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Sony Venice 6K Full Frame Camera with FF and Anamorphic Licence

Sony Venice 6K Full Frame Camera with FF and Anamorphic Licence

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The top of the range Sony Digital Film Camera, supplied fully loaded with anamorphic and Full Frame Licence, this camera is suitable for S-35 and Full Frame acquisition and is described by Sony as 'Aspect Ratio Agnostic', which means that by using and masking the extremely large image sensor (36x24mm), it can be used to capture every Aspect Ratio, including S35 spherical and S35 4:3 anamorphic, FF spherical, S35 4:3 anamorphic and also 3:2 anamorphic in UHD 4K and HD picture formats.  This camera is fully UHD 4K compliant, though it can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032*.

*Firmware update may be required for this functionality

Use the camera in an extended separate configuration with Sony Rialto System

Consider also using the Sony Venice Rialto Extension System, which allows the front image block from the Sony Venice to be relocated to a much smaller housing for easy shoulder-mount or portable operation.  This combination allows the Venice to be used in much tighter spaces than previously capable with the normal body size.

Aspect Ratio “Agnostic”

Sony describe the Sony Venice as “aspect ratio agnostic”, so by using and masking the extremely large image sensor (36x24mm), you can use it in every Aspect Ratio within Full Frame and S35: widescreen spherical, widescreen anamorphic (1.3x, 1.5 and 2x squeeze), 2.39:1, 1.85:1, 1.66:1, 1.33:1, 17:9, Univisium…

Most importantly, it is capable of 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).

Full UHD 4K and more

Whereas the ARRI ALEXA can only shoot 4:3 in 2.8K, the VENICE is able to shoot 4:3 in 4K and as the sensor is actually capable of full 6K resolution in full frame mode, it means that 4K anamorphic S35 and also anamorphic FF (with suitable lenses) is also possible.   

Built-in ND FIltering

A servo-controlled 8 step mechanical ND filter mechanism is built into the camera chassis offering an ND range of 0.3 to 2.4 range.

Native ISO500 and 15 stops of Latitude

The camera is rated at ISO500 rating and 15 stops of latitude are possible with little detectable no noise.  A new colour management system and wide colour gamut makes this suitable for HDR grading.

Record onto on-board SxS Cards or with external dockable recorder (supplied)

VENICE supports in-camera XAVC or ProRes recording onto SxS cards, though VMI supplies this as standard with a Sony AXS-R7 external recorder attached and which integrates seamlessly. 

The benefit of using the AXS-R7 recorder is that you can record visually lossless RAW or X-OCN onto AXS cards and also permits 16-bit linear RAW in 4K capture and using the 6K X-OCN codec (future upgrade), permits 16-bit capture with significantly smaller files.

XAVC H.264/AVC intra-frame is another option for cost-efficient recording in 4K 10-bit and HD high-frame-rates.

Multiple Frame Rates up to 60p

“Jello” and similar rolling shutter artefacts are minimised, in spite of the Venice shutter not being a true global shutter.

You can record multiple frame rates of up to 60P, depending on the image size of acquisition:

Imager mode:

  • 3.8K 16:9, 4K 17.9: 1-60FPS
  • 4K 4:3: 1-48FPS
  • 4K 6:5, 5.7K 16:9, 6K 17:9, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 2.39:1: 1-30FPS
  • 6K 3:2: 1-24FPS

Ergonomics

This is a compact camera and comfortable to use with controls are where you expect them to be. Not as small as the Alexa Mini but more compact than the ARRI LF with convenient LED panels with menus and buttons on both camera left and right sides—ready for operator, assistant or DIT. Menus are streamlined, logical and intuitive.

Futureproof with removable modules

The VENICE is entirely modular in design with both the external recorder being removable, as well as the sensor block, opening the possibility in the future for replacing the sensor instead of the entire camera.

Standard Workflow

The VENICE is based around the existing and established CineAlta workflows permitting 10bit internal XAVC recording to SxS cards or more likely, 16bit RAW X-OCN via the external AXS-R7 recorder, which we supply as standard with the camera.

Main Features

  • Full Frame Sensor 24×36 mm
  • 6K Full Frame 6048 x 4032 maximum resolution
  • 4K Super35 window
  • Full Frame, full 6048 photosite width of the sensor
  • Widescreen spherical 2.39:1 or Large Format ‘Scope
  • Super35 full height 2.0x squeeze Anamorphic
  • 8-Step, 8-Stop Internal NDs
  • PL and Ruggedized E-mount
  • Spherical FF & S35
  • Anamorphic FF & S35
  • 15+ Stops of Exposure Latitude
  • Native ISO 500 
  • Retains highlights and colour detail 6 stops overexposed and 9 stops into the shadows
  • Power:  both 12 VDC and 24 VDC

VMI Sony VENICE Camera Package

  • Sony VENICE camera body with anamorphic and Full Frame Licences
  • Sony DVF-EL200 Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
  • Sony AXS-R7 External Recorder
  • 3x 512GB AXS-A512S48 cards
  • 5 x Anton Bauer 150WH Dionic XC on-board batteries
  • 1 x Anton Bauer 4 way charger
  • ARRI Bridge Plate with 15mm & 19mm bars system

The top of the range Sony Digital Film Camera, supplied fully loaded with anamorphic and Full Frame Licence, this camera is suitable for S-35 and Full Frame acquisition and is described by Sony as 'Aspect Ratio Agnostic', which means that by using and masking the extremely large image sensor (36x24mm), it can be used to capture every Aspect Ratio, including S35 spherical and S35 4:3 anamorphic, FF spherical, S35 4:3 anamorphic and also 3:2 anamorphic in UHD 4K and HD picture formats.  This camera is fully UHD 4K compliant, though it can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032*.

*Firmware update may be required for this functionality

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Specifications

Model Name

MPC-3610

General

Power Requirements

DC12V (11~17.0V)

  DC24V (22~32.0V)

Operating Temperature

0 ~ 40℃

Storage Temperature

-20℃〜60℃

Mass

Approx. 3.9kg (8lb 10oz) (without lens, handle, VF attachment expansion bottom plate and accessories)

Dimensions

133 x 159 x 172 mm (without protrusion)

Camera

Imaging Device

Full-Frame CMOS

Imaging Device Pixel Count

24.7M (total), 24.4M (effective)

Imaging Device Size

36.2x24.1mm. 43.5mm (diagonal).

Built-In ND Filters

Clear, 0.3(1/2), 0.6(1/4), 0.9(1/8), 1.2(1/16), 1.5(1/32), 1.8(1/64), 2.1(1/128), 2.4(1/256)

ISO Sensitivity

ISO500

Lens Mount

PL Mount

  E-mount (lever lock type, without supplied PL lens mount adaptor)

Latitude

15+ Stop

Imager mode:

3.8K 16:9, 4K 17.9: 1-60FPS
  4K 4:3: 1-48FPS
  4K 6:5, 5.7K 16:9, 6K 17:9, 6K 1.85:1, 6K 2.39:1: 1-30FPS
  6K 3:2: 1-24FPS

White Balance

2000~15000Kelvin and Green/Magenta adjust, AWB*

Gamma Curve

S-Log3

Recording

Recording Format (Video)

XAVC 4K Class480: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p

  XAVC 4K Class300: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
  XAVC QFHD Class480: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p
  XAVC QFHD Class300: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
  MPEG HD422(1920x1080): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 59.94i
  HD ProRes 422HQ*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 60i
  HD ProRes 422*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 59.94i
  HD ProRes 422 Proxy*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p, 50i, 59.94i

Recording Format (RAW/X-OCN) *required AXS-R7

RAW SQ:

  4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
  3.8K 16:9 (3840 x 2160): 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
  X-OCN ST/LT:
  6K 3:2(6048 x 4032)*: 23.98p, 24p,
  6K 2.39:1 (6048 x 2530)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
  6K 1.85:1 (6048 x 3270)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
  6K 17:9 (6048 x 3190)*: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
  5.7K 16:9 (5672 x 3190)*: 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p
  4K 6:5(4096x3432)*:23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p
  4K 4:3(4096x3024) :23.98p, 24p, 25p*, 29.97p*
  4K 17:9 (4096 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p
  3.8K 16:9 (3840 x 2160): 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p

Recording Format (Audio)

LPCM 4ch , 24-bit 48-kHz

Inputs/Outputs

DC Input

XLR-type 4pin (male)

Battery DC Input

Square-shaped 5pin connector

DC Output

12V: Hirose 4pin x1

  24V: Fischer 3pin x2

SDI Output

BNC×4, (12G, 3G, 1.5G-SDI)

HD MONI Output

BNCx1 (1.5G-SDI)

HDMI Output

Type A ×1

VF

LEMO 26pin

Audio Input

XLR-type 5pin (female) x1 (LINE/ AES/EBU / MIC / MIC+48V selectable)

Timecode Input

BNC x1

Genlock Input

BNC x1

AUX

LEMO 5pin (female) x1 (Timecode Output)

Remote*

8pin x1

Lens*

12pin x1

Lens Mount Hot Shoe

4pin x2, conforming to Cooke /i Intelligent Electronic Lens System

Network*

RJ-45 type x1, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX

USB*

USB host, type-A x1

Headphone Output

Stereo mini jack x1

Speaker Output

Monaural

Media type

ExpressCard/34 slot×2

  SD card slot ×1

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