Flying the Sony Venice

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  1. Tom Comet

    Tom Comet New Member

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    I knew that sooner or later we would get a DP asking us to fly the new Sony Venice. At 8lb, 10oz it appears to be a little out of the league of the ALTA8/MoVI PRO unless, perhaps we would talk them into flight weight cine lenses and no lens motors which is unlikely. Has anyone flown this camera with Freefly gear? The only thing I can find online is people flying it with that crazy yet awesome looking Shotover U1.
     
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  3. Tom Comet

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    Yes, but not with an ALTA 8 / MoVI Pro, that's for sure...
     
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    My DP steered me to this product today - https://store.ignitedigi.com.au/collections/camera-movi-plates/products/movi-pro-tilt-cage-offsetts . Ignite Digi appear to have a lot of very creative solutions for Freefly (and DJI) products that increase our abilities as film makers. These include the offset plate and a custom MoVI Sony Venice mount. I am happy to have discovered this gear but I have to wonder why no one on this forum turned me on to it before my client did... Aren't we supposed to be the experts..?
     
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    Those tilt offset mounts looks great, good find by your DP!
     
  6. ben Stefanides

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    Venice balanced on MPro w/Ignite digi offsets / rehoused Leica-r / redrock micro for focus/iris

    flown on a custom heavylift - but the Movi Pro held up well.
     

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  7. Tom Comet

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    Yes, we came to the very same conclusion... Thanks! Out of interest, what drone are you flying that package with?
     

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  9. Tom Comet

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    Yes, that is the route we are looking at also...
     
  10. Tom Waugh

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    Hey Tom,

    Just found this post sorry!

    We just had the Sony Venice down in our office over the weekend.

    You can see some of the details here, inc. all up weight etc.: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp09woFhr6t/
     

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