This much anticipated ‘Chinese Alexa’ basic kit has been officially priced for pre-orders at a shocking $6300.
This Alexa clone is a full $64,000 cheaper than Arri’s cinematic offering.
The basic kit lacks HD-SDI and WiFi (these are added extras) but you won’t be facing the kind of additional expense that a Red Scarlet body entails. 3 XLR audio jacks, HDMI for monitoring and standard generic SSD drives are the order of the day for the basic Kineraw kit.
Now I know this is not going to have the same support network around it as Arri are able to provide for the Alexa. It is probably not going to be as 100% bullet proof reliable out of the box either, since it is a first generation product from a relatively new company.
The headline specs are very similar right across the board to the Alexa, though it uses CineForm DNG raw, there’s no ProRes capability internally. The image quality – well it would be very interesting to see how it can get to an Alexa, for $6k.
Here’s another one shot with it: