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Introducing VENICE - Sony’s Next CineAlta Motion Picture Camera

Wednesday 08th November 2017
Sony Venice right side

The history of digital motion picture camera technology started in 1999 when Sony released the first 24p digital motion picture production system. As technology advances, our mission remains the same: to satisfy the ever-increasing demands of creative minds. Now, Sony proudly introduces VENICE, their next-generation CineAlta motion picture camera system with forward-thinking full frame sensor, phenomenal colour science and user-friendly operation.

The VENICE is a cinema camera created by and for the cinematographer. VENICE is equipped with a newly developed full-frame image sensor meeting the needs of the film industry in pushing the boundaries of large format image capture with exceptional picture quality. 

VENICE is equipped with a 36x24mm full-frame image sensor, designed specifically for the demands and performance of high end cinematography, and can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032*. By switching imager modes, VENICE can natively support 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). In other words, VENICE’s new full-frame sensor can capture in almost any format, including full 18mm-height Super35 anamorphic and spherical and full-frame 24mm-height anamorphic and spherical*. Almost any aspect ratio can be conjured up: 1.85:1, 2.39:1, 17:9, the list goes on in full-frame* or Super35.

With VENICE, Sony is giving users the option to customise their camera by only enabling the features needed, according to their individual production requirements. Licenses will be available to expand the camera’s capabilities with new features including 4K anamorphic and full-frame*.

*Firmware update required except for Full Frame 6K 3:2 mode.

Watch the first footage shot on Sony’s new CineAlta VENICE 36x24mm Full Frame Digital Motion Picture Camera System. THE DIG is written and directed by Joseph Kosinski and captured by cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC.

Learn more about VENICE: sony.com/VENICE 

Camera Specifications
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
Select FPS*
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
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