Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 18:15 to 20:45
Sony Professional Solutions Europe
Jays Close Viables
RG22 4SB Basingstoke
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

The era of digital motion picture camera technology started in 1999 with the release of the first 24p digital motion picture production system by Sony.  Since that time, CineAlta cameras such as the HDW-F900, F35, F55 and F65 have been used to capture some of the highest profile movies in recent cinema history.

In September 2017, Sony introduced VENICE, its next-generation camera system within the CineAlta family.  VENICE features a new full frame sensor, advanced colour science and user-friendly operation. 

 In this session, we will take a close look at the technology behind this ground breaking camera and the on-set and post production workflows associated with it.  We will examine the image sensor of VENICE, the camera’s RAW, X-OCN and XAVC data capture and handling and its recording media.  We will also highlight the Sony and third-party workflow tools available for DITs and Colourists. 

With first deliveries of VENICE scheduled for February, this is your unique opportunity to find out all about this revolutionary new camera system.



Richard Lewis – Chief Engineer, Sony Europe
After originally training with the BBC, Richard has been with Sony for many years, where he’s been instrumental in every significant development in professional cameras and recording.

In recent years he has been involved in the introduction of Sony’s 4K Cinema Projector, the F65 8K Digital Cinema camera and more recently, the new VENICE camera and its associated workflow. A widely respected industry figure, Richard is acknowledged as Sony’s leading expert in camera technology.

He also assists DOP’s with camera and shooting decisions, and he has worked as cinematography consultant on a range of commercials and feature films.

Peter Sykes – Strategic Technology Development Manager, Sony Professional Solutions Europe

Peter has worked in the content and media technology industry for over 30 years. 

In his 25 years at Sony, he has been involved in the introduction of some of Sony’s most exciting professional developments. He is currently involved in the introduction of key technologies such as 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range and IP for the European professional market.

Peter led the teams that introduced a new generation of CineAlta cameras and workflows for filmmakers and that created Sony’s Digital Motion Picture Centre for Europe, located at Pinewood Studios.


By Car

Sony is located next to the M3 - exit at Junction 6
At the first roundabout turn Left onto the A30,
and the next Roundabout Left into Hackwood Road "Alton A339" and then at the next Roundabout turn Right Signpost "Cranbourne /Viables / Brighton Hill" into Grove Rd
Then Left at the next roundabout into Jays Close Signpost "Viables Business Park"
Go to the far end of Jays Close and you will see the Gray outline of the Sony Building.

Upon arrival at the main security barrier, press the intercom and tell the security officer that you are attending the SMPTE event.  Immediately after the barrier, there is a sign directing you rightwards to the visitors parking area directly in front of main reception

The Sat Nav postcode for Sony Professional Solutions Europe is RG22 4SB 

Travelling by Train

The nearest railway station is Basingstoke, around 2.5 miles from Sony.  A taxi rank is located immediately outside the station, from which a taxi to Sony should cost around £10.

Alternatively, a dedicated and complementary Sony bus service will run from the station to the Sony office at 17:50 and 18:20.

Wait for the double decker bus marked Sony and tell the driver you are part of the SMPTE group. The bus journey to Sony should take around 20 minutes and will bring you to the main entrance of the Sony building.
we will give you a lift back to the station (Or elsewhere) after the meeting