AJA CION 4K/UHD and 2K/HD Production Camera - Body Only

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AJA CION 4K/UHD and 2K/HD Production Camera - Body Only
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AJA-CION-R0 - General Description

CION is the new lightweight and ergonomic 4K/UHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. CION captures vivid detail and vibrant color at any resolution. Creative choices abound with easy to implement in-camera color settings. The image recorded by CION can be defined as cinematic; technically modern but classic in look. On camera control is inutituve and fast and LAN remote control functionality brings every feature as well as live video feedback to any web browser. CION is the union of great design and functionality, an engineered aesthetic that we are proud to describe as the Science of the Beautiful.

AJA's 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 itís foundation as an extension of our revolutionary Ki Pro range. The design of the camera allows complete flexibility for the user to adapt to any environment.

Ergonomics

CION was designed to be comfortable, convenient and totally flexible for any shooting environment. A contoured shoulder pad fits comfortably to your shoulder for hand held use. An included top handle made of high grade aluminum and wood features an integrated LANC start/stop button. The handle base itself uses a standard 15mm rod and through hole to allow the additional mounting of third party accessories.

Optical Low Pass Filter and IR Cut Filter

An integrated OLPF (Optical Low-Pass Filter) reduces unwanted moirť effects while still retaining vital image detail.

The Infra-red cut filter produces high quality colors within the image by blocking unwanted light wavelengths.

PL Lens Mount

PL mount lenses are the industry standard for cinema and professional production cameras, and are widely available the world-over. In addition, CIONís lens mount has been designed to be removable so third parties may develop mounts for other lens types.

Sensor

CION features a 4K APS-C sized CMOS sensor with an electronic global shutter and 12 stops of dynamic range. Lenses designed for Super 35mm cover the sensor imaging area and the global shutter eliminates the undesirable qualities associated with rolling shutter-based sensors.

Recording formats

CION can record at 4K (4096x2160), UltraHD (3840x2160), 2K (2048x1080) and HD (1920x1080). 2K and HD are hardware scaled from the full 4K sensor, resulting in beautiful over-sampled images, which also retain your lensí focal length at any desired resolution. Frame rates up to 50 and 60p are supported - even at full 4K resolution.

AJA Pak Media

CION uses AJAís proven SSD-based Pak storage. The robust high speed compact storage mounts directly in-camera and allows recording of 4K/UHD and 2K/HD as ProRes 4444, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy). Choose from generous 256GB or 512GB capacities and by utilizing the AJA Pak Dock (sold separately) you can transfer your footage over high-speed Thunderboltôor USB3.

Mounting

Aluminum cheese plates are fitted to both the top and the bottom of the chassis to provide easy mounting of accessories from both AJA and third parties, with standard thread sizes to offer the widest range of compatibility.

Conveniently Connected

CIONís considered design brings ease of operation to both field and studio based productions. For single users, set up and operation is intuitive and straightforward. For more complex productions camera operators, camera assistants and digital imaging technicians may all interact with CION without conflict. In such a scenario, the camera operator can use one monitor output for framing, the camera assistant another monitor output for judging focus and the digital imaging technician can use yet another monitor output as well as the web UI to configure the unit.

Elegant Operations

All interface controls are found on the side of the camera facing the operator to provide easy single user functionality. The menu structure itself is elegant and free of cumbersome sub-menu navigation. Confidently dial settings with a robust selection knob that gives clear mechanical feedback as you adjust.

The integrated confidence monitor not only displays the menu information but also previews your real-time image, allowing independent operation.

LED VU meters are placed for easy and accurate audio monitoring. Control knobs for each audio channel allow adjustment of the input level. A headphone monitoring output and a headphone volume control knob are also provided.

Open up your world

CION is designed to create an open approach to accessorizing the camera.

This open system gives you immense flexibility no matter the shooting environment, both indoors and outdoors.

From shoulder to tripod and from dolly to crane, CION keeps all of your options open.

LENSES

PL mount lenses are offered in standard focal lengths as well as zoom options. Manufacturers continue to release new and improved lenses designed for the demands of 4K resolution. Because the PL mount system is firmly established in production, you can choose the right lens to suit your creative needs. Third parties now offer alternative mounts to allow you to use EF, G-Mount and B4 lenses with ease.

ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDERS

The open system approach allows you to choose from a wide range of electronic viewfinders and connect them directly via CIONís HDMI or 3G-SDI. Dedicated monitoring outputs are even conveniently placed at the front of the camera. A convenient power connector near the front can also provide power for many electronic viewfinders.

MONITORS

Unrivalled monitoring options put CION at the heart of production. In addition to the front 3G-SDI and HDMI monitor outputs, additional rear 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs may also be used for monitoring. 4K and Ultra HD monitoring is possible via the 4x 3G-SDI main outputs and the rear HDMI output (when appropriately configured). You can configure CION so that everyone can see whatís happening.

MICROPHONES

Two balanced analog audio XLR inputs are built into CION allowing compatibility with a huge range of professional audio gear. You can choose to mount a shotgun microphone to the cold shoe found on the top handle or run longer cable from external mixers to CION. Independent switches for mic or line level as well as phantom power are provided meaning youíre ready for any audio situation.

RODS AND ON-CAMERA RIGGING

Removable cheese plates on the top and bottom of the camera make attaching accessories easy. The bottom cheese plate features 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes. The AJA-provided top handle attaches to the top cheese plate via 1/4-20 screws for example. CIONís top handle is based on standard 15mm rods, allowing compatibility with third-party accessories and endless possible configurations. Standard- sized rosettes on either side of the camera allow easy and dependable mounting points for handles and grips. By design, itís incredibly easy to add a wealth of accessories to CION to enhance your shooting experience.

The Heart of Production

CIONís considered design brings ease of operation to both field and studio based productions. For single users, set up and operation is intuitive and straightforward. For more complex productions camera operators, camera assistants and digital imaging technicians may all interact with CION without conflict. In such a scenario, the camera operator can use one monitor output for framing, the camera assistant another monitor output for judging focus and the digital imaging technician can use yet another monitor output as well as the web UI to configure the unit.

On-Set backup and monitoring workflow

CION provides a multitude of on-set monitoring options for 4K/UHD and 2K/HD including a hardware dedicated down convert for 4K/UHD to 2K/HD. CIONís outputs are simultaneously live allowing great flexibility in any scenario independent of resolution.

The AJA Pak Dock and Pak media are designed for field use, featuring a rugged and reliable form factor; unlike a bare SSD drive, AJA Pak media features a multi-insertion rated connector. Connecting to CION via the LAN connector provides real time information regarding the Pak currently in use and by utilizing a Thunderbolt enabled RAID storage drive you can quickly back up your Pak media as you shoot.

Multicam Gang Control

CION multicam shoots are straightforward to implement and manage by using a laptop with a simple ethernet switch and LAN cables. The web UI allows complete and independent set up of multiple CION cameras; you may name each camera and consolidate control of the cameras from within a web browser using the unique gang recording feature. The web UI will also allow realtime monitoring of the capacity of the Pak media used in each CION.

File naming options are easily accessed in CIONís menu structure. There is even an option to create custom names for clips as well.

AJA Raw Workflows

CION is also fully capable of outputting frame rates up to 120 fps as either 4K or UHD from its 4 x 3G-SDI outputs as AJA Raw. AJAís Corvid Ultra in conjunction with TruZoomô software can take the AJA Raw output and replay it at up to 60 fps. Output up to 30fps AJA Raw via the Thunderboltô connector. CION can also record HFR 4K 50 and 60p to Pak media, as Apple ProRes 422.

Post Production

Native codec handling enhances your editorial experience, resulting in fast and responsive playback with no compromise in quality. Apple ProRes offers pristine image quality at extremely manageable file sizes. Using the latest generation of Apple Mac Pro and the AJA Io 4K along with Apple ProRes files from CION makes even 4K and Ultra HD editing a smooth experience. CION can provide 59.94fps material ready conformed to 23.98fps for cinematic slow motion in your timeline with no post processing required.

AJA-CION-R0 - Features

  • Ergonomically designed
  • Optical Low Pass Filter and IR Cut Filter
  • PL Lens Mount
  • 4K APS-C sized CMOS sensor
  • 12 stops of dynamic range
  • Global Shutter
  • LED VU Meters for easy Audio monitoring
  • SDI and HDMI monitor outputs

AJA-CION-R0 - Specifications

User Interface:6x Dedicated Menu Buttons
(STATUS, CONFIG, MEDIA, FPS, EI and WB)
4x Transport Buttons
(Play, Fast Forward, Reverse Playback, Stop)
1x Media Unmount Button
1x Record Button
1x User Interface Control Knob
1x User Interface Screen, 320x240 LCD
Sensor Type:CMOS, Electronic global shutter, 12 stops of dynamic range
Sensor Size:4K APS-C sized, 22.5mm x 11.9mm
Lens Mount:Removable PL (positive lock) Third party EF, B4 and G-Mount mounts are available.
Filtration:Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) and IR Cut Filter (combined
Removable Storage:Pak Media
Video Output:4x 3G-SDI Main Outputs
(4x BNC connectors, 3G/1.485Gbps)
2x 3G-SDI Monitor Outputs
(1x front mounted BNC connector,
1x rear mounted BNC connector, 3G/1.485Gbps)
2x HDMI Outputs
(1x front mounted HDMI v1.3 Type A connector,
1x rear mounted HDMI v1.4 Type A connector
Audio Input:2x Balanced Analog Audio Inputs
(2x 3-pin XLR connectors with dedicated line/mic/48v
selection switch per input
Audio Output:1x Headphone Jack
(3.5mm stereo mini TRS
Reference Input:1x Reference Input
(BNC connector, analog color black
Timecode:1x LTC
(BNC connector, 0.5 to 4.5Vpp
Start/Stop Trigger:2x LANC
(1x 2.5mm top connector and 1x 2.5mm side connector
Network Interface:1x LAN connector (RJ45 connector, 10/100/1000
Data Output:AJA Raw via 3G-SDI up to 120 fps or Thunderboltô up to 30 fps
Weight:6.4 lbs / 2.9 kg (without top handle attached)
7.4 lbs / 3.4 kg (with top handle attached
Power:AC Range: 100-240 VAC 50/60Hz (AC adapter)
DC Range: 12-18Vdc, 5A maximum
(4-pin XLR connector or 2-pin input connector)
Consumption: 38-42W typical, 45-47W maximum
(Note: does not include power draw from 2-pin output connector)
Output: 2-pin power output connector, 10W recommended maximum
Temperature Range:Safe Operating Temperature Range: 5C to 40C
Safe Storage Temperature Range (power OFF): -20C to 60C
Format, Frame Rate, Encoding and Output: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 progressive
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 interlaced
1080 HD (1920x1080) interlaced 25/29.97/30
Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 fps
SDI output up to/including 30 fps (SDI 1 YCbCr

AJA-CION-R0 - Contents

  • 1 x AJA CION 4K/UHD & 2K/HD Production Camera
  • 1 x Handle Grip
  • 1 x Handle Mount
  • 1 x LANC Collar
  • 1 x LANC Cable
  • 1 x Battery Adaptor Plate
  • 1 x AC power supply
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