Kinefinity announced MAVO Edge 6K, a powerful new full-frame cinema camera. MAVO Edge 6K is equipped with a 6K full-frame 3:2 CMOS imaging sensor capable of shooting in 6K 75fps and 4K 150fps based on the high-performance computing platform of the MAVO Edge. The new camera features dual native ISO (800/5120) and excellent highlights under various sensitivity settings. MAVO Edge 6K has an internal motorized full-spectrum e-ND filter(0.6-2.4), and integrates industry-standard ports and dual SSD media slots, capable of recording Apple ProRes4444/XQ and uncompressed RAW onto recording media based on NVMe M.2 2280 SSD. MAVO Edge 6K comes in deep gray and Cyber Edition finish, which both are available to preorder today, and ready to ship to customers in May 2022.
Outstanding Highlight Performance with Stunning Image Quality
The advanced color processing architecture from the MAVO Edge platform creates images with low noise, high latitude, and wide color gamut, then brings stunning details, organic images with exceptional quality. In addition, the full-frame 6K CMOS sensor is perfectly paired with OLPF FF3 optical low pass filter that adopts a more complex and higher performance crystal process to“eliminate” aliasing/artifacts while keeping very sharp images.
Apple ProRes Recording Codec and Uncompressed RAW*
From Apple ProRes422 LT to ProRes4444 XQ and uncompressed RAW codec, the MAVO Edge 6K is capable of recording high-resolution images with high dynamic range and with low to zero compression artifacts. The MAVO Edge 6K supports 12-bit ProRes4444XQ in full frame rate and resolution, and it records with KineLOG3 Gamma to preserve all the dynamic range captured by the CMOS imaging sensor.
The uncompressed RAW is not debayered in-camera instead, and it is stored in the CinemaDNG format, preserving all the image data captured by the sensor. Theoretically, it provides the maximum potential for color correction in post-production. Uncompressed RAW footage demands high bandwidth bitrate processing.
*The Uncompressed RAW is expected to be officially launched in a firmware update in Q2 2022.
More Intuitive KineOS Firmware
The MAVO Edge 6K is implemented with the latest KineOS 7.0 firmware, which has a redesigned user interface, and expected touch and tapping interaction with the camera. The new KineMON-5U2 and 7U2 with touchscreen monitors help to improve the user’s interactive experience and lower the learning curve.
The new interface design allows the user to control the entire functionality of the camera using only the touchscreen monitor. Frame rate, shutter angle, ISO, aperture, ND strength, color temperature, LUTs, and audio levels can all be adjusted via touchscreen control, making it easy for the cinematographer to set up the parameters quickly.
General control ports
There are numerous ports integrated on the MAVO Edge 6K body: timecode port supporting Jam and regular Sync; an RS232 protocol embedding in Lens port for communicating with and controlling third-party accessories, and an RS port for powering and triggering an external record function.
High-quality multi-channel audio record
The MAVO Edge 6K supports four-channel 24bits /48kHz audio recording with a 3.5mm stereo MIC jack and a high-quality in-camera MIC for reference sound. Audio pre-amplifiers with a low noise floor are integrated into the camera body. Two independently controlled 48V phantom powered XLR sockets offer great convenience for field sound recording and even professional audio recording.