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01-13-2020 - Technology, News

VENICE Firmware V5.0 is Now Available

By: SonyCine Team

Unleash even more capability from VENICE with Firmware Update V5.0 - New Frame Rates, New Built-in Monitoring and VF Features for Steadicam, Internal HD ProRes 4:4:4:4, Improved User Frame Lines and more!

NOTE: As with the previous V4.01 release DO NOT INSTALL THIS FIRMWARE ON A V3.0 VENICE. The camera must already be at V4.0 or V4.01 prior to installation.

Due to this limitation, the download link for this firmware is currently not public and only available through your reseller or camera rental house.

VENICE V5.00 firmware includes the following new features and improvements:

  • Additional HFR support
    • 6K 17:9 up to 72fps
    • 6K 1.85:1 up to 72fps
    • 6K 2.39:1 up to 90fps
  • 4K 2.39:1 resolution operates like all the other resolutions
    • Previously it was limited to 120fps only
  • Flip & Flop support for VF and Monitor outputs for use with Steadicam
  • User Frame line operation is improved
    • Display of aspect ratio and pixel count is now shown in menu
    • Additional Preset frame lines
    • Recorded metadata now includes User Frame line setting
  • Cooke /i2 metadata recorded in X-OCN/RAW and XAVC files
  • HD ProRes 4:4:4:4
    • Fixed frame rate only
    • Up to 29.97
    • Simultaneous Record not available
  • Desqueeze monitoring options increased
    • X1.65 added
  • FPS information is now shown as Fix23.98 when in 23.98 (23.976fps) project mode
    • Previously Fix24 was shown for both 23.98 and 24 projects
    • Sub Display, Operator Display, etc 
  • Tilt/Roll gyro has been activated
    • VF and Monitor outputs
  • Additional Paint Menu support for live operation
    • User Gamma, Knee, White Clip, Detail, Matrix, Multi Matrix, Scene File, Test SAW

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