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AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera (Body Only)

Model: CION-R0

AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera (Body Only)
AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera (Body Only)
AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera (Body Only)
AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera (Body Only)
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About: AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera (Body Only)

CION by AJA is the new 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. Shoot direct to edit-ready Apple ProRes 4444 at up to 4K 30fps, ProRes 422 at up to 4K 60fps, or output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps. CION is the union of great design and functionality, an engineered aesthetic that we are proud to describe as the Science of the Beautiful.

Science of the Beautiful

CION is the new lightweight and ergonomic 4K/UHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. CION captures vivid detail and vibrant color at any resolution. Creative choices abound with easy to implement in-camera color settings. The image recorded by CION can be defined as cinematic; technically modern but classic in look. On camera control is inutituve and fast and LAN remote control functionality brings every feature as well as live video feedback to any web browser. CION is the union of great design and functionality, an engineered aesthetic that we are proud to describe as the Science of the Beautiful.

CION IBC Teaser Reel

AJA Video Systems is proud to bring you a brand new teaser shot on the CION™ camera in Grass Valley and Nevada City California. Shooting took place over three days during the first week of September 2014. The UHD 23.98 fps normal speed shots were acquired in camera as ProRes 4444; the slow motion shots were acquired as ProRes 422 with the camera operating at 59.94fps and files saved in-camera as 23.98fps.

AJA's foundation has always been to introduce ground breaking products that combine high quality engineering and passion. CION fulfills these core values but adds a new creative vision for the demanding needs of production for both today and tomorrow. CION is the culmination of years of development; from it’s foundation as an extension of our revolutionary Ki Pro range. The design of the camera allows complete flexibility for the user to adapt to any environment. Discover more about CION.

Ergonomics

CION was designed to be comfortable, convenient and totally flexible for any shooting environment. A contoured shoulder pad fits comfortably to your shoulder for hand held use. An included top handle made of high grade aluminum and wood features an integrated LANC start/stop button. The handle base itself uses a standard 15mm rod and through hole to allow the additional mounting of third party accessories.

Optical Low Pass Filter and IR Cut Filter

An integrated OLPF (Optical Low-Pass Filter) reduces unwanted moiré effects while still retaining vital image detail.

The Infra-red cut filter produces high quality colors within the image by blocking unwanted light wavelengths.

PL Lens Mount

PL mount lenses are the industry standard for cinema and professional production cameras, and are widely available the world-over. In addition, CION’s lens mount has been designed to be removable so third parties may develop mounts for other lens types.

Sensor

CION features a 4K APS-C sized CMOS sensor with an electronic global shutter and 12 stops of dynamic range. Lenses designed for Super 35mm cover the sensor imaging area and the global shutter eliminates the undesirable qualities associated with rolling shutter-based sensors.

Recording formats

CION can record at 4K (4096x2160), UltraHD (3840x2160), 2K (2048x1080) and HD (1920x1080). 2K and HD are hardware scaled from the full 4K sensor, resulting in beautiful over-sampled images, which also retain your lens’ focal length at any desired resolution. Frame rates up to 50 and 60p are supported - even at full 4K resolution.

AJA Pak Media

CION uses AJA’s proven SSD-based Pak storage. The robust high speed compact storage mounts directly in-camera and allows recording of 4K/UHD and 2K/HD as ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy). Choose from generous 256GB or 512GB capacities and by utilizing the AJA Pak Dock (sold separately) you can transfer your footage over high-speed Thunderbolt™or USB3.

Mounting

Aluminum cheese plates are fitted to both the top and the bottom of the chassis to provide easy mounting of accessories from both AJA and third parties, with standard thread sizes to offer the widest range of compatibility.

Conveniently Connected

CION’s considered design brings ease of operation to both field and studio based productions. For single users, set up and operation is intuitive and straightforward. For more complex productions camera operators, camera assistants and digital imaging technicians may all interact with CION without conflict. In such a scenario, the camera operator can use one monitor output for framing, the camera assistant another monitor output for judging focus and the digital imaging technician can use yet another monitor output as well as the web UI to configure the unit.

CION is designed to create an open approach to accessorizing the camera.

This open system gives you immense flexibility no matter the shooting environment, both indoors and outdoors. From shoulder to tripod and from dolly to crane, CION keeps all of your options open.

LENSES
PL mount lenses are offered in standard focal lengths as well as zoom options. Manufacturers continue to release new and improved lenses designed for the demands of 4K resolution. Because the PL mount system is firmly established in production, you can choose the right lens to suit your creative needs. Third parties now offer alternative mounts to allow you to use EF, G-Mount and B4 lenses with ease.

ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDERS
The open system approach allows you to choose from a wide range of electronic viewfinders and connect them directly via CION’s HDMI or 3G-SDI. Dedicated monitoring outputs are even conveniently placed at the front of the camera. A convenient power connector near the front can also provide power for many electronic viewfinders.

MONITORS
Unrivalled monitoring options put CION at the heart of production. In addition to the front 3G-SDI and HDMI monitor outputs, additional rear 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs may also be used for monitoring. 4K and Ultra HD monitoring is possible via the 4x 3G-SDI main outputs and the rear HDMI output (when appropriately configured). You can configure CION so that everyone can see what’s happening.

MICROPHONES
Two balanced analog audio XLR inputs are built into CION allowing compatibility with a huge range of professional audio gear. You can choose to mount a shotgun microphone to the cold shoe found on the top handle or run longer cable from external mixers to CION. Independent switches for mic or line level as well as phantom power are provided meaning you’re ready for any audio situation.

RODS AND ON-CAMERA RIGGING
Removable cheese plates on the top and bottom of the camera make attaching accessories easy. The bottom cheese plate features 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes. The AJA-provided top handle attaches to the top cheese plate via 1/4-20 screws for example. CION’s top handle is based on standard 15mm rods, allowing compatibility with third-party accessories and endless possible configurations. Standard- sized rosettes on either side of the camera allow easy and dependable mounting points for handles and grips. By design, it’s incredibly easy to add a wealth of accessories to CION to enhance your shooting experience.

The Heart of Production

CION’s considered design brings ease of operation to both field and studio based productions. For single users, set up and operation is intuitive and straightforward. For more complex productions camera operators, camera assistants and digital imaging technicians may all interact with CION without conflict. In such a scenario, the camera operator can use one monitor output for framing, the camera assistant another monitor output for judging focus and the digital imaging technician can use yet another monitor output as well as the web UI to configure the unit.

On-Set backup and monitoring workflow

CION provides a multitude of on-set monitoring options for 4K/UHD and 2K/HD including a hardware dedicated down convert for 4K/UHD to 2K/HD. CION’s outputs are simultaneously live allowing great flexibility in any scenario independent of resolution.

The AJA Pak Dock and Pak media are designed for field use, featuring a rugged and reliable form factor; unlike a bare SSD drive, AJA Pak media features a multi-insertion rated connector. Connecting to CION via the LAN connector provides real time information regarding the Pak currently in use and by utilizing a Thunderbolt enabled RAID storage drive you can quickly back up your Pak media as you shoot.

Multicam Gang Control

CION multicam shoots are straightforward to implement and manage by using a laptop with a simple ethernet switch and LAN cables. The web UI allows complete and independent set up of multiple CION cameras; you may name each camera and consolidate control of the cameras from within a web browser using the unique gang recording feature. The web UI will also allow realtime monitoring of the capacity of the Pak media used in each CION.
File naming options are easily accessed in CION’s menu structure. There is even an option to create custom names for clips as well.

AJA Raw Workflows

CION is also fully capable of outputting frame rates up to 120 fps as either 4K or UHD from its 4 x 3G-SDI outputs as AJA Raw. AJA’s Corvid Ultra in conjunction with TruZoom™ software can take the AJA Raw output and replay it at up to 60 fps. Output up to 30fps AJA Raw via the Thunderbolt™ connector. CION can also record HFR 4K 50 and 60p to Pak media, as Apple ProRes 422.

Post Production

Native codec handling enhances your editorial experience, resulting in fast and responsive playback with no compromise in quality. Apple ProRes offers pristine image quality at extremely manageable file sizes. Using the latest generation of Apple Mac Pro and the AJA Io 4K along with Apple ProRes files from CION makes even 4K and Ultra HD editing a smooth experience. CION can provide 59.94fps material ready conformed to 23.98fps for cinematic slow motion in your timeline with no post processing required.



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Warranty: AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera (Body Only)

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30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

All AJA Mini-Converters are covered by a 5 year warranty and AJA's advanced replacement policy. If a replacement is necessary, AJA will ship a new unit immediately without the need to send the original unit back first, ensuring you are up and running again as quickly as possible.