Kinefinity TERRA 6K Footage and Unboxing

You may recall earlier this year, budget Chinese camera maker Kinefinity announced two new cameras – the TERRA 5K and TERRA 6K. It all went quiet for a bit during the Summer as the company was taking pre-orders and manufacturing the cameras. And now the 6K version looks like it is shipping. Much like the KineMINI and KineMAX cameras, Kinefinity are aiming at bringing high-end digital cinema camera features such as 4K+ resolutions and high frame rates to independent filmmakers and small production companies. The world of professional moving image-making has changed since then, with the introduction of the most affordable RED camera – the RED Raven, which despite its position in the RED hierarchy is still ball park sub-$15 grand camera when you factor in the camera modules and accessories required to make it work.

The Kinefinity TERRA 6K will cost you around 7,000 Euros for the BASIC PACK, or 9,000 Euros for the PRO Pack, which gives you the KineBACK add-on module with XLR and 3G-SDI connectivity in addition to the Wi-Fi control option. See some footage from the camera below courtesy of Dutch-based, Robbert van Weelderen.

Camera: Kinefinity TERRA
Lens: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8
RPAS: Freefly Alta 6 / MOVI M5

Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160
ISO: 640 EI
FrameRate: 25 FPS
Shutter Angle: 180 degrees
WB: Daylight
Aperture: F9

RPAS operator: Robbert van Weelderen – www.polaire-pro.com
Camera operator: Rob Jansen – www.earthpropeller.com

Kinefinity TERRA 6K Quick Features

  • 6K at 25 fps
  • 4K at 100 fps (High-speed) with full-sensor readout
  • 2K at 225 fps (High-Speed)
  • S35 sensor
  • 16 stops DR in 3K Golden Res
  • 14 Stops DR in rest of resolutions
  • KineLOG 3
  • 12bit KineRAW (KRW) + 10bit ProRes
  • Base ISO 800

Here’s a quick skin tones test that Robbert also posted on his Youtube channel:

Robbert also prepared a massive 40+ minute unboxing that is actually quite informative. If you are interested in the Kinefinity Terra 6K camera I suggest you check it out.

Keeping up with new cameras is never easy, and I generally get confused with Kinefinity cameras – however from what I gather, compared to the KineMINI and KineMAX 6K, the new TERRA features a more compact and modular design very much in the vein of the RED DSMC2 modular system with brains and add-on extension units.

The new Kinefinity TERRA will be available in two versions – a 5K and a 6K version. The latter apparently shares the KineMAX 6K sensor, but with improved processing.

The sensor size in the TERRA 6K appears to be Super 35 (same as in the KineMAX) and the frame rates are more than impressive! The cameras are able to record in 12bit KineRAW (compressed proprietary in .KRW files) and 10bit ProRes in all resolutions.

For more info head over to our previous Kinefinity posts here and check out Berlin-based HDVideoShop who are the official Kinefinity distributors for Europe.

[via Robbert van Weelderen]

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  • Goff

    A red RED?

  • T Nails

    Kinefinity ordering site confusing as hell.

  • Donald Van Patten

    $7999.00 is pretty impressive price for the basic 6k model. But like Red by the time you add all you really need to shoot with it in real life it is probably more like 13 to 15k or more.

    I don’t see it as a cheap alternative to a Red. Plenty of used Reds around at that price with a proven track record. I guess over time it may prove to be a cheaper solution?

    But I hope they don’t go the Sony way of killing you with 3k firmware upgrades every 6 months on a camera that could have done all that out of the box at the start.

    • If you don’t own some of the necessary accessories yet then yes, cost will increase (rig, monitor, batteries). But it is definitely not in the price range of RED’s eco system. Mostly due to the fact that it uses cheap media and it is way less power hungry.

    • 0bli0

      Terra 6k
      $6999 for brain, canon mount, side handle, 5 in monitor, 30w battery, 500gb ssd +$1190 if you want vmount back with SDI and xlr audio – and can use off the shelf SSD (but you don’t need this to shoot – you can shoot handheld out of the box with basic package

      Red Raven
      $8950 for brain + $700 for canon mount +$5643 for 4.7″ monitor, handle, red brick battery, red station card reader + $1850 for 480gb red mag

      Huge difference in price! Plus you can order it and get it fairly soon. YOu can’t even order Red Raven at the moment