AJA Cion 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera Now Shipping

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Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:51 -- Nick Dager

AJA Video Systems Cion 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production cameraAJA Video Systems’ Cion 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, Cion is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions.

In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. Cion also outputs AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. Cion is the only 4K/UltraHD camera available that captures internally to 12-bit ProRes 444.

Featuring more simultaneous on-set monitoring outputs than any other camera in its class, alongside a built-in confidence monitor and LAN browser video tap, Cion provides advanced monitoring flexibility for a wide range of productions. Users can choose a combination of 2 x 4K/UltraHD and 3 x 2K/HD or 8 x 2K/HD, check each camera feed in multi-cam setups through an integrated LAN connection, and monitor remaining recording time all in tandem.

The unique LAN port and embedded webserver facilitates full remote configuration and control, so users can set up and control or gang-control multiple Cion cameras via a standard web browser. Made from a lightweight yet strong magnesium alloy and featuring a contoured suede shoulder pad, Cion is easy and comfortable to setup and operate. Using AJA’s Pak Dock on set, Cion operators can also achieve lightning fast transfer speeds via Thunderbolt or USB3 for immediate access to files for editing. Third party lens mounts are available which allow Cion greater compatibility than any other 4K/UltraHD camera system.

“Cion is the culmination of years of R&D, technical ingenuity and passion. We couldn’t be prouder to release it; it not only delivers an extraordinary film-like image quality and accuracy, but offers a unique feature set that facilitates a level of flexibility and control in production environments unlike anything else before regardless of resolution – while still providing the same great reliability and support that AJA is known for,” said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems.

Pricing for CION is $8,995. AJA Pak SSD media is available at a $695 (256GB) and $1295 (512GB). AJA Pak Dock is available at a $395 along with a host of other AJA camera accessories.

To place orders, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/where-to-buy#wtb-cion for a list of AJA Cion resellers.

For additional Cion information and a full list of features, visit www.aja.com