Virtual Production

Create virtual sets for filmmaking without limits

Real-world cinematography meets virtual world-building

Give cinematographers and directors the space to create new worlds and explore their vision. Blend real sets and props with virtual backdrops to create without limitations. Help artists to create freely with a smart system that adapts with them.

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A virtual partnership for cinematic excellence

Our VENICE cinema cameras and Crystal LED panels work in harmony for limitless productions. Synchronise VENICE and VENICE 2’s sensor with our Crystal LED panels, as part of a complete virtual production system. Then enjoy natural, lifelike cinematography.

The Ultimate Guide to Working with Virtual Sets

Find out how you could create incredible virtual sets for any film. Discover how our VENICE cinema camera and Crystal LED panels work in perfect harmony for the highest possible image quality.

A smart, adaptive film set

Go beyond the green screen. Combine the realism of location shooting with the flexibility of a virtual background. Crystal LED panels show any background image in vivid detail. With every camera move, that background automatically adjusts for perfect angles and perspective, thanks to camera tracking systems that work with Unreal Engine. Directors can get exactly the shots they want—again and again.

Total freedom for cinematic creativity

Let directors record stunning locations, or create new ones, then explore them with total control. Give actors stunningly detailed surroundings to react to. Help the art department create the perfect balance of virtual backdrops, props and real-life scenery. Always shoot in exactly the right weather and light conditions, whatever the time of day—and record multiple takes in a row.

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Bring VFX into the camera

Protect the artistic vision behind every production. Help directors and DPs to capture more in-camera and add less in post. Make sure the shots that appear on production monitors are closer to the final image. Avoid the need for lighting and colour adjustments in the edit, with the ability to create fine-tuned virtual surroundings. And with LED screens, objects appear clearly in the surface reflections of props and costumes, instead of being added in post.

Save production budget for creative work

Productions can save time, money and their carbon footprint. There’s no need for crew and gear to travel to locations abroad. The weather is no longer a factor in shoot planning, helping to avoid schedule disruptions. With more captured in-camera, post-production budgets are controlled too. And it’s easy to switch between any number of locations in minutes—even seconds.

Displays designed for virtual production

Our Crystal LED panels offer exceptional colours, contrast, resolution and HDR capability. Specifically developed for virtual production, our B-Series panels have incredible pixel density and a wide viewing angle. Anti-reflection coating avoids unwanted glare from lights or props, while energy efficient Micro LED panel technology allows for silent, fan-less operation. Reality Creation technology can upscale lower resolution images, for sharp detail. All so cameras can get far closer than with other displays, giving directors far more shot choices.

Key technologies to display bright and rich colour imagery in any environment

High brightness 1,800nits

Wide colour gamut

Anti-reflection coating technology

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Fan-less for silent operation

The ultimate cameras for virtual cinematography

Capture remarkable colours and exquisite detail, in real-world and virtual shooting. Choose between our VENICE and VENICE 2 cameras for up to 8K recording and 16-bit colours that perfectly match the colour space of our Crystal LED panels. High speed sensors provide a phenomenal 16 or 15+ stops of latitude, while helping to capture natural tones in any lighting conditions.

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Full-frame flexibility

Wide colour gamut

High-speed readout

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A refined package, built to work in harmony

Choose a complete solution, built for cinematic excellence. Combine VENICE/VENICE 2 and Crystal LED panels with our controllers, frames, software and UI to create a full virtual system. Easily integrate essential third-party components you need into your solution. Then capture smooth, natural tones and lifelike detail, using a package designed in partnership with world-class cinematographers and technical partners.

Interested in learning how a Virtual Production stage could enhance your studio?

Trust in Sony

Enjoy peace of mind with our premium support, available for all our virtual production products. Take advantage of Prime Support Elite for our Crystal LED Panels and VENICE family of cameras.

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