AJA Video Systems is accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is ergonomic, lightweight and capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw.
CION offers in-camera recording directly to AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs – including 12-bit ProRes 444 – for pristine image capture at up to 4K 60 fps. CION also outputs AJA Raw at up to 4K 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs, with support already announced by Adobe and Colorfront. When recording in HD or 2K, the image is oversampled from the full 4K sensor, retaining focal length as well as providing a vibrant and detailed image. CION features a simple interface with direct controls, as well as camera menu parameters and live preview video stream that are remotely configurable and viewable through any web browser via a LAN connection. Third-party camera accessory manufacturers including Alphatron, MTF, Portabrace, Wooden Camera, Vocas and Zacuto have produced several accessories for CION, from viewfinders to lens mounts and protective cases.
“The image quality, functionality and reliability of this camera is absolutely incredible,” said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “Our engineering team has been working tirelessly to push the color science on this camera.”