Sony VENICE Firmware V5.0 Now Available

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Sony VENICE Firmware V5.0 is now available. Firmware Update V5.0 adds 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.

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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

  • 1.65x 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

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.

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