Sony VENICE 4K LIVE BUNDLE Overview
Bring the rich cinematic look of the Sony VENICE to your live, multicamera productions using the VENICE 4K Live Bundle with MultiDyne SilverBack Fiber-Optic Adapter. This bundle pairs the VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera with a MultiDyne SilverBack V camera back transceiver, a SilverBack-VB base station 12G/3G transceiver, a Juice 48 external power supply, a tally light, 1 RU and 2 RU rackmount kits, and multiple breakout cables. The MultiDyne SilverBack-VB system creates a single-cable, full-bandwidth fiber-optic connection between the camera back transceiver and the base station. The VENICE 4K Live Bundle can transmit one each bidirectional 12G-SDI and 3G-SDI video signal between the camera and your control room, broadcast truck, or video village.
The VENICE 6K camera's PL lens mount, dual-base ISO, 16-stop dynamic range, and built-in ND filters enhance your video capture with shallow depth of field, low-light capture, shadow and highlight detail, and iris control. Supported video resolutions include up to DCI 4K 17:9 and UHD 4K 16:9 in Super35, and up to 6K 17:9 and 5.7K 16:9 in full frame with an optional license. Record 4K XAVC and HD Apple ProRes internally or use the optional AXS-R7 unit for external X-OCN/RAW capture. To obtain just the tone you want, the VENICE 4K Live Bundle provides a variety of color spaces, including S-Log3/S-Gamut3, S-Log3/S-Gamut3.Cine, Rec. 709/User Gamma, Rec. 2020/User Gamma, and HLG. Read more below about the items in the VENICE 4K Live Bundle.
Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera
Providing a flexible design configuration within a single camera body, the Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera is meant to provide you with just the amount of camera you need, so you don't have to invest in more than necessary. It features a full-frame CMOS sensor with 15+ stops of dynamic range, but in its basic configuration it windows the sensor to shoot Super 35. The camera comes with a removable PL Mount that supports the Cooke /i Technology lens metadata protocols, allowing you to work with cinema-style glass ranging from vintage to modern. As is, the camera supports DCI and UHD 4K capture, while planned and scheduled firmware updates will enable anamorphic, full-frame, and select frame rates from 1 to 72 fps.
Remove the PL Mount to reveal a Sony E-Mount with a locking outer ring that allows you to mount your lens and then rotate the ring to secure it, creating a strong mounting system that does not require you to rotate your E-Mount lens when mounting it to the camera. Eight integrated and motorized ND filters range from clear to seven stops of ND in one-stop increments. The camera features a built-in assistant-side info screen, along with a smaller basic info display screen on the operator side of the camera. It features dual SxS card slots that allow you to capture XAVC or HD ProRes in-camera.
Firmware 6.0 Update
Updating your camera to Firmware 6.0 adds the following functions and features:
- 5.7K at 16:9 up to 72 fps
- 4K at 6:5 up to 72 fps
- 3.8K at 16:9 up to 110 fps
- 3D LUT viewable in the viewfinder
- ART (Advanced Rendering Transform) file imports
- Updated switching for SDI 1-4 3G-SDI level A/B
- Addition of second user frame line of 9:16 and 1:1 preset
- Record beep and alarm volume adjust
- Ability to maintain CamID+Reel# when loading ALL file
- Displaying of Genlock and TC lock status on OSD
- Setting of de-squeeze on/off via the USER button
- Updated RCP Call function
- Record gyro information in metadata
- Support for ZEISS eXtended Data from FUJINON Premista-series lenses
- Requires Firmware 4.00 or higher before installing
- Imager modes 6K 2.39:1 and 5.7K 16:9 (with Full-Frame License)
- Support for the X-OCN XT recording format
- Compatibility with Rialto VENICE Extension System
- De-squeeze ratios 1.25x, 1.3x, 1.5x, and 1.8x
- Cache rec function
- AXS Relay rec function
- Simultaneous format
- SxS recording folder structure selection
- Support for 6G/12G output SDI
- Improved imaging assist function
- Support for CBK-WA02 Wireless LAN Adapter
- Improved VF menu operations and Frame Line setting
- Support for CDL files
The VENICE is designed to start you off with a basic camera and, through firmware updates and licenses, upgrade it over time. This allows you to upgrade it as your needs grow, instead of having to buy a whole new camera system. Licenses can be permanent upgrades or used for limited periods of time, for those jobs that require more features than you normally use.
The sensor features more than 15 stops of dynamic range and has been designed to exceed the BT.2020 color space—which is larger than the DCI-P3 color space—enabling you to create stunning images with a camera that already exceeds future specs.
In full-frame, you can use the full 6048-pixel width of the sensor for widescreen spherical 2.39:1, or large format scope. A firmware upgrade and license are required for full-frame recording.
The VENICE features a high-speed readout that minimizes the dreaded "jello" camera effect that plagues some CMOS sensor cameras.
The VENICE comes with the industry-standard PL lens mount. It is compatible with all Super 35 and full-frame PL lenses, spherical and anamorphic. The removable lens mount includes contacts that support Cooke /i Technology. The camera's lens information is recorded as metadata frame by frame.
Removing the PL Mount exposes the camera's E-Mount, which allows compatibility with E-Mount lenses. This E-Mount is designed with a lever lock that eliminates the need to rotate your lens when mounting, and the lever lock secures the lens in the mount minimizing play. Rotating of the locking collar means that in most cases lens support rigs don't need to be removed, which saves time during production. A planned firmware update is required to take full advantage of the E-Mount.
The VENICE records XAVC UHD 4K or HD ProRes internally to its SxS card slots. An optional AXS-R7 on-board recorder will enable 16-bit Raw and X-OCN recording to AXS cards with a future firmware update.
MultiDyne 4 x 4 Line Level Audio XLR Breakout Cable for SilverBack-V Camera Back Transceiver (3.3')
The 4 x 4 Line Level Audio XLR Breakout Cable from MultiDyne enables you to configure your audio input and output for your SilverBack-V Camera Transceiver. This 3.3' Y-shaped cable has an MDR connector on one end and both 4-pin XLR male and 4-pin XLR female connectors on the other end.
- MultiDyne SilverBack-V Camera Back Transceiver
- 4-pin XLR analog line audio
MultiDyne 8-Pin Hirose to DB-9 Data Cable for Sony RCP to Silverback-V Base Station (10')
This Data Cable for Sony RCP from MultiDyne enables you to connect a Sony RCP unit (Remote Control Panel) to a SilverBack-V base station. This 10' cable has an 8-pin Hirose connector on one end and a DB-9 connector on the other.
- MultiDyne SilverBack-V Base Station
- Sony RCP (Remote Control Panel) Unit
MultiDyne JUICE-48 Portable Power Supply for SilverBack Camera Transceivers
The Juice-48 Portable Power Supply from MultiDyne enables you to transmit power and camera signals to a SilverBack Camera Transceiver at distances up to 984' using one single-mode fiber optic cable. Compatible camera signals include power, 12G-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, tally, and GPIO. This power supply does not require local power or batteries at the camera, making it ideal for sports events, golf courses, and entertainment venues without a power infrastructure.
Uses one single-mode fiber cable to transmit any camera signal, including 12G-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, GPIO, tally, and power.
SilverBack Fiber Camera Adapters
- Provides a power solution when working at venues without a power infrastructure.
- Ideal for golf courses, sports arenas, and entertainment venues.
Transmits power up to 984' without requiring local power or batteries at the camera.