Video production company Armadas captured incredible footage of Japan between 2017 and 2019 in several of the country’s major cities, including Hakodate, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Tokyo using a RED Weapon 8K, paired with a Monstro 8K VV sensor upgrade. For those who don’t know, the RED Montro 8K VV is an $79,500 camera that records video at up to 8K resolution and 60 fps, while capturing 35.4-megapixel stills. It also offer 17+ stops of dynamic range using a sensor that measures 40.96 x 21.60 mm. Read more for the video and additional information.
Aside from the new Monstro sensor design, the modular Weapon camera housing offers up to a 300 MB/s data rate, which is fast enough to stream Redcode Raw as well as either Apple’s ProRes or Avid’s DNxHD/HR for edit-ready files straight from the camera. Fortunately (or unfortunately), the price has dropped quite considerably since its release in 2017, down to a whopping $59,500.
“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,” said Jarred Land, president of Red Digital Cinema.