When the Kinefinity MAVO Edge 8K was (announced) about a year ago www.slashcam.de/news/single/Kinefinity-MAVO-Edge---8K-Vollformat-Cine-Kamera-m-15782.html, the recommended price of around 12,000 dollars for an 8K cinema camera was still a real claim. But then a chain of delivery delays followed and the competitive environment did not stand still either.
There is still no official delivery date, but Kinefinity has released an enticing first teaser film that should keep potential buyers happy and promises concrete news about the camera in the near future.
The MAVO Edge 8K will feature a 44.7 MP full-frame DUAL ISO sensor that can be read out at up to 75p. However, the previously announced RAW recording will be no longer possible. Recording is now exclusively in ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 422 HQ or H.264 Proxy.
The camera also has an Open Gate 3:2 8K mode with up to 48fps as well as "cropped" 6K Wide with up to 100fps and 4K Wide with up to 160fps. Important differentiating features compared to the competition are the two internal (!!) NVMe M.2 SSD card slots as well as a completely newly developed internal eND filter system, which can motorise an electronic ND filter into the beam path. The wide range of diverse mounts available also clearly differentiates the MAVO cameras from the competition.
It is expected that Kinefinity will publish more information about the status and final price of the MAVO Edge 8K in the next few days. In the current environment with 8K full frame hybrids from Sony and Canon as well as the already available 12K URSA Mini Pro, Kinefinity is now at least no longer the first to trundle onto the still quite young cine 8K market.