After I got back from doing a short in Ireland, last September, the Kinefinity KineRAW S35, I ordered back in May of 2013, arrived on my doorstep.
I was interested in this camera because:
I was looking for an S35 format camera;
That captures CinemaDNG;
The Kinefinity cameras also record compressed CineForm raw as a bonus (I love CineForm raw);
That has all the ins and outs like a cinema camera and that feels like a camera;
Dan Hudgins worked on the colour profiles of this camera.
I appreciate of course the reasonable price tag of the kit and it sooths my appetite for lesser known, almost underground, cinematic cameras - you know what I mean.
Without much testing the camera we almost immediately put it to work by using it on a remake of a Reservoir Dogs scene for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film festival here in Ghent.
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The camera performed without any mentionable issue and was really straight forward to use. We captured this in CineForm raw.
If you’re interested in this camera, I urge you to follow @SasquatchMovie - twitterfeed of UK production company THESEFOURWALLS (@T4WPs) - about the feature comedy they are currently filming on the S35 in the Lake District.
And you can of course rent it from RawCinemaShop.