NEWS: Sony’s VENICE Continues to Evolve with High Frame Rate up to 90fps at 6K

3 June 2019


NEWS: Sony’s VENICE Continues to Evolve with High Frame Rate up to 90fps at 6K

Asia Pacific, 31 May 2019 – Sony today announces that its VENICE full-frame digital motion picture camera will receive additional High Frame Rate (HFR) capabilities and added workflow flexibility with a new Version 5.0 firmware update 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. Cinematographers can utilize the same camera across multiple speeds, maintaining the full-frame shallow depth of field, as well as the high picture quality of
oversampling in 6K.

“Through an ongoing dialogue with cinematographers, we have continued to evolve VENICE to meet the needs of top talent,” said Takuma Wada, Head of Content Creation Solutions Marketing, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP), Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited.

“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”.

Notable projects shot on VENICE include this summer’s action thriller from STXfilms “21 Bridges” (DoP Paul Cameron, ASC), Sony Pictures’ “Bad Boys for Life” (DoP Robrecht Heyvaert) and the Johnny Depp drama “Minamata” (DoP Benoît Delhomme).

VENICE Version 5.0 Firmware
Version 5.0 offers various features to achieve enhanced shooting usability and efficient production workflow.
Highlights will include:

• HFR Capabilities – Up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9.

• Apple ProRes 4444 – Record HD videos in high image quality with SxS PRO+, without Sony’s AXS-R7
recorder. This is especially effective for HD VFX workflow.

• 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.

Commitments to Best Imaging & Workflow Practices
In addition, regardless of VENICE firmware version, Sony has announced new commitment with key industry organization dedicated to achieving the highest quality image and preserving the filmmaker’s creative intent. This includes:

• ACES Support – VENICE joins Sony’s F65, F55, and F5 in earning the ACES logo, meeting the
specifications laid out in the ACES Product Partner Logo Program. With a newly available IDT and properly
configured ACES colour managed workflow, VENICE ensures a consistent colour experience that
preserves the filmmaker’s creative vision.

About Professional Solutions Company (PSAP), Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Ltd.

Sony Corporation is a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology. From game and network services to music, pictures, electronics, semiconductors and financial services – Sony’s purpose is to fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology. Sony’s Content Creation Solutions Marketing Division is established under Professional Solutions Company (PSAP), a division company under Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Ltd. It markets Sony’s leading broadcast systems, professional video and audio products in Asia other than Japan. It also provides customised business solutions, comprehensive technical support and after-sales
service to help Sony’s customers stay at the forefront of their business.

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