Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera User Manual

Preparations, Shooting movies, Digital camera

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Digital Camera

Startup Guide






Checking the supplied items

The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.

• Camera (1)
• Rechargeable battery pack

NP-BX1 (1)

• Wind screen (1) (attached to the

wind screen adaptor)

• Wind screen adaptor (1)
• Startup Guide (this manual) (1)
• Reference Guide (1)

Inserting the battery pack (supplied)/memory card
(sold separately) into the camera

Open the battery/memory card cover, and insert the battery pack and
a memory card into the camera. Then, close the cover.

Insert the battery pack while

pressing the lock lever.

Ensure the notched corner

faces correctly.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards or Memory Stick
When you use a memory card with this camera for the first time,
format the card using the camera in order to stabilize the performance
of the memory card.

About the “Help Guide”

For detailed instructions on using the camera, refer
to the “Help Guide” (web manual).

ZV-1M2 Help Guide

Charging the battery pack

Charge lamp

Turn the power off.

• If the camera is turned on, the battery pack

will not be charged.

Using a commercially available

USB Type-C cable, connect the USB Type-C

terminal on the camera to an external

power source, such as a commercially

available USB AC adapter or mobile


• The charge lamp will light up when charging

starts. When the charge lamp turns off,
charging is completed.

Performing initial setup for the camera

By establishing a Bluetooth connection (pairing) between the camera
and a smartphone, you can perform initial camera setup such as
date and time settings from the smartphone. Install the dedicated
application on your smartphone in advance, and then follow steps


under “Procedures for initial camera setup.”

Installing the dedicated smartphone application

Install the application from the following website. Also,
update to the latest version of the dedicated application.
The specifications of the dedicated application may
change without notice.

Procedures for initial camera setup

ON/OFF (Power) button

Control wheel/center


Press the ON/OFF (Power) button to turn

on the camera.

Select the desired language and then

press the center of the control wheel.

• The privacy notice screen will appear. Read

the privacy notice regarding biometrics by
opening the link using your smartphone, etc.

Press the center of the control wheel.

Follow the instructions on the camera

screen to connect the camera with your

smartphone and perform the initial


• You can also configure or change the initial

settings later from the MENU of the camera.

Connecting (pairing) the camera with your smartphone later

For details on the connection method, refer to the
following Help Guide URL:

Shooting movies

Still/Movie/S&Q button

MOVIE (Movie)


MENU button

Press the Still/Movie/S&Q button to

select the movie recording mode.

• Each time you press the button, the shooting

mode switches in the order of still image
shooting mode, movie recording mode, and
slow-motion/quick-motion shooting mode.

Press the MENU button and select


[Shooting Mode]


 Shoot Mode]

the desired

shooting mode.

Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start


Press the MOVIE (Movie) button again to

stop recording.

Using the wind screen (supplied)

Wind screen

Multi Interface Shoe

Use the wind screen to reduce wind noise
picked up by the internal microphone when
recording a movie.
Attach the wind screen to the Multi Interface

Notes on use

Refer to “Precautions” in the “Help Guide” as well.
Notes on handling the product

• Do not leave the lens exposed to a strong light source such as sunlight. Because of the

lens’s condensing function, doing so may cause smoke, fire, or a malfunction inside the
camera body or the lens.

• If sunlight or other strong light enters the camera through the lens, it may focus inside

the camera and cause smoke or fire. When shooting with backlighting, keep the sun
sufficiently far away from the angle of view. Even if it is slightly away from the angle of
view, smoke or fire may still occur.

• This camera (including accessories) has magnet(s) which may interfere with pacemakers,

programmable shunt valves for hydrocephalus treatment, or other medical devices.
Do not place this camera close to persons who use such medical devices. Consult your
doctor before using this camera if you use any such medical device.

• Increase the volume gradually. Sudden loud noises can damage your ears.
• Do not leave the camera, the supplied accessories, or memory cards within the reach of

infants. They may be accidentally swallowed. If this occurs, consult a doctor immediately.

• If the monitor is damaged, stop using the camera immediately. The damaged parts may

harm your hands, face, etc.

• When shooting still images continuously, the monitor may flash between the shooting

screen and a black screen. If you keep watching the screen in this situation, you may
experience uncomfortable symptoms such as feeling of unwellness. If you experience
uncomfortable symptoms, stop using the camera, and consult your doctor as necessary.

• When recording or streaming for long periods of time or recording 4K movies, if the

same part of your skin touches the camera for a long period of time while using the
camera, even if the camera does not feel hot to you, it may cause symptoms of a low-
temperature burn such as redness or blistering. Pay special attention in the following
situations and use a tripod, etc.

- When using the camera in a high temperature environment

- When someone with poor circulation or impaired skin sensation uses the camera

- When using the camera with [Auto Power OFF Temp.] set to [High]

Sony accessories

Using this unit with products from other manufacturers may affect its performance,
leading to accidents or malfunction.

How to turn off wireless network functions (Wi-Fi, etc.) temporarily

When you board an airplane, etc., you can turn off all wireless network functions
temporarily using [Airplane Mode].