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AJA CION 4K Production Camera Apple ProRes 422 and 444 at up to 4K 60fps or output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps
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AJA CION 4K Production Camera Apple ProRes 422 and 444 at up to 4K 60fps or output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps

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Overview
The AJA CION is ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, the CION production camera is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION can also output AJA Raw in realtimeat up to 4K 120fps via 4 x 3G-SDI or up to 4K 30fps via Thunderbolt.
Built With Passion
CION represents a new direction for AJA but one that is firmly rooted in everything that has been learned over the last 21 years. A considered process has been used 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...
Summary
Camera Type: Large Sensor
CODEC: Apple ProRes 422 / 444
Form Factor: Shoulder Mount
HDMI Output: Yes
Lens/Mount: PL Mount
Maximum Video Resolution (recorded): 4096x2160
Recording Media: AJA Pak
SDI Output: Yes
Sensor Size: APS-C
Sensor Type: CMOS
Type: Cine
Variable Frame Rate: Yes
Video Resolution: 4K
XLR Audio Input: Yes

About the AJA CION 4K

The AJA CION is ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, the CION production camera is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, enables incredible image quality capture to cost-effective AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p, and offers compatibility with a wide range of post production applications. CION can also output AJA Raw in realtimeat up to 4K 120fps via 4 x 3G-SDI or up to 4K 30fps via Thunderbolt.

Built With Passion
CION represents a new direction for AJA but one that is firmly rooted in everything that has been learned over the last 21 years. A considered process has been used 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.

CION is a union of great design and functionality, an engineered aesthetic that AJA is 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 it’s 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. 

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 lens’ focal length at any desired resolution. Frame rates up to 50 and 60p are supported - even at full 4K resolution.

Pak media
CION uses AJA’s 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 Thunderbolt™or USB3.

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. AJA’s Corvid Ultra in conjunction with TruZoom™ software can take the AJA Raw output and replay it at up to 60 fps. Output up to 30fps AJA Raw via the Thunderbolt™ connector. CION can also record HFR 4K 50 and 60p to Pak media, as Apple ProRes 422.

User interface
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.
CION also offers powerful network-based control. Via the LAN connection, a web-browser UI allows for remote configuration of the camera. Your CION is completely controllable whether it’s on a crane, jib or car mount from virtually any web browser.

Conveniently Connected
CION’s 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.

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

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.

All of the audio and video connections used on CION are industry-standard and thoughtfully positioned. Audio and video connectors have been placed where they are unobtrusive to the operator.

3G-SDI and HDMI monitor outputs, as well as a power output, make monitor and viewfinder additions to CION easy to implement. Utilizing CION’s high-quality scaling capabilities, these dedicated monitoring outputs are always active even when working with 4K or Ultra HD.

Production and Post Unified
CION elegantly connects production and post with support for the Apple ProRes family of codecs. In 2007 AJA introduced the Io HD. It was the first device to offer hardware-based encoding of Apple ProRes. In 2009, AJA introduced the Ki Pro tapeless video recorder, the first camera-connected recorder to offer Apple ProRes encoding. CION draws on thisdistinguished history of support for Apple ProRes capturing vivid and detailed images that are easily manipulated in professional video editing and finishing applications.

On-Set backup andmonitoring 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. CION’s 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.

User Interface6x 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 TypeCMOS, Electronic global shutter, 12 stops of dynamic range
Sensor Size4K APS-C sized, 22.5mm x 11.9mm
Lens MountPL (positive lock)
FiltrationOptical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) and IR Cut Filter (combined)
Removable StorageAJA Pak media
Video Output4x 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 Input2x Balanced Analog Audio Inputs,(2x 3-pin XLR connectors with dedicated line/mic/48v selection switch per input)
Audio Output1x Headphone Jack(3.5mm stereo mini TRS)
Reference Input1x Reference Input(BNC connector, analog color black)
Timecode1x LTC (BNC connector, 0.5 to 4.5Vpp)
Start/Stop Trigger2x LANC(1x 2.5mm top connector and 1x 2.5mm side connector)
Network Interface1x LAN connector (RJ45 connector, 10/100/1000)
Data OutputAJA Raw via 3G-SDI up to 120 fps or Thunderbolt™ up to 30 fps
Weight6.4 lbs / 2.9 kg (without top handle attached)
7.4 lbs / 3.4 kg (with top handle attached)
PowerAC 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
4K4K (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 HDUltra 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 HD1080 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 HD1080 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)

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 lens’ focal length at any desired resolution. Frame rates up to 50 and 60p are supported - even at full 4K resolution.=

Pak media
CION uses AJA’s 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 Thunderbolt™or USB3.

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. AJA’s Corvid Ultra in conjunction with TruZoom™ software can take the AJA Raw output and replay it at up to 60 fps. Output up to 30fps AJA Raw via the Thunderbolt™ connector. CION can also record HFR 4K 50 and 60p to Pak media, as Apple ProRes 422.

User interface
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.
CION also offers powerful network-based control. Via the LAN connection, a web-browser UI allows for remote configuration of the camera. Your CION is completely controllable whether it’s on a crane, jib or car mount from virtually any web browser.

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

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.

All of the audio and video connections used on CION are industry-standard and thoughtfully positioned. Audio and video connectors have been placed where they are unobtrusive to the operator.
3G-SDI and HDMI monitor outputs, as well as a power output, make monitor and viewfinder additions to CION easy to implement. Utilizing CION’s high-quality scaling capabilities, these dedicated monitoring outputs are always active even when working with 4K or Ultra HD.

Production and Post Unified
CION elegantly connects production and post with support for the Apple ProRes family of codecs. In 2007 AJA introduced the Io HD. It was the first device to offer hardware-based encoding of Apple ProRes. In 2009, AJA introduced the Ki Pro tapeless video recorder, the first camera-connected recorder to offer Apple ProRes encoding. CION draws on thisdistinguished history of support for Apple ProRes capturing vivid and detailed images that are easily manipulated in professional video editing and finishing applications.

On-Set backup andmonitoring workflowCION 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. CION’s 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.

  • 4x 3G-SDI main outputs for 4K/UHD and 2K/HDIn addition to baseband 4K/UHD and 2K/HD output AJA Raw via 3G-SDI at up to 4K 120 fps
  • Input connectorFor timecode input
  • Reference connectorFor connecting genlock/sync
  • USB connectorFor connecting USB powered accessories such as assistant lights
  • 2x XLR balanced analog audio inputsFeaturing independent selections for line, mic and phantom power
  • 2x LANC portsFor start/stop triggering via AJA LANC Collars or third-party LANC controllers
  • 2x 3G-SDI monitor outputs for 2K/HDOutputs can be configured to display superimposed information
  • 2x HDMI monitor outputsFeatures an option for superimposed camera data information (in 2K/HD); rear HDMI monitor output may additionally be configured for 4K up to 24 fps and Ultra HD up to 30 fps
  • 2-pin input power connectorFor connecting to third-party battery plates
  • Thunderbolt™ connectorOutput AJA Raw via Thunderbolt up to 4K 30 fps
  • 4-pin XLR power connector
  • LAN connectorFor network configuration and control
  • Mini TRS headphone jack and volume control knob
  • 2-pin output power connectorFor powering accessories like electronic viewfinders
  • Sensor plane postTwo positions are available for the sensor plane post
Documentation
5.83 MB- 18-09-2014
1.03 MB- 19-03-2015

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