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Sony VENICE brings Downton Abbey splendour to the big screen Posted: 05/11/2019
Sony VENICE brings and lsquo;Downton Abbey and rsquo; splendour to the big screen

Sony has announced that its next-generation motion picture camera system, VENICE, was used for principal photography on the new ‘Downton Abbey’ movie, directed by Michael Engler, and produced by Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.   

With its forward-thinking full frame sensor, impressive colour science and user-friendly operation, VENICE was chosen by Director of Photography (DOP) Ben Smithard to scale the TV series’ drama onto the big screen through impressive picture quality and greater detail.    Real emotion in every frame “VENICE was the only camera system that could deliver a larger and more detailed image to match the movie’s enthralling storyline on the big screen,” explained Ben Smithard. “When it came to shoot challenging frames for the film, the VENICE never let me down. It performed well without any issues, wherever it was put – from being rigged on camera dollies, tower cams, cranes and even helicopters.” 

VENICE, the versatile next-generation full frame motion picture camera, has been created for and with modern cinematographers in mind. It allows creatives to capture stunning visuals in almost any format, including full frame 24x26mm, Super35 and Anamorphic, with a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032. At the same time, its usability, reliability and flexibility allow it to seamlessly match any filmmakers’ shooting requirements and support them in bringing their creative vision to life. 

 

Tags: Sony | VENICE | Downton Abbey | Media Solutions | camera system
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Sony VENICE used to capture latest Keira Knightley feature Posted: 13/09/2019
Sony VENICE used to capture latest Keira Knightley feature, and lsquo;Official Secrets and rsquo;
Sony’s next-generation motion picture camera system, VENICE, has been used for principal photography on a new political thriller ‘Official Secrets’, directed by Gavin Hood, and produced by Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, and Melissa Zuo. Entertainment One (eOne) produced and financed the film, with Screen Yorkshire and Zuo’s company GS Media. Boasting an impressive cast including Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, and captured by cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC, the feature made its debut at Sundance Film Festival. It is scheduled for distribution later in 2019 through eOne across its territories. Sierra/Affinity represents all other international territories outside the US.
Tags: Sony | Official Secrets | VENICE | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Sony VENICE Continues to Evolve with High Frame Rate up to 90fps at 6K Posted: 03/06/2019
Sony and rsquo;s VENICE Continues to Evolve with High Frame Rate up to 90fps at 6K
Sony has today announced that its VENICE full-frame digital motion picture camera will receive additional High Frame Rate (HFR) capabilities and added workflow flexibility with a new Version 5.0 firmware update planned for January 2020.
Tags: Sony | VENICE | VENICE Version 5.0 firmware | F65 | F55 | F5 | FS7 II | FS5 II
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Sony VENICE used to capture latest Keira Knightley feature, Official Secrets Posted: 12/02/2019
Sony VENICE used to capture latest Keira Knightley feature, and lsquo;Official Secrets and rsquo;

Sony’s next-generation motion picture camera system, VENICE ,has been used for principal photography on a new political thriller ‘Official Secrets’, directed by Gavin Hood, and produced by Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, and Melissa Zuo. Entertainment One (eOne) produced and financed the film, with Screen Yorkshire and Zuo’s company GS Media. Boasting an impressive cast including Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, and captured by cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC, the feature made its debut at Sundance Film Festival. It is scheduled for distribution later in 2019 through eOne across its territories. Sierra/Affinity represents all other international territories outside the US.

Tags: Sony | Sony Professional Europe | Florian Hoffmeister | Official Secrets | VENICE
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Sony VENICE High Frame Rate will come up to 4K 120fps Posted: 31/01/2019
Sony VENICE High Frame Rate will come up to 4K 120fps

Sony will be upgrading the capabilities of its next-generation motion picture camera system, VENICE, by introducing High Frame Rate (HFR) shooting, advanced remote-control functionalities and Cooke/i3 and Zeiss extended metadata support, as part of its latest firmware update. Following the recent release of VENICE’s firmware Version 3.0 and the upcoming launch of its Extension System (CBK-3610XS), which was developed in collaboration with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and is currently being used to shoot the AVATAR sequels, the latest upgrade will offer filmmakers even greater creative freedom, flexibility and choice.

Tags: Sony | VENICE | BSC | firmware upgrade
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Sony returns to BSC Expo 2019 with new stand design highlighting latest CineAlta line-up Posted: 29/01/2019
Sony returns to BSC Expo 2019 with new stand design highlighting latest CineAlta line-up
Sony is returning to BSC Expo 2019 at Battersea Evolution, London, to showcase its new CineAlta stand design. Offering an authentic shooting set up, the stand presents Sony’s latest solutions and CineAlta line-up, including its next-generation motion picture system, VENICE.
Tags: VENICE | Sony | BSC | BSC Expo | Battersea | CineAlta
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ORF chooses Sony and rsquo;s XVS series switchers to modernise its facilities Posted: 28/11/2018
ORF chooses Sony and rsquo;s XVS series switchers to modernise its facilities
Austrian broadcast station ORF will use Sony’s multi-format IP video switchers within its production control rooms to meet present and future challenges of IP live production.
Tags: VENICE | F55 | F65 | F5 | FS7 II | HDC-4300 | PXW-Z450
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Audi selects Sony VENICE to introduce its first all-electric car Posted: 20/11/2018
Audi selects Sony and rsquo;s VENICE to introduce its first all-electric car
Premium automobile manufacturer Audi has chosen Sony’s CineAlta Full-Frame system camera VENICE to shoot the commercial of its first all-electric car model, the new e-tron. The commercial was produced by KROPAC MEDIA GmbH and shot in a quiet and natural environment to highlight the car’s practically silent engine.
Tags: Sony | VENICE | KROPAC MEDIA | CineAlta
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Seven Sony flagship cameras join Netflix Post Technology Alliance Posted: 14/11/2018
Seven Sony flagship cameras join Netflix and rsquo;s Post Technology Alliance
Seven of Sony’s flagship cameras have joined Netflix’s Post Technology Alliance, a programme designed to give filmmakers confidence that equipment meets Netflix’s technical and workflow requirements, while also offering the highest level of innovation, support and customer service.
Tags: Sony | Netflix | Post Technology Alliance | CineAlta | F55 | F65 | VENICE | F5 | FS7 II | HDC-4300 | PXW-Z450
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Sony showcases latest CineAlta updates and explores new levels of creative freedom at Camerimage 2018 Posted: 02/11/2018
Sony showcases latest CineAlta updates and explores new levels of creative freedom at Camerimage 2018

Sony returns to Camerimage in Bydgoszcz, Poland, to explore the creative possibilities and highlight the latest updates of its VENICE full-frame camera, including the new Sensor Extension System. Visitors to Camerimage 2018 will also have the chance to take part in a hands-on CineAlta workshop with cinematographer Todd Bell, as well as being able to experience the latest footage shot on VENICE.

Tags: Sony | Camerimage | CineAlta | VENICE
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Lightstorm Entertainment to Shoot AVATAR SEQUELS on Sony VENICE Camera Posted: 01/10/2018
Lightstorm  Entertainment  to  Shoot  AVATAR SEQUELS on  Sony VENICE  Camera

James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment will use Sony's new VENICE motion picture camera system for principal photography on the upcoming "Avatar" SEQUELS.

Tags: Sony | IBC | James Cameron | Lightstorm Entertainment | Avatar | VENICE | PXW-Z450 | PXW-320 | F55 | Sony VENICE camera system | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Sony VENICE motion picture camera provides unprecedented flexibility for filmmakers with the addition of extension system and new firmware Posted: 01/10/2018
Sony and rsquo;s  VENICE  motion  picture  camera  provides  unprecedented  flexibility  for  filmmakers  with  the  addition  of  extension  system  and  new  firmware

Sony’s VENICE motion picture camera, which has been embraced by the production community, will enhance its usability and flexibility with the VENICE Extension System and Version 3.0 firmware updates in February 2019. The lightweight (1.9 kg with PL mount and 1.4 kg with E-mount), easy to use tethered extension system allows the camera body to detach from the image sensor block with no degradation in image quality, from 2.7 m or 5.5 m apart, offering a highly configurable and portable method of operation. The new Extension System is compatible with existing and new VENICE cameras. A user can quickly configure and freely use only VENICE’s image sensor block to capture uncompromising imagery on site, customising the camera for specific scenarios.

Tags: Sony | IBC | VENICE | Extension System | Version 3.0 | X-OCN XT | new imager modes | Cache REC | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Presented in Cannes: Sony VENICE used to shoot first European feature film Posted: 18/06/2018
Presented in Cannes: Sony VENICE used to shoot first European feature film
Sony’s CineAlta Full-Frame system camera, VENICE, has been chosen to shoot its first European feature film, Polish thriller “Fisheye”, directed by Micha Szczeniak and shot by cinematographer Pawe Dyllus.
Tags: Sony | Fisheye | Cannes | Film | Short feature film | feature | European | VENICE | CineAlta
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Sony Adding Powerful New Features and Capabilities to the VENICE Full-Frame Motion Picture Camera System Posted: 04/06/2018
Sony Adding Powerful New Features and Capabilities to the VENICE Full-Frame Motion Picture Camera System
Sony is announcing new updates and developments for its VENICE CineAlta motion picture camera system including version 2 firmware, which has been advanced and will now be available in the beginning of July 2018.
Tags: Sony | VENICE | camera system | features | update
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James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment to Shoot AVATAR SEQUELS on Sony VENICE Camera Posted: 04/06/2018
James Cameron and rsquo;s Lightstorm Entertainment to Shoot AVATAR SEQUELS on Sony and rsquo;s VENICE Camera
James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment will use Sony’s new VENICE motion picture camera system for principal photography on the upcoming “Avatar” SEQUELS.
Tags: VENICE | Avatar | James Cameron | Sony | Lightstorm Entertainment | Filming
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