Sony India launches flagship VENICE 2 digital cinema camera
Sony India today introduced VENICE 2, the new flagship model and latest addition to its line-up of high-end digital cinema cameras. The VENICE 2 sbuilds upon the strength of the original VENICE with new features including a compact design, internal recording and the option for two different sensors: the newly developed full-frame 8.6K sensor or the original 6K VENICE sensor. The VENICE 2 also inherits popular features from the original VENICE including colour science, Dual Base ISO and 8-stops of built-in ND filters.
New sensor translates into extraordinary image quality and incredibly low light sensitivity
Paired with a newly developed 8.6K (8640 x 5760) full-frame CMOS image sensor, the VENICE 2 offers excellent image quality with 16 stops of total latitude[i] to capture beautiful images with excellent colour separation and shadow detail. The camera also inherits its colour science from the original VENICE, which is highly regarded for its natural skin tones. The VENICE 2 8K CineAlta camera has a unique dual base ISO of 800/3200 which allows filmmakers to capture incredibly clean, film-like images under a wide range of lighting conditions. It supports everything from full-frame, full-frame anamorphic[ii] to Super35, all at a minimum of 4K resolution, resulting in an outstanding and versatile camera system for cinematographers and productions.
With the 8.6K sensor providing ample oversampling, images shot on VENICE 2 will benefit from less noise and enriched information in a 2K or 4K production. It also means the camera is well suited for VR, in camera VFX and Virtual Production setups, delivering an immersive experience and realistic images especially in combination with Sony’s high-contrast and large-scale Crystal LED displays.
The success of the original VENICEpaved the way for Venice 2
Since its launch in 2017, VENICE has been used to shoot more than 300 theatricals, broadcast, cable, and streaming releases, including the Emmy award-winning series The Crown. Regular firmware and hardware updates to meet the latest creative needs have been key to the wide adoption of VENICE.
“We are so pleased to have seen the success of the original VENICE over the last four years. Based on the feedback from leading cinematographers and production companies around the world, we recognized an opportunity to improve by leveraging many of our latest imaging and sensor technologies. By doing so, we are taking the VENICE 2 image quality to a new level. We also made the camera smaller and are offering internal recording to enable more creative freedom,” said Mukesh Srivastava, Digital Imaging Head at Sony India BCS Bureau