VENICE Camera - 2. Photos, Videos, Links

This is PART 2 of my posts about Sony's new Venice camera, the highlight of the IBC show last September.

PART 1 features interviews with Japanese and European Sony experts.

This post starts with a "photo tour" of the Venice on the Sony stand, followed by videos and links. My photos are in 4K, but compressed for faster download. These are not beauty shots :), but simple documents of the camera.

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PHOTOS OF THE VENICE


Venice front with PL mount



Glimpse of Venice 36x24 mm Full Frame sensor (similar in size to Vistavision)



Connectors on front for 24 Volts, lens control and the viewfinder



The PL mount is screwed on top of the E mount on the Venice front.



Venice viewfinder from above


The viewfinder features a magnification button for checking focus



Another view of viewfinder



Left side of camera has small display for the operator showing: fps, shutter, ND, EI and color temperature



2 Slots for SxS cards



To record RAW you need to add an external recorder on the back of the camera



Camera rear battery connector



Camera with battery mounted



Venice rear connectors, with 4 SDI outputs on left



Right-hand rear connectors



Right side of camera with full menu for AC



The Venice is rated at an EI of 500, which the engineers consider the "sweet spot" for best performance



Main page of menu display



3 current 4K imager mode settings: anamorphic, full 17x9 and 16x9 cropped to 3.8K



The Sony people told me that anamorphic was a key consideration in the camera design. This setting shown here creates a 1.33:1 image, which can be expanded to 2.66:1 -- and also cropped to 2.40:1.



The rear 24V output



The top handle is designed to slide and lock

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VIDEOS

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Changing the Venice Sensor Block and Fan


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THE DIG shot by Claudio Miranda, ASC
using Arri Master Prime anamorphic lenses
(viewable in 4K as well as 1080p)

view on YouTube

YouTube: Behind the Scenes on THE DIG

PDF of on-set interviews

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THE DEPARTURE shot by Ed Wild, BSC
using Movietech Xstal Express anamorphic lenses

view on YouTube

YouTube: Behind the Scenes on THE DEPARTURE

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LINKS

fdtimes.com: Venice page

fdtimes.com:28-page PDF article about the Venice
-- Jon Fauer's very comprehensive guide

prosony.com: Venice

prosony.eu: Venice specs

prosony.eu: AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder


YouTube: cinema5D interview with Sebastian Leske

YouTube: Sony CineAlta Venice intro


ascmag.com: CineAlta Venice and the Latest from Sony

redsharknews.com: Venice: What Does It Mean

nofilmschool.com: Sony's Top-of-the-Line CineAlta Full Frame 6K VENICE is Alive

studiodaily.com: Sony Announces New 6K Venice Flagship Cinema Camera

thefilmbook:

The Elastic Frame

Practical Optics 1 - Testing Different Sensor Sizes

Practical Optics 2 - Notes on Lenses & Elastic Formats

Practical Optics 3 - Introduction to Anamorphic 


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  Sony Venice specs from sony.co.uk page

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