Red approves Exascend Archon 1TB CFexpress card for use with Red Raptor

Exascend CFexpress 1TB card
(Image credit: B&H)

Memory and storage manufacturer Exascend, known for providing high end solutions to enterprise, professionals and prosumers, has had its Archon 1TB series of CFexpress cards approved by Red Digital Cinema as a third-party option to be used with Red's latest flagship, Red Raptor.

Now this might not seem like news to some, but Red had a history of only supporting Red branded cards from Red or Red approved retailers, usually at a very high cost compared to the market equivalents.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored nofollow">Exascend Archon CFexpress 1TB| $1,200 at B&H
Approved by RED and designed to capture raw 8K video, raw photos and continuous image bursts, this 1TB card features read speeds of up to 1700 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1600 MB/s.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.