RED Announces MONSTRO 8K VV Full Frame Sensor

Not to be outdone by Sony, (who recently announced their 6K full frame camera, the Sony VENICE), RED announced the evolution of their highly anticipated 8K full frame DRAGON senor, newly dubbed MONSTRO VV. RED stated that the MONSTRO sensor went above and beyond what was planned for the DRAGON 8K full frame senor, bringing improvements in image quality, including dynamic range and shadow detail.

“RED’s internal sensor program continues to push the boundaries of pixel design and MONSTRO is the materialization of our relentless pursuit to make the absolute best image sensors on the planet. The Full Frame 8K VV MONSTRO provides unprecedented dynamic range and breathtaking color accuracy with full support for our IPP2 pipeline.” –Jarred Land, President of RED Digital Cinema

The MONSTRO 8K VV sensor is capable of shooting motion sequences and stills at 2.41:1 at up to 75fps, or 8K full frame up to 60fps. The size of RED’s new 8K full frame sensor is listed at 40.96 mm x 21.60 mm. WEAPON cameras with the new MONSTRO sensor are expected to start shipping in early 2018.

    RED MONSTRO Price

  • As with all cameras in RED’s lineup, RED WEAPON cameras with the MONSTRO VV sensor will be eligible for upgrades down the road. Existing WEAPON Carbon Fiber owners will able to upgrade to the MONSTRO 8K full frame sensor for $29,500 USD. REDusers already in line for the RED DRAGON 8K VV sensor will be automatically upgraded to the MONSTRO sensor. New WEAPON MONSTRO 8K orders will run $79,500 USD for the camera brain.
  • RED MONSTRO Test Footage

  • “Iron Horse” was shot on RED WEAPON with the new 8K full frame MONSTRO VV sensor. The short showcases the sensor’s latitude (stated at 17+ stops) and color rendering:
     

RED MONSTRO 8K Specs

SENSOR TYPE MONSTRO 35.4 Megapixel CMOS
EFFECTIVE PIXELS 8192 × 4320
SENSOR SIZE 40.96 mm x 21.60 mm (Diagonal: 46.31 mm)
DYNAMIC RANGE 17+ stops
MAX DATA RATES Up to 300 MB/s using RED MINIMAG (480GB & 960GB)
Up to 225 MB/s using RED MINIMAG (120GB & 240GB)
MAX FRAME RATES1 60 fps at 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320), 75 fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 × 3456)
60 fps at 7K Full Format (7168 × 3780), 75 fps at 7K 2.4:1 (7168 × 3024)
75 fps at 6K Full Format (6144 × 3240), 100 fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 × 2592)
96 fps at 5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 × 2160)
120 fps at 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 150 fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 × 1728)
150 fps at 3K Full Format (3072 × 1620), 200 fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 × 1296)
240 fps at 2K Full Format (2048 × 1080), 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 × 864)
PLAYBACK FRAME RATES
(PROJECT TIMEBASE)
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps, all resolutions
REDCODE SETTINGS
RANGE FROM 2:1 UP TO 22:11
5:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320) at 24 fps
12:1 REDCODE for 8K Full Format (8192 × 4320) at 60 fps
2:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 24 fps
3:1 REDCODE for 4K Full Format (4096 × 2160) at 60 fps
REDCODE RAW
ACQUISITION FORMATS2
8K Full Format (8192 × 4320), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 14:9, 8:9, 3:2, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
7K Full Format (7168 × 3780), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
6K Full Format (6144 × 3240), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 3:2, 4:3, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x, 1.25x
5K Full Format (5120 × 2700), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
4K Full Format (4096 × 2160), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 8:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, 1:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
3K Full Format (3072 × 1620), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
2K Full Format (2048 × 1080), 2:1, 2.4:1, 16:9, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, 4:1, 8:1, and Ana 2x, 1.3x
APPLE PRORES ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 4K (4096 × 2160) up to 29.97 fps
ProRes 4444 XQ and ProRes 4444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT at 2K (2048 × 1080) up to 120 fps
AVID CODECS3 DNxHR HQX at 4K (4096 × 2160) 12-bit up to 29.97 fps
DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB at 4K (4096 × 2160) 8-bit up to 29.97 fps
DNxHR 444 at 2K (2048 × 1080) 12-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD 444 and HQX (1920 × 1080) 10-bit up to 120 fps
DNxHD HQ, SQ and LB (1920 × 1080) 8-bit up to 120 fps
CONSTRUCTION Carbon Fiber, Magnesium, and Aluminum Alloy
WEIGHT 3.3 lbs (BRAIN with Integrated Media Bay)

    RED MONSTRO Financing

  • WB FINANCIAL has been financing REDusers since the introduction of the revolutionary RED ONE 4K camera. We are pleased to offer current and new REDusers special equipment leasing and equipment financing offers for upgrading to the new MONSTRO 8K sensor, or for new WEAPON MONSTRO purchases. If you’ve already placed a deposit with RED for an upgrade/new camera, we can refund the deposit amount and include that in the financing. New REDusers can simply CONTACT US for pre-approval and we’ll work with your BombSquad rep and handle the deposit as part of the financing. Mention this post and finance your RED WEAPON MONSTRO 8K camera before NAB 2018 and we’ll waive all documentation and processing fees. Leasing and financing options are available for established business (2 or more years TIB) with a history of revenues. We can approve production companies, DPs, rental houses, marketing firms, advertising agencies and even freelance cameramen.