AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for Cion Production Camera

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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

AJA Video Systems has released v1.1 firmware for the new Cion 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.

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 can also output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps via 4 x 3G-SDI or up to 4K 30fps via Thunderbolt.

“Cion is a breakthrough camera system with many unmatched features at an incredible price point,” says Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “This new firmware update reflects our ongoing commitment to developing user-requested new features and improvements for Cion.”

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. This new v1.1 firmware is recommended for all Cion users.

Pricing for Cion is $8,995. AJA Pak SSD media is available at $695 (256GB) and $1295 (512GB). AJA Pak Dock is available at  $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