Kinefinity MAVO 6K and Atlas Orion 40mm T2 anamorphic vision

If you want to see some more vision from the Kinefinity MAVO 6K then you are in luck. In Las Vegas during the NAB Show, cameramen Sean Conley, Qingqing Liu, and Raafi Rivero went out and shot with the MAVO 6K in 6:5, 4864×4016 @40fps, ProRes422HQ, at ISO 800/1600. The lens used was the brand new Atlas Orion 40mm T2.

Kinefinity MAVO 6K and Atlas Orion 40mm T2 anamorphic vision

The material shot looks really nice and the combination of the MAVO and the Atlas Orion T2 lens certainly produces nice results. The Atlas Orion anamorphic lenses certainly seem to be the real deal. The anamorphic flares and bokeh look very nice indeed.

We got to check out the Kinefinity MAVO 6K and the MAVO 6K LF at NAB recently and you can see our interview and first look at the cameras here. If you aren’t familiar with the Kinefinity MAVO 6K and MAVO 6K LF here is a re-cap:

The MAVO has an S35 sensor while the MAVO LF  uses a large-format sensor measuring 36x24mm. Both cameras can shoot up to 6K with a claimed 14+ stops of dynamic range.

MAVO and MAVO LF are based on the same video process platform, using advanced color processing architecture and whole new CMOS image sensors to achieve super low-noise, high dynamic range. According to Kinefinity, “Whether it is the S35 format version of MAVO or the large-format version of MAVO LF, the 6K images can bring extraordinary details, sharp images and rich shades. MAVO LF is with large-format sensor showing more features such as cleaner images, wider viewing angles, shallower depth of field, and more presence.”


MAVO and MAVO LF can shoot 6K wide 66fps slow-motion, 4K wide 100fps slo-mo. Both high-speed and normal frame rate can get the same superior images, more than 14 stops of latitude, natural highlights and shadow details are preserved perfectly.


With 6K 3:2 aspect ratio, in addition to the conventional 16:9 and 17:9 standard aspect ratio, the CMOS sensor can also provide a variety of image formats, such as 4:3, 6:5 S35 anamorphic shooting, even the open gate 6016×4016.


A new KineBACK module will also be available for the MAVO & MAVO LF which integrates a wireless video transmitter and a wireless receiver that works with Movcam’s follow focus system.


Unlike the TERRA 4K and TERRA 6K cameras, the MAVO and MAVO LF are able to shoot in CinemaDNG in compression ratios of 3:1, 5:1 and 7:1., as well as in ProRes 444XQ, 444, 422HQ, LT and Proxy. The TERRA cameras were limited to ProRes 422HQ and Kinefinity’s KRW RAW format (2:1-10:1), which the MAVO and MAVO LF can also do. Both the MAVO and MAVO LF record to 2.5-inch SSD SATA drives.

The camera comes standard with a KineMOUNT and additional PL, Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E Mount adaptors can be used. The MAVO has a 1.5x crop factor which is slightly wider than the TERRA 4K and 6Ks 1.85 and 1.6x crops respectively.


The MAVO is expected to ship at the end of April.

Body Only: $7,999
Basic: $9,499
Pro: $10,999
Full: $13,999

The MAVO LF is yet to be priced and is estimated to ship at the end of October 2018.

What are your thoughts on this camera? Would you consider buying one from the vision you have seen? Let us know in the comments section below.

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