Science of the Beautiful

CION V1.3 Firmware Images Reel

This reel was made to demonstrate the improved highlight handling and black detail available to CION users in the new V1.3 firmware, released at NAB 2016. In addition, the CION Gamma names have been updated to closer reflect each individual mode. Images were captured, edited and graded in UltraHD ProRes 4444 before upload, with Vimeo providing the final HD encode.

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CION IBC 2015 Showreel

The CION IBC 2015 HD Showreel features a diverse array of shooting styles that CION is capable of. The masters delivered were 2K/HD 444 and were derived from 4K/UltraHD shoots and represent content from both CION owners and the #TryCION program. The version uploaded to Vimeo is a HD ProRes 444 master.

AJA would like to thank the following for the kind use of their footage, in no particular order TJ Derry, David Kaufman, Shawn Serdar, Ed Ng, David Nicolson, Aaron Lindquist, Phil Rhodes, Bill Totolo, Robert Morrissey, Paul Lee, Ali Walker, Rakesh Malik, Michael Monsour and Adam Heim

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Shot on location in London, San Francisco, Grass Valley, Tokyo and Vancouver using CION, the 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD digital cinema camera. This H.264 1080p version has been converted by Vimeo from the original ProRes 444 UltraHD master file. Slight desaturation and subtle lifts to the mids and highlights have been applied to make for a better viewing experience on a computer monitor. If you wish to download the H.264 UltraHD version please visit the Vimeo page and select 'Download' from the options beneath the video.

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CION Image Reel Part One

The CION Image Reel Part One was shot on location in London and San Francisco. The original camera 4K and UltraHD ProRes 422 and 444 files were edited without grading. The version available for playback is compressed H.264 with Vimeo providing the conversion from the 11GB ProRes 444 original.

Those with access to 4K and UltraHD monitors may elect to download the UltraHD version for offline playback; this version is still a compressed H.264 file when compared to the master file.

If you wish to download the H.264 UltraHD version please visit the Vimeo page and select 'Download' from the options beneath the video.

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CION Technical Video #1

Exposure Index, Gamma and In-Camera Color Correction Comparison

The CION Technical Video 1 shows in precise detail the Exposure Index, Gamma and In-Camera Color Correction options available with the CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. The video is split into two sections; the first shows these comparisons at 5600K and the second section details the same comparisons at 3200K. No grade or color correction has been applied to this 4K footage although some scaling and resizing has been made to create the side-by-side comparison images you see within the video. The video you see here is a compressed 1080p H.264 version, exported from FCPX and then uploaded to Vimeo. The original is a 4K 12-bit ProRes 444 master file. AJA would like to thank, in no particular order, Zacuto, Cooke, Schneider Optics, Zeiss, Mole-Richardson and EZ FX Inc for their support.

Download the CION Technical Notes #1 that accompany this video.

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IBC 2014 Images Reel

AJA Video Systems is proud to bring you a brand new video shot on CION in Grass Valley and Nevada City California. Shooting took place over three days during the first week of September 2014. The UltraHD 23.98 fps normal speed shots were acquired in camera as ProRes 4444; the slow motion shots were acquired as ProRes 422 with the camera operating at 59.94fps and files saved in-camera as 23.98fps.

Every shot is presented exactly as it was photographed; no exposure adjustments, color correction or image manipulation of any form took place in post-production. The studio shots were captured using three point lighting utilizing both the supplied PL lens mount as well as a third party EF lens mount. With the exception of the umbrella shot, which utilised a single 1K light, the remaining shots were captured with available light. CION’s white balance values were specifically selected to match the needs of the scene and, in certain cases, auto white balance was also utilized. CION’s in-camera color correction modes were also employed during the shoot. In the scenarios presented, ‘Skin Tones’ and ‘Normal’ settings were selected throughout the filming.

The version you are watching here is the 1080p downconversion of the UltraHD ProRes 4444 master file.

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CION Features Video

CION™ is the new 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. Unite production and post by shooting directly to edit-ready Apple ProRes 4444 at up to 4K 30fps, ProRes 422 at up to 4K 60fps, or output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps.

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