The version 2 firmware is now available for download – ahead of schedule – from Sony. There is no need to send the camera in to Sony to perform the upgrade. You can do it yourself and it doesn’t take long.
Version 2 is a major update for Venice and it adds all kinds of new features including things like S&Q motion, the dual base ISO mode and the ability to load user LUT’s into the camera. Another key feature is that Version 2 enables the use of the E-Mount lens mount. This really opens up the camera, especially for full frame as the range of lenses that you can now use with Venice is vast, everything from high end cinema lenses to low cost DSLR lenses.
Some of the new features added in V2:
1.Added imager modes, 6K 17:9, 6K 1.85:1 and 4K 6:5
2.Added ISO2500 high sensitivity (Dual Base ISO)
3.E-mount lens support
4.Variable Frame rate (Select FPS)
5.Apple ProRes HD support
6.Simultaneous recording formats
7.User 3D LUT support
8.EI applied in S-Log3 output and recording
9.Surround view in 4K 17:9, 3.8K 16:9 and 4K 4:3 imager modes
10.High Quality Viewfinder focus magnification
11.Auto White Balance
13.VF False color
14.Camera remote control via Ethernet
15.Inside button operation for Playback
16.Eliminated restrictions on 6K 3:2 imager mode playback function
Before you perform the update I recommend watching this video which will take you through all the necessary steps.
The firmware can be downloaded from here: https://pro.sony/ue_US/support/software/venice-mpc-3610-software-v2