Kinefinity Announces Mavo Edge 8K

Kinefinity Announces Mavo Edge 8K

The Mavo family gets a new member; say hello to the all-new Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K, an 8K capable monster from Kinefinity.

The camera battle is by far over, with new cameras being released every other month. While RED are working on their RED Komodo 6K, Kinefinity keep releasing cameras that are filled up with features and still being in the cheaper end of the professional camera spectrum.

Mavo 8K Key Specifications

The key specifications of the feature-filled Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K are the following:

  • Imaging Sensor: Full Frame 8K CMOS Sensor
  • Max Resolution: 8192 x 5456
  • Sensor Size: 36 x 24mm
  • Image Cirlce: 43.3 mm
  • Dual Base ISO: 800 and 3200
  • Dynamic Range: 14+ Stops
  • Shutter Angle: 0.7 - 358 °
  • Shutter Type: Rolling Shutter
  • Sensor Readout: 12 ms (Full Frame), 9 ms (S35 Crop)
  • Lens Mount: KineMOUNT (can be adapted to PL, EF + E
  • Optical Filter: OLPF filter with UV- and IR Cut
  • ND Filtration: Motorized built-in ND from 0.6 (two stops) - 2.1 (7 stops)

The sensor size is the same as the Sony CineAlta Venice and a little bit smaller than the giant RED Weapon Monstro 8K VV.

Kinefinity states that they offer an oversampling solution, which ups the dynamic range from 14 stops to over 15 stops.

They also specify that while the sensor has a rolling shutter, the readout is really fast; 12 ms in full frame mode and 9 ms in S35 Crop Mode.

Mavo Codecs and Formats

Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K records ProResRAW, ProRes and H264 proxy files to SSD NVMe storage media in KineLOG 3, which is just as easy to work with as Arri Log-C.

The latest cameras from Kinefinity hasn't had the ProResRAW codec available to record in — they only featured ProRes4444XQ and ProRes4444 as high-end codecs — and it's exciting to see what the raw recording from Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K can offer in grading capabilities.

Body

The body is in the same exact dimensions as the other Mavo cameras from Kinefinity, but it's made of a combination of aluminum alloy and carbon fiber, instead of solely aluminum, making it lighter and more portable than ever.

Price and availability

The Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K starts shipping in September 2020, which is in about 4 months time, and will cost 11 999 USD off the shelf. It is already available to preorder over at the Kinefinity website, for a fee of 149 USD.