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Sony Sensor Extension System for VENICE

Abel Code: SO-CBK-3610XS
Mfr. Code: CBK-3610XS
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This extension system consists of a front panel cover and image sensor block case with 9' cable & 9' extension cable, and is compatible with existing VENICE cameras with Version 3.0 firmware installed.
Key Highlights
  • Sensor Block Extension System
  • For Sony VENICE
  • Includes 9' cable & extension


The Sony Sensor Extension System for VENICE provides outstanding mobility and greater freedom for creating exceptional imagery with Sony’s VENICE motion picture camera, and will enhance its usability and flexibility, along with Version 3.0 firmware updates in early 2019. The lightweight and easy-to-use tethered extension system allows the camera body to detach from the image sensor block with no degradation in image quality. The image sensor block weighs 4 lb (1.8 kg) with a PL lens mount and 3 lb (1.36 kg) with the native Sony E-mount. The cable system can extend from 9' to 18' (with an included extension cable), offering a highly configurable, flexible, and portable operation form factor.

NOTE: The new Extension System is compatible with both existing and new VENICE cameras. A user can quickly configure and freely use VENICE’s image sensor block to capture uncompromising imagery, customizing the camera for specific scenarios in under 3 minutes via a single 3mm Allen Wrench, allowing for extraordinary flexibility on set or location.

As shooting environments and requirements become more advanced and demanding, VENICE users can expect the same image quality and integrity when using the robust Extension System. This enables VENICE to become highly mobile and discreet for many mounting configurations and filming scenarios, including use with gimbals, handheld stabilizers, underwater & helicopter housings, 3D/VR rigs, and tight or unconventional spaces (such as inside vehicles, on cranes or Russian arms). Developed for filmmakers by filmmakers seeking a small, ergonomic footprint and agile form factor, the Extension System offers takes full advantage of VENICE’s features, including an integrated, mechanical, 8-step Optical ND filter system and Dual Base ISO (ISO 500/2500). 

The VENICE camera body plate features a 24V DC input connector (Fischer 3-pin). This makes it possible to provide 24V DC output at the camera head using a Fischer 3-pin cable (sold separately). When 12V DC output is required, the Hirose 4-pin connector on the VENICE camera can be utilized by using a Hirose 4-pin to Fischer 3-pin cable (not included).

The Extension System adds (1) HD-SDI output, (1) 12V or 24V output for powering accessories like a lens servo motor or monitor. The system also features multiple mounting points on all surfaces to enable attachment of various accessories.  

Version 3.0 Firmware Adds X-OCN XT & Other Powerful Features

Also available in early 2019 will be the free VENICE Version 3.0 firmware upgrade, which further augments VENICE’s capabilities, incorporating feedback from filmmakers and protecting customers’ investment by allowing the camera to grow with the user. Version 3.0 firmware will add a recording profile within the 16-bit X-OCN (eXtended tonal range Original Camera Negative) 

Version 3.0 firmware highlights include:

  • 6-bit X-OCN XT profile delivers the highest picture quality at economical data rates with AXS-R7 (not included)
  • New imager modes, including 6K 2.39:1 and 5.7K 16:9 for greater shooting flexibility
  • Additional de-squeezed ratios for various anamorphic lenses (x1.25, x1.3, x1.5, x1.8), as requested by filmmakers
  • Cache REC for a maximum 30 seconds in X-OCN 4K 17:9 AXS Memory / HD MPEG 50 SxS memory, so you don’t miss a shot
  • 6G/12G-SDI switchable output enabling 4K SDI output
  • Wireless Remote Control with CBK-WA02 for wirelessly controlling and changing key functions and menu settings for increased flexibility

16-bit X-OCN XT Profile

This new profile, called X-OCN XT, captures the highest quality imagery when using the AXS-R7 portable memory recorder (sold separately). X-OCN XT is ideal for demanding visual effects work and productions requiring the utmost image quality from VENICE. The new X-OCN XT profile maintains economical file sizes comparable to Sony’s RAW file size, making the workflow affordable and efficient. When comparing X-OCN with Sony’s RAW format, X-OCN displays superior reproduction in low light areas and high light areas. In VENICE’s 4K 17:9 imager mode, users will have the flexibility to record three X-OCN profiles (XT, ST, LT) and Sony RAW with V3.0 firmware (prior to V3.0 firmware, X-OCN LT, X-OCN ST and Sony RAW are available).

NOTE: Sony VENICE camera, lens mount hardware, optics, and other accessories sold separately.

What's in the Box

  • 9' Extension Cable
  • Image Sensor Block Case with 9' Cable
  • Front Panel Cover


Key Highlights

  • Sensor Block Extension System
  • For Sony VENICE
  • Includes 9' cable & extension
  • Requires only 3mm Allen key


Cable Length:
9' - (Image Sensor Block Case Extension Cable)
Cable Type:
2 x Video / Camera - Image Sensor Block
Cable Side A:
Custom - Male Sony VENICE Extension System Module Connector (Image Sensor Block Case Cable & Extension Cable)
Cable Side B:
Custom - Female Sony VENICE Extension System Module Connector (Image Sensor Block Case Extension Cable)
Extension Cable:
Yes - (Image Sensor Block Case Extension Cable)
Tail Length:
9' - Hardwired (Image Sensor Block Case)

Compatibility - Camera

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