So… what's good these days in terms of shooting higher resolution than 4k? There's always RED…
Well, ok, what about under $10k?
What about under $5k? Yikes are you kidding? Well, there's the Black Magic Ursa Mini 4.6k isn't that close enough?
That's where the often quiet and little known Kinefininty steps in and launches the TERRA – and thanks to Newsshooter, we have some coverage. I am not in the loop when it comes to Kinefinity so i'm glad to be able to share this from newsshooter.
Very interesting read and camera. Definitely small and compact like a DSLR. But does it shoot stills? LOL – that's why I still like my DSLR for being able to do both – but if you're making movies, this might be something to look into.
But also remember, there's more to camera gear than just specs – let's not forget the support/service issue… cameras do fail sometimes.
5K for less than $5K? Kinefinity launch the TERRA: A compact RAW and ProRes shooting cinema camera in 5K and 6K versions
2016 is certainly shaping up to be an interesting year for more affordable new cine cameras. With the Sony FS5, Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K and RED’s Raven already shipping, it’s the turn of Chinese maker Kinefinity to show their hand.
The TERRA is a small-bodied Super35 cinema camera that comes in both 5K and 6K versions. The 5K version has the headline grabbing sub $5K body only price tag (29,900 RMB on the Chinese mainland) and can shoot 5K at 60 frames per second (fps), 4K at 100 fps, or 2K at 200 fps, plus all the regular frame rates.
The 6K version costs slightly more (at around $5,400 US or 34,900 RMB on the Chinese mainland). It features 6K at up to 25fps, 4K at up to 100 fps and 2K at 225fps. It appears to use the same sensor as the existing 6K KineMAX model. This should give it slightly more dynamic range than the 5K model. The base sensitivity remains at 800 ISO.
Both shoot to Kinefinity’s own 2.5” SSD drives that slot neatly into the side of the camera – it isn’t clear if other makers SSDs are supported. They record Kinefinity’s own 12-bit KineRAW (.KRW) format or 10-bit Apple Prores in 422 HQ, 422, LT and proxy flavours. The addition of ProRes is highly significant and puts Kinefinity alongside the ranks of ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Panasonic, RED and AJA to include the format by default in their cameras. Alongside the announcement of the TERRA Kinefinity also took the opportunity to announce the addition of ProRes to their existing 6K KineMAX and 4K KineMINI models via free firmware upgrades. The 6K should get the option in May 2016, and the 4K KineMINI in June. This will be a welcome enhancement for existing users.
Like those on the last Kinefinity models, the lens mount is either Canon EF electronic, or the interchangeable KineMOUNT that is a sub-PL design allowing the addition of various standard mount adapters from Kinefinity like PL, Nikon or EF. Interesting the Cooke i Technology lens data system is also supported by the PL version of the mount.
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