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April 09, 2014 12:28 ET

NAB 2014: AJA Announces the CION 4K/UHD-2K/HD Production Camera

The CION Production Camera From AJA Features a 4K APS-C-Sized CMOS Sensor, With an Electronic Global Shutter and 12 Stops of Dynamic Range -- Available at B&H Photo Video

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 09, 2014) - AJA entered the digital cinema camera market with the announcement of their CION 4K Production Camera, capable of recording both DCI and UHD 4K, as well as 2K and HD resolution video. From its sleek, elegant 6.4-lb magnesium body to the contoured suede shoulder pad, the camera is both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically functional. But what's going on inside a camera is what really counts, and this is where the CION truly shines.

The AJA CION 4K/UHD–2K/HD Production Camera features an APS-C-sized 4K image sensor capable of capturing both DCI and UHD 4K, as well as 2K and HD resolution video. Video is recorded using Apple ProRes 4444 and 422 codecs up to DCI 4K (4096x2160) at 60 fps to AJA Pak media. The camera can also output AJA Raw video at up to DCI 4K at 120 fps, via quad-link 3G-SDI output, and up to 30 fps over Thunderbolt. With an ergonomic yet flexible design and industry-standard connections, the CION is ready for professional use in the field or in the studio. Read more on the CION 4K/UHD–2K/HD production camera here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1044863-REG/aja_cion_4k_uhd_and_2k_hd.html 

CION embraces a familiar and tested camera form, and an ergonomic layout. It includes a built-in shoulder mount, and standard connectors in logical positions. CION features a PL lens mount, for compatibility with industry-standard lenses. When recording in HD or 2K, the image is oversampled from the full 4K sensor, retaining focal length, as well as providing a vibrant and detailed image. A built-in filter combines an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) to eliminate unwanted aliasing and moiré with an infrared (IR) cut filter, to produce appropriate colors. Additionally, a back focus adjustment means the sharpest image possible can be produced. Also included are several 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, which are all simultaneously active and supply signal to a variety of 4K/Ultra HD and 2K/HD monitors. A power output connector is conveniently placed at the front of the unit, to make electronic viewfinders easy to use. Professional audio inputs round out an unmatched amount of connectivity. Read more on the CION 4K/UHD–2K/HD production camera here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1044863-REG/aja_cion_4k_uhd_and_2k_hd.html 

CION features an uncomplicated user interface that can be easily managed from the operator side. The camera's menu parameters are also remotely configurable via a web interface, and can be accessed through any web browser via a LAN connection. CION's sleek chassis is formed of magnesium, which is lightweight, yet extremely strong. Integrated steel rosettes allow for mounting of industry-standard accessories such as handgrips and handle extensions directly to the camera body. The open approach to design also includes integrated cheese plates with standard tapped holes. These 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.

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