Tokyo. InterBEE. Nov 19. If you are good and the elves in Grass Valley deem the camera to be ready, AJA CION is expected to ship around Christmas time. AJA announced at InterBEE this morning that they are now accepting orders for the camera.
CION is a 4K 35mm cine camera
designed by cameramen (AJA’s Nick Rashby and Jon Thorn both worked as ACs and DPs). It is lightweight and shoulder-resting. CION shoots 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw. Info on where to place orders, click here.
AJA pioneered professional ProRes support with the Io HD, the first non-Apple device to encode ProRes, introduced in 2007, and then the Ki Pro recorder, introduced in 2009. CION offers in-camera recording directly to standard AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs – including 12-bit ProRes 444 up to 4K/60p. CION also outputs AJA Raw at up to 4K/120p via 4x 3G-SDI outputs. Support has already been announced by Adobe and Colorfront. CION has a simple menu and interface with direct controls as well as live preview video. Settings can be remotely configured and viewed on any web browser via a LAN connection.
CION will be available from resellers worldwide.
Pricing for CION is US MSRP $8,995. AJA Pak SSD media is available at a US MSRP of $695 (256GB) and $1295 (512GB). AJA Pak Dock is available at a US MSRP of $395. Please visit www.aja.com for additional CION information, and a list of global CION dealers.
Third-party camera accessory manufacturers including Alphatron, MTF, Portabrace, Wooden Camera, Vocas, Zacuto and others have already produced several accessories, from viewfinders to lens mounts and protective cases for CION available from their retail sellers.