EOSHD reports about new samples of the Chinese KineRAW cinema camera. A probably more affordable alternative to the Arri Alexa that looks equally if not more bulky and also records at 12bit 2K RAW.
The picture above is an uncompressed screenshot from one of the clips. The screenshot can be downloaded here:
The original 3 clips (click the green button):
Clip 1Clip 2Clip 3
Note: You will need the CineForm decoder for the RAW codec. It’s a small program you can download for Windows and Mac here.
The KineRAW S35 has a super 35mm sized sensor and can record up to 30 frames per second. There is no information on pricing as of yet.
If you want to know more about this camera see the details in this article where the KineRAW camera was first announced.
(unfortunately video is locked to Dan’s website, you’ll have to visit vimeo to see it)
It’s about time someone came out with a truly affordable piece of cinema camera that would follow up on what the DSLR’s kicked loose.
By: Sebastian Wöber
I went over to the RED booth today which is a 200 meter (figure that out in feet yourself plz) walk from all the rest of the video gear stuff.
I ran into Ted Schilowitz and I think he liked my nerdcam setup since he knew what he had in his hands was a far superior camera to any other compact shooter out there right now.
You also might or might not have noticed the remark on Arri’s relatively new Alexa camera, referred to as “the rest of the world”. Yes, it’s true, the Alexa is only HD because the developers thought it would suffice back when they started creating it. The Alexa was developed in my home town by the way, in Vienna Austria, so he got me there again. No hard feelings though cause he’s got a good point saying his camera is more of a movie camera, I’d also rather reboot that Epic than rec.709 the Alexa I must admit.
Ted also talked about the Epic-S camera which will be what the Scarlet once was on paper. It will have interchangeable lenses and a bigger sensor than the Scarlet. No price on the Epic-S, and I’m pretty sure that means we’ll have to wait “a bit” more. Scarlet will be around $6k, but only have a 2/3 inch sensor. I’m sure this will be THE killer documentary camera though and we’ll hear a lot about this one on cinema5D.