Wooden Camera has announced a completely new Elite Accessory System collection for the VENICE 2 and Rialto 2 cinema cameras. The new system is specifically designed to add streamlined support and mounting options for these two cinema cameras so they can be used more easily in any shooting environment. The support accessories are modular and can be used together or independently for endless configuration options, making the Elite Accessory System a great, versatile addition to your kit.
Top Plates and Baseplates
The new Quick Release Top Plate System for the VENICE 2 is a lightweight cheese-style plate, so it doesn’t add much weight to the camera, and it features a sliding function to mount seamlessly on the camera’s top dovetail. It offers numerous mounting threads with locating pins, and there is even an expansion plate with spaces for accessories that use hook-and-loop straps. The lightweight Arca Baseplate for VENICE 2 works with any bridge plate, and it can be used for mounting shoulder pads, counterbalance accessories, lens motor mounting, and it features optically centered 15mm rod brackets. It even provides screw storage and cutouts to make the plate even lighter.
The Top Plate for the Rialto/Rialto 2 is designed to extend the VENICE 2's top plate, and it features the same rod clamps and mounting systems. The Rialto/Rialto 2 Baseplate also integrates with the VENICE 2, utilizing its baseplate for quick release, low-profile, and optical center.
A new Faceplate Cage has been designed to mount directly on the Rialto 2 to provide a plethora of mounting points to enhance the front of the camera, such as tape hooks, 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 side mounting threads, an EVF cable clip, rosettes, and numerous mounts for rod clamps.
A new Ultra Handle system has been designed with a comfortable, ergonomic feel, and it is modular, so you can utilize the multiple sections in any configuration. There are numerous mounting threads along the shaft to mount rod brackets, extension arms, and other accessories. Color rings are also available to customize the look of the handle and/or for identification. There are multiple handle kits available in Standard or various custom configurations.
LPL Mount v2
Wooden Camera has also designed an updated dual-function ARRI LPL Mount v2 for the VENICE 2 that provides either internal lens data or external data using a DCS translator.
D-Box Power Strip
To round out an already extensive accessory list, the D-Box Power Strip for the Rialto 2 is designed to mount directly on the camera to provide ample power options for your rig. The strip features two 12V 2-pin LEMO ports, two 24V 3-pin Fischer ports with run/stop, and one 12V D-Tap port. A Y-cable is included to connect to the Rialto camera, and there are also multiple Y-cable length options available.
The above mounting accessories are made up of smaller, modular units that can be purchased in system form, and they are also available individually so you can create a custom camera rig that works for you.
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The Wooden Camera Elite Accessories for the Sony Venice 2 look like a game-changer for professional videographers. The high-quality build and functional design of these accessories will undoubtedly enhance the usability and versatility.
I'm particularly impressed by the variety of accessories available, including the Side Plate, Top Plate, and Battery Slide. Each of these items is designed with the user in mind, providing easy access to all the necessary ports and buttons while still maintaining a compact and streamlined design.