Kinefinity new Mavo Edge shoots 8K 75p RAW at Full Frame

Kinefinity has unveiled a new large-format cine camera (Mavo Edge) that shoots 8K RAW (full-frame) internally up to 75 fps featuring brand new CMOS image sensor, powerful upgraded processor, new carbon fiber body, internal motorized e-ND filter, & so much more. Shooting at 6K/4K Wide resolutions with this camera will provide even higher frame rates up to 100/160 fps respectively. Featuring 800/3200 dual native ISO, the new Kinefinity Mavo Edge offers up to 14+ stops of dynamic range. Since shooting high bitrate RAW and that too at 8K resolution is quite taxing, Kinefinity chose to equip dual SSD media slots in Mavo Edge supporting PCIe 3.0 NVMe M.2 interface.

Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K Price and Availability

What makes this camera so interesting is the unbeatable price it offers. The features and specifications it offers matches to super expensive cine cameras from manufacturers like ARRI and RED. The new Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8k cine camera will start shipping from September 2020 at a price of $11,999 USD.

Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K Camera Features

New Design and Body

Mavo Edge is the first-ever Kinefinity camera to feature a built-in motorized full-spectrum e-ND (electronic ND) filter system. This e-ND filter is capable of covering a wide range from 2 stops to 7 stops with continuous adjustment and high precision. The camera also features a brand new carbon fiber body that contributes to lighter camera weight.

Inside the body, the camera hosts a gyroscope that records positional data of the camera movement. VFX artists know how important this feature could be for tracking purposes.

High Bitrate 8K Resolution with RAW Support

Featuring a new large-format 8K CMOS image sensor along with an improved image processor, the new Kinefinity Mavo Edge boasts the ability to shoot high-bitrate 8K RAW video internally up to a frame rate of 75 fps. Shooting videos at 6K and 4K resolutions will provide even higher frame rates up to 100 fps and 160 fps respectively.

Mavo Edge also supports oversampling in full-frame mode to output 6k or 4k footage. As a huge benefit, the video looks sharper, less noisy, and achieves even higher dynamic range.

Since high-bitrate 8K RAW video recording demands enormous storage space & puts a lot of pressure on camera and workstation, the new Kinefinity Mavo Edge features Apple ProRes RAW codec that is both lossless and efficient as well. This format allows the camera to preserve enough color information for extreme post-production.

Additionally, Mavo Edge can also record H264 proxy files alongside ProRes on separate SSDs simultaneously. So if your computer system is not strong enough to handle large 8K files, you can work with the smaller proxy files and later relink them with the high-resolution version.

Blazing Fast Dual SSD Media Slots

Due to the dual-slot SSD design, the new Kinefinity Mavo Edge is able to capture the same clip simultaneously in both drives with RAID 1 configuration. Or as mentioned above, you can record the main codec and H264 proxies separately for faster editing workflow. The SSDs in Mavo Edge offer blazing fast speeds, thanks to the upgraded PCIe 3.0 NVME M.2 interface. The camera also allows users to install third-party SSDs on their own.

UPS Power

Kinefinity in collaboration with Movcam came up with a dedicated KineKIT for Mavo Edge that features a 15mm base plate with UPS function. Two NP-F550 batteries accompany the UPS. The innovative baseplate allows users to replace the V-mount/BP-U30 batteries without interrupting the power of the camera.

There’s so much more to cover about this camera and we will definitely bring more information as the camera gets available.

Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K Camera Specifications

Kinefinity Mavo Edge 8K
Image Sensor8K 3:2 Full-Frame CMOS Imaging Sensor
Maximum Resolution8192×5456, 44.7M Pixels
Active Area36x24mm
Dual Base ISORegular Base ISO: 800 (200-1280)
High Base ISO: 3200 (1600-20480)
Dynamic Range14+ Stops
Shutter Angle0.7°~358° with rolling shutter
Lens MountNative KineMOUNT with 15mm FFD Adapters: PL/LPL/Active EF/passive E
ND FilterBuilt-in motorized: Clear and e-ND from 0.6 to 2.1
Frame Rate (max)FF 8K Wide (8192×3456): 75 fps
FF 8K DCI (8192×4320): 60 fps
Open Gate 8K FF (8192×5456): 48 fps
FF 6K DCI (Oversample): 60 fps
FF 4K DCI (Oversample): 60 fps
S35 6K Wide (6144×2560): 100 fps
S35 4K Wide (4096×1600): 160 fps
Recording CodecsProRes RAW (12-Bit Depth), ProRes4444XQ, ProRes4444,
ProRes422HQ (10-Bit Depth)
Proxy FormatH264
Color, LUTKineLOG3
Neutral(Rec 709)
Support Custom 3D LUT
Media RecordingMedia Slot x2, for KineMAG Nano SSD (PCIe 3.0 NVMe M.2 SSD)
Audio samplingLinear PCM, 24bits, 48KHz
Audio InputIn-cam mono MIC
3.5mm Stereo MIC
8V Phantom Power Balanced Input x2 (regular XLR)
Headphone Output3.5mm Stereo Headphone
ConnectivityGigabit Ethernet (RJ45 type) for live stream, camera control, and data transfer
WIFI 5 for live stream, camera control
Bluetooth 5.0
3-axis accelerometer
Power consumption32W, when 8K 25p, LiveView
Body MaterialCarbon Fiber with Aluminum Alloy
Price$11,999 USD

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Ishaan Sarna

Founder of AUDEMPIRE (Pro Audio Equipment Store), SOUNDELICIT (Music Industry & Pro Audio Blog), TECHNOISER (Tech blog), and ISOLAPSE (Motion Industry & Photography Gear Blog). Music Producer by profession and also a Tech Enthusiast.