Sony gave new options for its flagship Cine Camera Venice at the Cine Gear in Los Angeles, which we have already presented in more detail at here and here. A new addition is a module for full-format operation, in which a small optical block is separated from the camera by cable. With a maximum length of 20 feet (approx. 6 m) the optical quality should be completely preserved. The solution was developed together with director James Cameron and will be used for the next 3D avatar productions in corresponding 3D rigs.
The additional functions for the Venice like Dual Base ISO (500, 2500) and the paid activation license for anamorphic formats were already known with the 2.0 version. Other sensor modes include 25p in 6K full frame, 25p in 4K 4:3 anamorphic, 6K 17:9, 1.85:1 and anamorphic.
In addition, Sony has also given an outlook on upcoming high frame rate options. Compared to other cine cameras of this class, the frame rates of the Sony Venice in 4K do not exceed 60p and in 6K do not exceed 30p (for comparison: ARRI LF in Open Gate ARRI RAW = max 90 fps). Sony is targeting 60 fps in 6K, max. 90 fps in 4K, and 120 fps in 2K for the Venice. However, the corresponding HFR update should not be available until spring 2019.