Sony VENICE Version 5.0 Firmware
VENICE's Version 5.0 Firmware update adds higher HFR and better flexibility. Image courtesy Sony.

Sony’s VENICE Version 5.0 Firmware update will give the camera additional High Frame Rate (HFR) capabilities and better flexibility.

One of the key features the firmware update is adding to the camera is the ability to shoot at speeds of 90 fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9, HD ProRes 4444. However, that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a few more features as well. The VENICE’s slow-mo capture, the camera can capture three times the slow motion at 24p. That applies even in 6K.

Overall, the update allows the VENICE to operate across multiple speeds, increasing its versatility as a camera. “The new Version 5.0 firmware will allow the camera to be even more flexible, ultimately increasing its benefit and versatility to all cinematographers,” Sony said in a press release.

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The VENICE can now shoot at speeds up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9
The VENICE can now shoot at speeds up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9. Image courtesy Sony.

Version 5.0 firmware overview

Here is everything that the update is bringing to the VENICE:

  • Up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9
  • Apple ProRes 4444: Record HD videos with SxS PRO+, without Sony’s AXS-R7 recorder
  • 180 Degree Rotation Monitor Out
  • High-Resolution Magnification via HD Monitor Out: magnification is now extended to HD Monitor Out
  • Menu updates for easier selection of frame lines on viewfinder

When is the update coming?

You can expect the VENICE Version 5.0 Firmware to be out in January 2020. That is a little bit of a wait, but it’s good to see Sony releasing features that weren’t promised at launch.

Image courtesy Sony