Sony Venice

SONY VENICE

Sony VENICE CineAlta Full Frame 6K Sensor Motion Picture Camera System Body Only.

The new Sony VENICE camera brings professional cinematography to the next level. 6K sensor and 15 stops of dynamic range – 9 stops below and 6 stops above 18% grey - for beautiful images, with out of the box 4K 17:9, 3.8K 16:9 UHD capabilities and the option to upgrade to 6K 1.85:1, 6K 17:9, 5.7K, 6K 2.39:1 with firmware.

You get superb dynamic range, a wide colour gamut3 that exceeds BT.2020 colour space and this camera matches the performance of the F65 and F55.

The VENICE is a reliable partner for creativity with the ability to control via Wi-Fi. The extra shallow depth of field captures images that have the equivalent of ½ stop shallower than super 35mm

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 wide with 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

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*

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.

RAW 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. VENICE supports onboard recording of MPEG HD (fixed FPS only) and HD ProRes Proxy* in XAVC 4K and XAVC QFHD onto SxS media. *Firmware update required. Even without using AXS-R7, VENICE itself can record XAVC 4K and ProRes 422 Proxy* simultaneously. VENICE is designed to support both the highest quality imagery and high speed workflows. VENICE with AXS-R7 supports both RAW and X-OCN recording of MPEG HD (fixed FPS only), HD ProRes*, XAVC 4K* and XAVC QFHD* onto SxS media. *Firmware update required.


    HIGH PERFORMANCE WORKFLOWS FOR CREATIVE FREEDOM. Uncompromising image quality with economical file sizes all the way to 6K. Exceptional tonal rendition and dynamic range thanks to 16-bit Scene Linear capture. Fast, easy and powerful workflows supported by all major third-party post tools.


  • Audio Inputs: 5-pin XLR (1)
  • SDI Output: Yes
  • HDMI Output: Yes
  • Shutter: Rolling (Electronic)
  • Native ISO: ISO 2500
  • Recording Media: SxS Card
  • Internal ND: 1.8
  • Frame Rates: 59.94p
  • Video Resolution: 6K
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • CODEC: ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime
  • Lens/Mount: PL Mount
  • Sensor Size: 36.2mm x 24.1mm
  • Audio Channels: 4 (LPCM 24 bit)
  • Bit Depth: 10 bit
  • Chroma: 4:2:2
  • Colour Spaces: YCbCr
  • Weight: 3.9KG
  • Sony CineAlta Venice
  • Sony DVF-EL200 Viewfinder & Cable
  • Wooden Camera D-Box
  • Wooden Camera AIR EVF Extension Arm
  • ARRI Top Plate for Venice
  • ARRI CCH-4 Top Handle
  • ARRI Plate for Venice including Shoulder Pad
  • ARRI Bridge Plate Adaptor for Venice
  • 19mm Support Rods 340mm
  • 19mm ARRI Support Rods 240mm
  • 15mm ARRI Support Rods 340mm
  • 4 x 256GB SxS Pro+ Cards
  • Sony SxS USB-3 Card Reader
  • 6 x Hawk-Woods VL-175 Batteries
  • Hawk-Woods Quad Charger
  • 2 x Hawk-Woods 14.4V XBOX XB1-1000 Wh Batteries
  • Hawk-Woods 14.4V XBOX XB-18C Charger

Camera Type

Sony VENICE CineAlta Full Frame 6K Sensor Motion Picture Camera System Body Only.

Sensor

24.8MP 36.2 x 24.1mm full-frame CMOS sensor

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)

Latitude

15+ Stop

Select FPS*

mager 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

Recording Formats

XAVC 4K Class480: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p

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, 59.94i

Recording codec/framerate

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

X-OCN ST/LT:

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