MAVO started to be shipped in May, 2018. MAVO LF MSRP and more detailed spec will be available in August, 2018 at BIRTV show and start shipping in October, 2018.
The preorder payment is just $149 as down payment, not the price of camera. The payment is refundable.
MAVO and MAVO LF are based on the same image process platform, using advanced color processing architecture and whole new CMOS image sensors to achieve super low-noise, high dynamic range. Whether it is the S35 format version of MAVO or the large-format version of MAVO LF, the 6K images can bring stunning details and organic images. MAVO LF with large-format sensor provides cleaner images, wider viewing angles, shallower depth of field, and more immersive presence for cinematographers.
Both MAVO and MAVO LF can shoot 6K wide 66fps, 4K wide 100fps slo-mo. Both slow-mo and normal frame rate can get the same superior images, more than 14 stops of latitude, pleasing skin tones and shadow details are reserved perfectly. With 6K 3:2 aspect ratio, in addition to the conventional 16:9 and 17:9 standard aspect ratio, the CMOS sensor can also provide a variety of image formats, such as 4:3, 6:5 S35 anamorphic shooting, even the open gate 6016×4016, up to 24 million pixels’ images!
MAVO uses a high-speed, low-noise S35 CMOS image sensor (cropping factor is 1.5) and the dynamic range is more than 14 stops at 6K resolution and various cropping modes. The frame rate is up to 66fps at S35 6K Wide and is up to 100fps at M43 4K Wide. The bit depth of RAW format is 12 bits. When ProRes, it also supports in-camera oversampling, which directly outputs S35 4K/3K/2K resolution. Since the native frame rate is much higher than TERRA 6K, the “rolling” effect is also much lower than TERRA 6K.
Smooth Post-workflow: 444 and Compressed cinemaDNG
Also, MAVO provides three kinds of intermediate codecs suitable for editing and color grading to simplify the workflow and provide the maximum room for post-processing. For KineRAW, KRW2.0 as compressed RAW has compression ratio from 2:1~10:1. To work with Davinci Resolve, MAVO can record cinema DNG now, and the compression ratio can be set to 3:1, 5:1, or 7:1.
MAVO records compressed RAW footage as CinemaDNG which is supported by Davinci Resolve natively.so that you can directly import, edit and grade the CinemaDNG footage shot by MAVO in Davinci Resolve! No matter 3:1, 5:1 or 7:1, every format is able to achieve super high quality image and room for post-production.
Wireless Camera: KineBACK-W on DarkTower
After inserting a wireless card (based on DarkTower platform) into the new KineBACK-W, MAVO and MAVO LF turn into a wireless camera: wireless video transmission and wireless lens control system (support Movcam), which greatly simplifies the connection between the camera and the accessories, improves reliability and durability significantly. The wireless video can work with 2000ft/3000ft based on different wireless cards(DT2000/DT3000).
For detailed configuration of different packages, please check following table:
Note: All MAVO cameras have built-in WIFI.
MAVO and MAVO LF keep the tiny camera body though the doubled processing ability and more encoding ability, and are compatible with most TERRA accessories. It benefits from MAVO’s advanced computation architecture and low-power design so that it packs such powerful performance into such a small and reliable body.