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Sony VENICE 6K Lite Digital Motion Picture Camera Package

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Sony VENICE 6K Lite Digital Motion Picture Camera Package
Key Features
  • Full-Frame CMOS Sensor with 15+ Stops DR
  • Supports UHD 4K and DCI 4K Capture
  • Removable PL Mount, Cooke /i Protocol
  • Sony E-Mount with Electronic Contacts
Providing a basic camera body with EVF, the Sony VENICE 6K Lite Digital Motion Picture Camera Package can be thought of as an introductory shooting package that can grow as you need it to. The camera body features a full-frame sensor with 15+ stops of dynamic range; however, in this configuration it can only use a Super 35 crop for a cinematic feel to your images. To achieve full-frame cinematography it requires an available, but not included, full-frame upgrade license. Likewise, to take advantage of the camera's anamorphic capabilities it also requires an optional anamorphic license.
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Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera Overview

Providing a basic camera body with EVF, the Sony VENICE 6K Lite Digital Motion Picture Camera Package can be thought of as an introductory shooting package that can grow as you need it to. The camera body features a full-frame sensor with 15+ stops of dynamic range; however, in this configuration it can only use a Super 35 crop for a cinematic feel to your images. To achieve full-frame cinematography it requires an available, but not included, full-frame upgrade license. Likewise, to take advantage of the camera's anamorphic capabilities it also requires an optional anamorphic license.

You can record files as XAVC or ProRes in DCI or UHD 4K, as well as HD, internally to available SxS cards. Raw file capture can be accomplished with optional external recorders such as the AXS-R7. The included EVF features a 0.7" OLED panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 200 cd/m2 brightness. A built-in diopter ring enables adjusting the EVF to suit most eyes. The built-in eye sensor controls the anti-burn-in function of the OLED.

Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera

Providing a flexible design configuration within a single camera body, the Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera is meant to provide you with just the amount of camera you need, so you don't have to invest in more than necessary. It 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.

Firmware 6.0 Update
Updating your camera to Firmware 6.0 adds the following functions and features:
  • 5.7K at 16:9 up to 72 fps
  • 4K at 6:5 up to 72 fps
  • 3.8K at 16:9 up to 110 fps
  • 3D LUT viewable in the viewfinder
  • ART (Advanced Rendering Transform) file imports
  • Updated switching for SDI 1-4 3G-SDI level A/B
  • Addition of second user frame line of 9:16 and 1:1 preset
  • Record beep and alarm volume adjust
  • Ability to maintain CamID+Reel# when loading ALL file
  • Displaying of Genlock and TC lock status on OSD
  • Setting of de-squeeze on/off via the USER button
  • Updated RCP Call function
  • Record gyro information in metadata
  • Support for ZEISS eXtended Data from FUJINON Premista-series lenses
  • Requires Firmware 4.00 or higher before installing
Functions
  • Imager modes 6K 2.39:1 and 5.7K 16:9 (with Full-Frame License)
  • Support for the X-OCN XT recording format
  • Compatibility with Rialto VENICE Extension System
  • De-squeeze ratios 1.25x, 1.3x, 1.5x, and 1.8x
  • Cache rec function
  • AXS Relay rec function
  • Simultaneous format
  • SxS recording folder structure selection
  • Support for 6G/12G output SDI
  • Improved imaging assist function
  • Support for CBK-WA02 Wireless LAN Adapter
  • Improved VF menu operations and Frame Line setting
  • Support for CDL files
Use Case
The VENICE is designed to start you off with a basic camera and, through firmware updates and licenses, upgrade it over time. This allows you to upgrade it as your needs grow, instead of having to buy a whole new camera system. Licenses can be permanent upgrades or used for limited periods of time, for those jobs that require more features than you normally use.
Sensor
The sensor features more than 15 stops of dynamic range and has been designed to exceed the BT.2020 color space—which is larger than the DCI-P3 color space—enabling you to create stunning images with a camera that already exceeds future specs.
Full-Frame Sensor
In full-frame, you can use the full 6048-pixel width of the sensor for widescreen spherical 2.39:1, or large format scope. A firmware upgrade and license are required for full-frame recording.
Fast Shutter
The VENICE features a high-speed readout that minimizes the dreaded "jello" camera effect that plagues some CMOS sensor cameras.
PL Mount
The VENICE comes with the industry-standard PL lens mount. It is compatible with all Super 35 and full-frame PL lenses, spherical and anamorphic. The removable lens mount includes contacts that support Cooke /i Technology. The camera's lens information is recorded as metadata frame by frame.
E-Mount
Removing the PL Mount exposes the camera's E-Mount, which allows compatibility with E-Mount lenses. This E-Mount is designed with a lever lock that eliminates the need to rotate your lens when mounting, and the lever lock secures the lens in the mount minimizing play. Rotating of the locking collar means that in most cases lens support rigs don't need to be removed, which saves time during production. A planned firmware update is required to take full advantage of the E-Mount.
Recording
The VENICE records XAVC UHD 4K or HD ProRes internally to its SxS card slots. An optional AXS-R7 on-board recorder will enable 16-bit Raw and X-OCN recording to AXS cards with a future firmware update.
UPC: 027242228016
Sony DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder

The DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder from Sony is for use with the PMW-F55/F5 and VENICE 6K motion picture cameras. The viewfinder features a 0.7" OLED panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 200 cd/m2 brightness. A built-in diopter ring enables adjusting the EVF to suit most eyes. The built-in eye sensor controls the anti-burn-in function of the OLED.

In addition to the improved OLED panel, the DVF-EL200 features more durability and usability with an eye distance measure sensor, rotary encoders for controlling brightness, and contrast. It also features a LEMO-type connector and quick release system to detach the viewfinder from the camera.

Compatibility
Compatible with CineAlta cameras, including the PMW-F5, PMW-F55, and VENICE.
Dust and Splash Resistant
The viewfinder is dust and splash resistant, making it suitable for use in location shooting as well as in the studio.
Rotary Encoder Control
The viewfinder features a rotary encoder and menu button. These allow you to quickly access and control brightness, contrast, and peaking without having to open the main camera menu display.
Eye Sensor
The DVF-EL200 will automatically invert its OLED display when its proximity sensor detects your eye has moved away. The proximity sensor has improved responsiveness compared to the DVF-EL100.
Requirements
To use the DVF-EL200 with F55 and F5, viewfinder cables and CBK-55AT attachment are required (available separately).
UPC: 027242222137

Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
ARRI PL with Included Adapter
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.7 Megapixel (6042 x 4032)
Effective: 24.4 Megapixel
Image Sensor
36.2 x 24.1 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
ISO Sensitivity Range
500
2500
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC
4096 x 2160 up to 72 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 72 fps
MPEG HD422
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 422 Proxy
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
Raw via Proprietary Module
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
X-OCN Raw via Proprietary Module
6048 x 4032 from 1 to 60.00 fps
6048 x 3272 from 1 to 60.00/66/72 fps
6054 x 3192 from 1 to 60.00/66/72 fps
6054 x 2534 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75/88/90 fps
5674 x 3192 from 1 to 60.00/66/72 fps
4096 x 3432 from 1 to 60.00/66/72 fps
4096 x 3024 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75 fps
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
4096 x 1716 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SxS
Video I/O
4x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
ARRI PL with Included Adapter
Lens Communication
Yes, Cooke /i
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.7 Megapixel (6042 x 4032)
Effective: 24.4 Megapixel
Image Sensor
36.2 x 24.1 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 1-Stop (1/2), 2-Stop (1/4), 3-Stop (1/8), 4-Stop (1/16), 5-Stop (1/32), 6-Stop (1/64), 7-Stop (1/128), 8-Stop (1/256) ND Filters
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
ISO Sensitivity Range
500
2500
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC
4096 x 2160 up to 72 fps
3840 x 2160 up to 72 fps
MPEG HD422
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 422 Proxy
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
Raw via Proprietary Module
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
X-OCN Raw via Proprietary Module
6048 x 4032 from 1 to 60.00 fps
6048 x 3272 from 1 to 60.00/66/72 fps
6054 x 3192 from 1 to 60.00/66/72 fps
6054 x 2534 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75/88/90 fps
5674 x 3192 from 1 to 60.00/66/72 fps
4096 x 3432 from 1 to 60.00/66/72 fps
4096 x 3024 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75 fps
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
4096 x 1716 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 60.00/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
Sensor Crop Modes
Super35 / APS-C
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
IP Streaming
Yes
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SxS
Video I/O
4x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x XLR 5-Pin Mic/Line/AES/EBU Selectable Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x XLR 4-Pin (12 to 32VDC) Input
1x Hirose 4-Pin (12VDC) Output
1x Fischer 3-Pin (12VDC) Output
Other I/O
1x 26-Pin Viewfinder Output
1x BNC (Timecode) Input
1x BNC (Genlock) Input
1x LEMO 5-Pin (Timecode) Output
1x Hirose 8-Pin Control
1x Lens 12-Pin Control
1x RJ45
1x USB-A
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Monitor
Secondary Display
Side: Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Optional, Not Included
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Accessory Mounting Thread
10x 3/8"-16
8x 1/4"-20
Netflix Approved
Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.77 x 6.26 x 5.24" / 17.2 x 15.9 x 13.31 cm
Weight
8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
12.81 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.7 x 11.14 x 9.7"

Sony DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder Specs

Key Specs
Panel Type
OLED
Display Size
0.7" / 1.8 cm
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Display
Color/Monochrome
Color
Panel Type
OLED
Display Size
0.7" / 1.8 cm
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Touchscreen
No
Maximum Brightness
200 nits / cd/m2
Inputs / Outputs
System Connection
Sony 26-Pin
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Dimensions
7.5 x 3.9 x 3.6" / 19 x 9.8 x 9.1 cm
Weight
23.3 oz / 660 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.8 x 7.4 x 6.6"

Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera Reviews

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Will this adaptable PL mount power a Cabrio zoom ...

Will this adaptable PL mount power a Cabrio zoom or would I need an external power cable?
Asked by: Alex
You need a Fujinon 20-Pin to P-Tap Cable for this lens, BH #FUSA206KR70P. You would just need a battery with a P-Tap or D-Tap port. https://bhpho.to/34R4xee
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2021-08-09

On venice when we use ultra prime lenses that ...

On venice when we use ultra prime lenses that doesnt cover full frame of venice so that uses cropped frame. Can we record 6k on venice using cropped frame ?
Asked by: muhammad
VENICE can natively support Super35 24.3 x 18.0mm, 4096 x 3024 resolution (equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film) and Super35 24.3 x 12.8mm, 4096 x 2160 resolution (equivalent to 3-perforation motion picture film). In other words, VENICE’s new full-frame sensor can capture in almost any format, including full 18mm-height Super35 Anamorphic and spherical and full-frame 24mm-height Anamorphic and spherical. Almost any aspect ratio can be conjured up: 1.85:1, 2.39:1, 17:9, the list goes on in full-frame or Super35.6k. See this link for all the supported modes and 6K Full frame modes. https://bit.ly/3NslXVs
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-03-29

is 24 fps in sony venice is same as 23.98 fps?

is 24 fps in sony venice is same as 23.98 fps?
Asked by: villamarzo
Yes. 24fps is the equivalent of 23.98.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-03-15

Is this camera not recording in 444 color?

Is this camera not recording in 444 color?
Asked by: Richard
The Sony venice is capable of 444 colour
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-08-13

can mix to camera the codec x ocn xt and x ocn st ...

can mix to camera the codec x ocn xt and x ocn st in one project?
Asked by: villamarzo
Yes. As long as the External x-onc is in place unit will adapt to the following formats and compression X-OCN XT/ST/LT: 6K 3:2 (6048 x 4032): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 47.952p, 50p, 59.94p 6K 2.39:1 (6048 x 2534): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 47.952p, 50p, 59.94p 6K 1.85:1 (6054 x 3272): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 47.952p, 50p, 59.94p 6K 17:9 (6054 x 3192): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 47.952p, 50p, 59.94p 5.7K 16:9 (5674 x 3192): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p 4K 6:5 (4096 x 3432): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p 4K 4:3 (4096 x 3024): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 47.952p, 50p, 59.94p 4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p 4K 2.39:1: 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
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-03-14

What is the most accurate and useful exposure ...

What is the most accurate and useful exposure tools of this camera sony venice? And what x ocn codec for best image quality for digital cinema and streaming?
Asked by: villamarzo
The Venice built in exposure tools include False Color and Zebra. As with most crafts, there is no single "best" way to do everything. You need to consider each situation and then apply the correct solution. Digital Cinema requires a higher codec than live streaming, Special effects require even higher. Select the codec that is correct for your project.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2022-03-16

Is the lens mount interchangeable?

Is the lens mount interchangeable?
Asked by: Jens
Not exactly. This is basically an E-Mount Cinema Camera which means that you can "adapt" it to just about every other camera system. The difference between something being interchangeable and adaptable is this. An interchangeable system means that you are removing the lens mount and replacing it with a different one An adaptable system means that you are adding a component in front of the lens mount to make it compatible with another lens mount system. Both methods get the same results but the adaptable system of the Sony E-mount makes it much faster and safer to perform. In summary, You can use almost any lens mount that you like with the Sony Venice as long as you have the correct adapter.
Answered by: Jabari
Date published: 2021-03-14

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Is the EVF included at this price?
Asked by: Thomas
The Sony DVF-EL200 Viewfinder, B&H # SODVFEL200, is an additional purchase. It is not included with the Venice 6K Camera.https://bhpho.to/2CLxiKY
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2020-05-20
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