The following video presents Sony | CineAlta VENICE | Introduction Video:
“Sony proudly introduces the next generation motion picture camera system, forward thinking to large format production, the VENICE. It is a cinema camera created by and for the cinematographer, and has been created based on significant feedback from film industry professionals. The VENICE is equipped with a newly developed full-frame image sensor meeting the needs of the film industry in pushing the boundaries of large format image capture with exceptional picture quality. With the wide latitude and gamut recorded by the VENICE, freedom of expression is significantly expanded in grading and based on established workflow. With a user friendly design, clear and simple menu navigation, and with a highly durable and reliable construction, in using VENICE, you can simply concentrate on filming, and not the camera.“
In September, Sony introduced Venice, the next generation motion picture camera system. Sony Venice’s key highlights include:
- Wide 36 mm full-frame sensor can capture images that have the equivalent of 1-2 stops shallower depth of field compared to Super35.*
- New color management system with an ultra wide color gamut gives users more control and greater flexibility to work with images during grading and post-production.
- More than 15 stops of latitude to handle challenging lighting situations from low-light to harsh sunlight with a gentle roll-off handling of highlights.
- Compatible with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and high-speed Thunderbolt-enabled AXS-AR1 card reader, using established AXS and SxS memory card formats.
- A 36x24mm full-frame image sensor, designed specifically for the demands and performance of high end cinematography, and can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032*. By switching imager modes, VENICE can natively support Super35 24.9×18.7mm, 4096 x 3024 resolution (equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film) and Super35 24.9×14.0mm 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.
- Lever Lock Type E-mount*.
* Firmware update required
- Fast image scan technology minimizes “Jello” effects that are typical in the CMOS sensors.
- Compatible with all Super35 and full-frame PL lenses, spherical and anamorphic.
- A fully modular design and even the sensor block is interchangeable.
- World’s first camera of its class with a servo-controlled 8-step Mechanical ND filter mechanism* built into the camera chassis.
* Based on Sony market search
The following video presents Hands-On with Sony’s CineAlta VENICE: An Exclusive First Look at Removing the Sensor Block:
“Join Sony Electronics’ Peter Crithary and 1st Assistant Camera, Dan Ming as they show you how to effortlessly remove the sensor block from Sony’s new Full Frame CineAlta VENICE digital motion picture camera, in under one minute“
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