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Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera (8K)

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Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera (8K)
Key Features
  • X-OCN Internal Recording
  • 4K ProRes 4444/422HQ Internal Recording
  • Interchangeable CMOS 8.6K Sensor Block
  • 16 Stops of Dynamic Range,
Featuring an impressive 16-stop dynamic range, internal recording onto a high-speed ASX card, internal recording formats up to ProRes 4K 4444 and 422, and an interchangeable sensor with updated usability and body design, the 8K Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera is a step up for DPs, camera assistants, colorists, VR, and VFX departments thanks to its high-resolution capture and filmlike imagery.
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Sony VENICE 2 8K Digital Motion Picture Camer... Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sensor
  • 3Internal Recording
  • 4New VENICE 2 Functions
  • 5Functions from VENICE
  • 6Super35 17:9 and 16:9
  • 7Built-In ND Filters
  • 8Color Gamut
  • 9Dual-Base ISO Sensor
  • 10No Jello Effect
  • 11PL Mount
  • 12E-Mount

Featuring an impressive 16-stop dynamic range, internal recording onto a high-speed ASX card, internal recording formats up to ProRes 4K 4444 and 422, and an interchangeable sensor with updated usability and body design, the 8K Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera is a step up for DPs, camera assistants, colorists, VR, and VFX departments thanks to its high-resolution capture and filmlike imagery.

The 8.6K VENICE 2 can shoot and record 8.6K footage at 30 fps and 8.2K in either 17:9 or 16:9 at up to 60 fps. Its sensor raises the camera's dual-range base ISO to an impressive 800/3200 for cleaner images in a variety of situations. The 8.6K sensor can be swapped with the 6K sensor from the original VENICE to allow for higher frame recording with the original camera. As with the original VENICE, the VENICE 2 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. Remove the PL Mount to reveal a Sony E-Mount, to accept native E-mount lenses. Eight integrated and motorized ND filters range from clear to eight stops of ND in one-stop increments.

Sensor

The VENICE 2 with an 8.6K sensor features a dual-range ISO setting with 800 and 3200 base settings while sharing the same color science as the original 6K sensor. The new 8.6K sensor improves on the original sensor, providing more flexibility in the image for post-production work while still intercutting well with the 6K sensor. The 6K sensor block (not included) can be swapped into the VENICE 2 in the field, avoiding a trip to a service facility. This can be useful for capturing higher frame rates.

Please note, though you can use the 6K sensor from the original VENICE in a VENICE 2, you cannot put the 8.6K VENICE 2 sensor into the original VENICE camera. Swapping sensor blocks is not a permanent change, as you can swap back and forth. No software or firmware changes are required when swapping sensors, as the camera recognizes the different sensor blocks and automatically adjusts. The sensor supports oversampling from 8.6 to 4K, or you can window in the camera to output 4K.

Internal Recording

Free yourself from an external recorder for raw and high-data-rate recording, as the VENICE 2 is capable of recording directly to AXS cards internally. Featuring two AXS card slots, you can capture X-OCN and 4K ProRes (both 17:9 and 16:9) internally and use relay recording for virtually unlimited recording time. Additionally, the VENICE 2 supports cache recording and has twice the cache memory as the original VENICE camera.

New VENICE 2 Functions

  • Zoom to Fit Monitoring crops the viewing outputs (VF/SDI/HDMI) to the desired aspect ratio while recording the full frame of the sensor for VFX and potential post-production reframing
  • Apply LUTs to your 4K or HD (6G/1.5G-SDI) output
  • LUT/ART/CDL file import via Ethernet/Wi-Fi
  • ASC-CDL values control via Ethernet/Wi-Fi allows you to have LUT and CDL values applied by the camera using either an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi via a connected computer using a GUI; CDL values are now embedded in clip metadata
  • VENICE 2 supports control from an RM/RCP panel that can be used with broadcast camcorders and system cameras. When connected, ITU-R Rec. 2020 color space and HLG are selectable, and adjustment of various paint parameters is supported

Functions from VENICE

  • 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
  • Imager modes: 5.8K 17:9 and 5.4K 16:9 (no license required) / 5.8K 6:5 (needs Anamorphic License) / 7.6K 16:9, 8.2K 17:9, and 8.6K 3:2 (need Full-Frame License)
  • Support for the X-OCN XT recording format
  • De-squeeze ratios: 1.25x, 1.3x, 1.5x, and 1.8x
  • Cache rec function
  • AXS Relay rec function
  • Simultaneous format
  • 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
  • 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

Super35 17:9 and 16:9

These popular imager sizes have native support in VENICE 2, and the 8K sensor makes it possible to capture 5.8K footage in 17:9 or 16:9 in Super 35mm mode, which allows you to use Super 35mm PL mount lenses.

Built-In ND Filters

The servo-controlled 8-step mechanical ND filter mechanism built into the camera chassis offers a massive ND range from Clear (no ND) and 0.3 (1/2 = 1 stop) to 2.4 (1/256 = 8 stops). The servo control also greatly increases VENICE's flexibility when being controlled remotely on drones, cranes, or in an underwater housing.

Color Gamut

The VENICE 2 can exceed the BT.2020 color space, with a color range wider than DCI-P3. This means it can beautifully reproduce the true color of the scene in front of your lens. The camera also provides a broad palette in the grading suite, using the established workflow of Sony's S-Log3 and ultra-wide color space, S-Gamut3. Plus, VENICE 2's 6K and 8K sensors match colors almost perfectly, making your grading experience even better.

Dual-Base ISO Sensor

The 8.6K VENICE features dual-base ISO, which offers Base ISO3200 in addition to Base ISO800. The High Base ISO3200 excels in low-light High Dynamic Range capture, with an exposure latitude from 6 stops over to 10 stops under 18% Middle Gray, for a total of 16 stops.

No Jello Effect

The high-speed readout of the VENICE 2 sensor minimizes the Jello effect typical with CMOS sensors.

PL Mount

The VENICE 2 comes with the industry-standard PL lens mount. It is compatible with all Super35 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.

Sony VENICE 2 8K Digital Motion Picture Camer... Specs

Imaging
Lens MountARRI PL
Lens CommunicationYes, Cooke /i, Zeiss eXtended Data
Sensor ResolutionActual: 49.76 Megapixel (8640 x 5760)
Effective: 49.76 Megapixel
Sensor Type36.2 x 24.1 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Built-In ND FilterMechanical 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
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Advertised Dynamic Range16 Stops
Raw RecordingX-OCN XT
8640 x 5760 at 23.976/24.00/25/29.97 fps
8192 x 4320 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/47.95 fps
7680 x 4320 23.976/24.00/25/29.97 fps
5792 x 4854 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/47.95 fps
5792 x 3056 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 fps
5452 x 3056 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
X-OCN ST/LT
8640 x 5760 at 23.976/24.00/25/29.97 fps
8192 x 4320 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 fps
7680 x 4320 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
5792 x 4854 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/47.95 fps
5792 x 3056 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/47.95/50/59.94 fps
5452 x 3056 23.976/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
Sensor Crop While Recording5K (5434 x 3056) in 16:9 When Recording in Raw
5K (5792 x 3056) in 17:9 When Recording in Raw
5K (5792 x 4854) in 6:5 When Recording in Anamorphic
7K (7680 x 4320) in 16:9
8K (8192 x 4320) in 17:9
Variable Frame Rates8.6K: 1 to 30 fps
8.2K: 1 to 60 fps
7.6K: 1 to 60 fps
5.8K Anamorphic: 1 to 48 fps
5.8K: 1 Up to 90 fps
5.4K: 1 Up to 90 fps
Built-In Microphone TypeMono
Audio Recording4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: AXS
Single Slot: SD/SDHC
Video I/O4 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Monitor Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 5-Pin XLR Mic/Line/AES/EBU Selectable Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x 4-Pin XLR (12 to 32 VDC) Input
1 x Proprietary Input
1 x 2-Pin LEMO (12 VDC) Output
1 x 3-Pin Fischer (12 VDC) Output
Other I/O1 x 26-Pin Viewfinder Output
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output
1 x 8-Pin Hirose Control Input
1 x 12-Pin Lens Control
1 x RJ45 Ethernet
Monitor
Secondary DisplaySide: Status Display
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Power Consumption76 W
Tripod Mounting Thread2 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
4 x 3/8"-16 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount10 x 3/8"-16 Female
8 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions (W x H x D)9.84 x 6.22 x 5.98" / 249.94 x 157.99 x 151.89 mm (Without Protrusions)

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