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#1 Damien Tessandier

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:31 PM

Hi all!


My next job will fly a Sony Venice. I looking for infos or thought from ops would have already flown it!

Balance, weight, Power, ...



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#2 Marty Smith

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 09:58 PM

Damien, how did you go with your Venice gig? About to start a TV drama with it, any issues you struck?
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#3 brett.mayfield


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:47 AM

all around good camera, but no flip and flop! so no low mode unless you mount the camera like a film camera.

also, if you are using the wooden camera cage, then beware of static electricity, especially when using dance floor on dolly. if you walk on the dance floor then touch a camera accessory, you will blow the fuse. ive done it about a half dozen times this month. the DBox has a thermally resetting fuse, so it will reset, but its annoying.

weight is great for steadicam. use 12v through your sled into the DBox using and Anton Bauer plate and youre set! at least thats how im running it.

not great for handheld, as it is very front heavy, so i use a shark fin on the back to double up on heavy batteries.

also, use HCX batteries if you can. The camera burns through HC batteries. Cine150s are also good.

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#4 Deke Keener

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 09:38 PM

Brett - what do you mean no low mode without flipping the camera mounting?
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#5 brett.mayfield


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 10:29 PM

sony hasn't released firmware with any sensor flip or flop, so you can only shoot in a conventional orientation. if you want to shoot in low mode, you need to mount your plate to the top of the camera, unless you're outputting to video village through a decimator (or other).

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