CION is the new lightweight and ergonomic 4K/UHD and 2K/HD production Camera from AJA. CION captures vivid detail and vibrant colour at any resolution. Creative choices abound with easy to implement in-camera colour settings.

Record Apple ProRes 4444 at up to 4K 30fps, ProRes 422 at up to 4K 60p or output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps. Record 59.94p directly as 23.98fps for cinematic slow motion effects in camera with onset replay.

The image recoreded by CION can be defined as cinematic; technically modern yet classic look. On-camera control is intuitive and fast and LAN remote control functionality brings every feature as well as live video feedback to any web browser.

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

Sensor

CION features a 4K APS-C sized CMOS sensor with an electronic global shutter and 12 stops of dynamic range.

Optical Low Pass Filter

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

Chassis

CION's sleek chassis is formed of gravity molded magnesium which is lightweight but extremely strong. Intergrated steel rosettes allow you to mount industry standard accessories including hand grips and handle extensions directly to the camera body.

 

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Pak Media

CION uses AJA's proven SSD-based Pak storage which neatly mount directly in-camera. Pak256 or Pak512 allow recording of ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy).

PL Lens Mount

PL Mount lenses are the industry standard for cinema and professional production cameras, and are widely available the world-over.

Back Focus Adjustment

The inclusion of a mechanical back focus adjustment allows the proper callibration of the distance between lens and sensor. By making finely tuned adjustments, the sharpest image quality is assured.

Comfortable and Convenient

CION was designed to be comfortable, convenient and totally flexible for any shooting environment. A contoured shoulder pad fits comfortable to your shoulder for hand held use.

Conveniently Connected

CION uses industry standard audio and video connections are conveniently located and unobstrusive to the operator.

Camera Control

You're able to adjust every camera parameter to suit your needs by either clicking on the section appropriate in the side of the browser or you can use the buttons in the window that reflect those found on the camera.

Multi Gang Control

CION multicam shoots are straight forward to implement and manage by using a laptop with a simple ethernet switch and LAN cables.

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.

 

 

 

Format/Frame Rate/Encoding

4K: 4K (4096x2160) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/119.88/120fps
Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30fps
Apple ProRes 422 (or a lower data rate ProRes version) for 50/59.94/60fps

Ultra HD: Ultra HD (3840x2160) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/119.88/120fps
Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30fps
Apple ProRes 422 (or a lower data rate ProRes version) for 50/59.94/60fps

2K: 2K (2048x1080) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60fps
Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30fps
Apple ProRes 422 (or a lower data rate ProRes version) for 50/59.94/60fps

1080 Progressive: 1080 HD (1920x1080) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60fps
Apple ProRes 4444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30fps
Apple ProRes 422 (or a lower data rate ProRes version) for 50/59.94/60fps

1080 Interlaced: 1080 HD interlaced 25/29.97/30
Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30fps

Video Outputs

4 x 3G-SDI Main Outputs (4 x BNC connectors, 3G/1.485Gbps)
2 x 3G-SDI Monitor Outputs (1 x Front Mounted BNC connector, 1 x Rear Mounted BNC connector)
2 x HDMI Outputs (1 x Front Mounted HDMI v1.3 Type A, 1 x Rear Mounted HDMI v1.4 Type A)

Sensor

CMOS, Electronic Global Shutter. 4K APS-C sized 22.5mm x 11.9mm

Audio Output

1 x Headphone Jack (3.5mm stereo mini TRS)

Audio Input

2 x Balanced Analog Audio Inputs (2 x 3-pin XLR connectors with dedicated line/mic/48v selection switch per input

Reference Input

1 x Reference input (BNC connector, analog colour black)

Timecode

1 x LTC ( BNC connector, 0.5 to 4.5Vpp)

Networl Interface

1 x LAN connector (RJ45 connector, 10/100/1000)

Data Output

AJA Raw via 3G-SDI up to 120p or ThunderboltTM up to 30fps in 4K, UHD, 2K and HD rasters

Removable Storage

AJA Pak Media

 

 

 

 

For further information regarding the AJA CION camera and accessories, please contact Ivor or Jess