Sony VENICE Firmware 5.0 Released

VENICE Firmware 5.0
The following modes have been added to this software iteration:

High Frame Rates (HFR)

  • 6K 2.39:1 @ max 90fps
  • 6K 17:9 @ max. 72fps
  • 6K 1.85:1 @ max. 72fps

HD ProRes 4444

  • up to 30fps on internal SxS Pro+ cards
  • Simultaneous record with AXS not available

Monitor Out 

  • Flip & Flop via SDI & VF (useful for Steadicam, for example)
  • High resolution Magnification via Monitor Out

Shooting Assist Function

  • 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
  • 4K 2.39:1 resolution operates like all other resolutions (previously it was limited to 120fps only)
  • De-squeeze monitoring options increased: x1.65 added
  • Main Display FPS information is now shown as Fix23.98 when in 23.98fps (23.976fps) project mode. Previously Fix24 was shown for both 23.98fps and 24fps projects (applies to sub display, operator display, etc.)
  • Tilt/Roll gyro has been activated on VF and monitor outputs
  • Additional Paint Menu support for live operation: User Gamma, Knee, White Clip, Detail Matrix, Multi Matrix, Scene File, Test SAW

via Sony, Cinima5D

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