AJA Video Systems released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over a month ago. The software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
CION is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. Users are able to record directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, on cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60P, compatible with a wide range of postproduction applications. CION can also output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps via 4 x 3G-SDI or up to 4K 30fps via Thunderbolt.
The v1.1 firmware is field-upgradeable, and is easily uploaded to the CION camera via the built-in web UI with a standard web-browser.