Sony Launches Venice 2 – Full Frame 8.6K Cinema Camera

Sony Launches Venice 2 – Full Frame 8.6K Cinema Camera

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Sony has unveiled the Venice 2 which is the successor to Sony’s first full frame cinema camera. Venice 2 features 8.6K recording and 16-stops dynamic range. The Venice 2 gives you the option to change sensors for added flexibility and versatility.

Building on some of the great features of its predecessor Venice, like color science, Dual Base ISO and 8-Stops of ND filter, the Venice 2 works on some targeted improvement to have some features like internal recording and option of two sensors – all new 8.6K sensor and original 6K Venice Sensor. 

As per Sony, the new 8.6K sensor (8640x5760) offers a total of 16-Stops of dynamic range, which is clearly one stop better than the original Venice Sensor. This added dynamic range of 1 Stop when combined with the color science of original Venice, will deliver brilliant shadow details and color separation. 

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The Venice 2 can shoot in 4 different modes: 8.6K (3:2) at 30fps in full frame, 8.2K (17:9) at 60fps in full frame, 5.8: at 48fps in Super 35 and 5.8: (17:9)at 90fps in Super 35.

As per Sony, the Venice 2 has one unique feature of Sensor swap between the New Sensor and old Venice sensor. This swap is instant and does not require any firmware change. The old Venice Sensor is suitable for cinematographers wishing to use higher frame rates. 

The Venice 2 features a new high speed 6.6 Gbps AXS Card for 8K 60P recording.

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Living up to the reputation, the Venice 2 supports 4K with LUT and has much improved 3D LUT processing for high quality footage. 

Here is the film shot by Award winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda. The film called “The Camera Test” takes inspiration from his own 2017 film “The Dig” and in this film he tests both Venice and Venice 2 using an anamorphic lens. 

 

The Venice 2 is expected to be shipped in February 2022.

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