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Sony VENICE 2 Camera Package with OLED EVF, 6 x 1TB Cards & Full-Frame + Anamorphic Licenses (8K)

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Sony VENICE 2 Camera Package with OLED EVF, 6 x 1TB Cards & Full-Frame + Anamorphic Licenses (8K)
Key Features
  • VENICE 2 Digital Cine Camera (8K)
  • DVF-EL200 1080p 0.7" OLED Viewfinder
  • Permanent Full-Frame License
  • Permanent Anamorphic License
This Sony VENICE 2 Camera Package put together by B&H combines the 8.6K VENICE 2 cine-style camera with a 0.7" OLED viewfinder, six 1TB AXS S66 memory cards, a permanent full-frame license, and a permanent anamorphic license. Together, these components form a base for viewing and capturing plenty of both S35 and full-frame footage and anamorphic options. Read more below about each item in this package.
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Sony VENICE 2 8K Digital Motion Picture Camer... Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera (8K)
  • 3Sony DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder
  • 4Sony Anamorphic Permanent License for VENICE 2 (6K, 8K)
  • 5Sony Permanent Full-Frame License for Sony VENICE 2
  • 6Sony 1TB AXS S66 Memory Card
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Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera (8K)
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 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 Anamorphic Permanent License for VENICE 2 (6K, 8K)

The Sony Anamorphic Permanent License for VENICE 2 upgrades your camera to shoot anamorphic images. This upgrade is locked to your VENICE 2 camera and allows users with the 8K sensor to capture 5.8K 6:5 footage using X-OCN and record de-squeezed 5.8K on AXS memory cards.

Additionally, users with the 6K image sensor can capture 4K 4:3 and 6:5 footage using X-OCN or 4K Apple ProRes. Both the 8K and 6K sensors can record de-squeezed 4K on AXS memory cards and output de-squeezed 4K or HD images to the viewfinder, SDI, and monitor outputs with this upgrade.

8K Sensor
  • Imaging 5.8K 6:5 image size
  • Recording 5.8K 6:5 X-OCN and de-squeezed 5.8K on AXS memory card
  • Outputting de-squeezed images to viewfinder, SDI, and monitor outputs
  • Play back 5.8K 6:5 X-OCN.
  • 4K ProRes recording is also available
6K Sensor
  • Imaging 4K 4:3 and 4K 6:5 image size
  • Recording 4K 4:3 and 4K 6:5 X-OCN and 4K Apple ProRes
  • Recording de-squeezed 4K on AXS memory cards
  • Outputting de-squeezed 4K images to viewfinder, SDI, and monitor outputs
  • Play back 4K 4:3 and 4K 6:5 X-OCN and 4K Apple ProRes
Sony Permanent Full-Frame License for Sony VENICE 2

This Sony Permanent Full-Frame License for Sony VENICE 2 upgrades your camera, enabling you to use the entire full-frame sensor and not be limited to the Super35 image area. Activating this upgrade means users with the 8K sensor can capture and record 8.6K 3:2, 8.2K 17:9, and 7.6K 16:9 X-OCN footage. Users with the 6K sensor can capture and record 6K 3:2, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 17:9, 6K 2.39:1, and 5.7K 16:9 X-OCN footage. They can also output 4K or HD images to the viewfinder, SDI, and monitor outputs after down-converting.

8K Sensor
  • Imaging 8.6K 3:2, 8.2K 17:9, and 7.6K 16:9 image size
  • Recording 8.6K 3:2, 8.2K 17:9, and 7.6K 16:9 X-OCN footage
  • Outputting 4K or HD images to viewfinder, SDI, and monitor outputs after down-converting 8.6K, 8.2K, and 7.6K images
  • Play back 8.6K 3:2, 8.2K 17:9, and 7.6K 16:9 X-OCN
6K Sensor
  • Imaging 6K 3:2, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 17:9, 6K 2.39:1, and 5.7K 16:9 image size
  • Recording 6K 3:2, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 17:9, 6K 2.39:1, and 5.7K 16:9 X-OCN footage
  • Outputting 4K or HD images to viewfinder, SDI, and monitor outputs after down-converting 6K and 5.7K images
  • Play back 6K 3:2, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 17:9, 6K 2.39:1, and 5.7K 16:9 X-OCN
Sony 1TB AXS S66 Memory Card

Designed for recording high-speed 8K and 6K X-OCN video with the VENICE 2 camera, the 1TB AXS S66 Memory Card from Sony features a storage capacity of 1TB and a guaranteed write speed of 6.6 Gb/s. It can record up to 8.6K using the 16-bit X-OCN format, supports a wide range of frame rates at lower resolutions, and can handle 4K raw, 4K ProRes, and High Frame Rate (HFR) 4K recording up to 120 fps. Aside from the VENICE 2, this card is backward compatible with camera systems that use the AXS-R7 memory recorder, such as the VENICE 1, FS5, and F5. Once you're done shooting, download your captured footage to your computer using a separately-sold AXS-AR3 memory card reader.

Note:
4K HFR video at up to 120 fps is only supported by the Sony VENICE 2 with a 6K sensor.
General Features
Record 8K X-OCN and 6K X-OCN with VENICE 2
Users of the VENICE 2 with an 8K sensor will be able to record up to 8.6K 3:2 X-OCN XT video at 30p and 8.2K 17:9 X-OCN ST video at 60p. The VENICE 2 with a 6K sensor will be capable of recording up to 6K 3:2 X-OCN XT video at 60p and 4K recordings at up to 120 fps.
High Capacity, Fast Transfer Speed Recording
The AXS-A1TS66 has a capacity of 1TB and guaranteed write speed of 6.6 Gb/s, or 825 MB/s.
4K HFR Recordings
The AXS Memory A Series records High Frame Rate (HFR) recordings, with capacity for up to 34 minutes of 4K 16-bit X-OCN XT recording at 90 fps.
Works with the AXS-R7, AXS-R5, AXS-AR3, AXS-CR1, and AXS-AR1
The AXS-A1TS66 works with the AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder and AXS-R5 2K / 4K Raw Recorder. The AXS-AR3 Thunderbolt Memory Card Reader is its ideal companion, but the card is also compatible with the AXS-CR1 USB 3.0 AXS Memory Card Reader, the AXS Memory Card Adapter, and the AXS-AR1.
Slim and Small Card Design
With dimensions of 1.4 x 3.0 x 0.3" / 35.0 x 75.0 x 8.0mm, the AXS-A1TS66 has the same height and width dimensions as SxS Memory cards.

Sony VENICE 2 Digital Motion Picture Camera (8K) 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
4x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
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
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 (Unspecified Signal) 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 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
Mobile App Compatible
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
76 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
9.5 lb / 4.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
13.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14 x 12 x 9.5"

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 Anamorphic Permanent License for VENICE 2 (6K, 8K) Specs

General
Compatibility
Sony Venice 2
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.255 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.4 x 9.55 x 0.55"

Sony Permanent Full-Frame License for Sony VENICE 2 Specs

General
Compatibility
Sony Venice 2
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.45 x 9.6 x 0.6"

Sony 1TB AXS S66 Memory Card Specs

General
Quantity
1
Card Type
AXS
Storage Capacity
1 TB
Write Speed
Minimum: 825 MB/s
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.245 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.5 x 3.9 x 1.2"

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

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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: 2023-07-11

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

Is the HDMI output 4k?

Is the HDMI output 4k?
Asked by: Dan
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