BURANO adapts to be the camera you want to be whatever the shoot. A multi-purpose touchscreen LCD monitor, with flexible mounting system and a versatile, robust handle, allow you to easily configure BURANO for different shooting styles. A lightweight, compact chassis and ergonomic balance make it easy to switch between shoulder-mount, handheld, gimbal or drone operation. BURANO can be configured for large and small projects, solo or with an entire crew. It’s all your choice.
With a wide latitude of 16 stops*, BURANO captures beautiful, low-noise images under almost any lighting conditions. The camera’s wide dynamic range captures everything from highlights to shadows expertly with superb colour rendition, giving operators maximum flexibility in colour grading.
* S-Log3 shooting. Sony measurements.
BURANO features Sony’s signature S-Gamut/S-Gamut.Cine wide colour space that, as with the VENICE 2, covers a gamut exceeding BT.2020 and DCI-P3. S-Log3 and X-OCN also dramatically enhances creative flexibility in post-production. As BURANO offers the same colour accuracy as VENICE 2 it’s easy to use both cameras together for a seamless and efficient post-production workflow.
Cinematographers worldwide love VENICE 2’s ability to switch the sensor’s sensitivity to capture clean images even in low light conditions. BURANO supports the same Dual Base ISO 800 and 3200 as VENICE 2. This means clear images with low noise whether shooting in a brightly lit environments (ISO 800) or in challenging dimly lit scenarios (ISO 3200). With BURANO, it’s possibly to shoot amazing imagery with nothing more than candlelight.
Despite its compact dimensions, BURANO offers internal recording of X-OCN LT* as well as our new XAVC H and proven industry standard XAVC-I format. X-OCN is Sony’s compressed RAW format that records everything that the 8.6K sensor can capture in a broad latitude 16-bit scene linear file full of rich tonal gradation. X-OCN LT’s high efficiency reduces storage requirements and accelerates file transfer times for 8K content for a post-production workflow that’s comparable to a 4K project.
BURANO also features 10-bit S-Log3 with XAVC H-I HQ recording at 1200 Mbps and XAVC H-I SQ recording at 800 Mbps for 8K30p image quality. This enables even great data savings and faster post-production workflow.
* Not compatible with X-OCN XT and X-OCN ST recording formats
BURANO has four new looks – Warm, Cool, Vintage and Teal and Orange – to choose between alongside the established s709 and 709 (800) looks in Cine EI mode. Creatively tuned to suit typical shooting scenarios, they give the operator a choice of distinctive, engaging looks at the touch of a button. Moreover, LUT data from a shoot can be embedded in those clips’ metadata for an efficient colour workflow.
s709: Kodak 2383-like natural tones and colours
s709(800): Standard 709 tone curve for accurate colour reproduction*
A modern, colourful, contrasty reformulation of the classic film look. With a strong separation between cool backgrounds and warm skin tones, it’s an ideal look for productions with a focus on human subjects.
A soft, gentle look with amber highlights, and flattering for skin.
Evokes the chill of a shadow, and the blue of twilight – ideal for midnight blue or the coolness of a city at dawn.
Transports the camera’s high resolution cinema quality into a previous era. The look applies a film-like bleach bypass and faded, pale sepia effect.
These looks will be available as free downloads for on-set monitoring and post-production.
17 or 33 point 3D LUT files in CUBE (.cube) format can be imported. LUT files with other lattice sizes can be used after conversion in Catalyst Browse/Prepare.
Sony is committed to extending the capability of the BURANO based on ongoing discussions with filmmakers.
BURANO comes with the industry-standard PL lens mount and is compatible with Super 35mm and full-frame PL lenses (spherical and anamorphic). The lens mount includes contacts that support Cooke/i Technology, and lens information is recorded as metadata, frame by frame.
E-mount lenses can be fitted when the PL mount adapter is removed. E-mount (lever lock type) gives users the ability to change lenses by rotating the locking collar rather than the lens itself, which means that in most cases lens support rigs don’t need to be removed, saving time during a production. Sony’s ever-increasing range of E-mount lenses, from ultra-wide to ultra-telephoto, are supported by the BURANO’s advanced image stabilisation and AF capabilities – ideal for mobile and single-operator projects.
BURANO comes with an anamorphic de-squeeze function as standard. The monitoring menu gives a choice from 1.3x/2.0x, based on the anamorphic lens’ magnification. The result can be seen on the LCD monitor display, and on external monitors at FHD resolution. The camera monitor output supports SDI or HDMI for X-OCN shooting, and HDMI for non-X-OCN content.
Diagram showing 5-axis image stabilisation for an e-mount lens compensating for pitch, yaw and roll.
Sony’s unique electronic Variable ND Filter has been redesigned to be both smaller and compatible with the built-in image stabilisation mechanism. It can smoothly and continuously change its density from 0.6 (1/4) to 2.1 (1/128). With physical ND filters no longer needed, operators can adjust the electronic filter density by simply rotating the ND dial. Operators can maintain a constant depth of field by adjusting the electronic ND filter and the iris control together. Continuous or stepped changes can be selected with the ND STEP/VARIABLE switch, depending on the application. The [Auto ND] function automatically adjusts the filter density to give a correct exposure, effectively allowing the use of the ND filter as an alternative Auto IRIS.
Our onboard AI processing unit recognises not only eye position but also accurately senses human torso and head positions. Subject Recognition AF automatically draws a frame around people’s faces when they are detected. Human pose estimation technology recognises body and head position, so you can even track a subject facing away from the camera or wearing a mask.
Touch a person to focus on, and the camera will track that person precisely. Even in challenging situations like a bowed head or when hair covering a face, the camera accurately captures the eyes, so that operators can focus accurately even in the most difficult circumstances.
* Over 70 E-mount lenses can use BURANO’s advanced Hybrid AF and AI Subject Recognition AF features
Up to 8K recording, 16-bit colours and a very fast sensor readout speed allow cinematographers to focus on the art of shooting virtual sets rather than technical compromises. The flawless synch with advanced Crystal LED controllers is unique in the industry.
Sony’s new CFexpress card VPG400 allows for reliable capture at exceptional high data rates, including X-OCN LT recording in full 8K.
BURANO’s dual media slots allow relay and simultaneous recording*, while versatile CFexpress Type B media are convenient for backing up and transferring data in the field. An additional SD card slot is for storing Proxy and camera setting information.
BURANO’s LCD Monitor has a quick access control menu for commonly accessed features. With a single touch, you can press to change key settings including:
BURANO features a 3.5 type LCD monitor that can be freely adjusted to suit the shooting style. A viewfinder loupe can be attached, autofocus is operated by touching the screen, and the display can also be mounted in a wide variety of ways to adapt to the project style.
Popular with operators around the world, the FS7/FX9 telescoping arm with grip control transformed shooting on the go and now with GP-VR100* we’ve made it even better for BURANO. The arm’s length is easily adjustable at the turn of a knob, while a quick-release lever adjusts the angle. Once perfectly adjusted for shooting from your shoulder or waist, Sony’s Grip Remote Control puts all the important controls at your fingertips with Zoom, Start/Stop and a range of Assign controls, including a dial you can use to adjust Iris. So, you can operate BURANO without taking your hand off the grip.
* Optional accessory
Sony’s BURANO Camera Simulator is an interactive training tool that represents the CineAlta camera’s menu-driven user interface.
* Availability is imminent
As you’d expect, BURANO supports all our latest generation online services.
Wireless share live images on smartphones and tablets with control over key functions:
File transfer is easy from the camera to our C3 Portal cloud service.
* Availability of both services will vary depending on the region in which you live. Please contact your local Sony representative for more information