Watch previous episodes of ON THE COUCH & ON THE GO by clicking here! Visit our Vimeo and YouTube playlists, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! Here’s something we have saved for the holidays – a 50 minute discussion between the three “underdogs” – and relative newcomers – of the camera industry: Blackmagic Design, Apertus Open Source Cinema and Kinefinity. Those are three very different manufacturers who got into the business for very different reasons, but they have one thing in common: They haven’t done this for a long time, are thinking outside the box and still make a lot of mistakes. And they all produce cameras that are capable of shooting really high-quality RAW or ProRes images that strive to challenge the “establishment”: Sony, Arri, Canon. (I wouldn’t add RED to that list because they were truly the first ones to bring prices of the competition down by introducing the RED ONE back in the day …). Enjoy this very engaging conversation with Tim Siddons from Blackmagic Design, Sebastian Pichelhofer from Apertus and Michel Juknat for Kinefinity. I particularly enjoyed Sebastian Pichelhofer challenging Tim Siddons for some of Blackmagic’s choices when designing and developing cameras. Please visit our sponsors’ websites to keep new episodes of ON THE COUCH coming! Thanks to B&H, Røde Microphones & FilmConvert.Read more
Kinefinity is a Chinese camera manufacturer who I personally learned to appreciate a lot especially for producing cameras that have good value for the money and on top of that they listen to customer’s feedback and respond with fast updates. It has been 6 moths since my KineRAW mini review and now the company already has something new up its sleeve! Tomorrow Monday, at 8:00 PM Beijing time (1:00 PM Berlin time) the company will introduce 2 new cameras with 4k and 6K resolutions. As we can not disclose more information at this time, you are invited to attend Kinefinity’s live web conference here (in Mandarin), or visit our website around this time for much more info. Stay tuned!Read more
IBC 2013, the second-largest show for filmmaking and broadcasting technology in the world, is drawing to a close. Like at NAB, Teradek streamed a lot of great insightful interviews with industry people about various topics on their website, and they are putting them up online afterwards for anyone to see.Read more
Before heading for a shooting trip to Croatia for a music video (to be released later this year), I decided to take both the preproduction KineRAW Mini and a 5D Mark III (Magic Lantern firmware for raw recording) with me to do some comparisons. The wonderful and equally talented Nicola von Leffern (a very talented camerawoman in her own right – seriously do check out her videos and showreel by clicking here) agreed to be my camera test victim. Thanks Nicola!!Read more
Last year we saw the first Chinese cinema camera, the Kinefinity KineRAW S35. It recently started shipping and at NAB they presented their new Kineraw MINI: A portable camera that delivers a very brilliant 2K RAW image from a 4K sensor. It costs 3800€ (inc. tax) and it should start shipping very soon. cinema5D took the KineRAW mini for a test shoot and here’s the detailed review:Read more
After Kineraw recently started shipping their first 4K cinema camera they just presented their new Kineraw MINI here at NAB: A portable camera that delivers a very brilliant 2K RAW image from a 4K sensor. It costs $3000 and it will start shipping in a month. Just when we thought NAB had not much more to offer than a lot of hype around 4K, we found ourselves spending over an hour at the booth of Chinese cinema camera maker KINERAW. Read on to understand why.Read more
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