KineMAX 6K camera high speed footage from HDVideoshop: 4K at 100fps and 3K at 150fps

By site editor Dan Chung:

The Chinese made KineMAX 6K camera recently went on sale and today European dealer HDVideoshop have posted new footage showing its high speed shooting capabilities. The camera can shoot 4K at 100 frames per second, in frame size close to Super35. If cropped it can shoot 3K at 150 frames per second. On paper this might not sound very special compared to recent cameras like the FS7, but the KineMAX is shooting RAW images internally to the camera’s SSD drives. Moire and aliasing is present but seems reasonably well controlled.

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The footage does look pretty convincing on Youtube, but to make a proper evaluation I would want to see the original footage on a decent monitor, and then graded. Also the lens used for the shoot was an old Nikon prime still lens and I would want to see something better used.

The Blackmagic Design URSA
The Blackmagic Design URSA

The nearest mid priced competition is probably the newly upgraded Blackmagic URSA which will shoot 120 frames per second in 4k RAW if you upgrade to the new version 2 4K sensor, or 1080P at up to 150fps in windowed mode with either the current or the new sensor. The Blackmagic benefits from internal ProRes recording to CFast 2.0 cards, but Kinefinity recently announced that they would also be supporting ProRes in the near future (although it isn’t clear if this requires a hardware upgrade).

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