Engineering Service, Inc.
Sony has released new updates and developments for the VENICE 2 motion picture camera system, including the release of the VENICE Extension System 2 and version 2.00 firmware update.
The VENICE Extension System 2 is an updated version of the original VENICE Extension System and is a tethered extension system that allows the camera body to detach from the actual image sensor block with no degradation in image quality.
It also adds important enhancements over the original, including compatibility with both the VENICE and the VENICE 2, said Sony. In addition, the Extension System 2 offers greater mobility and compatibility with either a 3-meter or a 12-meter cable – without the need for a repeater.
Thanks to its small size and light weight, filmmakers have greater creative freedom with the ability to shoot in tight spaces, go handheld or mount the Extension System 2 on gimbals and cranes, added Sony.
VENICE 2 Version 2.00 adds new features and capabilities specifically requested by production professionals, including new imager modes, higher recording speeds, and sync functions for working with LED walls and volumes.
It also enables users to embed LUT (Look Up Table) and CDL (Colour Decision Lists) data in clips, said Sony, as well as offering new monitor-out functions such as zoom to fit for anamorphic lenses and the ability to change the position of the recording status indicator and playback status indicator up to 8 positions to the centre of the screen – a needed function when in zoom to fit anamorphic modes.
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