Sony VENICE 6K Digital Cinema Camera
- Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- Supports UHD 4K and DCI 4K Capture
- 15+ Stops of Dynamic Range
- Supports 6K Capture with License Update
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The Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera features a full-frame CMOS sensor with 15+ stops of dynamic range, but in its basic configuration it windows the sensor to shoot Super 35. The camera comes with a removable PL Mount that supports the Cooke /i Technology lens metadata protocols, allowing you to work with cinema-style glass ranging from vintage to modern. As is, the camera supports DCI and UHD 4K capture, while planned and scheduled firmware updates will enable anamorphic, full-frame, and select frame rates from 1 to 72 fps.
Remove the PL Mount to reveal a Sony E-Mount with a locking outer ring that allows you to mount your lens and then rotate the ring to secure it, creating a strong mounting system that does not require you to rotate your E-Mount lens when mounting it to the camera. Eight integrated and motorized ND filters range from clear to seven stops of ND in one-stop increments. The camera features a built-in assistant-side info screen, along with a smaller basic info display screen on the operator side of the camera. It features dual SxS card slots that allow you to capture XAVC or HD ProRes in-camera.
Full frame sensor and wide range of lens compatibility to visualise the image of filmmakers
The camera combines a newly developed 36x24mm full-frame sensor and compatibility with a wide range of lenses, including anamorphic, Super 35mm and full-frame PL mount for a greater range of expressive freedom with shallow depth of field. The lens mount can also be changed to handle E-mount lenses for shooting situations that require smaller, lighter, wider and more characteristic lenses. User-selectable areas of the image sensor allow shooting in Super 35 mm 4 – perf. Sony's commitment to furthering image capture in key areas of dynamic range, large format aspect ratio and colour rendition. Sony's VENICE motion picture camera platform demonstrates the commitment to filmmakers to create every emotion in every frame, to all the camera to shoot 36mm widewith 6K resolution.
New colour management system and established workflow for flexible post-production
A new colour management system and wide colour gamut gives users more control and greater freedom to work with images during grading and post-production. VENICE also has more than 15 stops of latitude to handle challenging lighting situations from low-light to harsh sunlight.VENICE achieves high quality and efficient file-based production through Sony’s established 16-bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC workflows using the portable memory recorder AXS-R7. VENICE is also compatible with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and AR1 card reader, AXS and SxS memory cards).
Intuitive design and refined functionality to support smooth on-site operation
VENICE has a fully modular and intuitive design with refined functionality to support smooth and efficient on-site operation. It is the film industry's first camera with a built-in 8-stage glass ND filter system, enabling to reduce the replacement work of the external ND filter and make shooting progress efficient. The camera is designed for easy operation with an intuitive control panel placed on the left and right sides of the cameras. A 24 V power supply input/output and Lemo connector allow use of many standard camera accessories and make use in harsh environments easier.
License options for individual production requirements
With VENICE, Sony is giving users the option to customise their camera by enabling the features needed, matched to their individual production requirements. Optional licenses will be available in permanent, monthly and weekly durations to expand the camera’s capabilities with new features including 4K anamorphic and full frame, each sold separately.
High Performance, Proven Recording Formats
VENICE offers complete production flexibility. Internally, VENICE can support XAVC, ProRes or MPEG HD recording onto SxS memory card. Additionally, by using the AXS-R7 recorder, it can record 16 bit RAW or X-OCN (16-bit eXtended tonal range Original Camera Negative) onto AXS memory card.
XAVC is the highest-performing implementation of H.264/AVC intra-frame coding. It supports 4K with superb efficiency and beautiful 10-bit pictures. Naturally, VENICE supports XAVC Class480, which is the highest bitrate and quality available.
Apple ProRes including ProRes 422 proxy formats are popular in postproduction, and are supported by VENICE. This means there’s no need for transcoding; you can simply handle these formats directly from the camera.
* Firmware update required.
This ultimate 16-bit linear RAW format preserves all the information captured in 4K, with 16 times more tonal values than 12-bit RAW.
X-OCN – 16-bit eXtended tonal range Original Camera Negative
Full 4K and 6K* resolution, with extraordinary colour reproduction, nicely suits Sony’s third generation colour development, S-Gamut 3. In particular, 16-bit scene linear tonal gradation retains the camera’s full dynamic range, with far greater capacity for visual expression than 10-bit or 12-bit digital formats.
16-bit X-OCN offers significant file size reduction, which make working with full resolution content from VENICE’s 6K sensor far more practical in terms of file transfer times and storage requirements.
* Firmware update required.
Simultaneous Recording for faster workflow
A key benefit of VENICE is simultaneous recording using two recording media. For example, a production could use RAW/X-OCN data recorded by AXS-R7 for online editing and also use XAVC, ProRes* or MPEG HD for offline editing without waiting for any file conversion. As VENICE can also record XAVC 4K and RAW / X-OCN* simultaneously, another option would be to use XAVC 4K for quick turnaround mainstream production while using simultaneously recording RAW / X-OCN as a future-proof archive suitable for the highest quality HDR applications.
|Power Requirements||DC12V (11～17.0V)|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 40℃|
|Storage Temperature||-20℃ to 60℃|
|Mass||Approx. 3.9kg (8lb 10oz) (without lens, handle, VF attachment|
|expansion bottom plate and accessories)|
|Dimensions||133 x 159 x 172 mm (without protrusion)|
|Imaging Device||Full-Frame CMOS|
|Imaging Device Pixel Count||24.7M (total), 24.4M (effective)|
|Imaging Device Size||36.2x24.1mm. 43.5mm (diagonal).|
|Built-In ND Filters||Clear, 0.3(1/2), 0.6(1/4), 0.9(1/8), 1.2(1/16),|
|1.5(1/32), 1.8(1/64), 2.1(1/128), 2.4(1/256)|
|Lens Mount||PL Mount|
|E-mount (lever lock type, without supplied PL lens mount adaptor)|
|Select FPS*||Imager mode:|
|3.8K 16:9, 4K 17.9: 1-60FPS|
|4K 4:3: 1-48FPS|
|4K 6:5, 5.7K 16:9, 6K 17:9, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 2.39:1: 1-30FPS|
|6K 3:2: 1-24FPS|
|White Balance||2000~15000Kelvin and Green/Magenta adjust, AWB*|
|Recording Format (Video)||XAVC 4K Class480: 23.98p, 24p, 25p,|
|XAVC 4K Class300: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p|
|XAVC QFHD Class480: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p|
|XAVC QFHD Class300: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p|
|MPEG HD422(1920x1080): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 59.94i|
|HD ProRes 422HQ*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 60i|
|HD ProRes 422*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 59.94i|
|HD ProRes 422 Proxy*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i,|
|Recording Format (RAW/X-OCN) *required AXS-R7||RAW SQ:|
|4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p|
|3.8K 16:9 (3840 x 2160): 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p|
|6K 3:2(6048 x 4032): 23.98p, 24p,|
|6K 2.39:1 (6048 x 2530)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p|
|6K 1.85:1 (6048 x 3270)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p|
|6K 17:9 (6048 x 3190)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p|
|5.7K 16:9 (5672 x 3190)*: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p|
|4K 6:5(4096x3432)*:23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p|
|4K 4:3(4096x3024) :23.98p, 24p, 25p*, 29.97p*|
|4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p|
|3.8K 16:9 (3840 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p|
|Recording Format (Audio)||LPCM 4ch , 24-bit 48-kHz|
|DC Input||XLR-type 4pin (male)|
|Battery DC Input||Square-shaped 5pin connector|
|DC Output||12V: Hirose 4pin x1|
|24V: Fischer 3pin x2|
|SDI Output||BNC×4, (12G, 3G, 1.5G-SDI)|
|HD MONI Output||BNCx1 (1.5G-SDI)|
|HDMI Output||Type A ×1|
|Audio Input||XLR-type 5pin (female) x1 (LINE/ AES/EBU / MIC /|
|Timecode Input||BNC x1|
|Genlock Input||BNC x1|
|AUX||LEMO 5pin (female) x1 (Timecode Output)|
|Lens Mount Hot Shoe||4pin x2, conforming to Cooke /i Intelligent|
|Electronic Lens System|
|Network*||RJ-45 type x1, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX|
|USB*||USB host, type-A x1|
|Headphone Output||Stereo mini jack x1|
|Media type||ExpressCard/34 slot×2|
|SD card slot ×1|
|*||Firmware update required|
|New Features and Improvement V3 Firmware|
|Imager Mode||5.7K 16:9|
|Recording Formats||X-OCN XT recording – designed for demanding|
|applications such as visual effects offering utmost image quality|
|alongside economical file sizes for highest quality X-OCN workflow. [AXS-R7|
|47.952 project frame rate (4K 4:3 and 4K 17:9)|
|Simul. Rec Combination||XAVC 4K/QFHD and Apple ProRes (Proxy|
|RAW/X-OCN and XAVC 4K/QFHD|
|Shooting Function||Cache Rec. for a maximum 30 sec in X-OCN 4K|
|17:9 AXS Memory / HD MPEG 50 SxS memory. Maximum 8 sec in|
|X-OCN ST 6K 3:2 AXS Memory.|
|AXS Relay recording|
|Monitor Out Function||De-squeeze function (x1.25, x1.3, x1.5, x1.8)|
|.cdl file import|
|6G/12G-SDI switchable output enabling 4K SDI output during RAW|
|and HD simultaneous recording|
|Shooting Assist Function||VENICE VF function control with DVF-|
|SxS XDROOT Folder and Volume name changing to CamID+Reel#|
|Configurable False Color on VF and HD Monitor|
|False Color (SDI Monitor)|
|2:1 Frame Line preset|
|Hardware||12 pin lens remote|
|Network Function||Wired LAN control (FULL MENU)|
|Wireless LAN control (with CBK-WA02)|
What's In The Box
- Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera
- PL Mount
- VF Attachment
- VF Cable
- Circular Shim
- 15 x 1/3 Arc Shim
- Lens Mount Cover
- Limited 1-Year Warranty