Conversations with and feedback from production professionals played an essential part in the development of Sony’s next generation CineAlta motion picture camera, VENICE. In the months after the camera’s September announcement, the immediate demand for Full-Frame capture was clear. Sony has answered the industry’s requests for Full-Frame image capture and, with an optional license, VENICE can support Full-Frame 24x36mm shooting from day one, at the camera’s expected ship date of February 2018.
Filmmakers can now benefit immediately from VENICE’s maximum potential, including 24x36mm Full-Frame 6K recording in Sony’s established 16-bit acquisition format, X-OCN, when used with Sony’s AXS-R7 recorder. In addition to Full Frame image capture, Sony plans an extensive roadmap of features planned to be implemented in future firmware upgrades.
Sony’s development of the VENICE motion picture camera platform represents an on-going commitment to the film industry, by furthering image capture in the key areas of dynamic range, color rendition and large format aspect ratio freedom. “VENICE demonstrates our commitment to developing tools that support Directors and Cinematographers in bringing their vision to the screen,” said Peter Crithary, marketing manager, Sony Electronics. “This announcement reflects our strong relationship with filmmakers around the world and enables them to create Emotion in Every Frame.”
The VENICE CineAlta digital motion picture camera system is scheduled to be available in February 2018.