KineStation

$349

It fits:     [All Kinefinity Cameras]
Current version of KineStation™ is beta version which can run on Windows and MAC OS platform. It can transcode CinemaDNG/KNG sequence, timecode, audio and LUT into Cineform RAW mov/Cineform RGB 444 mov so that you can use Cineform workflow.

KineStation™ is the core of Kine camera system. KineStation™ and KineRAW consist of hybrid digital cinema system to cover serious filmmaking and quick post workflow. Kine Cameras captures light and images which are RAW and remain native information as possible at frontend, while KineStation™ transcode the RAW images into the specific format based on post workflow which may suit for this shot or this team, at backend.

It is a software at backend, running on your DIT lap-top or workstation, and play key role in Kine Hybrid System (KHS).

The target of KineStation™:

  1. Transcoding RAW footages (CinemaDNG, KNG, Cineform RAW, or Kine Adaptive Codec) from Kine cameras into specific codec which may be RAW footage, or non-RAW footage like ProRes, Cineform RGB444 for different post-workflow and different requirements on project. Current version supports output codec as Cineform RAW.
  2. Clip Managements and mark, playback, daily.
  3. Copy with checksum for safety of data.

For transcoding into Cineform RAW from CinemaDNG, KineStation employs a new way to process your large CinemaDNG sequence, with very high efficiency, faster than copy speed if you use USB 3.0 port. It only takes around 15 mins to transcode 64GB KineMAG SSD footages in i3 laptop, and 5 mins running on latest MBP with i7 CPU.

FAQ about KineStation

For transcoding into Cineform RAW from CinemaDNG, KineStation employs a new way to process your large CinemaDNG sequence, with very high efficiency, faster than copy speed if you use USB 3.0 port. It only takes around 15 mins to transcode 64GB KineMAG SSD footages in i3 laptop, and 5 mins running on latest MBP with i7 CPU.

KineRAW-MINI records only CinemaDNG online. KineStation running on Windows and MAC OS platform can transcode CinemaDNG/KNG sequence, timecode, audio and LUT into Cineform RAW mov/Cineform RGB 444 mov so that you can use Cineform workflow. It will integrate ProRes encoding in near future. So that you can get popular intermediate codec for your familiar workflow, and remains maximum flexibility for post-workflow.

Cineform RAW mov features high efficiency, much less bitrate, and is compatible with nearly all NLE software and DI software.

And for footages from Sport Mode (close to global shuttering) of Kine Cameras, you must use KineStation to transcode it into Cineform RGB444/ProRes for post-workflow.

KineStation works with KineRAW-MINI and KineRAW-S35 only. That means KineStation only process the footages from KineRAW-MINI or KineRAW-S35, no other cameras any more. It can transcode from CinemaDNG or KNG to Cineform RAW mov/Cineform RGB444 or other codecs.

It is downloaded free from Kinefinity website, but it only works with KineRAW-MINI with KineStation Option and KineRAW-S35. KineStation can recognise the clips whether they are made by a KineRAW cameras, but also a KineRAW-MINI with or without KineStation license. KineRAW-S35 users can use KineStation for free, but KineRAW-MINI not. Only KineRAW-MINI users who bought KineStation option can use KineStation to do transcoding work.

For KineRAW-MINI, there will be a hardware fingerprint in the KineRAW-MINI if KineStation option is bought. Then every clip from KineRAW-MINI has the fingerprint so that KineStation can recognise it when transcoding.

For user of KineRAW-S35, there is a hardware fingerprint of KineStation already for every KineRAW-S35, so don’t need to pay for it.

KineStation is actually an in-camera option for KineRAW-MINI.

Yes. Only difference between Windows and MAC OS is:

  1. Windows version of KineStation can be downloaded from our official website; and MAC version NOT. Just write an email to Kinefinity/Kinefinity distributors for it after you get your KR-MINI and buy KineStation;
  2. New function may run on Windows at first.

  • Windows OS: QuickTime7 and Cineform Studio: both are free software;
  • MAC OS: QuickTime7 and Cineform Studio Premium(Trial). Recommend to use Quicktime 7 as default mov player, not Quicktime X

Just because you didn’t buy KineStation as in-camera option.