Definition October 2021 - Web



Kinefinity’s new Mavo cinema camera packs very high resolution and some unique design benefits

WORDS. Adam Duckworth


SENSOR FORMAT & SIZE 8K 3:2 full-frame CMOS sensor, 36x24mm, 8192x5288 pixels, 44.7 megapixels FRAME RATES Full-frame 8K wide 8192x3384 6-70fps, 8K DCI 8192x4320 6-55fps, 8K OG 8192x5288 6-45fps, 8K HD 7680x4320 6-55fps. Oversampled 4K DCI 4096x2160 6-55fps. Super 35 crop 6K DCI 6144x3240 6-72fps, 4K DCI 4096x2160 6-72fps, 4:3 anamorphic 4864x3600 6-60fps LENS MOUNT Kinemount. Adapters for PL/ LPL/active EF, passive E RECORDING OPTIONS 12-bit ProRes 4444 XQ/4444, 10-bit ProRes 422 HQ/422LT

W e last fully tested a Kinefinity camera manufacturer has progressed since then, with the launch of the Mavo Edge 8K cinema camera. That 2018 version we tested was the Mavo 6K, with a Super 35 sensor. Back then, the Kinefinity brand was expanding into an all-new factory, setting up more distributors in different territories – including working with ProAV for services in the UK. This development can give confidence to any potential purchaser. We said that if you wanted three years ago – it’s fair to say the Chinese the modularity of a Red, or the beautiful skin tones and colour science of an Arri – but at a price that wouldn’t break the bank – then the Kinefinity Mavo 6K would get you close. It was well built, well

designed, easy to use and produced very natural colours, with sharp images. But there was no built-in ND, and you needed to add on a back to get XLR and other I/O options. Kinefinity soon launched the Mavo LF: a similar camera, but with a full-frame 6K sensor. Fast forward to 2021 and the Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K is not just a step forward from the older models of camera, but a quantum leap. It has a carbon fibre body, full-frame 8K dual ISO sensor recording in 12-bit ProRes 4444, built-in electronically variable ND, clever battery solutions and dual SSD media slots. And now, instead of having to buy an add-on back for lots of input and output options, the new Mavo Edge 8K has them built in, along with Wi-Fi and all the usual modern control and time code options – including genlock.

A CUT ABOVE The new features in the Mavo Edge 8k mark a significant improvement on older models


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