VENICE v3.0 & v4.0, Sennheiser XS Wireless and Cooke Anamorphic i/Full Frame Plus SF

Welcome to the latest issue of our weekly roundup of news from the TV and film industry.

This week we are featuring the new XS Wireless Microphone System from Sennheiser, the latest Anamorphic i/Full Frame Plus Special Flare coated lens from Cooke Optics and the long awaited firmware V3.0 for the Sony VENICE along with some V4.0 highlights.

Sennheiser XS Wireless Digital Series

Sennheiser just announced their new entry-level XS Wireless Digital series targeting musicians and content creators looking for a quick and easy way to transmit audio. The new XS wireless digital series operate in the licence-free 2.4GHz range and are designed to take out all the hassle of pairing wireless transmitters and receivers by automatically switching frequencies in the event of interference. The XS series also get a built-in battery that can be recharged via a USB-C port. Various kit configurations are available including such with lavalier mics.

VENICE v3.0 and v4.0

The long-awaited firmware version 3 for the Sony VENICE is now available to download. The latest firmware adds new features such as additional 5.6K and 6K sensor modes as well as support for the new X-OCN XT recording format and cache recording. Sony also released some details of the upcoming firmware version 4.0, which will add the much requested high frame rate options to the VENICE via a high speed license. New frame rates will include 6K at 60fps and 4K at 120fps among others.

Cooke Anamorphic i/Full Frame Plus SF

At BSC Expo, Cooke showed off their latest Anamorphic i/Full Frame  Plus Special Flare coated lens. The new Cooke Anamorphic Full Frame Plus range has been designed to accommodate cinematographers exploring the new and exciting world of large format cinematography, while offering the popular anamorphic characteristics including flare and oval bokeh.


Watch this episode:

To see these great products in action, give us a call to arrange a demo on 0208 977 1222. If you want to learn more, head over to our website


For more information, you can contact us directly via the following:


Tel: 0208 977 1222

For tips and independent advice follow us on:




Watch more Visual Impact videos here: