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Band Pro Film & Digital Hosts Sony Venice v4.0/5.0 Workshop

Next Thursday, July 18 from 1PM to 4PM Band Pro Film & Digital will host a free Sony VENICE v4.0 Firmware Workshop at the company’s headquarters in Burbank.
Band Pro’s Senior Technical Consultant Randy Wedick, and Senior Service Engineer, Dave Garcia, will give a detailed overview of the free v4.0 hardware upgrade process and highlight the enhanced functionality v4.0 firmware provides.
Additionally, Wedick and Garcia will offer an exclusive preview of the upcoming v5.0 firmware to be released in January 2020.
Band Pro makes this exclusive event absolutely free and will provide refreshments as well. Space is limited, so they ask that you RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot for this event.

Sony VENICE v4.0 / V5.0 Firmware

Following the June 2019 v4.0 firmware release, which includes an optional HFR license to support 120fps at 4K 2.39:1, 110fps at 4K 17:9, 75fps at 4K 4:3 and 60fps at 6K 3:2, VENICE’s Version 5.0 update will further enable cinematographers to shoot at speeds of up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9/1.85:1.
This addition enables VENICE to capture three times slow motion at 24p, even in 6K. Cinematographers can utilize the same camera across multiple speeds, maintaining the full-frame shallow depth of field, as well as the high picture quality of oversampling in 6K.

Version 4.0 firmware Upgrade was made available in June 2019, and new features and improvements include:
Imager mode
4K 2.39:1 for HFR
Recording Formats
HFR shooting in select FPS shooting functions
4K 2.39:1 Max. 120FPS
4K 17:9 Max. 110FPS
4K 4:3 Max. 72FPS
6K 3:2 Max. 60FPS
Shooting function
RM/RCP control (incl. paint)
Cooke/i3 and Zeiss Extended metadata in X-OCN/RAW
Monitor Out function
Pure P HD-SDI output in 25p/29p
Shooting Assist function
LINE+MASK Frame Line
S700 Protocol
Version 5.0 firmware upgrade available in January 2020 and will include:
HFR Capabilities
6K 2.39:1 Max 90FPS
6K 17:9 Max. 72FPS
6K 1.85:1 Max. 72FPS
HD ProRes 4444
Up to 30FPS on SxS Pro+ cards
Monitor Out function
Flip & Flop via SDI & VF
High-resolution Magnification via Monitor Out
Shooting Assist Function
Improved User Marker Settings
For more information about this exclusive Band Pro event and to RSVP go to the Band Pro website at

Written by Clint Milby

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