Kinotehnik designs and develops accessories for the new era of content creation.

The Story Behind Kinotehnik

Back in 2005, our founder Tõnis Liivamägi, an avid cinematography enthusiast, was obsessed with 35mm DOF adapters. Having a background in product design, it soon became apparent that when he failed to find a feasible existing solution it made much more sense to build one by himself.

This led to inventing a super compact electronic ground-glass holder that fits into readily available macro tubes. Oh man, there was much rejoicing in the forums.

So one thing lead to another, and our first mainstream product, LCDVF, was born in 2009 as a response for the HDSLR community looking for an affordable, yet top quality LCD viewfinder. After its notable success, we are now venturing further into design and development of photo and video accessories. Soon to be announced products include smart lights, premium quality mic preamps, AV IQ I/O boxes and much more.

Our products are geared towards documentary filmmakers, journalists and small camera crews who all require compact but rugged gear, although the profile of our clients starts from the very beginner DSLR-filming enthusiasts. However, all of them share the same high expectations. Meeting those expectations is both a huge challenge and great fun. This is what keeps us going.


practilite602Kinotehnik announces the Practilite 602 is the world’s first and smallest bi-color, variable beam smartphone controlled LED light.

The Practilite 602 comes with an app for smartphones and is Bluetooth capable. This remote function is cost-effective and especially useful for single-person shooters or small crews when a gaffer is not available. Also, it makes documentary shooting and field interviews more efficient as managing the lighting setup and adjustments can now be done with greater ease.


Manios Digital & Film is the Exclusive U.S.Distributor for Kinotehnik.
Please visit Kinotehnik’s website for more information.



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