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Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera (6K)

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Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera (6K)
Key Features
  • X-OCN Internal Recording
  • 4K ProRes 4444/422HQ Internal Recording
  • Interchangeable CMOS 6K Sensor Block
  • 15+ Stops of Dynamic Range
Featuring internal recording onto a high-speed ASX card, internal recording formats up to ProRes 4K 4444 and 422, an interchangeable sensor, and updated usability and body design, the 6K 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 6K Digital Motion Picture Camer... Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sensor
  • 3Internal Recording
  • 4New VENICE 2 Functions
  • 5Functions from VENICE
  • 6Sensor
  • 7Full-Frame Sensor
  • 8Built-In ND Filters
  • 9Dual-Base ISO Sensor
  • 10No Jello Effect
  • 11PL Mount
  • 12E-Mount

Featuring internal recording onto a high-speed ASX card, internal recording formats up to ProRes 4K 4444 and 422, an interchangeable sensor, and updated usability and body design, the 6K 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 6K VENICE 2 uses the same sensor as the original VENICE, and it has a dual ISO range of 500/2500. The updated camera body allows you to swap the 6K sensor for an 8.6K sensor to gain a higher-base ISO and higher-resolution images, though the 6K sensor allows for higher frame rates. 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 seven stops of ND in one-stop increments.

Sensor
The VENICE 2 allows you to work in a color space, sensitivity, and resolution that you have become accustomed to, as it uses the same sensor as the original VENICE camera. This allows to seamlessly intercut the footage between the two, making for an obvious A/B camera setup. Plus, the optional 8.6K sensor block (not included) can be swapped into the VENICE 2 in the field, avoiding a trip to a service facility.
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
  • 4K output with LUT applied
  • Improved 3D LUT processing to improve picture quality¿
  • EI changes directly applied to S-Log3 outputs
  • Ethernet connector position changed to camera assistant side¿
  • Lemo 2-pin 12V output connector¿
  • Internal scratch track microphone installed¿
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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. It also supports Super35 for 17:9 or 16:9 images.
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 underwater housings.
Dual-Base ISO Sensor
The 6K VENICE features dual-base ISO, which offers Base ISO2500 in addition to Base ISO500. The High Base ISO2500 excels in low-light High Dynamic Range capture, with an exposure latitude from 5+ stops over to 10 stops under 18% Middle Gray, for a total of 15+ 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. A planned firmware update is required to take full advantage of the E-Mount.

Sony VENICE 2 6K Digital Motion Picture Camer... Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
ARRI PL with Included Adapter
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.8 Megapixel (6048 x 4032)
Effective: 24.8 Megapixel
Image Sensor
36.2 x 24.1 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
ISO Sensitivity Range
500
2500
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 XT/X-OCN ST/X-OCN LT
6048 x 4032 from 1 to 59.94 fps
6048 x 2534 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90 fps
6054 x 3272 from 1 to 59.94/66/72 fps
6054 x 3192 from 1 to 59.94/66/72 fps
5674 x 3192 from 1 to 59.94/66/72 fps
4096 x 3432 from 1 to 59.94/66/72 fps
4096 x 3024 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75 fps
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
4096 x 1716 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: AXS
Single Slot: SD/SDHC
Video I/O
4x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
ARRI PL with Included Adapter
Lens Communication
Yes, Cooke /i, Zeiss eXtended Data
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.8 Megapixel (6048 x 4032)
Effective: 24.8 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
500
2500
Advertised Dynamic Range
15 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 XT/X-OCN ST/X-OCN LT
6048 x 4032 from 1 to 59.94 fps
6048 x 2534 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90 fps
6054 x 3272 from 1 to 59.94/66/72 fps
6054 x 3192 from 1 to 59.94/66/72 fps
5674 x 3192 from 1 to 59.94/66/72 fps
4096 x 3432 from 1 to 59.94/66/72 fps
4096 x 3024 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75 fps
4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
4096 x 1716 from 1 to 59.94/66/72/75/88/90/96/100/110 fps
3840 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps
Sensor Crop Modes
Super35 / APS-C
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Built-In Microphone
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
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 Proprietary Input
1x LEMO 2-Pin (12VDC) Output
1x Fischer 3-Pin (12VDC) Output
Other I/O
1x LEMO 26-Pin Viewfinder Output
1x BNC (Timecode) Input
1x BNC (Genlock) Input
1x BNC (Timecode) Output
1x Hirose 8-Pin Control Input
1x Lens 12-Pin Control
1x RJ45 (Ethernet)
Wireless
No
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
73 W
Tripod Mounting Thread
2x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
4x 3/8"-16 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread
10x 3/8"-16
8x 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
9.3 lb / 4.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
13.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.3 x 12.2 x 9.7"

Sony VENICE 2 6K Digital Motion Picture Camer... Reviews

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Will Metabones E to EF lens adapters work with ...

Will Metabones E to EF lens adapters work with the Venice 2?
Asked by: Deborah
Yes, a Metabones E to EF lens adapter will work with the Sony Venice 2.
Answered by: Nick Y
Date published: 2021-11-15

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

I just want to know that in this camera Sony Venice - 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 ?
Asked by: muhammad
The Sony Venice 2 6K has two sensor modes for Super 35mm that will capture at 4K resolution: 4K | 17:9 | 24.3mm × 12.8mm | 4096×2160 pixel resolution. 4K | 4:3 Anamorphic | 24.3mm × 18.3mm | 4096 × 3024 pixel resolution
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-03-03
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