It has been revealed this week that the new upcoming sequel to the popular Guardians of the Galaxy movie released back in 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be captured using 8K cameras.
The new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be shot using the new RED 8K WEAPON Vista Vision hardware that was unveiled during April of last year and is equipped with the new RED Dragon 8K sensor.
The RED 8K WEAPON cameras are priced at around $20,000 and is capable of capturing video at a resolution of 8192 x 4320 @ 75fps in 2.40:1 widescreen. Director James Gunn confirmed the news that the film would be 8K via Twitter and wrote :
Very excited to announce Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first film to shoot using the RED Weapon 8k
Jarred Land, president of RED Digital Cinema added :
I cannot even begin to express how proud I am that Marvel and everyone involved in the production has decided to be the first to shoot on our WEAPON 8K. Given the enormous success of the first movie, we know first-hand how critical their team was in selecting a camera for the second instalment. We consider this a huge affirmation that RED’s investment in cutting edge technology continues to be justified.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released on May 5th 2017 in Italy.