KineOS 7.1 for Kinefinity MAVO Edge 8K and 6K Launched – Provides ProRes 4444 Effectivity Mode


KineOS 7.1 for Kinefinity MAVO Edge 8K and 6K Released – Adds ProRes 4444 Efficiency Mode

Kinefinity has simply rolled out the KineOS 7.1 for his or her MAVO Edge 8K and 6K cameras. This firmware replace optimizes SDI features, introduces new full-frame and S35 anamorphic modes, and provides a brand new attention-grabbing ProRes 4444 Effectivity Mode recording choice.

Earlier this yr, the Kinefinity MAVO Edge 6K joined the prevailing MAVO Edge 8K, which is the corporate’s present flagship mannequin. These two full-frame cameras share the identical physique design however are totally different on the core. CineD’s Johnnie had the privilege to check out each cameras within the area, so be sure you don’t miss his hands-on evaluations (MAVO Edge 8K evaluate | MAVO Edge 6K evaluate).

Simply yesterday, we reported on two new high-capacity V-mount batteries from Kinefinity, the PD KineBAT 99 and 200. Together with these new options to energy their beasts, the corporate additionally launched a brand new firmware known as KineOS 7.1, which additional provides to the checklist of options these already-capable cameras have. Let’s take a more in-depth look.

Kinefinity MAVO Edge 6K. Supply: Kinefinity

KineOS 7.1 for Kinefinity MAVO Edge 8K and 6K: SDI optimization

To start out off, the most recent firmware replace enhances the SDI capabilities of the MAVO Edge 8K and 6K cameras. Each fashions characteristic two impartial 1.5/3G SDI ports for monitoring, which might now output standing data and menus to an exterior display screen, together with offering a clear picture feed choice.

Kinefinity hasn't left many stones unturned when it comes to connectivity on the MAVO Edge.
Kinefinity MAVO Edge 8K. Supply: Kinefinity

Furthermore, set off recording over SDI is now potential, whereas extra SDI body charges have been added to match the venture body charge. In line with the producer, the SDI output ought to now present crisper outcomes, particularly when transmitting full-frame 4K and S35 4K photos.

ProRes 4444 Effectivity Mode

Curiously, hidden within the firmware launch notes, is a brand new taste of Apple’s common codec, ProRes 4444 Effectivity Mode. In line with Kinefinity, though nonetheless in Beta, this compression methodology ought to assist save cupboard space and lengthen recording instances with out compromising dynamic vary.

Kinefinity MAVO Edge 6K. Supply: Kinefinity

ProRes 4444 Effectivity Mode is claimed to be 50% extra environment friendly than common ProRes 4444. Nonetheless, I’m unsure how Kinefinity achieved this exceptional outcome since ProRes 4444 Effectivity Mode doesn’t appear to be an official codec choice licensed by Apple. Hopefully, the corporate will elaborate extra about this level sooner or later.

New anamorphic modes

KineOS 7.1 additionally introduces a protracted checklist of recent anamorphic modes for each cameras, together with 3:2, 6:5, and 4:3 choices utilizing each full-frame and Tremendous 35 mm sensor areas. In line with the discharge notes, full-frame 3:2 recording is supported as much as 50fps. New codecs embody the next:

  • MAVO Edge 8K – Full-frame
    7.2K 3:2 (7168×4760)
    4.8K 3:2 (4864×3176)
    6.4K 4:3 (6400×4760)
    5.7K 6:5 (5760×4760)
    4.2K 4:3 (4224×3176)
    3.8K 6:5 (3840×3176)
  • MAVO Edge 8K – Tremendous 35
    6K 3:2 (6144×3840)
    4K 3:2 (4096×2560)
    5K 4:3 (5120×3840)
    4.8K 6:5 (4864×3840)
    3.4K 4:3 (3456×2560)
    3K 6:5 (3072×2560)
  • MAVO Edge 6K – Full-frame
    5.7K 3:2 (5760×3700)
    3.8K 3:2 (3840×2460)
    5K 4:3 (5120×3700)
    4.6K 6:5 (4608×3700)
    3.4K 4:3 (3456×2460)
    3K 6:5 (3072×2460)
  • MAVO Edge 6K – Tremendous 35
    4K 3:2 (4096×2700)
    3.2K 6:5 (3328×2700)
    3.6K 4:3 (3712X2700)
    2.7K 1:1 (2688X2688)

Different options

Together with common stability enhancements and bug fixes, the brand new firmware additionally enhances operability. For instance, the digital camera is now sooner when toggling between preview and playback modes. Lastly, a redesigned VU meter now shows a extra exact dBFS marking scale for visually monitoring audio ranges.

Worth and availability

The brand new KineOS 7.1 firmware replace is now accessible to obtain as a free improve from Kinefinity’s web site. Earlier than putting in the 7.1 replace, you wish to be sure that the digital camera is operating KineOS 7.0. The replace course of takes about half an hour to finish.

For the complete firmware launch notes, please go to Kinefinity’s web site right here.

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