Just months after revealing its development of the CION camera, AJA Video Systems says top third-party camera accessory developers are supporting the camera.
CION features an ergonomic design and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. AJA pioneered lens-to-post Apple ProRes workflows with the introduction of the Ki Pro product line in 2009; CION builds on this achievement by offering in-camera recording directly to proven AJA Pak SSD media in the Apple ProRes family of codecs - including 12-bit 444 - for pristine image capture.
Alphatron's electronic viewfinder (EVF-035W-3G) will work with CION's standard connectors, along with their full line of accessories including matte boxes, follow focusses, camera plates and a pedestal. Additionally, through Alphatron's camRade division, the company is developing a rain cover and camera bag custom fit to CION's specifications. "We look forward to seeing this new camera hit the market, and to provide solutions that will help cinematographers optimize their CION workflows," says Rene van der Reiden, International Sales Manager, Alphatron Broadcast.
Leveraging CION's removable lens mount, MTF has announced a host of new lens adapters already in production including Nikon/G to CION, Canon EF to CION, Canon EF (electric) to CION, Canon FD to CION, ARRI Bayonet to CION and an optical B4 to CION package.
Wooden Camera is also developing several alternate lens mounts for CION. Vocas develops an array of standard camera accessories that work with CION including matte boxes, focus controllers, cheese plates and much more. And, Zacuto's newest EVF, the Gratical HD, announced at NAB 2014, along with their entire line of standard camera accessories, will also be ideal complements to CION shooters. "
Pricing for CION is set at $8,995. AJA Pak SSD media is available at $695 (256GB) and $1,295 (512GB). AJA Pak Dock is available for $395.