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The news from the AJA Press Breakfast was centred around the new CION 4K camera. Priced at under $9,000 it records in many flavours of ProRes up to UHD and 4K.

The pictures started to escape last night and they proved the rumours to be true. AJA has launched a new 4k production camera called CION.  (Nice to see FCPX upfront in the demo video!!)

Priced at just under $9,000 we are very pleased to see it has a Thunderbolt port on the back, something that has been lacking on other cameras for a long time.

 

CION™ represents a new direction for AJA but one that is firmly rooted in everything we’ve learned over the last 21 years.


Our 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, we’ve used a considered process to create a true production camera with a feature set and form factor that offers the user a wide variety of options both in the field and the studio. The design of the camera allows complete flexibility for the user to adapt to any environment.


We believe CION is a union of great design and functionality, an engineered aesthetic that we are proud to describe as the Science of the Beautiful.

 

Formats that the CION records:

4K

  • 4K (4096x2160) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/119.88/120
  • Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 fps
  • Apple ProRes 422 (or a lower data rate ProRes version) for 50/59.94/60 fps
  • SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
  • (SDI 1-4 YCbCr, SDI 1-4 RGB or SDI 1 Raw)
  • SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 fps (SDI 1-4 YCbCr or SDI 1-2 Raw)
  • SDI output support for 119.88/120 fps (SDI 1-4 Raw)


Ultra HD

  • Ultra HD (3840x2160) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/119.88/120
  • Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 fps
  • Apple ProRes 422 (or a lower data rate ProRes version) for 50/59.94/60 fps
  • SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
  • (SDI 1-4 YCbCr, SDI 1-4 RGB or SDI 1 Raw)
  • SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 fps (SDI 1-4 YCbCr or SDI 1-2 RAW)
  • SDI output support for 119.88/120 fps (SDI 1-4 Raw)


2K

  • 2K (2048x1080) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
  • Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 fps
  • Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) for 50/59.94/60 fps
  • SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
  • (SDI 1 YCbCr, SDI 1-2 RGB, or SDI 1 RGB)
  • SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 fps (SDI 1-2 YCbCr or SDI 1 YCbCr)


1080 HD

  • 1080 HD (1920x1080) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
  • Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 fps
  • Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) for 50/59.94/60 fps
  • SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
  • (SDI 1 YCbCr, SDI 1-2 RGB, or SDI 1 RGB)
  • SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 fps (SDI 1-2 YCbCr or SDI 1 YCbCr)


1080 HD

  • 1080 HD (1920x1080) interlaced 25/29.97/30
  • Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 fps
  • SDI output support up to/including 30 fps (SDI 1 YCbCr)

 

More AJA news soon on the other products, we will leave you with some pictures from of the AJA Press Breakfast. 

The press scrum when the cover came off the camera!

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A very proud Nick Rashby with his new baby

More high resolution photos to follow, including all that connectivity.

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