Netflix has added Sony’s flagship VENICE 2 8K camera to the list of cameras approved to shoot its original productions.
The VENICE 2 is the tenth Sony camera to be added to list of approved cameras, joining the original VENICE camera.
Sony released VENICE 2 late last year. It features a newly developed full-frame 8.6K sensor as well as the original 6K VENICE sensor.
The company added that the camera is “well suited” for VR, in camera VFX and virtual production setups, especially in combination with its high-contrast and large-scale Crystal LED displays.
Netflix has approved the camera for 4K production, if the user records internally in RAW in Sony 16-bit X-OCN XT and ST formats. Users are required to shoot in S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3 or S-Gamut3 / S-Log3 picture profile. These resolutions include:
- Full Frame: 8.6K 3:2 at up to 30fps. Also, 8.2K 17:9 and 7.6K 16:9 resolutions are accepted at up to 60fps
- S35: 5.8K 17:9 and 5.4K 16:9 at up to 90fps
- 5.8K 6:5 in S35 Anamorphic mode at up to 48fps
Netflix has approved several other 4K ProRes options, including ProRes 4K 422HQ and ProRes 4K 4444. However, content will need to be shot in any of the following sensor resolutions:
- Full Frame: 8.2K 17:9 or 7.6K 16:9 at up to 60fps
- S35: 5.8K 17:9 or 5.4K 16:9 at up to 75fps in ProRes 4K 422HQ and 60fps in ProRes 4K 4444