MAVO Edge 6K Camera
MAVO Edge 6K, a powerful new full-frame cinema camera. Equipped with a 6K full-frame 3:2 CMOS imaging sensor capable of shooting in 6K 75fps and 4K 150fps based on the high-performance computing platform of the MAVO Edge, the camera features dual native ISO (800/5120) and excellent highlights under various sensitivity settings. MAVO Edge 6K has an internal motorized full-spectrum e-ND filter(0.6-2.4), and integrates industry-standard ports and dual SSD media slots, capable of recording Apple ProRes4444/XQ and uncompressed RAW onto recording media based on NVMe M.2 2280 SSD. Weighing at only 3.6lbs, this compact and lightweight camera boasts powerful performance and versatility as it adapts to various demanding shooting scenarios. Like other Kinefinity cine cameras, MAVO Edge 6K brings natural color, pleasing skin tones, low noise, high dynamic range, and stunning details in an organic and delicate way.
MAVO Edge 6K comes in Deep Gray and Cyber Edition finish, which both are available to preorder now, and ready to ship to customers in May 2022.
Outstanding Highlight Performance with Stunning Image Quality
The MAVO Edge 6K is the latest full-frame camera from Kinefinity since the release of MAVO Edge 8K, and it employs a full-frame 3:2 CMOS imaging sensor that not only shows cleaner images but also provides wider viewing angles, shallower depth of field, and more immersive presence. The advanced color processing architecture from the MAVO Edge platform creates images with low noise, high latitude, and wide color gamut, then brings stunning details, organic images with exceptional quality. In addition, the full-frame 6K CMOS sensor is perfectly paired with OLPF FF3 optical low pass filter that adopts a more complex and higher performance crystal process to“eliminate” aliasing/artifacts while keeping very sharp images.
The MAVO Edge 6K is equipped with dual native ISO, rated at 800 and 5120, as the second native ISO up to 5120 is perfect for low light scenes to obtain a clean image with high latitude and low noise, ideal for documentary filmmakers or those who favor available light during night shoots.
MAVO Edge 6K outperforms its predecessor of MAVO LF a lot when it comes to highlight performance. At the industry standard ISO 800, the default highlight of the Edge 6K is 6.0 stops, capturing more highlight details to get a more cinematic look. Switch to Cine EI mode for more of a traditional cinema camera experience and highlight stops will adjust automatically as the EI changes. While using Cine EI mode, the second base native ISO 5120 is still activated when you go past 1600 EI.
Apple ProRes Recording Codec and Uncompressed RAW
From Apple ProRes422 LT to ProRes4444 XQ and uncompressed RAW codec, the MAVO Edge 6K is capable of recording high-resolution images with high dynamic range and with low to zero compression artifacts.
Apple ProRes is a popular intermediate codec created by Apple Inc. Nearly all post-production software in the industry supports editing and color correction with Apple ProRes.
Compared to RAW and other intermediate codecs, Apple ProRes achieves faster workflow in post-production since the images already went through a debayer process, especially working with workstations running Apple M1 Pro/Max/Ultra chips. It makes proxy-free editing and color correction quickly and efficiently, saving a significant amount of time in post-production.
The MAVO Edge 6K supports 12-bit ProRes4444XQ in full frame rate and resolution, and it records with Kine LOG3 Gamma to preserve all the dynamic range captured by the CMOS imaging sensor.
The uncompressed RAW is not debayered in-camera instead, and it is stored in the CinemaDNG format, preserving all the image data captured by the sensor. Theoretically, it provides the maximum potential for color correction in post-production.
Uncompressed RAW footage demands high bandwidth bitrate processing.
The MAVO Edge 6K is equipped with a dual SSD slot based on PCIe-3.0 and its recording media, blazing-fast KineMAG Nano 1TB, is based on NVMe M.2 2280 SSD, ensuring storing uncompressed RAW stably and safely.
From capturing image data to color calibrating and tuning during encoding 6K ProRes4444XQ or storing uncompressed RAW to M.2 SSD, all these internal high bandwidth processing happens within the compact and lightweight body of the MAVO Edge 6K, quietly.
*The Uncompressed RAW is expected to be officially launched in a firmware update in Q2 2022.
More Intuitive KineOS Firmware
The MAVO Edge 6K is implemented with the latest KineOS 7.0 firmware, which has a redesigned user interface, and expected touch and tapping interaction with the camera. The new KineMON-5U2 and 7U2 with touchscreen monitors help to improve the user’s interactive experience and lower the learning curve.
The new interface design allows the user to control the entire functionality of the camera using only the touchscreen monitor.
Frame rate, shutter angle, ISO, aperture, ND strength, color temperature, LUTs, and audio levels can all be adjusted via touchscreen control, making it easy for the cinematographer to set up the parameters quickly.
In addition to the new UI, the MAVO Edge 6K firmware has come with many features. KineOS 7.0 supports Cooke/i protocol which enables the camera to record and save lens metadata into the footage, speeding up VFX workflow. Recording media also supports both NTFS and HFS file systems, for Windows and macOS.
The MAVO Edge 6K will also implement the pre-recording function in an anticipated firmware update. It ensures the cinematographer will not miss any shot during unpredictable scenes, providing a useful solution in live events and documentary works.
*The pre-recording function is expected to be officially launched in a firmware update in Q3 2022.
Integrated body design of the iF Industrial Design Award
MAVO Edge 6K inherits the integrated body design of Kinefinity’s flagship product, MAVO Edge 8K which won the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD 2021. Its ultra-high strength deformed Aluminum body has superior strength and toughness even at high temperatures to meet a wide range of photographic needs.
Awarded in Germany since 1953, the iF DESIGN AWARD is annually conferred by iF International Forum Design GmbH, which is the local oldest truly independent design institution. It rests on independence, rigorousness and integrity, and the aim is to raise awareness of design among the public and the role it plays in our lives.
Compact Camera Body with Internal e-ND filter
The compact camera body of the MAVO Edge 6K only weighs 1.6kg(3.6lbs), and it is equipped with a full-spectrum e-ND filter, dual SDI ports, multiple control ports, and multi-channel audio tracks, as well as powerful wired and wireless functions. The monitoring image from two proprietary video ports is independently displayed from SDI outputs at the rear. The video ports can be connected to the Kinefinity touchscreen monitor and micro-OLED viewfinder.
Internal motorized full-spectrum e-ND system
The MAVO Edge 6K employs an internal motorized full-spectrum e-ND system. The e-ND filter ranges from 0.6 to 2.4 which is a range from 2-8 stops neutral density and can be adjusted seamlessly over all the ranges, giving the user precise exposure control. The real-time color calibration on the e-ND filter brings sharp images with color fidelity but without any drawbacks of traditional variable ND.
Big leap on recording media
MAVO Edge 6K is equipped with a dual SSD slot based on PCIe-3.0 and its recording media, blazing-fast KineMAG Nano 1TB, is based on NVMe M.2 2280 SSD with writing speed up to 10Gbps. Recording 6K ProRes4444XQ, even 6K uncompressed RAW is stable with KineMAG Nano 1TB. Kinefinity also provides a KineMAG Nano Body allowing users to install third-party NVMe M.2 2280 SSDs, which provides more storage possibilities.
The body of the KineMAG Nano is equipped with a robust camera port as well as a universal USB-C port, so it allows users to offload data to the workstation at a speed of up to 10Gbps by connecting a USB-C cable to the SSD, without a specific SSD reader.
General control ports
There are numerous ports integrated on the MAVO Edge 6K body: timecode port supporting Jam and regular Sync; an RS232 protocol embedding in Lens port for communicating with and controlling third-party accessories, and an RS port for powering and triggering an external record function.
High-quality multi-channel audio record
The MAVO Edge 6K supports four-channel 24bits /48kHz audio recording with a 3.5mm stereo MIC jack and a high-quality in-camera MIC for reference sound.
Audio pre-amplifiers with a low noise floor are integrated into the camera body. Two independently controlled 48V phantom powered XLR sockets offer great convenience for field sound recording and even professional audio recording.
Dual SDI outputs
The MAVO Edge 6K provides dual 1.5G/3G SDI outputs embedded metadata and audio, enhancing the compatibility with third-party accessories such as external recorders and monitors that only support 1.5G SDI. The two SDI outputs are the same, but independent from monitoring images over the Kine video ports.
The two proprietary video ports of the MAVO Edge 6K can be connected to the Kinefinity Full-HD micro-OLED viewfinder and the KineMON-5U2/KineMON-7U2 Ultra-Bright (2000 nits) monitor that gives you sharp and clear images even outdoor.
Comprehensive power solution
The MAVO Edge 6K offers an innovative hybrid battery plate to accommodate power demands in various shooting scenarios. The hybrid battery plate supports standard 14.8V V-mount batteries such as KineBAT PD 75w/150w. It also supports BP-U type batteries such as GripBAT 4S to meet the setups that require handheld or gimbal shots. With UPS Baseplate from KineKit-Edge designed by Movcam and NP-F550 type batteries such as GripBAT 2S can provide UPS to the camera.
In addition, MAVO Edge 6K’s body offers a standard D-Tap port, 12V RS port, and Lens port (12V) to power the third-party accessories such as wireless video transmitters and wireless follow focus systems. These ports eliminate the need for extra batteries, simplifying the camera setup while improving the system’s stability.
Powerful wired and wireless function
With Gigabit Ethernet on RJ45 port, WIFI 5, and type-c USB port, the MAVO Edge 6K can output a monitoring/recording image to other devices by live streaming internal processing H.264 codec.
Simultaneously, an internal three-axis gyroscope can record the camera’s positioning information and be displayed as leveling indicator.