Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 made history last year when they announced it would be the first feature film captured with the ground-breaking WEAPON camera using an 8K RED DRAGON VV sensor.

Go behind the scenes with Guardians’ director James Gunn and director of photography Henry Braham, BSC as they discuss their vision for the movie and the experience they wanted to give viewers. Their desire to display a larger-than-life adventure that is punctuated with intimate human moments made the compact form factor and large sensor size of the WEAPON 8K VV the perfect camera to capture the immersive experience they desired.

The camera’s ability to adapt to various rigs and handheld scenarios coupled with its ultra-high image quality led Braham to compliment the capabilities of WEAPON 8K VV:

“It’s a large format camera, and yet it’s tiny. And that’s its brilliance.”

Be sure to check out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, now showing in theaters worldwide.


RED Digital Cinema is a leading manufacturer of professional digital cameras and accessories. In 2006, RED began a revolution with the 4K RED ONE digital cinema camera. By 2008, RED released the DSMC (Digital Stills and Motion Camera) system that allowed the same camera to be used on features like the “The Hobbit” trilogy and “The Martian”, Emmy-winning shows like “House of Cards”, and magazine covers such as “Vogue” and “Harper’s Bazaar”.  The cameras of RED’s DSMC2 line  – RED RAVEN™, SCARLET-W, RED EPIC-W, and WEAPON – combine compact and lightweight design, modularity, superior image quality, and cutting edge performance – including up to 8K resolution. Find additional information at

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