FAQ of KineRAW-S35

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KineRAW-S35 is defined as a full-functional and serious digital cinema camera which fits feature movies, AD, and TV making.

Key Parameters, Basic Config about KineRAW-S35™

KineRAW-S35™ Records video as CinemaDNG online. Using KineStation, it can transcode footages into Cineform RAW mov offline.

Both codecs are very high RAW images; for RAW clips, there is no color sampling at all, equivalent to RGB444.

Bit depth of Both codecs are 12bits.

Yes, the Latitude of  KineRAW-S35 is same with KineRAW-S35: > 13 f-stops.

Yes. KineRAW-S35 is capable of slow motion capture (overcrank). As of overcrank/slow-mo, it supports high fps up to 100fps @ 720p when in S35 framing mode; and fps up to 60fps @2K and 1080p when in S16 crop framing mode. There is nearly no restraint of recording time when recording Slow-Mo compared to KR-MINI.

Yes. KineRAW-S35 is capable of quick motion capture (undercrank). As of undercrank/Quick-Mo, the lowest fps is down to 6fps under current firmware. You can set any custom sensor fps between lowest and highest fps, the accuracy is 0.001fps, while recording fps is set by project fps in the camera. It provides much more possibilities over fixed fps like 24, 25, 30fps.

KineRAW-S35 employs a state-of-art 4K S35mm CMOS sensor. It does suffer from some rolling effect. But it shows less rolling effect compared to DSLR cameras. If you want to take action shots, KineRAW-S35 features sport mode which reduces rolling effect greatly, seems like global shutter.

Sport Mode is designed to alleviate the rolling greatly, and make KineRAW-S35 handle quick movement shootings, like handheld, shots on shoulder, documentary style. The footages would be turned into Cineform RGB444 mov after KineStation transcoding.

It is a S35mm frame size, same with KineRAW-S35, like most mainstream S35 Cinema cameras. Its active frame size is close to APS-C, so its conversion ratio is close to APS-C camera too.

Not exactly.

KineRAW cameras have two working modes for different resolutions creatively.

  • Full size, means S35mm framing, there are 2K/1080p/720p resolution, and 720 100fps can be used in S35mm framing;
  • Cropping, means S16mm framing, there also are 2K/1080p/720p; in this case, 720p@S16mm mode, is crop from 2K@S35mm.

Yes. It has option to config two 3G-SDI outputs. Then there are two SDI output and one HD digital port; three display ports meet the requirements on Full function cinema camera: one to EVF, for cameraman; one to field monitor, for follow focus; one to broadcast monitor, for director.

KineRAW-S35™ employs KineMOUNT™. KineMOUNT™ is a mount with short FFD, actually omni-mount like other short FFD mount:

Note:EF mounting adapter support Iris control, while Nikon F mounting adapter not. Besides, mounting adapters are independent accessories, not included in machine body.

Yes, KineRAW supports majority of lens with iris-control as soon as you buy active EF mount body. KineRAW displays Iris number and tune it directly. Also you can just disable electronic active EF mounting adapter so that protects it from all-metal lens backend. Check the compatible lens white list.

It CAN playback based on your project fps setting, typically it runs as 25fps. Color shown when playback is based on LUT you chosen: LOG or Rec709, or KineColor. Generally, it records in LUT of REC709.

KineRAW-S35 supports LINE-IN only. There are two 3-pin XLR input for Stereo LINE-IN which could be from any audio recorder’s Line-Out, such as H4N, DR-40, etc. KineRAW records high quality audio into cineform RAW mov and uncompressed wave tracks.

Yes, it has fan inside. KineRAW-S35 has in-camera fan to cool the camera itself and make camera work well in stable condition.

Fan generates noise. You can choose Record Stop in Fan setting to make FAN stop works temporarily: Fan works when live view; Stops when recording begins so that it is totally quiet when recording. It is very important in quiet environment, and sensitive to any audible noise.

Pay attention to KineRAW-S35 power consumption is not as little as KineRAW-MINI, the core temperature may be high when Fan stops.

About accessories of KineRAW-S35™

There are many ways to power KineRAW-S35™:

  1. Studio, Use external broadcasting battery like V-mount SONY battery to power KineRAW-S35. KineRAW-S35 has an industry standard XLR4 port, wide voltage range input, from 6V~18V. For a 14.4V broadcasting battery with 130Wh, it can power KineRAW-S35 four hours. Also there is AC-DC adapter to power KineRAW-S35 directly.
  2. Steadicam, KR-S35 can be powered directly from Movcam Steadicam.

In-camera options, means they are built-in before shipment. You need to return camera body to Kinefinity for later purchase. It may take 3~5 working days for it.

  1. Two 3G SDI Outputs: Two 3G SDI outputs, support 1080p and 720p monitoring, and are compatible with majority of standard monitors.
  2. 3D SYNC Option: KineRAW-MINI can take real 3D shots. Just one SYNC cable to connect two KineRAW-MINI SYNC port, set up Master and Slave instantly. 3D SYNC means: Scan sync, frame sync and time code sync, less than 5uS of mismatch!
  3. WIFI Control Option: Control camera by wifi control app (KineRemote) on iPad now. Download App directly from Apple App Store.

There are many available accessories for KineRAW-S35 camera: not only from Kinefinity, but also from third-party companies, off-the-shelf, qualified and measured by Kinefinity:

  1. High-speed, reliable and professional KineMAG SSD;
  2. Movcam basic KIT, specially for KineRAW-MINI: KineKIT;
  3. Maybe best third-party EVF: Alphatron EVF;
  4. High performance-to-price ratio EVF: Cineroid EVF4C ;
  5. KR-S35 AC-DC power adapter: AC-DC Power Adapter for KR-S35.
There are more accessories as follows:
  1. More KineRAW-MINI Accessories from Kinefinity,including cables, solid cases, etc.;
  2. More Movcam General Accessories, including follow-focus, Matte-box, quick plate, power plate, etc. ;
  3. More Third-party high quality accessories,like professional wireless monitoring solution, De-noise software, Resolve Tutorials, etc.

KineRAW cameras do not prohibit users from using third-party SSD. Users could try to use third-party SSD, but generally speaking, third-party SSD are consumer-type, often using MLC flash memory chip even TLC memory chip. As known, MLC and TLC suffers from stability and much lower durance, compared to SLC Flash. KineMAG employs high quality SLC flash memory chip. Only KineMAG SSD is recommended.

Note: Performance on data spec are guarantied by KineMAG SSD. There is no technical support or help on recording issues such as frame drop or data loss if using third-party SSD. 

The camera body itself does not have EVF nor LCD Monitor, but you can choose to buy any EVF or LCD from one hundred USD to thousand USD based on your budget.

Alphatron EVF and Cineroid EVF4C are recommended. KineRAW users can get 10% off discount if buying on Kinefinity Online Store.

Typically, Knight D201 or D202 from Movcam is recommended. D200 can work marginally, also, if with little accessories.

KineKIT is designed, made specifically for KineRAW-S35 by Movcam. It is a basic KIT, that means do NOT including Matt-box nor Follow-Focus. It features lightweight and robustness, and is compatible with any accessories with 15mm rod system.

It includes:

  1. Upper Handgrip: x1;
  2. Bottom Riser: x1;
  3. Dovetail quick plate: x1;
  4. Al Rod of 15mm diameter, 300mm Length: x4;
  5. Cold shoe: x1;
  6. Extension upper handgrip: x1.

Its price is just US$ 639.

About Workflow of KineRAW-MINI™

Cineform codec is cross-platform: run on both MAC and Windows smoothly and efficiently. Nearly all commercial editing tools like Final Cut Pro™, Premiere™, Eduis™, Avid™ and Vegas™, etc, and nearly all grading software like Firstlight™, Speedgrade™, Resolve™, Scratch™, After Effect™ etc. support Cineform very well, except the Color™ which does not support 3rd-party codec.

Workflow base on Cineform can not be simpler: Shoot, Edit and Grade directly on footages, realtime, no need proxy.

Yes. Just need to install Cineform Studio as Cineform decoder plugin.

Cineform codec is so efficient that lap-top with mainstream configuration can edit and do first grading cineform codec smoothly; does not need proxy file, and some special graphic cards too.

For rendering purpose, you always need power computer to speed up rendering, no matter what codecs.

Recommend: GoPro Cineform Studio Premium(Trial)+ Quicktime7 on MAC OS;

Recommend: GoPro Cineform Studio (free) + Quicktime7 on Windows.

Check more Related softwares: Learn more about related-software.

If recording Cineform mov, Online Cineform are compressed RAW mov; around 60 minutes if recording 24K @24fps. Its bitrate is around 100~200Mb/s.

If recording CinemaDNG as uncompressed RAW sequence, it is Around 12 minutes if recording 24K @24fps. Its bitrate is around 660Mb/s.

Note: It is nearly same with CinemaDNG recording way when recording as Sport Mode.

KineMAG SSD employs HFS as file system. HFS is native file system for MAC OS. Always format SSD in-camera, not on a MAC computer.

For reading clips from KineMAG SSD, there is no any obstacles on MAC OS; but you may have to install HFS+ or Macdrive, or other system plugin in Windows.

Hardware level, you may use any SATA to USB 3.0 cable to connect KineMAG SSD to your computers.


 
KineRAW-S35
KineRAW-MINI
Suitable forSerious filmmaking, Quick Workflow;
Online Cineform RAW;
Direct Shoot and Edit;
More recording time on SSD;
Double Record Mode for more secure recording.
Simple Job, Entry, B camera for tight budget;
Lightweight, small for tight space.
Image SensorS35mm 4K CMOSS35mm 4K CMOS
MountKineMountNative EF Mount or KineMount
CodecsCinemaDNG
Cineform RAW(Online)
CinemaDNG
Cineform RAW(Offline)
Power SystemExternal Broadcasting BatteryExternal Broadcasting Battery or Battery handgrip (interchangeable)
HD Monitoring Port12
SDI Monitoring Port2N/A
SSD Slots21
Audio InterfaceLINE-INMIC
Audio PortDual 3-PIN XLR3.5mm Jack
Body ColorBlackBlack or Titanium


You can configure your KineRAW-S35 based on your current Lens, Accessories, monitors and Budget, because KineRAW-S35 adapts general display ports, wide range input voltage, and mounting options.

1. Typical Configurations

Recommend following packages to save money and time:

  • KineRAW-S35 Options

  • KineRAW-S35 BodyKineRAW-S35 Body
  • Dual 3G-SDI OutputDual 3G-SDI Output
  • WIFI ControlWIFI Control
  • PL Mount (Passive)PL Mount (Passive)
  • Active EF MountCan Choose Nikon F Mount (Passive)Active EF Mount
  • Nikon F Mount (Passive )Can be upgraded to Active EF Mount by extra US$ 200 Nikon F Mount (Passive )
  • KineMAG-64GBKineMAG-64GB
  • KineMAG-128GBKineMAG-128GB
  • KineKIT (basic KIT from Movcam)KineKIT (basic KIT from Movcam)
  • KineRAW-S35 AC-DC AdapterKineRAW-S35 AC-DC Adapter
  • KineRAW-S35 Solid CaseKineRAW-S35 Solid Case
  • CGC Resolve TutorialsCGC Resolve Tutorials
  • Body

  • US$6,399

  • KineRAW-S35 Bodyyes
  • Dual 3G-SDI Output
  • WIFI Control
  • PL Mount (Passive)
  • Active EF Mount
  • Nikon F Mount (Passive )
  • KineMAG-64GB
  • KineMAG-128GB
  • KineKIT (basic KIT from Movcam)
  • KineRAW-S35 AC-DC Adapter
  • KineRAW-S35 Solid Case
  • CGC Resolve Tutorialsyes
  • Basic

  • US$6,899

  • KineRAW-S35 Bodyyes
  • Dual 3G-SDI Output
  • WIFI Control
  • PL Mount (Passive)
  • Active EF Mount
  • Nikon F Mount (Passive )yes
  • KineMAG-64GBOne KineMAG-64GByes
  • KineMAG-128GB
  • KineKIT (basic KIT from Movcam)
  • KineRAW-S35 AC-DC Adapter
  • KineRAW-S35 Solid Case
  • CGC Resolve Tutorialsyes
  • Standard

  • US$8,499

  • KineRAW-S35 Bodyyes
  • Dual 3G-SDI Outputyes
  • WIFI Control
  • PL Mount (Passive)
  • Active EF Mountyes
  • Nikon F Mount (Passive )
  • KineMAG-64GBTwo KineMAG-64GByes yes
  • KineMAG-128GB
  • KineKIT (basic KIT from Movcam)yes
  • KineRAW-S35 AC-DC Adapteryes
  • KineRAW-S35 Solid Caseyes
  • CGC Resolve Tutorialsyes
  • Professional

  • US$9,699

  • KineRAW-S35 Bodyyes
  • Dual 3G-SDI Outputyes
  • WIFI Controlyes
  • PL Mount (Passive)yes
  • Active EF Mountyes
  • Nikon F Mount (Passive )yes
  • KineMAG-64GB
  • KineMAG-128GBTwo KineMAG-128GByes yes
  • KineKIT (basic KIT from Movcam)yes
  • KineRAW-S35 AC-DC Adapteryes
  • KineRAW-S35 Solid Caseyes
  • CGC Resolve Tutorialsyes


KineRAW Body has KineMOUNT: can be regarded as omni-mount system. You could get max freedom for lens choice: you may be able to use all kinds of lens for S35mm:

  1. If you use Canon EF lens, need to buy Active EF mounting adapter (Active K2EF);
  2. If you use Nikon len, need to buy Nikon mounting adapter (K2F);
  3. If you use PL cine lens, need to buy PL mounting adapter (K2PL);
  4. If you use B4 mount lens, need to buy B4 mounting adapter (K2B4);
  5. If you have OCT-19 lens, need to buy OCT-19 mounting adapter (K2OCT19).

Every mounting adapter or mount from Kinefinity is all lock-type mount, like cinema PL mounting lock way. It provides much better stability; fits very well in professional way when video shots using follow-focus gear.


3. In-camera Options Check In-camera Options


In-camera options, means they are built-in before shipment. You need to return camera body to Kinefinity for later purchase. It may take 3~5 working days for it.

  1. Two 3G SDI Outputs: Two 3G SDI outputs, support 1080p and 720p monitoring, and are compatible with majority of standard monitors.
  2. 3D SYNC Option: KineRAW-MINI can take real 3D shots. Just one SYNC cable to connect two KineRAW-MINI SYNC port, set up Master and Slave instantly. 3D SYNC means: Scan sync, frame sync and time code sync, less than 5uS of mismatch!
  3. WIFI Control Option: Control camera by wifi control app (KineRemote) on iPad now. Download App directly from Apple App Store.


There are many available accessories for KineRAW-S35 camera: not only from Kinefinity, but also from third-party companies, off-the-shelf, qualified and measured by Kinefinity:
  1. High-speed, reliable and professional KineMAG SSD;
  2. Movcam basic KIT, specially for KineRAW-MINI: KineKIT;
  3. Maybe best third-party EVF: Alphatron EVF;
  4. High performance-to-price ratio EVF: Cineroid EVF4C ;
  5. KR-S35 AC-DC power adapter: AC-DC Power Adapter for KR-S35.
There are more accessories as follows:
  1. More KineRAW-MINI Accessories from Kinefinity,including cables, solid cases, etc.;
  2. More Movcam General Accessories, including follow-focus, Matte-box, quick plate, power plate, etc. ;
  3. More Third-party high quality accessories,like professional wireless monitoring solution, De-noise software, Resolve Tutorials, etc.