Red Digital Cinema said it is now shipping its new Red Ranger camera system to Red-authorized rental houses.
Designed for high-end productions, the Ranger features the company’s Monstro 8K full-frame sensor built into a brand-new Red camera body designed to support studio configurations. It can capture 8K Redcode Raw at up to 60p, or Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR at 4K 30p or 2K 120p. The Ranger can also record (to Red Mini-Mag SSDs) Redcode Raw simultaneously with ProRes or DNx codecs at write speeds up to 300 MB/sec. It also incorporates Red’s IPP2 color management and workflow.
The Red Ranger has three SDI outputs — two of them are mirrored but the third is independent, meaning the camera can output two different looks simultaneously. Input voltage can range from 11.5V to 32V, and the camera has two 24V and two 12V power outputs. It also has a 12V P-tap port, a five-pin XLR audio input, and a larger fan for heat management. The Ranger is available in V-Lock or Gold Mount battery configurations.
In the box with the Ranger are a top handle, PL mount (with shims), two 15mm LWS rod brackets, a Red Pro Touch seven-inch LCD with nine-inch arm, cable and LCD/EVF adapters, and a 24V AC power adapter and three-pin XLR power cable, along with hex and Torx tools to put it all together.
The camera first debuted this January in a preview posted to Reduser.net, where Red Digital Cinema President Jarred Land explained that the customized camera model had its genesis in conversations he had with rental houses at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles. “There have been a lot of changes over the years in the rental business and we hope this offers our authorized rental houses something unique,” said Land in a prepared statement. “We’re in this to make the best products possible and to enable all our customers to succeed in their own way. Ranger is what the rental houses asked for. I’m excited to see the results.”
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