Sony has released firmware Version 4.0 for the VENICE digital motion picture camera. Version 4.0 adds high frame rate shooting, advanced remote control functionality, as well as Cooke/i3 and Zeiss extended metadata. Sony highly recommends this firmware update for immediate installation on all VENICE systems to ensure highest performance.
Contents of update
Support of High Frame Rate: The following expansion of the imager mode frame rates (FPS) are supported by installing the optional High Frame Rate License (CBKZ-3610H/HM/HW).
- 6K 3:2: 26 to 60 fps
- 4K 4:3: 49 to 60, 66, 72, 75 fps
- 4K 17:9: 66, 72, 75, 88, 90, 96, 100, 110 fps
- 4K 2.39:1: 120 fps
Support of RM-B170, RCP-1501 or other remote control units for Live Production applications
Support of Rec.2020/HLG_Rec.2100 combination for HDR productions when RM/RCP Paint Control is set to “On”
Support of Pure-P output via the Monitor output
Support of extended Metadata - The following metadata has been added to RAW, X-OCN, and XAVC recording.: Lens distortion and shading metadata are recorded, compatible with Cooke’s /i third generation metadata technology (/i3) and ZEISS eXtended Data Technology
Support of additional functions for Assign Buttons A/B/C on the DVF-EL200 viewfinder
Important notice: When Project frame rate is 29.97 and 59.94 and AXS recording, sometimes Audio noise occurs in playback. That audio noise is a playback issue and recorded audio is fine. This trouble could be solved by power ON/OFF. We are going to release updated firmware which solves this later.
Unfortunately, Version 4.0 is not plug and play, and In order to update to Version 4.0, VENICE requires an internal hardware modification by a Sony Service center or an authorized dealer. You also have to remember that for shooting in the High Frame Rate modes you need to purchase the optional High Frame Rate License (CBKZ-3610H/HM/HW).
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