Kinefinity KineMax 6K Footage in Breathtaking 5760×2400

February 18th, 2015
Kinefinity KineMax 6K Footage in Breathtaking 5760x2400

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Roughly a year ago Chinese camera manufacturer Kinefinity presented their KineMax 6K cinema camera alongside the release of a new 4K KineMini. They offer high resolution cinematic RAW recording at an affordable price point. Now footage in 6K resolution hit the web and we can actually take a look and download the source files.

This video that was uploaded by Kinefinity showcases some short sample clips that can be watched in glorious 4K. If your Vimeo player doesn’t do that, just head over to Vimeo and download the source files. I must comment that this looks amazing on a 4K display ;)

Kinefinity also provides downloadable RAW files here which do give you an even better impression of what this camera can do. I played with these myself and both the dynamic range as well as the resolution seem truly impressive. You can see a screenshot in 5760×2400 by downloading that first image from this article here.

One thing I noticed though was that there were strong aliasing in the slow motion footage. It seems like there is line-skipping to achieve the same resolution at higher frame rates.

kinemax-specsAnyway, if you need 6K then there’s currently nothing that can get you there faster than this camera. For such impressive specs (see chart on the left) one would usually pay a lot, but the

kinemax-6k-sideKineMax is very affordable:

Camera body only: $8,000
Starter: $9,000
Standard: $11,000
Professional: $13,000

The Starter, Standard, and Professional packages include a bunch of add-ons, like the KineAudio/Pro Audio Module, integrated battery plate, KineGrip, KineMag-120GB/240GB SSD, and much more. Both are $1000. You should also keep in mind that the prices for the first 100 units are marked down $1000 for each package. Unfortunately, 6K RAW, 4K 4:3 Anamorphic, and HiSpeed options are not included, but you can purchase KineMAX 6K RAW and KineMAX HiSpeed upgrades.

[Update]: Apparently the .com website is down. Here’s the Europe website www.kinefinity.tv

via nofilmschool.com

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Keary Croskrey
Keary Croskrey
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Hopefully we see more of this so Canon will have to step up their game.

Dan Pinard
Dan Pinard
MemberFebruary 18th, 2015

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting. Canon’s latest upgrade to the C100, while welcome since it addressed user demands, was not the jump some were hoping. The C300/C500 class better offer 4k/6k at decent frame rates in short time or else their strategy of DSLR/Cinema features remaining separate and forced upselling to more expensive cameras while incrementally offering new high end models, will fall flat and they’ll be playing catch-up.

Christopher R Field
Christopher R Field
GuestFebruary 18th, 2015

Ok so maybe it is not 15,000 for the camera, but i think it is a serious stretch to call 8 grand for the body as “Very affordable”. Unless you are back with some sort of a production company that is a hard pill for most anyone to swallow. :)

Austin Pena
Austin Pena
GuestFebruary 19th, 2015

I’ll just watch this on my 6k monitor

Anonymous
Anonymous
GuestFebruary 20th, 2015

Still some major issues with the sensor and color science as you can see in the gravel at 17 seconds. The aberrations are way better compared to kinefinity’s older camera. Price wise it is pretty decent but not a steal. The prices don’t include the 6k raw or the high speed update also, so you looking more like $16000. for a few thousand more you could get a scarlet dragon with similar specs and a way better sensor. It is only the redmags that will really set you back compared to kinifity’s sdd’s

Phil Abatecola
MemberFebruary 21st, 2015

Is it me or does this camera produce some of the most unappealing 6K I have ever seen? Not impressed at all.

Frank Conte
MemberApril 23rd, 2016

Does anyone know of a different link that will allow me to download the footage?

I am trying the link provided in the article and it seems to be a dropbox competitor that is in the process of closing up shop. Every time I try and download a file it sats “bandwidth exceeded” and that’s the end of that. I assume it was an issue of not logging in but it appears that since the service is going out of business they are not allowing new users to sign up.

Alex Zapo
Alex Zapo
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I heard about Kinefinity from Chines collegues that this is not stable camera for temperature. And its meen that no able to use it in professional cinema process. May be somebody has such experience to use it in full length movie?

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