The exclusive bundle leverages MultiDyne’s Emmy award-winning fiber system to transform the VENICE digital cinema camera into a live events camera.
LOS ANGELES, CA — Sony Electronics Inc. and MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems today introduced VENICE 4K Live, a new bundle created specifically for cinematic live productions. Since its introduction, the VENICE has become the go-to camera for feature films and television production thanks to its dual base ISO of 500/2500, built-in ND filters and more than 15+ stops of dynamic range.
As the industry continues to embrace cinematic storytelling in live productions, Sony is committed to meeting the needs of production crews capturing live events. Joining the HDC-F5500 s35mm live camera system is the new VENICE 4K Live. The VENICE 4K Live bundle was developed with MultiDyne based on feedback from the top live event professionals in the industry. MultiDyne’s Emmy award-winning SilverBack Fiber Optic Camera Adapter transforms the VENICE from a cinema camera into a live event camera – allowing crews to embrace cinematic storytelling into their live productions, whether that is through the use of cinema lenses, shallow depth of field or low-light environments.
Funicular Goats Founder and Technical Director, James Coker, has been an innovator in bringing the cinematic look to live production. Coker has worked on some of the biggest events in television history, both in terms of audience and the number of cameras used. Last year alone, Coker used the Sony VENICE in over 40 live events. Coker explains, “The Sony Venice camera with a MultiDyne system makes what would be difficult or cumbersome shoots easier and more reliable: both live events and multi-camera events such as comedy specials and musical performances as well as live-to-tape style productions.”
He continues, “The fiber allows us to have full control of the camera settings over IP, using the Sony Graphic User interface. And since it’s hard-lined, we can run timecode and audio, multiple video feeds, tally, and sound, not to mention a robust solution for iris control. In short, the system allows for ease of use, reliability, quality control, and seamless workflow for the most challenging productions.”
The new VENICE 4K Live bundle includes:
- SilverBack V 4K Camera Back Transceiver
- 18-inch XLR Breakout
- Sony camera data cable
- Cable assembly packages
- Tally light
- SilverBack-VB Base Station 12G/3G Transceiver
- Universal Rack Kit
- 1-meter XLR Breakout for 4×4 analog audio
- RS-232 and RS-422 Data/Tally/GPIO Breakout Y-Cable for SilverBack-VB Base Station
- Sony RCP data cable for SilverBack-VB Base Station
- Juice-48 External Power Supply
- Two RU Rack Mount Kits for HUT-CP camera units and Juice-48 power supplies
Pricing and Availability
The VENICE 4K Live is now available exclusively in North America for approximately $46,999.99 USD and $62,499.99 CAD. Presales will begin March 20, 2023 and first shipments will begin mid-April.
Please contact a Sony VENICE authorized dealer to learn more and purchase your bundle.
Exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the VENICE 4K Live as well as the Sony VENICE can be found at www.sonycine.com a site created to educate and inspire all fans and customers of Sony Cinema Line.
For more information, or to join an exclusive livestream, please contact your authorized VENICE reseller.
About Cinema Line
Cinema Line is a series of cameras that have a cinematic look – cultivated from Sony’s long experience in digital cinema production – plus enhanced operability and reliability that respond to the wide variety of creators’ high demands.
Cinema Line includes Sony’s flagship digital cinema camera VENICE, which has been used on over 500 feature films, television and commercials, including three of the top grossing feature films in the world in 2022. The Cinema Line includes the professional camera FX9, which is popular for documentary and drama production and the FX6, for grab and shoot action and content creation. With the addition of the FX3, the most compact camera in the series, Sony offers a true line up of versatile creative tools for all types of visual storytellers.
About the HDC-F5500
The HDC-F5500 System allows for seamless integration of a shallow depth of field camera into live sports and entertainment productions. The camera features plug and play integration with Sony’s 2/3” HDC-5500 series infrastructure.
About Sony Electronics Inc.
Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Group Corporation, one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit http://www.sony.com/news for more information.
MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Solutions has over 40 years of experience serving the broadcast and video production communities worldwide. MultiDyne leads the industry in pioneering signal conversion and fiber-optic-based transport systems for the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, surveillance, teleconferencing, and Pro-AV markets across all business verticals.