Kinefinity Goes 8K With New MAVO Edge Cinema Camera

The full-frame sensor captures internal Apple ProRes RAW, too.  

It was only a matter of time. Kinefinity has gone 8K with the release of the MAVO Edge. Capable of recording 8K ProRes RAW internally, the square-shaped cinema camera touts several company firsts including internal e-ND filters and a carbon fiber body. It also features dual native ISO, dual SSD media slots, and dozens of other notable goodies. 

Key Features 

  • 36 x 24mm full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 8K (8192 x 5456) 3:2 recording up to 48fps 
  • 8K wide up to 75fps 
  • 8K ProRes RAW support
  • Oversampling for 6K, 4K
  • 6K at 100fps
  • 4K at 160fps 
  • ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 422 HQ, H.264 proxy
  • Dual Native ISO (800, 3200)
  • Dual SSD media slots

Sensor

After dropping the price of its full-frame 6K MAVO LF and Super 35 MAVO, the MAVO Edge is Kinefinity's latest flagship camera. This camera is equipped with an 8K (8192 x 5456) 3:2 full-frame 36 x 24mm (43.3 diagonal) CMOS sensor. The dual native ISO has stops at 800 and 3200, and Kinefinity says it offers up to 14 stops of dynamic range. 

Similar to the the MAVO LF and MAVO, it has formats for Wide, DCI, HD Wide, HD, and Open Gate, but at different 8K resolutions. The MAVO Edge can also record Super 35 K at 6:5, 4:3, or 1:1 for social media content. 

8K ProRes RAW

MAVO Edge can record Apple ProRes RAW to internal SSD cards. Like other cameras in the series, it supports in-camera ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 422 HQ, and H.264 proxy.

If 8K resolution is unnecessary, the MAVO Edge can record up to 100fps at 6K Wide or 160fps at 4K Wide. Instead of line skipping, the camera oversamples its 8K sensor to deliver the 6K and 4K recordings which provides more detail in the image. 

Body

MAVO Edge has a new carbon fiber body. The company says everything has been redesigned or optimized to increase compatibility with third-party accessories.

On top of that, the camera has an internal motorized electronic ND system. This is a first for Kinefinity, and can cover a range of 2 to 7 stops with continuous adjustment. The display on the side has also been increased dramatically. It's been been combined with a more intuitive button layout and user interface.

There's also two independent 1.5G/3G SDI outputs for metadata and audio transmission. The two outputs are independent of the two video signals, and can be used with external recorders or monitors. The two video ports can be connected to KineEVF Full-HD OLED viewfinder and KineMON-5U or KineMON-7H  monitors. 

The MOVO Edge has a number of standard ports, including genlock, timecode, RS232 protocol, an RS port for powering and triggering external recording. There's a RJ45 port for Gigabit Ethernet, a WIFI5 wireless network, USB-C, and Bluetooth 5.0 

Audio wise, the MAVO Edge supports multi-channel 24-bit 48kHz audio via a 3.5mm stereo input. There are also two standard XLR inputs on top of the unit that support 48V phantom power. 

Media

Dual cards slots have returned to Kinefinity for the first time since the KineRAW-S35 due to the newly designed KineMAG Nano slots. To process 8K, KineMAG has upgraded from a SATA 3.0 SSD to a NVMe M.2 SSD. MAVO Edge also features PCle 3.0 protocol allowing the KineMAG Nano to record footage at speeds up to 10Gb/s.

The smaller cards simply take up less space on the camera body. The dual slots can record clips simultaneously creating an instant backup. Both card slots can also record the main codec as well as a separate H.264 proxy. 

Additionally, if you'd like to purchase your own third-party NVMe M.2 SSD drives, Kinefinity does offer KineMAG Nano as a separate purchase. 

Power

MAVO Edge has a new integrated battery plate that allows V-mount or BP-U30 batteries to power the camera. The latter can be useful when you want to limit the payload for handheld or gimbal workflows. There's also DC in, a D-Tap port, 12V RS output, and a 12V a lens port to power third-party accessories, including wireless video transmitters. 

 

Support

Kinefinity teamed up with Movcam to design a KineKIT support system for MAVO Edge. What's unique about the unit is the 15mm baseplate has an universal power supply (UPS) that's powered by two NP-F550 type batteries. This allows the baseplate to power the camera when switching out a V-mount or BP-U30 battery.

Pricing & Availability 

MAVO Edge will sell for $11,999 USD with a target shipping date of September 2020. It's now available for pre-order on the Kinefinity website.      

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This camera looks to be a homerun for Kinefinity. I have the Mavo LF and am amazed by the image, it's scaringly close to the Alexa, really not kidding. All the shortcomings that the camera had seem to have been adressed with this release.
e-ND, ProRes RAW, 8K, HFR, better buttons, wireless video, integrated XLR, V-Mount, BP-U, USB, etc. What's there not to like?
In-body stabilisation and autofocus, and cheaper price, nothing else comes to mind.

Good Job Kinefinity, good job.

April 27, 2020 at 2:49AM

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Great work keep it up

April 27, 2020 at 10:32AM

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