Sony recently introduced a new online menu simulator for its latest CineAlta camera, the BURANO. This free, interactive tool allows you to navigate the menu system and become familiar with this high-end digital cinema camera.
Announced in September, the Sony BURANO 8.6K full-frame CineAlta camera is the world’s first camera to combine PL mount, IBIS, integrated ND and autofocus in the same body. In case you missed it, be sure to watch our in-depth “first look” interview with Sony as well as our IBC 2023 interview with Nobutatsu Takahashi-san, the man in charge of Sony Cinema Line.
According to Alister Chapman, who recently produced a series of official instructional videos on the new camera, there is currently a 2-week delivery delay due to technical issues, so the first units should be available towards the end of this month . While you wait patiently, you can play with the new camera menu simulator.
Sony BURANO Camera Menu Simulator
Online simulators are valuable assets for getting familiar with a high-end camera system, especially if you don’t often have access to these expensive tools. Sony offers menu simulators for the original VENICE, VENICE 2 and now BURANO. But you can also train your menu skills virtually with ARRI cameras, for example.
Once you open the simulator, you can navigate menus and change camera settings using touchscreen controls, LCD buttons, and even physical buttons on the camera body . The menu system is quite intuitive, especially if you’re coming from an FX series camera.
Finally, since the camera can record a multitude of formats and it’s easy to get lost, you can now download the BURANO Recording Formats and Recording Times posters as a visual aid.
Pricing and availability
You can now access the BURANO Camera Menu Simulator tool for free on the Sony website. Although it also works on mobile devices, it is primarily designed for desktop use and is compatible with Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.
The camera is available for pre-order from B&H and CVP for $25,000.
For more information, please visit the Sony website here.
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