EVF "Cableless Connectors" to use with the RED WEAPON 7.0" LCD Touch and the RED WEAPON 4.7" LCD Touch. These both can be bolted directly to those ports.

    Through using the WEAPON LEMO Adapter A you can attach a LEMO cable port to the camera body and use other RED LCD/EVFs such as the 9.0", 7.0", and 5.0" LCD Touch. Through using the WEAPON LEMO Adapter B you can even use a LEMO connector to position one of the bolt on "Cableless" displays away from the camera body.

    Additionally there is another port on top of RED RAVEN that is reserved for camera control. For instance, the WEAPON Top Handle can trigger Record Start/Stop when attached to that port.

    When is RAVEN being released?

    You can pre-order RED RAVEN today at It's expected shipping date/release date is February 2016.

    How much does RAVEN weigh?


    Does RAVEN have HDRx?

    Does RAVEN have built in 3D LUT Support like WEAPON?

    No, it does not.

    More soon.
    Last edited by Phil Holland; 10-22-2015 at 10:58 AM.
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    Jarred's spec sheet would be a good starter?
    One camera is a shoot...but four (or more'-) Hydrogens is a prohhhh-duction... Elsie the Wraith
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    You'r fast Phil!!

    This is magical really, the RAVEN is a camera in the RED line up that will make History... AGAIN!!
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    Can't wait Phil :)
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    I'm so surprised there is no Nikon fixed mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bérenger Brillante View Post
    I'm so surprised there is no Nikon fixed mount.
    I think it has something to do with the way Nikon lenses work electronically. As Phil pointed out in another thread there are adapters that will work with non-G lenses. Getting a G lens to work will take some tricks to set it before mounting it. I have a lot of Nikon glass too but will probably use an adapter and go F manual.
    One camera is a shoot...but four (or more'-) Hydrogens is a prohhhh-duction... Elsie the Wraith
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    Can't wait to read your work Phil.
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    Me too. Read to many long threads the last week to even remember the specs of what I just ordered
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joachim Hoge View Post
    Me too. Read to many long threads the last week to even remember the specs of what I just ordered
    Yup! I too look forward to reading this tomorrow and finding out what it is exactly that I just ordered :)

    Thanks, Phil!

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    Doing a little photoshop with the Raven.. Boom
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