This Sony VLITEPAC1/1 CineAlta VENICE special bundle includes the Sony Venice camera (MPC3610) + DVF-EL200 Viewfinder.
Sony proudly introduces the next generation motion picture camera system, forward-thinking to large format production, the VENICE.
Sony Venice Highlights:
- 36x24mm FULL FRAME 6K CMOS sensor compact CineAlta camera
- Records HD/2K/4K/6K on SxS memory plus 16-bit RAW 2K/4K/6K output
- Super 35mm and full-frame PL
- Fully modular and intuitive design
New 36×24 mm Full-Frame CMOS Image Sensor
The Sony VENICE supports image capture at resolutions up to 6048 × 4032 pixels.* By switching the imager mode, the unit can natively support many shooting formats, including Super 35 24.3 × 12.8 mm, 4096 × 2160 pixel resolution (equivalent to 3-perforation motion picture film) and 4:3 Anamorphic* Super 35 24.3 × 18.3 mm, 4096 × 3024 pixel resolution (equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film).
Switchable imager modes mean VENICE can support an unprecedented number of cinematic aspect ratios for complete creative freedom.
Full width 36 mm 6K
In full-frame, you can use the full 6048-pixel width of the sensor for 6K imager modes such as 3:2, 2.39:1*, 1.85:1, 17:9 and 16.9*. Equivalent to 4-perforation motion picture film, these 6K modes allow for extra shallow depth of field, super-wide shooting, and other creative effects.
Super 35 anamorphic 4K
For super widescreen productions, VENICE offers two full height 2x squeeze anamorphic imager modes that include 6:5 and 4:3 recording modes for 12:5 (known as 2.39:1) and 8:3 (2.66:1) scenes respectively. Venice allows the capture of breathtakingly beautiful images with stunning lens flare, bokeh and emotional impact for both 2.4:1 and 2.66:1 widescreen cinema releases.
Explore how VENICE can meet your production requirements with the firmware and licensing requirements in the aspect ratio chart:
The unit supports 15+ stops of latitude. It features very low noise for delivering phenomenal images in conditions from searing sunlight to almost no light, allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in grading.
Wide Color Space Capture
Images can be captured in a color space that exceeds DCI-P3. The degree of freedom in the grading is dramatically improved when using Sony’s S-Gamut3.Cine color space together with S-Log3.
PL Lens Mount
Equipped with the industry-standard PL lens mount. The lens mount supports Cooke /i technology, and lens information is recorded as a metadata frame by frame.
Compact Body and Intuitive Operation
Relatively compact design for a device equipped with a large Full Frame image sensor, achieved using Sony’s miniaturization technology, which allows easier shooting in confined spaces or on drones. The position, shape, and size of the control buttons reflect the requirements of camera operators for intuitive operation. They also feature backlighting for ease of use in dark locations.
Engineered to Survive
The chassis is made from magnesium alloy for high robustness and durability. The ventilation system is completely isolated from all electronic components to prevent the ingress of dust, sand, and liquids.* The silent-running fan can be cleaned or even swapped out on set quickly and easily to maintain high redundancy.
The Sony VENICE features a fully modular design, allowing you to flexibly support various rigs and peripheral equipment according to the shooting application. The top handle and viewfinder are easily adjustable to maintain ergonomic balance and ease of use with lenses. The height of the optical axis is the same as the PMW-F55, permitting the use of peripheral devices used with the PMW-F55. And an optional AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder can be securely attached to the rear of the unit using four hex screws.
8-Position Optical ND Filter
VENICE is the world’s first camera of its class with a servo-controlled 8-step mechanical ND filter mechanism built into the camera chassis. Employs an 8-position optical ND filter. It offers a wide ND range of 0.3ND (1/2 = 1 stop) to 2.4ND (1/256 = 8 stops) that reduces time lost on set changing external ND filters. The ND filter mechanism is servo-controlled.
Intuitive and Familiar On-Set Operation
The menu screen is available from both sides of the camera, with the main control display on the Assistant side of the camera for fast access to the camera settings by the camera assistant while shooting. An OLED mini display on the Operator side allows the operator to access commonly accessed features such as ND filter position, shutter, white balance, and exposure index (EI), making it convenient for the operator to check the status of the unit.
Various Recording Formats
The unit supports recording on SxS memory cards in XAVC and MPEG HD formats. In addition, it can record in 16-bit RAW or X-OCN format onto AXS memory cards when used in combination with an optional AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder.
License options for individual production requirements
With VENICE, Sony is giving users the option to customize their camera by enabling the features needed, matched to their individual production requirements. Optional licenses will be available in permanent, monthly and weekly durations to expand the camera’s capabilities with new features including 4K anamorphic and full-frame, each sold separately.
License Options in Varied Timeframes
As mentioned, VENICE offers a currently unique chance to purchase optional software licenses for less than the normal 1-year format to accommodate production needs. Your VENICE camera will come standard with up to 4K 17:9 4096×2160 and with 3.8K 16:9 3840×2160. Other options can only be achieved with the purchase of an optional Anamorphic License and Full Frame License. Please review the handy chart available in our images for your reference. Future upgrades will target asterisk items.
Dual Base ISO
VENICE has a base ISO of 500 to provide the optimal dynamic range for typical cinematography applications with on-set lighting. A secondary High Base ISO of 2500 excels in low-light High Dynamic Range capture, with an exposure latitude from 6 stops over to 9 stops under 18% Middle Gray, for a total of 15 stops. High Base ISO 2500 is ideal whenever you’re using slow lenses or shooting dimly lit environments. Combining ISO2500 with VENICE’s internal eight-step Optical ND filter system offers the ability to emulate different ISO’s while maintaining maximum latitude of +6 and -9 stops, enabling you to use VENICE as an ISO1250 camera.
The Select FPS function lets you choose frame rates from 1 frame per second to as high as 60 fps, depending on imager mode. Firmware Version 2.0 supports Select FPS for all the available imager modes, while Version 3.0 enables Select FPS for the two additional imager modes noted in the firmware timeline.
You can color grade and transcode with FREE Sony Software: Catalyst Browse and RAW Viewer while using VENICE.
Catalyst Browse FREE Download
With Catalyst Browse you can browse files, view and edit metadata, watch video, apply color correction, create looks. You can transcode and copy files with this tool, as well.
RAW Viewer FREE Download
This Free tool offers the ability to debayer RAW files, perform quality control over recorded files, and adjust your look with color grading. RAW Viewer also supports various control panels.