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Intro image for article Petr Cikhart Talks about Versatility with Sony VENICE
Client Profiles
We had the opportunity to talk to Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer, Petr Cikhart, about how he got started in the industry and his use of Sony cameras on various projects. 
Intro image for article DP Tommy Maddox-Upshaw Talks Inspiration, Empire, and Sony VENICE
Client Profiles
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with DP Tommy Maddox-Upshaw to discuss his career, his inspirations, and his most recent work with the Sony VENICE on Season 6 of FOX's Empire, and two seasons of FX's SnowFall.
Intro image for article Sony VENICE Captures Dan Soder for HBO
Client Profiles
Dan Soder: Son of a Gary debuted on HBO in December 2019. Cinematographer Andrew Wehde (Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago, Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh) captured the stand-up comedy special using five Sony VENICE cameras supplied by AbelCine. In this exclusive interview, Wehde describes his visual approach and workflow. 
Intro image for article Cinematographer Mott Hupfel Takes "The Last Shift" to Sundance with Sony VENICE and Rialto
Client Profiles
Mott Hupfel is a cinematographer known for his work on The Savages, The American Astronaut, The Cobbler, and You. When researching the Sony VENICE for an upcoming project, he discovered the camera's Sensor Extension System, also known as Rialto. Recently, he talked to us about his latest project, The Last Shift, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and how he made use of Rialto.
Intro image for article The Latest on Sony VENICE Firmware Version 5.0
Tech News
Sony VENICE firmware version 5.0 has arrived. This update brings a bevy of new features and improvements, including new frame rates and monitoring options to streamline workflows.
Intro image for article At the Bench: ARRI Pro Set for the Sony VENICE Camera
Tutorials & Guides
Recently I had the opportunity to check out the ARRI Pro Set for the Sony VENICE and the ARRI VENICE Extension Unit Set Pro. When working with the Sony VENICE Extension Unit, aka "Rialto," you can rig the camera in so many ways that it's crucial to have versatile accessories.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Adding a License to Your Sony VENICE Camera
Tutorials & Guides
Several optional licenses are available for the Sony VENICE that enable additional functionality, such as full frame and anamorphic recording, and high frame rates. Installing a license is a multi-step process, as demonstrated by our tech, Juliet McNally.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Audio and the Sony VENICE Camera
Tutorials & Guides
The Sony VENICE offers several ways to import professional audio. Three different types of audio signals can be imported through the five-pin audio connector. Watch as I demo how to input these signals, as well as how to manage them using the internal audio menus.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sony VENICE Firmware Update 4.0
Tutorials & Guides
I recently got to spend some time with a Sony VENICE camera body running a beta version of firmware version 4.0 and, of course, the first thing I did was to run through the new high frame rate recording modes to see where each "maxes out" in terms of frame rate.