[UPDATE]: Pricing information on the new Kinefinity camera has been made official. The Chinese Alexa clone 2K digital cinema camera will start at $6300. The basic kit lacks HD-SDI and WiFi (these are added extras) but you won’t be facing the kind of additional expense that a Red Scarlet body entails. 3 XLR audio jacks, HDMI for monitoring and standard generic SSD drives are the order of the day for the basic Kineraw kit.Read more
In this interview Dan Chung from DSLR News Shooter speaks to JH from Kinefinity, the Chinese based company that is about to release a digital cinema camera. The camera has been resembling the industry leading Arri Alexa from the start, but it’s interesting to see a lot of RED in there now too, like the screen overlays that look almost identical and the front port that is dedicated to their proprietary EVF’s and screens just as on the RED’s. RED initially had a rough time to build a service and maintenance infrastructure and make sure their cameras worked as advertised. Let’s hope Kineraw can manage to get their camera and infrastructure live up to the standards required by the industry. In the video interview Dan and JH go over all the features and specs of the camera. The company seems to have improved the internal debayering and incorporated a new low-pass filter that should get rid of the aliasing as seen in previous beta footage. The camera records in 2K resolution at 12bit RAW to either the cinemaDNG or cineformRAW codec. And their mounting system is universal with adapters for many different lens systems. I think I overheard that it’s scheduled to come out in late August, but I couldn’t understand what JH said about the price. Maybe one of you had a better ear there, then please let us know in the comments. via DSLR News ShooterRead more
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