MAVO and MAVO LF are based on the same image process platform, using advanced color processing architecture and whole new CMOS image sensors to achieve super low-noise, high dynamic range. Whether it is the S35 format version of MAVO or the large-format version of MAVO LF, the 6K cameras can bring stunning details and organic images. MAVO LF with large-format sensor provides cleaner images, wider viewing angles, shallower depth of field, and more immersive presence for cinematographers.
Both MAVO and MAVO LF can shoot 6K wide 66fps, 4K wide 100fps slo-mo. Both slow-mo and normal frame rate can get the same superior images, more than 14 stops of latitude, pleasing skin tones and shadow details are reserved perfectly. With 6K 3:2 aspect ratio, in addition to the conventional 16:9 and 17:9 standard aspect ratio, the CMOS sensor can also provide a variety of image formats, such as 4:3, 6:5 S35 anamorphic shooting, even the open gate 6016×4016, up to 24 million pixels’ images!
Also, MAVO provides three kinds of intermediate codecs suitable for editing and color grading to simplify the workflow and provide the maximum room for post-processing. For KineRAW, KRW2.0 as compressed RAW has compression ratio from 2:1~10:1. To work with Davinci Resolve, MAVO can record cinema DNG now, and the compression ratio can be set to 3:1, 5:1, or 7:1.
MAVO and MAVO LF keep the tiny camera body though the doubled processing ability and more encoding ability, and are compatible with most TERRA accessories. It benefits from MAVO’s advanced computation architecture and low-power design so that it packs such powerful performance into such a small and reliable body. After inserting a wireless card (DarkTower platform) into the new KineBACK-W, MAVO and MAVO LF turn into a wireless camera: wireless video transmission and wireless lens control system (support Movcam), which greatly simplifies the connection between the camera and the accessories, improves reliability and durability significantly.
Large Format MAVO LF employs a full-frame CMOS image sensor, physical size as 36x24mm, resolution is over 6K: 6016×4016. Compared to the S35 format sensor, the large format CMOS sensor is 2.25 times larger, the exposure area is bigger, the single pixel pitch is larger, the SNR is better, then the picture is cleaner. In addition, large format offers a wider perspective, shallower depth of field and more immersive presence. You can use not only cinema lenses designed for large format like MAVO Prime, CP3, Cooke S7i, Arri Signature Prime, but also a large number of existing full-frame still camera lenses.
Higher ISO MAVO LF works with a whole-new full-frame CMOS image sensor. The large pixel pitch with latest CMOS process tech, provides high sensitivity and best low-light performance. Its base ISO is 1600. The noise level remain very low at ISO 2560, 3200, 5120.The ISO can be even higher if the rendering output is downsampled to 4K or 2K.
Versatile Optical Format MAVO LF uses a high-speed, low-noise, full-frame CMOS image sensor with over 14 stops of dynamic range at 6K resolution and cropping modes. At full-frame optical format, the frame rate can also reach 6K Wide 66fps. At the S35 format, the frame rate can reach 4K Wide 100fps. This is also an advantage of the large-format CMOS image sensor, higher slow-mo ability at S35 format. Similarly, the RAW format has 12 bits, and the ProRes format supports in-camera oversampling and can directly output 4K/3K/2K resolution at full frame. The “rolling” effect is also much lower than TERRA 6K.