VENICE firmware roadmap

All updates are subject to change without notice and descriptions do not represent all features being implemented. Below information posted September 2020 and will be updated as necessary.

Version 6.2 firmware

Update available in April 2022.

New features and improvements


The security function has been enhanced

Version 6.3 firmware

Update available in January 2023.

New features and improvements

CBK-3620XS Camera Extension System connection function

Connection with a CBK-3620XS Camera Extension System is supported.

  • Supports configuration of CBK-3620XS assignable buttons (5 to 7).
  • When the imager block is extended, spirit level gauge information of the extension can be displayed.
Firmware version display at startup

When the camera is turned on, the firmware version is now displayed at the same time as the CineAlta mark.


The security function has been enhanced.

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Version 5.0 firmware

Upgrade available in January 2020.

New features and improvements

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
Shooting function

• Cooke /i2

Monitor Out function
  • Flip & Flop via SDI & VF
  • High resolution Magnification via Monitor Out
  • De-squeeze function (x1.65)
Shooting Assist Function
  • Improved User Marker Settings
  • Gyro Sensor Activated

Version 6.0 firmware

Update available in November 2020.

New features and improvements

HFR Capabilities
  • 5.7K 16:9 Max. 72FPS
  • 4K 6:5 Max. 72FPS
  • 3.8K 16:9 Max.110FPS
Shooting functions
  • Gyro information in Metadata
  • Support FUJINON Premista series ZEISS eXtended Data
Monitor Out Functions
  • 3D LUT adaptation to VF
  • New ART (Advanced Rendering Transform) file import
  • SDI1-4 3G-SDI Level A/B switchable (Updated)
Shooting Assist Functions
  • Second User Frame Line
  • 9:16 and 1:1 preset Frame Line
  • REC beep and alarm volume can be adjusted individually
  • Maintain CamID+Reel# when loading ALL File
  • Display Genlock and TC lock status on OSD
  • De-squeeze On/Off by USER button
  • RCP Call function (Updated)

Version 6.1 firmware

Update available in June 2021.

New features and improvements

Added pre-shutter off setting

When shooting using the 360° shutter setting (shutter off), the exposure time can be set closer to the maximum exposure time for the imaging frame frequency by setting Pre Shutter Off, which allows you to reduce flicker effects when shooting electronic display devices that are driven by the same sync system.

However, an afterimage may remain for one frame when an excessive amount of light is incident, such as when shooting with a flash.

  • Pre-shutter: This is the recommended setting for imager devices to stop short-time charge accumulation every frame.

Version 2.0 firmware

Upgrade available from September 2018.

New features and improvements

Imager mode
  • 4K 6:5 Anamorphic
  • 4K 4:3 Anamorphic 25p 29p
  • 6K 1.85:1
  • 6K 17:9
  • 6K 3:2 25p
  • 6K 3:2 In-camera playback
Supporting Lens mount
  • E-mount (lever lock type)
Recording format
  • Apple ProRes
Simul. Rec combination
  • RAW / X-OCN and Apple ProRes
Shooting function
  • Select FPS
  • Dual Base ISO
  • (High Base ISO 2500 added)
Monitor Out function
  • Additional preset MLUTs
  • User 3DLUT
Shooting Assist function
  • Surround View
  • Dot by Dot Magnification
  • Auto White Balance
  • High-Lo Key
  • False Color in VF
  • Operator side CLIPS button
  • Wired LAN control (partial)

Version 3.0 firmware

Upgrade available from February 2019.

New features and improvements

Imager mode
  • 5.7K 16:9
  • 6K 2.39:1
Recording Formats
  • X-OCN XT recording – designed for demanding applications such as visual effects offering utmost image quality alongside economical file sizes for highest quality X-OCN workflow. [AXS-R7 required]
  • 47.952 project frame rate (4K 4:3 and 4K 17:9)
Simul. Rec combination
  • XAVC 4K/QFHD and Apple ProRes (Proxy only)
Shooting function
  • Cache Rec. for a maximum 30 sec in X-OCN 4K 17:9 AXS Memory / HD MPEG 50 SxS memory. Maximum 8 sec in X-OCN ST 6K 3:2 AXS Memory.
  • AXS Relay recording
Monitor Out function
  • De-squeeze function (x1.25, x1.3, x1.5, x1.8)
  • .cdl file import
  • 6G/12G-SDI switchable output enabling 4K SDI output during RAW and HD simultaneous recording
Shooting Assist function
  • VENICE VF function control with DVF-EL200
  • SxS XDROOT Folder and Volume name changing to CamID+Reel#
  • Configurable False Color on VF and HD Monitor
  • False Color (SDI Monitor)
  • 2:1 Frame Line preset
  • 12 pin lens remote
Network function
  • Wired LAN control (FULL MENU)
  • Wireless LAN control (with CBK-WA02)

Version 4.0 firmware

Upgrade available in June 2019.

New features and improvements

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

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