With an initial ship date of the end of December for the CION production camera, AJA is now accepting orders from the worldwide reseller channel and is showing the unit at ISE 2015. The company describes the camera as ergonomic and lightweight, with high connectivity and capable of shooting at 4K/UHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw.
CION offers in-camera recording directly to AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 4444, for image capture at up to 4K/60p. CION also outputs AJA Raw at up to 4K/120p, with support already announced by companies such as Adobe and Colorfront.
“Demand has been overwhelming and we’ve decided to start taking orders to pre-allocate the many cameras that we have already assembled in our Grass Valley manufacturing facility,” said Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video Systems. “Our engineering team has been working tirelessly to push the colour science on this camera, and the picture is simply breathtaking.”