All through IBC 2022, Sony unveiled a model new extension system for the VENICE 2 and launched that firmware exchange 2.00 is on its method. Constructed on the legacy of the distinctive Rialto system, the model new extension module helps 8K information transmission and affords an prolonged 12-meter cable.
First launched in November 2021, the Sony VENICE 2 packs each the model new 8.6K full-frame or the distinctive 6K VENICE sensor proper right into a physique that’s barely additional compact compared with its predecessor. In reality, we couldn’t keep ourselves from inserting the digicam by the use of its paces in our Lab Check out, which you’ll be capable of strive proper right here.
Numerous months up to now, the company launched an internet based mostly simulator that may help you get conversant within the digicam’s menu system. And now, at IBC 2022, they’ve showcased a model new extension system (product code: CBK-3620XS) and unveiled new choices coming with the next 2.00 exchange. Let’s take a extra in-depth look.
Sony VENICE Extension System 2: choices
An identical to the distinctive Rialto module, the model new Sony VENICE Extension System 2 is a tethered extension system that allows separation of the image sensor from the digicam physique. This new mannequin has been updated to help 8K information streams coming from the model new higher-resolution sensor of the VENICE 2 nonetheless will be retro-compatible with the distinctive VENICE.
This decision was designed to strengthen freedom of movement, as a result of it permits filmmakers to place the sensor module in confined places or mount it on extreme cranes. Clients now have two cable dimension decisions to pick from – each 3 or 12 meters.
The design of the model new system is just like the distinctive one. The module measures 158x147x126mm in measurement and weighs about 2.1kg (PL mount). It doubles the number of configurable buttons, now 4, which will be utilized to quickly alter ND filters or set off REC start/stop, as an example. Lastly, the module is supplied with a gyro sensor that captures motion information, which could then be utilized in post-production for stabilization or VFX capabilities.
Sony VENICE 2: firmware mannequin 2.00
Along with the model new Extension System 2, the company has moreover launched that firmware exchange 2.00 is on its method and must be accessible early subsequent yr. It ought to ship a bunch of newest recording codecs and elevated physique prices. Listed under are the model new additions:
8.6K 17:9 as a lot as 48fps
8.2K 2.39:1 as a lot as 72fps
8.1K 16:9 as a lot as 48fps
- Super 35 Anamorphic:
5.8K 4:3 as a lot as 60fps
- Super 35
5.5K 2.39:1 as a lot as 120fps
Furthermore, this new firmware will enhance the digicam’s LUT/CDL, monitor-out, and playback options, whereas providing new sync choices for digital manufacturing functions, which have gotten increasingly in model. New devices embrace:
- Seize: LUTs and CDLs information can now be embedded in clips. As a lot as 8 positions for the time being are accessible for the recording/playback standing indicator, whereas 9 positions of the viewfinder could also be magnified to guage focus.
- Monitor-out: Zoom to swimsuit for anamorphic lenses has been added. Moreover, mirroring of the viewfinder view, along with settings and monitoring devices, is now supported.
- Playback: Playback place throughout the clip is now displayed, thus allowing for frame-by-frame playback. Moreover, EI metadata is now utilized all through playback.
- Sync: Genlock is now moreover accessible at extreme physique prices, whereas part shifting of Genlock permits to attenuate on-camera artifacts.
Price and availability
Every the model new Sony VENICE Extension System 2 and firmware exchange 2.00 will seemingly be accessible in early 2023. The official retail worth of the Extension System 2 must be spherical $19,000.
For additional knowledge, please go to Sony’s site proper right here.
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