The Sony VENICE has been shipping for the past couple of months and third party manufacturers are rolling out dedicated kit for the 6K full-frame top dog Sony. Not that long ago, ARRI rolled out some new accessories for the VENICE through their ARRI PCA division, which you can check out in our post here, and now popular pro gear maker Movcam are giving the Sony VENICE a special treatment with a full featured kit with subtle form-fitting base plate, side brackets and shoulder pad to the camera body shaped Multi-Function Expansion Unit and smart top plate with plenty to offer future Venice owners.
As part of this new Sony VENICE Pro Cage Kit, Movcam has designed a new 15mm LWS baseplate for the Sony Venice incorporating the same cinema industry standard dovetail mounting options and 15mm on camera rod support. The new top handle design offers operators a comfortable option when not using the stock handle and the quick release feature assists with easy storage or quick setup.
As expected from any high-end pro kit, the top handle Movcam is throwing-in in this kit also offers multiple 3/8″ threads, ARRI compatible 3/8″ key pin threading and incorporates a removable extension grip that can be mounted on either side of the Movcam handle.
Users can also easily mount the stock handle to the top of the MOVCAM Top Plate. The MOVCAM Top Plate for the Sony Venice mounts using the same mounting channel as the stock top handle. The MOVCAM Top Handle for the Sony Venice features a similar mounting format that is also found on top of the top plate.
The Top Plate offers an MEXT input from the Multi-Function Expansion Unit that is required to power the two 24v Fisher 3-pin outputs, the two 12v LEMO 2-pin Aux outputs and the MBUS connector. The Top Plate’s MBUS powers and provides the signal for wireless motor control (requires Multi-Function Expansion Unit and MOVCAM Wireless Expansion Module).
The front of the top plate also allows operators to mount 15mm upper rods for re-positioning of the Sony Viewfinder. The Top Plate also offers numerous 1/4″ – 20 and 3/8″ threads for additional accessories such as AC monitors, etc.
MOVCAM Sony VENICE Pro Cage Kit Highlights
- Dedicated Cage Kit for the Sony Venice
- Includes a Multi-Function Expansion Unit
- The new top handle design offers:
- Multiple 3/8″ threads
- ARRI compatible 3/8″ key pin threading
- Removable extension grip can be mounted on either side of the Movcam handle
- The Top Plate with
- MEXT input from the Multi-Function Expansion Unit
- 2 x 24v Fisher 3-pin outputs
- 2 x 12v Lemo 2-pin Aux outputs
- MBUS connector
- The front of the top plate allows operators to mount 15mm upper rods for re-positioning of the Sony Viewfinder
The Movcam Sony VENICE Pro Cage Kit is priced at $2,475 USD or £1725 + VAT in the UK. Movcam is distributed by Holdan UK and 16×9 Inc. in the US.