Sony has announced a new firmware upgrade for the VENICE that will include additional High Frame Rate (HFR) capabilities and added workflow flexibility.
The Version 5.0 firmware update is planned for January 2020.
Following the Version 4.0 firmware release this June, which includes an HFR license to support 120fps at 4K 2.39:1, 110fps at 4K 17:9, 75fps at 4K 4:3 and 60fps at 6K 3:2, VENICE’s Version 5.0 update will further enable cinematographers to shoot at speeds of up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9/1.85:1. This addition enables VENICE to capture three times slow motion at 24p even in 6K.
“Through an ongoing dialogue with cinematographers, we have continued to evolve VENICE to meet the needs of top talent,” said Sebastian Leske, Product Marketing Manager, Cinematography, Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “To date, more than 100 features and episodic productions have been shot on VENICE. The new Version 5.0 firmware will allow the camera to be even more flexible, ultimately increasing its benefit and versatility to all cinematographers”.
Here’s Sony’s list of main updates for the VENICE Version 5.0 Firmware
· HFR Capabilities – Up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9.
· Apple ProRes 4444 – Record HD videos in the high picture quality on SxS PRO+ cards, without Sony’s AXS-R7 recorder.
· 180 Degree Rotation Monitor Out– Flip and flop images via viewfinder and SDI.
· High Resolution Magnification via HD Monitor Out – Existing advanced viewfinder technology for clearer magnification is now extended to HD Monitor Out.
· Improved User Marker Settings – Menu updates for easier selection of frame lines on viewfinder.
VENICE has also joined Sony’s F65, F55, and F5 in earning the ACES logo, meeting the specifications laid out in the ACES Product Partner Logo Program.
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