GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA Video Systems (www.aja.com) announced that its AJA Raw CION camera format will soon be supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Adobe previewed several new developments and updates to Premiere Pro CC at the IBC 2014 conference in Amsterdam.
“The reliability and performance of AJA’s products on the video/audio I/O, recording and digital workflow end of things are well established, and we’re excited to see them enter into the camera market with CION,” says Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. “Now creative pros will have an even more powerful workflow with the support of the AJA Raw CION camera format in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.”
AJA Raw support is enabled through the Cinema DNG format and allows for a familiar and powerful workflow when the utmost flexibility is required for color work for VFX, feature and complex lighting and location pipelines.
“We’re thrilled that out of the gates, CION customers shooting AJA Raw will have an NLE workflow supported in Adobe Premiere Pro CC,” says Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video Systems. “While CION enables a multitude of ProRes codec choices, and other direct-to-edit workflow options, customers who will want the ultimate in color range and flexibility may choose to work with AJA Raw files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.”
At IBC, Adobe is previewing the newest advancements to its Creative Cloud video apps, including Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. These advancements include timesaving media and project management features, and a refined user interface with HiDPI support across all of the video desktop apps.
AJA’s CION is a new ergonomic professional production camera, capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. CION offers in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including ProRes 4444, and ProRes 422 up to 4K 60fps. CION offers the ability to output 4K AJA Raw data at up to 120fps via four 3G-SDI outputs. 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. CION features a simple interface with direct controls, as well as camera menu parameters and live video stream that are remotely configurable and viewable through any web browser via a LAN connection. Pricing for CION is $8,995.