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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

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8K Interchangeable Sensor Digital Cinema Camera
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.
Beautiful Imagery in Any Light
Take advantage of the wide dynamic range of the camera to shoot in the extremes of exposure from candlelight to bright sunshine. The camera, with its dual native ISO ranges, allows you to push the boundaries of your creative lighting choices.
Firmware Update v2.1
  • Enables you to crop 16:9 from the entire 3:2 area, eliminating the narrower angle that came from the zoom-to-fit function, cutting off the side of the 17:9 viewing angle.
  • This update also adds a zoom-to-fit 2.39:1 function for 3:2 imager modes.
Dual ISO
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. 
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 than you can with the 8.6K sensor.

Please note that 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.
Lens 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.
  • 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.
Internal 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).
Servo Control
The servo control also greatly increases VENICE's flexibility when being controlled remotely on drones, cranes, or in underwater housing.

Although the optional Rialto 2 allows you to separate the sensor block from the camera body by up to 39' for placing the sensor and your lens in places too small for the camera body, the camera's smaller size, compared to the original VENICE, makes it easier to rig in drones, where the Rialto 2 would not be appropriate to use.

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.
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.
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.
No Jello Effect
The high-speed readout of the VENICE 2 sensor minimizes the Jello effect typical with CMOS sensors.
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

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

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
ARRI PL with Included Adapter
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 49.76 Megapixel (8640 x 5760)
Effective: 49.76 Megapixel
Image Sensor
36.2 x 24.1 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
800
3200
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 4444
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
X-OCN LT/X-OCN ST/X-OCN XT
8640 x 5760 from 1 to 29.97 fps
8192 x 4320 from 1 to 59.94 fps
7680 x 4320 from 1 to 59.94 fps
5792 x 4854 from 1 to 47.95 fps
5792 x 3056 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90 fps
5452 x 3056 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90 fps
External Recording Modes
No
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: AXS
Single Slot: SD/SDHC
Video I/O
4 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of August, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
ARRI PL with Included Adapter
Lens Communication
Yes, Cooke /i, Zeiss eXtended Data
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 49.76 Megapixel (8640 x 5760)
Effective: 49.76 Megapixel
Image Sensor
36.2 x 24.1 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
No
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
800
3200
Advertised Dynamic Range
16 Stops
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 4444
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
X-OCN LT/X-OCN ST/X-OCN XT
8640 x 5760 from 1 to 29.97 fps
8192 x 4320 from 1 to 59.94 fps
7680 x 4320 from 1 to 59.94 fps
5792 x 4854 from 1 to 47.95 fps
5792 x 3056 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90 fps
5452 x 3056 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90 fps
External Recording Modes
No
Sensor Crop Modes
Super35 / APS-C
Sensor Crop While Recording
5K (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
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Built-In Microphone Type
Mono
Audio Recording
4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP Streaming
No
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: AXS
Single Slot: SD/SDHC
Video I/O
4 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x XLR 5-Pin Mic/Line/AES/EBU Selectable Input
Power I/O
1 x XLR 4-Pin (12 to 32VDC) Input
1 x Proprietary Input
1 x LEMO 2-Pin (12VDC) Output
1 x Fischer 3-Pin (12VDC) Output
Other I/O
1 x 26-Pin Viewfinder Output
1 x BNC (Timecode) Input
1 x BNC (Genlock) Input
1 x BNC (Timecode) Output
1 x Hirose 8-Pin Control Input
1 x Lens 12-Pin Control
1 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
Wireless
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
*As of August, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
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
Power Consumption
76 W
Tripod Mounting Thread
2 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
4 x 3/8"-16 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread
10 x 3/8"-16
8 x 1/4"-20
Netflix Approved
Yes
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)
Weight
9.5 lb / 4.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
13.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14 x 12 x 9.5"

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

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Is the HDMI output 4k?

Is the HDMI output 4k?
Asked by: Dan
Yes, The HDMI output of the Sony Venice 2 supports 4k output resolutions.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-10-26

I just want to know that in this camera Sony ...

I just want to know that in this camera Sony Venice 2 - if we record on crop sensor (super 35mm) mode then can we get 4k footage ? Or the quality will reduce less than 4k ? Cause I have lenses which can only cover super 35mm sensor size so I need to know, using those lenses can i get 4k resolution on sony venice 2 ?
Asked by: muhammad
The Sony Venice 2 8.6K has two sensor modes for Super 35mm that will capture at higher resolution than 4K: 5.8K | 17:9 | 24.1 mm × 12.7 mm |5792×3056 pixel resolution 5.8K | 6:5 Anamorphic | 24.1 mm × 20.2 mm | 5792×4854 pixel resolution
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-10-05

Can Venice 8K record 4K and UHD files in XOCN ...

Can Venice 8K record 4K and UHD files in XOCN formats using the whole FF sensor? (Basically can it downscale the image internally)
Asked by: Yura
No, the Sony VENICE 2 Camera Package with OLED EVF & Full-Frame & Anamorphic Licenses (8K) does not capture 4K or UHD files in XOCN. The MPC-3628 full frame license offers 8.6K 3:2, 8.2K 17:9 8, and 7.6K 16:9, and non-license offers 5.8K 17:9 and 5.4K 16:9.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-11-28
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