Back in June, at Cinegear 2018, Tilta showed off a number of new cages including a cage for the Sony Venice. The cage is now available for order and is shipping.
The cage consists of a baseplate, top plate, side plate, battery module, and top handle. Multiple ARRI accessory mounts are found throughout the handle and cage as well as a number of power ports for other camera accessories. The cage can output a maximum of 15 amps throughout the entire cage (3 amps per port maximum).
For a recap of the Sony Venice cage, skip to 4:50.
The battery plates are available in two different versions. One of the versions is designed for use without the AXS-R7 recorder with angled ports so they don’t block the output ports of the camera. If you are using the AXS-R7 recorder, the power ports on the battery plate are side facing. All of the images shown on the website and this post show the side-facing version.
When using the AXS-R7 recorder, an extension piece can be mounted to the top plate so the battery plate can be mounted behind the recorder. This piece also provides an additional P-tap port.
The top plate features a built-in 3-pin cable that can be connected to the Sony Venice for R/S functionality for all of the cages 3-pin R/S ports.
The top plate also provides two 15mm LWS rod mounts for mounting the EVF. Also found on the top plate is a quick release mount for the Top Handle. Shown in the photos are the optional top handle extensions that can extend over the back of the battery plate.