Sony Announces New Venice Extension Gadget 2 And Venice 2 Model 2.00 Firmware Update With Effective New Features And Abilities

Sony pronounces new VENICE Extension System 2 and VENICE 2 Version 2.00 Firmware Update with Powerful New Features and Capabilities

The new VENICE Extension System 2 will increase flexibility with 8K statistics transmission and extends as much as 12 meters faraway from the camera body

South Africa, 12 September 2022 – Sony is saying new updates and trends for the VENICE 2 motion photo camera gadget, inclusive of the discharge of the VENICE Extension System 2[i] for improved flexibility and version 2.00 firmware replace.

“The VENICE 2 became born from the voice and comments of the cinema community,” stated Sajeer Shamsu, Head of Digital Imaging at Sony Middle East & Africa, stated. “Thanks to the ongoing feedback of our customers inside the Middle East & Africa region, we were capable of fuel the continuing development of this effective full-frame cinema digital camera with the mission to allow greater creative freedom.”

VENICE Extension System 2

The VENICE Extension System 2 is an up to date version of the unique VENICE Extension System and can be showcased for the first time at IBC 2022 in Amsterdam from September ninth to twelfth on the Sony sales space. The Extension System 2 is a tethered extension gadget that permits the digicam frame to detach from the real photograph sensor block with out a degradation in photo first-rate.

The VENICE Extension System 2 provides critical upgrades over the authentic, consisting of compatibility with both the VENICE and the VENICE 2[ii] and might transmit extensive bandwidth sensor facts over longer distances. In addition, the Extension System 2 gives extra mobility and compatibility with both a 3-meter or a 12-meter cable – with out the want for a repeater.

Thanks to its small size and light weight, filmmakers have extra creative freedom with the capability to shoot in tight spaces, move handheld or mount the Extension System 2 on gimbals and cranes.

“The unique VENICE Rialto System has been the sort of exquisite useful resource to offer me brought flexibility for feature films. On Top Gun: Maverick, the small form component of 3 VENICE Extension System, paired with three cameras, allowed us to area 6 VENICE cameras, within the cockpit of an F-18 fighter jet to capture the exhilaration of flying in-digital camera. The extension system has given me the flexibility to be as creative as I want to be,” stated Oscar award-prevailing[iii] cinematographer Claudio Miranda ASC.

Academy-award-prevailing cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt[iv] has been shooting with the VENICE 2 Extension System on an upcoming task. He offered this remarks, “The VENICE 2 Rialto has been a large asset for me. It frees us to use the sensor we already love in methods we by no means ought to without it.”

In addition, the Extension System 2 is sort of the identical size of the authentic gadget, measuring 158 x 147 x 126 mm, and weighing round 2.1 kg[v]. For brought capabilities, together with when shooting for Visual FX, the Extension System 2 is prepared with a tilt/roll sensor[vi] on the digicam head that detects motion. It records this information in the metadata and outputs the records via the digital camera’s SDI.

For brought capability, the Extension System 2 also has 4 assignable buttons[vii] – making it perfect for handheld configurations. This feature lets in buttons to be assigned for capabilities, together with changing ND filters, REC Start/Stop, and many others.


The new VENICE Extension System 2 can be to be had within the Middle East & Africa place from early 2023.

A product video on the brand new VENICE Extension System 2 can be viewed HERE.

VENICE 2 Version 2.00 Firmware Update

VENICE 2 Version 2.00 adds new features and skills specifically requested by way of manufacturing professionals, such as new imager modes, better recording speeds, and sync functions for operating with LED walls and volumes.

Added imager modes and recording speeds, consist of:

Full Frame[viii] eight.6K 17:nine Up to 48 fps

8.2K 2.39:1 Up to seventy two fps

8.1K 16:9 Up to 48 fps

Super 35 Anamorphic[ix] 5.8K 4:3 Up to 60 fps

Super 35 five.5K 2.39:1 Up to one hundred twenty fps

Version 2.00 will also allow customers to embed LUT (Look Up Table) and CDL (Colour Decision Lists) statistics in clips. It additionally offers new screen-out functions which include zoom to fit for anamorphic lenses and the capacity to exchange the position of the recording reputation indicator and playback status indicator up to eight positions to the center of the screen – a wanted characteristic when in zoom to suit anamorphic modes.

Additionally, the VENICE 2 Version 2.00 firmware replace comes with brought functionality to help with cognizance. Version 2.00 lets in one in all nine positions on the viewfinder to be magnified to help with cognizance and taking pictures. New capabilities also allow users to output the identical image as the viewfinder with settings, inclusive of peaking and zebra[x] ,from screen-out. Playback capabilities have additionally been advanced. Playback role within the clip is now displayed and permits body-by using-frame playback. Now, EI metadata is also carried out at some point of playback.

New functionality has also been added for digital manufacturing. Version 2.00 firmware replace adds sync features, which includes segment transferring of Genlock, which allows you to shift on-digital camera artifacts until they minimised. Additionally, Genlock is now to be had while taking pictures at excessive frame prices.[xi]

VENICE 2 Version 2.00 may be released in early 2023.

Exclusive testimonies and exciting new content shot with the brand new VENICE Extension System 2 and VENICE 2 as well as Sony’s other imaging merchandise may be observed at a site created to educate and inspire all lovers and customers of Sony Cinema Line.

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