Briteq | MIINI COLOR 7 TC - V1.1 | Specifications | Briteq MIINI COLOR 7 TC - V1.1 Specifications

Version 1.1
Published: February 12, 2015
Table of Contents
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copyright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In This Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Physical Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Hardware Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Open Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Physical Layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Operator Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
User Interface Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connector Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Chapter 2: Making Basic Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Supplying Power to CION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting an AJA AC/DC Power Supply to CION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting a Battery Plate to CION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Power Up and Power Down of CION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Mounting a Lens to CION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting a Monitoring Device to CION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Front Monitor Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Rear Monitor Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting the LANC Cable to the CION Top Handle LANC Collar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using Pak Media with CION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Inserting Pak media in CION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
To remove Pak media from CION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting Audio Devices to CION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Chapter 3: ProRes Recording & RAW Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 444 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
AJA Raw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Chapter 4: Basic Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Making a Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Playing Back a Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
To playback recorded media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Formatting Media and Deleting Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Chapter 5: User Interface Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Default Display for the User Interface Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Entering the Menu Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
To enter a specific menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
CONFIG Menu Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
1.3 Progressive Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
1.5 Crop SDI 1-4 Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
1.6 SDI 1-4 Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
1.62 SDI 12-bit/10-bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
1.64 3G SDI Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
1.66 Rear HDMI Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
1.68 Rear HDMI 10-bit/8-bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
1.8 Crop SDI/HDMI Monitor Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
1.9 Super Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
1.92 Super Displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
1.93 Super Area Opacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
1.94 Graticules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
1.95 Graticules Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
1.97 Display VU Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
1.98 Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
1.99 Histogram Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4.1 Analog Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
6.1 Genlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
8.0 TC Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
8.1 TC Value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
8.2 TC Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
9.0 Interval Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
9.1 Interval Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
9.2 Interval Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
41.2 Video SG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
41.3 Audio SG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
50.0 LAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
50.1 IP Config . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
50.2 IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
50.3 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
50.4 Static Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
50.5 System Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
50.6 MAC Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
50.9 User Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
55.4 Date Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
55.6 Time Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
55.7 Time Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
55.71 Daylight Savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
70.1 Screen Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
70.2 Display Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
70.3 Fan Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
80.1 Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
80.2 SW Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
91.1 Recall Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
92.1 Store Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
99.0 Factory Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
MEDIA Menu Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
12.1 Media State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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14.1 Encode Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
15.1 Play Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
15.2 Loop Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
15.3 Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
15.4 Dropped Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
16.1 Format Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
16.2 Delete Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
16.25 Delete Clip: <Clip name appears here> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
17.0 Preset Reel Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
17.1 Camera Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
17.2 Clip Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
17.3 Clip Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
17.4 Clip Append . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
17.5 Alpha Append . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
17.6 Take . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
17.7 Combined Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
19.1 Use Custom Clip Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
19.2 Custom Clip Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
19.4 Custom Take . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
22.1 Gang Clip Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
FPS Menu Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
23.1 Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
23.2 Frame Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
23.3 Slow Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Special Considerations for Format and Frame Rate Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
EI Menu Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
24.1 EI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
24.2 Shutter Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
24.3 Shutter Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
24.3 Shutter Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
24.7 Gamma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
WB Menu Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
25.1 White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
25.2 Auto White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
25.3 Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
25.4 Color Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
STATUS Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Warnings and Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Chapter 6: Web Browser Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Operations Unique to the Web UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Updating Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Gang Recording with Multiple CIONs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Data Transfer via LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Chapter 7: Using AJA Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Back-Focus Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Front Baseplate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Rear Baseplate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Upper Rod Clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
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6” Extension Arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Rod-Rosette Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
VCT-WEDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
VCT-HEEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
VCT-HEEL-RBP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Viewfinder Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
LANC Collar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Coiled LANC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Short LANC Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
7-inch 15mm Rod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Handgrip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Appendix A: Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Sensor Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Sensor Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Lens Mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Filtration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Removable Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Video Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Audio Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Audio Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Reference Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Timecode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Network Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Format/Frame Rate/Encoding/Output Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Exposure Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Temperature Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Appendix B: Safety and Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Class B Interference Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
FCC Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Canadian ICES Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
European Union and European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Regulatory Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Declaration of Conformity 96
Korea KCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Taiwan Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Japanese Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Recycling Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Translated Warning and Caution Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Before Operation Please Read These Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Warranty and Liability Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Limitation of Liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Notices
Trademarks
AJA®, lo®, Ki Pro®, KONA®, KUMO®,T-TAP®, Because it matters.® and ROI® are registered
trademarks of AJA Video Systems, Inc. in the United States. AJA and Ki Pro are trademarks
of AJA Video Systems, Inc. registered in other countries. AJA Control Room™, CION™,
Corvid Ultra™, FiDO™, Science of the Beautiful™, TruScale™, TruZoom™, V2Analog™ and
V2Digital™ are trademarks of AJA Video Systems, Inc.
AirPort, Apple, Apple logo, AppleShare, AppleTalk, FireWire, iPod, iPod touch, Mac and
Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. Final Cut Pro, QuickTime and
QuickTime logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
Avid, Avid DNxHD and Media Composer are registered trademarks of Avid Technology,
Inc.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
DVI is a registered trademark of DDWG.
TASCAM is a registered trademark of TEAC Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 AJA Video Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. All information in this
manual is subject to change without notice. No part of the document may be
reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic or mechanical,
including photocopying or recording, without the express written permission of AJA
Video Systems, Inc.
Contacting Support
When calling for support, have all information at hand prior to calling.
To contact AJA for sales or support, use any of the following methods:
Telephone:
+1.530.271.3190
FAX:
+1.530.271.3140
Web:
http://www.aja.com
Support Email:
Sales Email:
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In This Manual
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Chapter 1
Introduction: hardware connectivity and physical layout.
Chapter 2
Making basic connections: power, lens, monitoring and media.
Chapter 3
ProRes recording and raw output.
Chapter 4
Making a recording, playing back a recording and formatting media.
Chapter 5
User interface navigation: CONFIG, MEDIA, FPS, EI and WB menu parameters.
Chapter 6
Web browser remote control and operations unique to the web UI.
Chapter 7
Using AJA optional accessories.
Appendix A
Specifications.
Appendix B
Safety & Compliance.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Overview
This manual covers the operation of CION and the optional accessories for the product.
CION is a 4K/Ultra HD/2K/1080 HD capable camera that features an APS-C sized CMOS
sensor with an electronic global shutter. It may be used for live video output or the onboard recording of Apple ProRes files to the following formats:
• 4096x2160
• 3840x2160
• 2048x1080
• 1920x1080
The recorded QuickTime files can be used in a variety of non-linear editing, compositing
and color correction applications without file transcoding.
Physical Design
Attention was given to CION's physical design because not all production environments
or production demands are the same.
• CION is supplied with a removable PL (positive lock) lens mount. The PL lens mount
allows the use of high-quality prime or zoom lenses.
• CION features an integrated OLPF (optical low pass filter) and IR (infrared) cut filter. The
OLPF helps eliminate undesirable moire in images and the IR cut eliminates unwanted
infrared image contamination to produce accurate colors.
• Industry standard hirth-tooth rosettes allow easy integration with accessories such as
hand grips.
• The top and bottom of the body feature removable cheese plates with multiple
threaded holes so that accessories, like the AJA-supplied top handle, may be easily
attached to the unit.
• The use of magnesium body panels makes the unit exceptionally lightweight yet rigid.
• No proprietary connectors have been used in the design so that readily-available
cables may be used with the device.
• Transport buttons are provided for the review of recordings made on the device.
• Dedicated menu buttons are provided for the easy configuration of settings.
• User interface navigation is via a single User Interface Control Knob.
• A built-in screen supplies menu information as well as a confidence image.
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Hardware Connectivity
An array of audio and video connectors make integrating CION with other products easy:
• 4x 3G SDI/HD-SDI Outputs (4x BNC connectors)
• 2x 3G SDI/HD-SDI Monitor Outputs (1x front mounted BNC connector, 1x rear mounted
BNC connector
• 1x HDMI v1.4 Output (rear mounted HDMI v1.4 Type A connector)
• 1x HDMI v1.3 Output (front mounted HDMI v1.3 Type A connector)
• 2x Balanced Analog Audio Inputs ((2x 3-pin XLR connectors with line/mic/48v selection
switch per input)
• 1x Reference (BNC connector, analog color black)
• 1x LTC (BNC connector, 0.5 to 4.5Vpp)
• 1x USB (Type A connector, v2.0)
• 2x LANC (1x 2.5mm top connector and 1x 2.5mm side connector)
• 1x 2-pin Power Output Connector (top front mounted, 10W recommended maximum)
• 1x 4-pin XLR Power Input Connector (12-18Vdc, 5A max)
• 1x 2-pin Power Input Connector (12-18Vdc, 5A max)
• 1x LAN (RJ45 connector, 10/100/1000)
• 1x Thunderbolt (Mini Display Port connector, Thunderbolt v1)
• 1x Headphone Jack (3.5mm stereo mini TRS)
Open Architecture
The open architecture of CION means that it may be used with a wide variety of thirdparty accessories:
• PL mount lenses
• Electronic viewfinders (EVFs)
• On-board monitors
• External recorders
• Microphones
• Hand grips
• Baseplates and more
Figure 1. Fully-outfitted CION
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Functionality
The following is only a partial list of CION's capabilities:
• The global shutter means that footage is free from the unwanted effects of rolling
shutter artifacts such as skewing or “jello”
• Records Apple ProRes files to removable Pak media
• Records standard frame rates or may be configured to record time-lapse or slow
motion
• Outputs baseband video or raw via SDI
• CION may be controlled from the front panel UI or remotely via a web browser
interface
• Control the recordings of multiple CIONs simultaneously via the web browser interface
• Upload or download files via the LAN connection and the web browser interface
• 20 system presets may be stored or recalled making instant custom configuration easy
• User feedback, including alarms and alerts, is supplied on the User Interface Screen
• Superimposed information, such as timecode, transport state, shutter setting, exposure
index value, voltage, etc. may be displayed on the monitor outputs via a user selection
• Histogram information is provided as an aid for proper exposure
• Physical VU meters as well as an option for superimposed VU meters on the video
output aids with setting proper audio levels
Physical Layout
The following section will help you familiarize yourself with the physical components of
CION referenced throughout the rest of this manual.
Front
The front of the unit features the PL Lens Mount and the Back Focus Access Door.
Figure 2. CION Front
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2
3
1. Back Focus Access Door
2. PL Lens Mount
3. PL Lens Mount Cover
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Operator Side
This side of the unit features the various menu controls an operator might need to adjust
or monitor.
Figure 3. CION Operator Side
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3
5
6
7
2
8
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14
9
15
10
16
11
17
12
18
13
19
1. 15mm rod clamp knob
11. User Interface Screen
2. Rod End Cap
12. Record Button
3. Cold Shoe
13. Hirth-Tooth Rosette (M6 thread)
4. Tally Light
14. Transport Buttons
5. LANC Collar
15. Media Unmount Button
6. Top Handle
16. Audio VU Meters
7. Rod End Cap
17. Audio Control Knobs
8. LANC Collar Knob
18. Power Button
9. STATUS Menu Button
19. Menu Buttons
10. User Interface Control Knob
NOTE:
Natural variations in the wooden portion of the handle are to be expected since wood grain
and stain may vary. Color variations in the shoulder pad are also possible due to the use of
natural material.
Figure 4 on page 11 provides an expanded view of the Transport and Menu buttons.
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Figure 4. CION Transport and Menu Buttons
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1. Status Menu Button
7. CONFIG Menu Button
2. Reverse Playback Button
8. MEDIA Menu Button
3. Playback Button
9. FPS Menu Button
4. Fast Forward Playback Button
10. EI Menu Button
5. Stop (Pause) Button
11. WB Menu Button
6. Media Unmount Button
User Interface Screen
CION features a User Interface Screen on the operator side. This User Interface Screen
features not only information about the status of the device, but also menu information
and a confidence image.
NOTE:
The confidence image is not intended to act as a substitute for a more full-featured electronic
viewfinder or an on-board monitor.
Figure 5. CION Onboard User-Interface Screen and Controls
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Connector Side
This side of the unit features the audio and video connections. Both front and rear
connections are provided for ease of use.
Figure 6. CION Connector Side
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2
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9
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4
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5
6
11
13
12
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1. LANC (2.5mm connector)
2. Sensor Plane Post/Tape Hook
NOTE:
The Sensor Plane Post/Tape Hook may be positioned on either the side of the unit or on the
top of the unit (as shown)
3. Sensor Plane Indicator Mark
4. Sensor Plane Post/Tape Hook Threaded Insert
5. Front SDI Monitor Output (BNC connector, 3G/1.485Gbps)
6. LANC (2.5mm connector)
7. Analog Audio Input (2x 3-pin XLR connectors with line/mic/48v selection switch per
input)
8. HDMI (Type A connector, v1.4)
9. Rear SDI Monitor Output (BNC connector, 3G/1.485Gbps)
10. SDI 1-4 Main Outputs (4x BNC connectors, 3G/1.485Gbps)
11. Reference Input (BNC connector, analog color black)
12. LTC (BNC connector, 0.5 to 4.5Vpp)
13. USB (Type A connector, v2.0)
NOTE:
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and stain may vary. Color variations in the shoulder pad are also possible due to the use of
natural material.
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Top
The top side of the unit features audio and video connections as well as the Media Slot
Figure 7. CION Top
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1
4
3
5
6
7
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11
8
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1. Media Slot
2. Headphone Jack (3.5mm stereo mini
TRS)
3. Headphone Volume Control Knob
4. Fan Cover
5. Back Focus Access Door
6. PL Lens Mount
7. PL Lens Mount Cover
8. LANC (2.5mm connector)
9. HDMI (Type A connector, v1.3)
10. 2-pin Power Output Connector (10W
recommended maximum)
11. Cheese Plate Top Handle Mount
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Bottom
The bottom of the unit features threaded holes for mounting the unit to baseplates or
tripods directly.
Figure 8. CION Bottom Mounts
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2
3
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1. Removable cheese plate with 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threaded holes and guide pin holes
(The cheese plate is attached via 1/4-20 cap screws, 3/16 hex heads)
2. 1/4-20 threaded holes with 9mm center-to-center spacing
3. Removable shoulder pad (attached via 1/4-20 cap screws, 3/16 hex heads)
4. Rear heel 1/4-20 threaded inserts
NOTE:
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Rear
The rear of the unit features power and data connections:
Figure 9. CION Rear
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2
3
4
5
1. Standard Rear Door (an Alternate Rear Door is used when attaching the Battery
Adapter Plate)
2. 2-pin Power Input Connector (housed behind the Standard Rear Door, used for
interfacing with battery plates, 12-18Vdc, 5A max)
3. Thunderbolt Connector (Mini Display Port connector, Thunderbolt 1)
4. LAN connector (RJ45 connector, 10/100/1000)
5. 4-pin XLR Power Connector (12-18Vdc 4-pin XLR connector, 5A max)
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Chapter 2: Making Basic Connections
Overview
Before you operate CION, familiarize yourself with all of the operational guidelines and
menu parameters presented in this manual. This section covers making basic
connections to CION prior to use.
Supplying Power to CION
CION may be powered by the AJA-supplied AC/DC power supply or a third-party battery
solution. Using the AC/DC power supply for CION may be appropriate for environments
where AC power is readily available, such as a studio setting. CION's operational voltage
range is 12 to 18 Vdc.
NOTE:
Do not supply excess voltage to CION. To properly operate CION, be sure to supply voltage
within the specified 12 to 18 Vdc range.
Connecting an AJA AC/DC Power Supply to CION
Tools needed: None
Parts needed: AJA AC/DC power supply and line cord.
1. Connect the line cord to the AC/DC power supply and then plug the line cord into a
power outlet. A green indicator light will illuminate on the power supply if it is
receiving power.
2. Connect the 4-pin XLR connector on the power supply to the 4-pin XLR connector on
the rear of CION
Connecting a Battery Plate to CION
Tools needed: Torx T10, Hex 3/32 and Phillips #2 (Note: These tools are not supplied with
the product.)
Parts needed: AJA-supplied Alternate Rear Door, 4x T10 Torx screws, 3x 4-40 cap screws,
Battery Adapter Plate and third-party battery plate. (Note: The third-party battery plate is
not supplied with the product.)
For non-studio use, you may wish to connect a battery to CION. AJA supplies the
necessary screws to mount the AJA-supplied Battery Adapter Plate to CION. This Battery
Adapter Plate has threaded holes that allow a variety of third-party professional battery
plate solutions to be connected to it.
1. To connect the Battery Adapter Plate to CION, first remove the Standard Rear Door of
the unit. Set aside the 4x Torx T10 screws from the Standard Rear Door as they will be
needed to attach the Alternate Rear Door.
2. Attach the Alternate Rear Door using the 4x Torx T10 screws being sure to allow the
2-pin power lead to protrude through the opening as pictured in Figure 10 on page
17.
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NOTE:
The 2-pin power lead is a Tyco Electronics (172165-1) connector with two (1-7709870-0) crimp
pins. These crimp pins accept 20AWG wire. The expected mating connector on the battery
plates is a Tyco Electronics (172233-1) connector with two (170360-1) crimp pins (or similar).
These connectors are referred to as Mini Universal MATE-N-LOCK by Tyco Electronics, but may
be referred to by other names by other vendors. This 2-pin power connector type is common
to various ENG cameras so battery plates with the appropriate mating connector are
available from a variety of vendors such as Anton Bauer (Example: QR-DP800), IDX (Example:
P-V2), etc.
Figure 10. Alternate Rear Door & 2-Pin Power Lead
3. Attach the Battery Adapter Plate using the 3x 4-40 cap screws.
4. Attach the third-party battery plate to the Battery Adapter Plate.
NOTE:
Requires third-party supplied battery plate and M3 threaded screws.
NOTE:
You may elect to connect the Battery Adapter Plate and the third-party battery plate once
and then leave them connected to the unit for future ease of use.
Power Up and Power Down of CION
To power up CION, press the Power Button. A progress indication with percentages will
appear during the power up sequence.
To power down CION, you must press and hold the Power Button down for three seconds
while the User Interface Screen displays a count down. This design prevents accidental
power-off during normal operation. When the unit is powering down, you can abort the
power-down process by simply removing your finger from the power button before
three seconds have elapsed.
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Mounting a Lens to CION
Tools needed: None
Parts needed: PL mount lens.
CION features a PL (positive lock) lens mount. This lens mount is robust, yet simple to
operate. Lenses may be exchanged when CION is powered up or powered down.
1. To remove the PL Lens Mount Cover, place one hand on the PL Lens Mount Cover and
with the other hand, turn the outer locking ring of the PL Lens Mount counter
clockwise.
NOTE:
Limit the amount of time that the PL Lens Mount Cover or a lens is not attached to CION to
avoid dust and other debris entering the lens mount.
NOTE:
Some PL mount lenses will have a notch in each of their four pronged flanges, while others
will have only a single notch in one flange. If your lens only has a single notch in one flange,
align this notch with the pin inside of the PL Lens Mount accordingly prior to sliding the lens
into the lens mount. The locating pin inside of the PL Lens Mount is located on the upper right
hand side of the mount.
2. Slide the lens into the PL Lens Mount carefully.
3. Once the lens is in place, turn the outer locking ring of the PL Lens Mount clockwise
to lock the lens in place.
NOTE:
Do not remove your hand from supporting the lens until you are confident that the lens is
secured in the PL Lens Mount.
NOTE:
With heavier lenses (lenses in excess of approximately 5.5 lbs/2.5 kg), the use of a third-party
lens support is required.
Connecting a Monitoring Device to CION
Tools needed: None
Parts needed: User supplied 3G or 1.485Gbps SDI cables (BNC connectors) and/or HDMI
cables (type A connectors).
CION may be used with a wide variety of monitoring devices. CION features multiple SDI
and HDMI output connectors that may be attached to electronic viewfinders, onboard
monitors, off-board monitors, projectors, etc. As a general rule, the use of the SDI
connections on CION are preferred due to the locking BNC connector design.
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Figure 11. Front & Rear Video Connector
Connectors side, rear
Top, front
Connectors side, front
CION offers both front and rear connections to make cabling and balancing of
monitoring devices easier and more ergonomic. Typically, if you are connecting an
electronic viewfinder, you will want to use the front SDI Monitor connector. If your
electronic viewfinder does not offer an SDI input connection, a front mounted HDMI
connection is also offered.
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NOTE:
CION is capable of outputting a wide variety of formats and frame rates. Not all electronic
viewfinders or monitors support all of the possible formats and frame rates. Be sure to consult
the specifications for your electronic viewfinder or monitor.
If the electronic viewfinder has an external power input, you may find it useful to power
the electronic viewfinder from the CION 2-Pin Power Connector located near the front of
the device on the top of the unit. Many electronic viewfinders will come supplied with an
appropriate power cable to connect to CION as part of their standard accessory package.
NOTE:
If you do elect to connect an electronic viewfinder power cable to the CION 2-Pin Power
Connector, be sure to carefully note the orientation of CION's 2-Pin Power Connector and your
cable as well as any polarity markings prior to making a connection.
NOTE:
Some power connector cables may have cabling layouts that makes the simultaneous use of
the front HDMI port difficult or even impossible. If this is the case, you may alternately use the
rear HDMI connector on CION for an HDMI electronic viewfinder.
NOTE:
If you do power your electronic viewfinder or monitor using the CION 2-Pin Power Connector,
be aware that if you power down CION, power will still be provided via this connection so to
conserve battery life, be sure to power down the electronic viewfinder or monitor when CION
is powered down.
Since there are so many possible configurations of electronic viewfinders and on-board
monitors, specific instructions for configuration are not supplied here. Consult your
monitoring product's manual for additional configuration details.
Figure 12. Viewfinders
As a general rule, make all of the power and video connections from CION to the
monitoring device(s) prior to powering up the monitoring device(s).
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Front Monitor Outputs
The Front SDI Monitor Output allows support for the output of the following formats and
frame rates:
• 2K progressive (2048x1080)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– Note that 50/59.94/60 will be decimated (reduced) to 25/29.97/30 for output
• 1080 progressive HD (1920x1080)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– Note that 50/59.94/60 will be decimated (reduced) to 25/29.97/30 for output
• 1080 interlaced HD (1920x1080)
– 25/29.97/30
NOTE:
Formats and frame rates output are dependent upon CONFIG, MEDIA and FPS menu
parameter selections.
NOTE:
Not all electronic viewfinders or monitors will support all of the formats and frame rates that
CION is capable of outputting. Be sure to consult the specifications of your devices to see if a
given format and frame rate is supported.
The Front HDMI Monitor Output allows support for the output of the following formats
and frame rates:
• 2K progressive (2048x1080)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– Note that 50/59.94/60 will be decimated (reduced) to 25/29.97/30 for output
• 1080 progressive HD (1920x1080)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– Note: 50/59.94/60 will be decimated (reduced) to 25/29.97/30 for output
• 1080 interlaced HD (1920x1080)
– 25/29.97/30
NOTE:
Formats and frame rates output are dependent upon CONFIG, MEDIA and FPS menu
parameter selections.
NOTE:
Not all electronic viewfinders or monitors will support all of the formats and frame rates that
CION is capable of outputting. Be sure to consult the specifications of your devices to see if a
given format and frame rate is supported.
Rear Monitor Outputs
The Rear SDI Monitor Output allows support for the output of the following formats and
frame rates:
• 2K progressive (2048x1080)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– Note that 50/59.94/60 will be decimated (reduced) to 25/29.97/30 for output
• 1080 progressive HD (1920x1080)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– Note that 50/59.94/60 will be decimated (reduced) to 25/29.97/30 for output
• 1080 interlaced HD (1920x1080)
– 25/29.97/30
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NOTE:
Formats and frame rates output are dependent upon CONFIG, MEDIA and FPS menu
parameter selections.
NOTE:
Not all electronic viewfinders or monitors will support all the formats and frame rates CION is
capable of outputting. Be sure to consult the specifications of your devices to see if a given
format and frame rate is supported.
The Rear HDMI Monitor Output allows support for the output of the following formats
and frame rates:
• 2K progressive (2048x1080)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– Note that 50/59.94/60 will be decimated (reduced) to 25/29.97/30 for output
• 1080 progressive HD (1920x1080)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– Note that 50/59.94/60 will be decimated (reduced) to 25/29.97/30 for output
• 1080 interlaced HD (1920x1080)
– 25/29.97/30
NOTE:
Formats and frame rates output are dependent upon CONFIG, MEDIA and FPS menu
parameter selections.
NOTE:
Not all electronic viewfinders or monitors will support all of the formats and frame rates that
CION is capable of outputting. Be sure to consult the specifications of your devices to see if a
given format and frame rate is supported.
Additionally, the Rear HDMI Monitor Output, may also be configured to output 4K
(4096x2160) or Ultra HD (3840x2160) formats and frame rates dependent upon CONFIG
and FPS menu parameter selections.
• 4K progressive (4096x2160)
– 23.98/24
• Ultra HD progressive (3840x2160)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– Note that 50/59.94/60 will be decimated (reduced) to 25/29.97/30 for output
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NOTE:
The rear HDMI output is an HDMI v1.4 output and therefore is limited to 4K 24Hz and Ultra HD
30Hz natively as specified by the HDMI v1.4 standard. When CION is operating at higher
frame rates for 4K or Ultra HD, the signal will be decimated or reduced to a lower frame rate
that is supported by the HDMI v1.4 standard.
NOTE:
When using the rear HDMI output for 4K or Ultra HD output, no superimposed output
information will be applied to the image.
NOTE:
Not all electronic viewfinders or monitors will support all of the formats and frame rates that
CION is capable of outputting. Be sure to consult the specifications of your devices to see if a
given format and frame rate is supported.
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The SDI 1-4 Main Outputs are always free of superimposed on-screen information. These
outputs may be routed to monitors, projectors, external recorders, routers, converters,
etc. The SDI 1-4 Main Outputs support all of the formats and frame rates that CION is
capable of:
• 4K progressive (4096x2160)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
• Ultra HD progressive (3840x2160)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
• 1080 progressive HD (1920x1080)
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
• 1080 interlaced HD (1920x1080)
– 25/29.97
NOTE:
For formats that do not require the use of all four of the SDI 1-4 Main Outputs, the remaining
outputs are duplicated. For example, if the recording format, frame rate and video output
settings are configured for 1080p 23.98 YCbCr, then each of the four SDI 1-4 outputs will
produce a 1080p 23.98 YCbCr output.
NOTE:
Not all connected devices will support all of the formats and frame rates that CION is capable
of outputting. Be sure to consult the specifications of your devices to see if a given format and
frame rate is supported.
Connecting the LANC Cable to the CION Top Handle LANC Collar
Tools needed: None
Parts needed: AJA-supplied LANC cable.
Included with CION is a LANC Collar. The LANC Collar is a remote control start/stop unit
that sits between the Top Handle and the Handle Base. The supplied LANC cable may be
connected to either the LANC connector on the top of CION or the LANC connector on
the side of CION. Typically, you will want to connect the LANC cable to the LANC
connector on the top of CION so that the other LANC connector on the side of CION may
be used for a handgrip LANC connection.
NOTE:
The LANC ports on CION only support start/stop recording commands; no other LANC
functionality is supported.
Figure 13. LANC Cable and Connector
LANC cable connector
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Using Pak Media with CION
Tools needed: None
Parts needed: AJA Pak media.
Pak media features a protective metal housing with a multi-insertion rated connector
making it suitable for repeated field use.
Inserting Pak media in CION
1. Power up CION. Be sure to wait for CION to complete the boot up sequence.
2. Insert Pak media into the media slot. The media should be inserted with the blue
“AJA” logo facing upright and the logo facing the front of the camera.
Figure 14. Media Being Inserted
3. The Pak media will be scanned upon insertion and a “Media Mounting” prompt will
appear on the User Interface Screen.
4. You will know that the media is properly mounted when the green LED indicator on
the Pak is illuminated and the CION user interface reports a capacity remaining
percentage for the media (99% for example).
NOTE:
Before you perform recordings, review the menu parameters and configure them with the
desired settings for format, frames per second, encode type, etc.
To remove Pak media from CION
1. Make certain that transport operations like recording or playback are stopped; if this
has not been done, a prompt will appear instructing you to “Press STOP.”
2. Depress the Media Unmount button designated with the “eject” icon.
3. Wait for the green LED indicator on the Pak to no longer be illuminated and then
grasp the media and pull up to remove it.
Caution! Do not remove the Pak media from CION while the LED is illuminated or
flashing.
Warning! Not using the Media Unmount Button to properly unmount the media could
result in media issues or even damage to the media. If inserted media has any issues,
prompts such as “WARNING Backup and Reformat” may be displayed.
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NOTE:
If media is inappropriately removed, the “Please Reboot” warning prompt may appear. The
camera will need to be restarted if this prompt appears. To avoid this, always be sure to
properly unmount media before removing it.
NOTE:
In the event of sudden power loss, recordings that are in progress may not be written properly
to the media. Note that there is a “Low Battery” warning prompt that users should take note
of and stop recordings in progress if at all possible before battery failure. CION can sometimes
manage to close the file before the battery stops providing sufficient power, but this is not
always possible due to the nature of some batteries and the duration of some recordings. It is
best to be mindful of remaining battery life. The use of batteries with metering or remaining
power indications is highly recommended.
Connecting Audio Devices to CION
Tools needed: None
Parts needed: Third-party XLR audio cables and Mini TRS headphones.
CION features two balanced analog audio XLR inputs with dedicated line, mic and
phantom power selections for each input. Audio Control Knobs for each input are also
provided so that signal level may be controlled. Additionally, an Analog Audio CONFIG
menu parameter allows you to determine the appropriate input audio signal level type
(+24dBu, +18dBu, +15dBu or +12dBu) based on the type of audio equipment you are
using with CION. Audio is recorded as 24-bit 48kHz.
NOTE:
Use the +48 dip switch setting for microphones which require phantom power (condenser
mic.) and use Mic for microphones that do not require phantom power (dynamic
microphones).
7-segment LEDs show audio input levels for the two analog audio inputs. Knobs
underneath the VU meters allow you to adjust the input levels independently to prevent
clipping and ensure proper signal amplitude.
Green LED segments of the VU meters indicate the “safe” area (no clipping) of an audio
signal. Vertically, the green LEDs also show the signal strength, so you can see if the
signal level is low. Generally, it’s preferred to have the signal near the top of the green or
even occasionally peaking into the yellow LED segments.
Yellow LED segments of the VU meters indicate audio levels that are at the peak edge of
the safe area before clipping will occur.
Red LED segments of the VU meters indicate that the amplitude is too hot and the signal
is clipping at the signal peaks. You should reduce the input gain at the source (mixer or
source equipment supplying the signal) or by using the Audio Control Knobs on CION.
To adjust the audio level, press the Audio Control Knob inward and the knob will then
pop out for easy adjustment. This feature allows the knobs to be recessed, preventing
accidental changes in a production environment.
A headphone jack is provided for audio monitoring. A Headphone Volume Control Knob
is also provided to make volume adjustments. To adjust the headphone listening level,
press the knob inward and the knob will then pop out for easy adjustment—just like the
audio input level knobs.
Embedded audio is also provided via the SDI 1 output of the SDI 1-4 Main Outputs, the
SDI Monitor Outputs and the HDMI outputs.
NOTE:
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Chapter 3: ProRes Recording & RAW Output
Overview
CION records Apple ProRes QuickTime files to solid state Pak media. Pak media is
formatted as HFS+ which means that it reads natively on Mac OS computers and may
also be read by Windows OS computers when used with third-party software utilities.
Once removed from CION, the Pak media can be inserted in the AJA Pak Dock media
reader. The Pak Dock connects directly to a computer via either Thunderbolt or USB 3.0.
High-speed connectivity allows you to rapidly transfer and back up files.
Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 444
Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 444 codecs are virtually indistinguishable from
uncompressed 4K/Ultra HD/2K/HD. Apple ProRes maintains quality during editorial,
surviving multiple encoding/decoding generations without degradation. Some of the
advantages of using Apple ProRes include:
• Resolution support for 4K (4096x2160), Ultra HD (3840x2160), 2K (2048x1080), and HD
(1920x080) at frame rates from 23.98 to 60.
• 4:2:2 chroma sampling up to 60 fps or 4:4:4 up to 30 fps.
• 10-bit sample depth (Apple ProRes 422 versions) preserves subtle gradients making it
perfect for green-screen compositing or color correction with no visible banding
artifacts.
• 12-bit sample depth (Apple ProRes 444) has all of the merits of 10-bit with added
specificity making it ideal for situations where the highest quality may be required.
• Apple ProRes features I frame-only encoding. This ensures consistent quality in every
frame and no artifacts when capturing complex motion.
• Apple ProRes features variable bit-rate (VBR) encoding. “Smart” encoding analyzes the
image and allocates more bits to complex frames.
• Low data rate requirements (when compared to uncompressed) means less media
space is required to store high-quality video.
• Apple ProRes codecs may be used in a variety of non-linear editing applications, color
correction applications and compositing applications without the need for
transcoding.
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AJA Raw
In addition to baseband video output, CION also offers the ability to output raw sensor
data via the SDI 1-4 Main Output connections or the Thunderbolt connection.
NOTE:
Raw output is dependent upon specific CONFIG menu parameter selections.
AJA's Corvid Ultra hardware and TruZoom software may be used to record the 4K or Ultra
HD SDI raw output from CION up to and including 120Hz.
The SDI 1-4 Main Outputs main be configured for the following raw formats and frame
rates:
• 4K progressive (4096x2160) 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 via SDI 1 RAW
• 4K progressive (4096x2160) 50/59.94/60 via SDI 1-2 RAW
• 4K progressive (4096x2160) 119.88/120 via SDI 1-4 RAW
• Ultra HD progressive (3840x2160) 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 via SDI 1 RAW
• Ultra HD progressive (3840x2160) 50/59.94/60 via SDI 1-2 RAW
• Ultra HD progressive (3840x2160) 119.88/120 via SDI 1-4 RAW
AJA also offers support for raw output of 4K or Ultra HD at up to 30 fps via the
Thunderbolt connection.
NOTE:
The SDI raw output and the Thunderbolt raw output are mutually exclusive; you cannot use
both at the same time.
To capture 4K or Ultra HD raw data at up to 30 fps, the Thunderbolt output of CION may
be used in conjunction with AJA's CamXchange software application and an
appropriately configured host computer and RAID array featuring Thunderbolt.
For more information about working with AJA Raw, please refer to additional AJAsupplied supplemental documentation and the AJA CamXchange manual.
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Chapter 4: Basic Operations
Making a Recording
Before you attempt to make a recording, be sure to review the menu parameters and
configure them with the desired settings for format, frames-per-second, encode type,
etc. For detailed information about the menu parameter settings see "Chapter 5: User
Interface Navigation on page 32".
CION has a built-in Record Button on the operator side. With Pak media inserted in CION,
the first depression of the Record Button begins recording and the next depression of the
button stops recording. During recording, the Record Button will illuminate and the Pak
media LED will flash to alert you that recording is in progress. If connected, the Tally Light
on the LANC Collar will also illuminate red and flash.
The LANC Collar may be also be used to perform the start and stop of recording. Like the
built-in record button, the first depression of the record button on the LANC Collar
begins recording and the next depression of the button stops recording.
NOTE:
Either the built-in Record Button or the record button on the LANC Collar may be used to start
or stop recording even if one method was initially used. You may depress the Record Button
on the body and then the record button on the LANC Collar to stop recording for example.
CION alerts you when the Pak media is nearly full with a “Media Low” warning prompt at
15% of the remaining capacity of the media. At 10% of the total capacity of the media,
the “Media Full” alert will appear. Any recordings that have been started will stop once
10% is reached and no further recordings can be performed using this media until it is
formatted or the deletion of some or all clips has been performed. Deleting clips to
produce more than 10% free space will allow recording to resume.
NOTE:
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The best practice operation is to back up all of your recordings and then format the media
prior to performing new recordings. This method removes any chance that you will
accidentally perform an unwanted deletion of recordings.
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Playing Back a Recording
For playing back recorded material, CION features dedicated transport buttons.
Figure 15. CION Transport Buttons
Reverse Playback
Play
Fast Forward Playback
Stop
Media Unmount
User Interface
Control Knob
Stop Button:
The Stop Button serves a dual function. When playing back a clip (Play, Fast Forward, or
Reverse) the first push of the Stop Button acts as a “pause” mode: the playback is paused,
the current point of the clip is displayed, and the Stop Button flashes. A second push of
Stop Button completely stops the playback and CION's outputs return to an “E-to-E”
mode where a live view is presented.
NOTE:
To determine at a glance if the Stop Button is in a “pause” mode, note that the stop button will
flash if media playback is paused. The Stop Button is fully illuminated in “stop” mode.
Play Button:
Press the Play Button to begin forward playback of the current clip at normal speed.
Fast Forward Playback Button:
Press this button to begin fast playback of the current clip at 2x speed. Successive pushes
increase the speed to 4x, 8x and 16x.
NOTE:
Pushing the button after 16x speed is reached has no further effect. When fast-forwarding at
any speed, audio is muted.
Reverse Playback Button:
NOTE:
Move from Clip to Clip:
NOTE:
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Pressing this button when not lit begins playback of the current clip in reverse at 2x
speed. Successive pushes increase the speed to 4x, 8x and 16x.
Pushing the button after 16x speed is reached has no further effect. When playing in reverse,
audio is muted for all speeds.
Rotate the User Interface Control Knob clockwise or counter clockwise.
If you have not already entered playback, turning the User Interface Control Knob will
automatically enter the playback paused state (Stop Button flashing) and navigate you from
clip to clip.
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Jog:
From a paused playback state (Stop Button flashing), you may push in on the User
Interface Control Knob to enter a jog speed playback mode. Rotate the knob:
• Counter-clockwise to jog frame by frame in reverse
• Clockwise to jog forward
To exit the Jog mode, press in on the User Interface Control Knob.
NOTE:
A text prompt, “JOG”, will appear on the User Interface Screen when you are in this mode.
To playback recorded media
4. Press the Stop Button to get to the default, “idle” transport mode (if you are not
already in this mode).
5. Find the clip you want to play back by rotating the User Interface Control Knob until
the clip name appears on the User Interface Screen.
6. Press the Play Button.
7. When the clip stops playing back, the Stop Button will flash. If you do not wish to
review any other clips, simply press the Stop Button again to return to the default “E
to E” mode where a live video output will then be presented.
Formatting Media and Deleting Clips
Pak media is provided pre-formatted. However, you may want to format media that has
already been used or name media and format it during your shoot. To format Pak media,
the media must first be inserted into the Media Slot of CION. Once the media is mounted,
follow these steps:
1. Press the MEDIA button
2. Rotate the User Interface Control Knob until you see the menu parameter 16.1
Format Media.
3. Push in the User Interface Control Knob.
4. Rotate the User Interface Control Knob until “Format” appears. Push in on the User
Interface Control Knob.
5. Press and hold in the User Interface Control Knob as instructed by the prompt for two
seconds (or longer) and then formatting will begin.
NOTE:
You may select any other key to abort the format operation should you inadvertently enter
this menu parameter. The confirmation process used for formatting media helps you avoid
accidentally formatting media.
Warning! Once you have formatted media, you will not be able to recover recordings
that were previously made on the media. Always be sure that any media you format has
been properly backed up prior to formatting.
CION will display formatting progress, and when done, will display a completion
confirmation. Press any key to clear the completion prompt.
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Delete a recorded clip:
1. In the default mode, rotate the User Interface Control Knob to browse through the
clips on the Pak media.
2. When you find a clip you want to delete, press the Stop Button.
3. Press the MEDIA menu button, navigate to parameter 16.25 Delete Current Clip.
4. Press in on the User Interface Control Knob, select “Delete” and press in on the knob
again.
5. Follow the prompt information to delete the clip.
NOTE:
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After a clip has been deleted, the camera will go into a paused mode with the last recorded
clip displayed. You may navigate through additional clips by turning the User Interface
Control Knob to determine if there are other individual clips you wish to delete or you may
press the STOP button to return to an “E-to-E” mode where a live view is presented.
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Chapter 5: User Interface Navigation
Overview
There are two ways to control CION:
• From the operator side using the menu buttons and the User Interface Control Knob
• Remotely from a web browser connected using CION’s LAN connection
This chapter discusses configuring CION using the menu buttons and the User Interface
Control Knob. For Web Browser control information, refer to "Chapter 6: Web Browser
Remote Control on page 65".
Default Display for the User Interface Screen
The User Interface Screen has a default display mode. With Pak media inserted, the
default display mode has a top line of information that provides the clip name on the left
side and the percentage of the remaining media capacity on the right side.
The second line provides the current reel number on the left side and the timecode for
the clip on the right side.
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Entering the Menu Structure
CION uses a flat menu structure—there are no sub-menus or menus-within-menus.
CION's menu parameters are divided among the following dedicated menu buttons:
CONFIG:
Contains general configuration options for:
• Audio and video settings
• Superimposed output information
• Audio and video signal generators and more
MEDIA:
Contains configuration options for:
• Encode type
• Clip naming
• Playback settings
FPS:
Contains configuration options for:
• Format
• Frames per second
EI:
Contains configuration options for:
• Exposure index value
• Shutter speed/angle and more
WB:
Contains configuration options for:
• White balance
• Color and saturation settings
STATUS:
Is not a configuration menu but provides:
Status information
Warnings and alarms
To enter a specific menu
1. Depress the button associated with the parameters you would like to adjust.
2. Enter the desired menu.
3. Rotate the User Interface Control Knob to see the various menu parameters.
4. To enter one of the specific menu parameters and make an adjustment, push in on
the User Interface Control Knob.
5. Once you have entered the menu parameter, rotate the knob to review the various
choices available for that parameter.
NOTE:
The currently selected choice appears in yellow typeface while the other choices appear in
white typeface.
When you want to make a selection from one of the menu parameter choices, turn the
User Interface Control Knob until you reach the desired choice and then press in on the
User Interface Control Knob.
Your selection should now appear in yellow typeface.
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To exit the menu parameter, rotate the User Interface Control Knob until you see the Exit
selection. Select EXIT by pressing in on the User Interface Control Knob. To continue
reviewing menu parameters, simply rotate the User Interface Control Knob. When you
are finished reviewing or making menu parameter selections, simply press the menu
button you originally pressed or enter another menu by pressing a different menu
button.
Example:
You want to change the frames-per-second you are recording from 23.98 to 29.97.
1. Depress the FPS Menu Button.
2. Rotate the User Interface Control Knob until you reach the 23.2 Frame Rate menu
parameter.
3. Push in on the User Interface Control Knob. Rotate the User Interface Control Knob
until you reach the 29.97 choice.
4. Push in on the User Interface Control Knob. 29.97 should appear in yellow typeface.
5. To exit the menu parameter, rotate the User Interface Control Knob until you see the
Exit selection. Select EXIT by pressing in on the User Interface Control Knob.
6. Press the FPS Menu Button again to exit the FPS menu.
Multiple Value Entry:
Reset to Factory Default Value:
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For selections such as date, time and IP address where several values must be entered,
you use multiple depressions of the User Interface Control Knob to navigate between
value entry fields. When all values are ready to be set, an “Accept” or “Reject” selection
appears with an additional rotation of the User Interface Control Knob. To accept the
values, push in the User Interface Control Knob when “Accept” appears. To reject a value,
push in the User Interface Control Knob when “Reject” appears and you may continue
editing the menu parameter's values.
To reset a specific parameter to the factory default value, depress and hold the User
Interface Control Knob for three continuous seconds.
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CONFIG Menu Parameters
CONFIG contains general configuration options for:
• Audio and video settings
• Superimposed output information
• Audio and video signal generators and more
Press the CONFIG Menu Button to enter the CONFIG menu parameters. Rotate the User
Interface Control Knob to review the various menu parameters and selections.
NOTE:
The default parameter in the following menus is highlighted in bold typeface.
1.3 Progressive Playback
This parameter defines how progressive recordings are output. Unless you are connected
to a CRT monitor that may require PsF, it is best to leave the menu parameter configured
for the default of progressive output.
These are the options:
• Progressive (default) – Playback as progressive frame
• PsF – Playback as progressive segmented frame
NOTE:
To ensure HDMI output during playback, “Progressive” needs to be selected.
NOTE:
PsF is disabled as a selection when working with 4K or Ultra HD formats.
1.5 Crop SDI 1-4 Output
This parameter enables or disables a cropped output for the main SDI 1-4 outputs.
These are the options:
• OFF (default) – No crop is applied to the SDI 1-4 outputs
• ON – Crops 4K (4096x2160) to (3840x2160) Ultra HD output or crops 2K (2048x1080) to
(1920x1080) HD output
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NOTE:
Some monitors and devices connected to CION may not offer support for 4K (4096x2160) or
2K (2048x1080) and you may need to enable the crop feature to properly interact with these
devices. Be sure to consult your device's technical specifications to see what formats and
frame rates it supports.
NOTE:
Enabling the crop feature has no impact if Ultra HD, 1080p or 1080i video has been
configured in the FPS menu.
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1.6 SDI 1-4 Output
This menu parameter determines the type of output used by the SDI 1-4 Main Outputs.
These are the options:
Table 1. SDI Output Parameter Options
NOTE:
SDI 1-4 RGB (default)
Sets SDI 1-4 outputs to RGB (supports up to 4K 30 fps)
SDI 1-4 YCbCr
Sets SDI 1-4 outputs to YCbCr (supports up to 4K 60 fps)
SDI 1-4 RAW
Sets SDI 1-4 to RAW (supports up to 4K 120 fps)
SDI 1-2 RGB
Sets SDI 1-2 outputs to RGB (supports up to 2K 30 fps)
SDI 1-2 YCbCr
Sets SDI 1-2 outputs to YCbCr (supports up to 2K 60 fps)
SDI 1-2 RAW
Sets SDI 1-2 outputs to RAW (supports up to 4K 60 fps)
SDI 1 RGB
Sets SDI 1 to RGB (supports up to 2K 30 fps)
SDI 1 YCbCr
Sets SDI 1 to YCbCr (supports up to 2K 60 fps)
SDI 1 RAW
Sets SDI 1 to RAW (supports up to 4K 30 fps)
Format, Frame Rate and Encode Type menu parameter selections impact which of the above
selections are visible or possible to configure. CION is designed to automatically hide values
that would be incorrect video output configurations, therefore, not all options will appear at
the same time.
See “Special Considerations for Format and Frame Rate Selections” on page 58 for specific
details.
1.62 SDI 12-bit/10-bit
The SDI 12-bit/10-bit selection allows the SDI 1-4 Main Outputs to be configured for
12-bit or 10-bit output.
These are the options:
• 10-bit (default) – Sets the SDI output to 10-bit
• 12-bit – Sets the SDI output to 12-bit
NOTE:
In the event that a Format, Frame Rate or Encode Type is selected that does not support
12-bit, then the selection automatically reverts to 10-bit. Also, not all devices provide support
for 12-bit so you may need to configure the CION output for 10-bit to interface with some
devices.
1.64 3G SDI Level
This parameter allows the 3G SDI output to be configured for either Level A or Level B.
While many 3G SDI devices will support both Level A and Level B, some devices may
need a specific 3G SDI selection to operate as expected.
These are the options:
• Level B (default) – For use with devices that accept or require Level B
• Level A – For use with devices that accept or require Level A
NOTE:
CION v1.1
If menu parameter 1.6 SDI 1-4 Output is configured for SDI Raw output, the 1.64 3G SDI Level
menu parameter must be configured for Level B to ensure proper interaction with other
devices.
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1.66 Rear HDMI Out
This parameter determines whether scaled or full-raster video will be output from the
Rear HDMI Output.
NOTE:
The Full Raster selection only has an impact on the output when a 4K or an Ultra HD format is
used.
These are the options:
• Scaled (default) – The HDMI output is limited to 2K or HD
• Full Raster – The HDMI output may produce 4K or Quad HD
NOTE:
The rear HDMI output is an HDMI v1.4 output and therefore is limited to 4K 24Hz and Ultra HD
up to 30Hz as specified by the HDMI v1.4 standard. For frame rates of 50/59.94/60, the Full
Raster HDMI output is decimated to 25/29.97/30 respectively to produce an output. Various
menu parameters can be configured so that no video output is produced by the rear HDMI
connector. For example, if the 23.1 Format menu parameter from the FPS menu is configured
for 4K and the 23.2 Frame Rate menu parameter is configured for 25 and no crop has been
configured via menu parameter 1.8 Crop SDI/HDMI Monitor Outputs, the configuration
results in a format that is not natively supported by HDMI v1.4. To produce video output,
cropping the video output via the 1.8 Crop SDI/HDMI Monitor Outputs menu parameter may
be desirable.
1.68 Rear HDMI 10-bit/8-bit
This parameter determines whether the Rear HDMI Output is auto-negotiated with the
receiving device via EDID (extended display identification data) or via a specified output
type.
These are the options:
• Auto (default) – The HDMI output is negotiated automatically with the receiving device
via EDID
• 10-bit YCbCr – Configures the HDMI output for 10-bit YCbCr
• 8-bit RGB – Configures the HDMI output for 8-bit RGB
NOTE:
Typically, you will want to simply leave the selection configured for Auto so that the
negotiation between the devices is handled automatically.
1.8 Crop SDI/HDMI Monitor Output
This parameter determines whether the SDI/HDMI Monitor outputs are cropped. Many
electronic viewfinders and on-board monitors, for example, will only offer support for
1080 HD, not 2K, so it is often advisable to have this parameter configured for a cropped
output if you are working with 4K or 2K recording formats.
These are the options:
• ON (default) – Scaled video for the monitor outputs is additionally cropped to 1080 HD
(if the source is not already 1080 HD)
• OFF – No cropping is applied to the monitoring outputs
NOTE:
CION v1.1
If the rear HDMI monitor output connector is configured for Full-Raster output, a 4K signal will
be cropped to Ultra HD.
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1.9 Super Out
Figure 16. Super Out Example Images — Record State
This parameter controls whether superimposed data will be applied to specific SDI or
HDMI monitor outputs.
NOTE:
The Super Out applies only to the SDI/HDMI Monitor Outputs, not the SDI 1-4 Main Outputs or
the Rear HDMI Output when it is configured for 4K or Ultra HD.
These are the options:
• OFF (default) – Superimposed data is disabled
• SDI Monitor – Superimposed data is enabled for the SDI Monitor outputs
• HDMI Monitor – Superimposed data is enabled for the HDMI outputs
• SDI/HDMI Monitor – Superimposed data is enabled for the SDI Monitor and HDMI
outputs
1.92 Super Displayed
This parameter determines whether superimposed information appears on the monitor
output(s) selected in menu parameter 1.9 Super Out. Additionally, this men parameter
allows specific information to be displayed at the bottom, top or both top and bottom of
the image.
These are the options:
• OFF (default) – No superimposed data is displayed
• Bottom – Superimposed data is displayed along the bottom of the image
• Top – Superimposed data is displayed along the top of the image
• Top+Bottom – Superimposed data is displayed along the top and bottom of the image
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The superimposed data at the bottom of the image includes:
• Remaining media capacity
• Exposure index value
• Shutter setting
• White balance value
• Timecode
• Transport state
• Gamma
• Battery voltage
The superimposed data at the top of the image includes:
• Camera name
• Alarms
• Format
• Frame rate
• Encode type
1.93 Super Area Opacity
This menu parameter determines how opaque the area behind the superimposed text
and data appears.
These are the options:
• 75% (default) – This produces a relatively dark area behind the text
• 50% – A medium dark area behind the text; this allows more of the picture behind the
text to be apparent
• 25% – A lightly shaded area behind the text; this allows the picture behind the text to
be most apparent
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NOTE:
The 25% setting may not be appropriate when shooting against a white background as the
superimposed text may be hard to read in such a situation.
NOTE:
The Super Area Opacity setting also impacts the superimposed histogram and VU meters.
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1.94 Graticules
Graticules are typically simple lines that may be overlaid on an image to help determine
things like the center of the image or frame guidelines for an aspect ratio, etc.
These are the options:
Table 2. Graticule Options
NOTE:
OFF (default)
No graticule is overlaid on the image
4K/2K Crop
Crop line indications are overlaid on the image
Crosshairs
Crosshairs, centered in the middle, are overlaid on the image
4K/2K Crop +
Crosshairs
Crop line indications and crosshairs are overlaid on the image
1.85:1
1.85:1 aspect ratio frame guidelines are overlaid on the image
2.35:1
2.35:1 aspect ratio frame guidelines are overlaid on the image
2.39:1
2.39:1 aspect ratio frame guidelines are overlaid on the image
Crosshairs + 1.85:1
Crosshairs and 1.85:1 aspect ratio frame guidelines are overlaid
on the image
Crosshairs + 2.35:1
Crosshairs and 2.35:1 aspect ratio frame guidelines are overlaid
on the image
Crosshairs + 2.39:1
Crosshairs and 2.39:1 aspect ratio frame guidelines are overlaid
on the image
4K/2K Crop +
Crosshairs + 1.85:1
Crop line indications, crosshairs and 1.85:1 aspect ratio frame
guidelines are overlaid on the image
4K/2K Crop +
Crosshairs + 2.35:1
Crop line indications, crosshairs and 2.35:1 aspect ratio frame
guidelines are overlaid on the image
4K/2K Crop +
Crosshairs + 2.39:1
Crop line indications, crosshairs and 2.39:1 aspect ratio frame
guidelines are overlaid on the image
The aspect ratio graticules are based on the shooting format to avoid confusion, not the SDI
output which could have a crop applied.
Here are the values for the aspect ratios:
• 4096x2160
– with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio applied = 4096 x 1716. (DCI defined)
– with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio applied = 4096 x 1743. (Mathematically derived)
– with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio applied = 3996 x 2160. (DCI defined)
• 3840x2160
– with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio applied = 3840x1607. (Mathematically derived)
– with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio applied = 3840 x 1634. (Mathematically derived)
– with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio applied = 3840x2076. (Mathematically derived)
• 2048x1080
– with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio applied = 2048 x 858. (DCI defined)
– with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio applied = 2048 x 871. (Mathematically derived)
– with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio applied = 1998 x 1080. (DCI defined)
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• 1920x1080
– with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio applied = 1920x803. (Mathematically derived)
– with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio applied = 1920 x 817. (Mathematically derived)
– with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio applied = 1920x1038. (Mathematically derived)
NOTE:
The sizes that are labeled “Mathematically derived,” were obtained using the following
methodology:
Horizontal width divided by aspect ratio = vertical height (rounded off, no decimal
places used)
Examples:
1920 / 2.39 = 803.35 (803)
1920 / 1.85 = 1037.84 (1038)
1.95 Graticules Color
The graticules may be displayed in either white or black. For most situations, white is
preferred, but in very bright scenes black may be preferable.
These are the options:
• White (default)
• Black.
1.97 Display VU Meters
This parameter allows you to enable superimposed VU meters for monitoring and
determining appropriate audio levels.
These are the options:
• Off (default)
• Horizontal
• Vertical
1.98 Histogram
The histogram provides an aid for exposure. The histogram menu parameter lets you
determine how you would like the histogram to be interpreted. The default linear
selection shows a representation of the sensor values with no interpretation or
expansion applied. Alternately, a logarithmic selection may be used that expands the
displayed data.
These are the options:
• OFF (default) – No histogram is superimposed on the monitoring outputs
• Linear – Linear mapping is used to display the sensor values
• Logarithmic – Logarithmic mapping is used to display the sensor values
NOTE:
CION v1.1
While the histogram feature serves as an accurate exposure guide during live preview or
recording, it is not representative when playing back recorded material.
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1.99 Histogram Mode
The histogram may be configured to display luminance, individual colors of RGB, RGB, or
RGB and luminance at the same time.
These are the options:
• Luma (default)
• R
• G
• B
• RGB
• RGB+Luma
4.1 Analog Audio
This parameter configures the analog audio signal level for input.
These are the options:
• +24dBu (default) – Selects pro-level USA signal levels of +24dBu
• +18dBu – Selects pro-level European signal levels of +18dBu
• +15dBu – Selects pro-level German signal levels of +15dBu
• +12dBu – Selects consumer signal levels of +12dBu
NOTE:
Maximum amplitude (0 dBFS).
NOTE:
Professional audio equipment has much higher levels than consumer equipment: a 0 VU
reading corresponds to +4 dBu. Connecting a consumer device to a professional audio input
typically does not have sufficient power to drive the input.
6.1 Genlock
Applying genlock to CION is not typically needed for single-camera productions. In
multi-camera productions, when signals need to be synchronized, for example when live
switching camera sources, reference should be applied to the Reference Input connector.
These are the options:
• Freerun (default) – CION relies on its own timebase and is not locked to an external
source
• Ref In – Uses the Reference Input connector as the genlock/reference/synchronizing
source
8.0 TC Select
This parameter selects the timecode source that will be used.
These are the options:
• TC Value (default) – Uses the record run value specified in menu parameter 8.1 TC
Value
• LTC – Uses the value from the LTC input
• Time Of Day/Freerun – Sets timecode to the device clock value (55.6 Time Set) and
produces a freerun timecode value
• Jam Sync – Sets the timecode to the value that is initially detected and then continues
counting with this value even after the source is removed
NOTE:
CION v1.1
In the case of Jam Sync, it is advisable to re-jam the timecode when the opportunity presents
itself in order to maintain accuracy. Timecode accuracy should be consistent for durations of
up to 1 hour without the need to re-jam the timecode.
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8.1 TC Value
This parameter selects an hour value from which timecode begins incrementing.
These are the options:
• 01:00:00:00 (default) – Sets the timecode value to 01:00:00:00
• 00:00:00:00 to 23:00:00:00 – The value may be adjusted for whole hour values, such as
02:00:00:00, 03:00:00:00, etc.
8.2 TC Type
This parameter selects drop frame or non-drop frame timecode.
These are the options:
• NDF (default) – Selects Non-drop Frame timecode
• DF – Selects Drop Frame timecode
NOTE:
Drop frame timecode is not supported for 23.98, 24, 25 and 50 fps.
NOTE:
If the menu parameter 8.0 TC In is set to LTC, the TC Type selection does not apply. TC Type only
applies to the TC Value or the Time of Day value generated by CION.
9.0 Interval Record
CION can be used to create time-lapse recordings via the 9.0 Interval Record, 9.1 Interval
Frames and 9.2 Interval Time selections.
NOTE:
Menu parameters 9.1 Interval Frames and 9.2 Interval Time do not appear unless 9.0 Interval
Record is enabled.
These are the options:
• OFF (default) Normal recordings are produced
• ON Time-lapse recordings are produced
Example:
The frame rate selected in the FPS menu Frame Rate parameter is 29.97 fps. The record
button is depressed, and the recording is then stopped 90 seconds later with the
following settings:
• 9.0 Interval Record > On
• 9.1 Interval Frames > 1
• 9.2 Interval Time > Second
The resulting recording would be 90 frames in duration, a frame rate of 29.97 fps and
would appear to be “undercranked” or “sped up” when compared to a normally created
recording.
NOTE:
CION v1.1
Selecting an interval frame number that exceeds the incoming video frames per second will
result in normal video. “Overcranking” or “slow motion” is not supported by the interval
recording feature. For slow motion, refer to the FPS menu Slow Motion parameter.
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9.1 Interval Frames
Determines how many frames will be used for the time-lapse recording. Typically, only
one frame per interval time is desired, but in some cases you may wish to produce “under
cranking” effects, not just time-lapse, by increasing the number of frames recorded.
These are the options:
• Incrementing Value – Sets the number of frames to use for the recording.
9.2 Interval Time
Determines the time period from which the interval frames are selected.
These are the options:
• Second (default) – The interval frames are selected from within a second
• Minute – The interval frames are selected from within a minute
• Hour – The interval frames are selected from within an hour
NOTE:
9.1 and 9.2 appear in the menu structure only if 9.0 is set to “ON”
41.2 Video SG
This parameter determines the video signal output from CION's internal signal generator.
These are the options:
• OFF (default) – The test signal output is disabled
• BLACK – Video test signal output is color black
• 75% BARS – Video test signal output is 75% color bars
• 100% BARS – Video test signal output is 100% color bars
• 75% BARS + PLUGE – Video test signal output is 75% color bars plus pluge (picture lineup generation equipment) pattern
NOTE:
The video signal generator acts as a “substitute” for the signal from the sensor. Because of
this, if the Video SG is configured for Black, 75% Bars, 100% Bars or 75% Bars + Pluge you may
record these signal generators.
NOTE:
Unlike the 23.98 through 60 fps selections, if the camera is configured for 119.88 or 120 fps
and the Video SG is enabled, the camera needs to be restarted in order to produce picture
again even if the menu parameter is reset to “OFF.”
41.3 Audio SG
This parameter determines the audio signal output from CION’s internal test signal
generator.
These are the options:
• OFF (default) – The audio signal output is disabled
• SILENCE – Outputs an audio test signal containing silence only
• 1 kHz – Outputs a standard 1 kHz test signal tone
NOTE:
CION v1.1
The audio signal generator acts as a “substitute” for the audio inputs. Because of this, if the
Video SG is configured for silence or 1 kHz tone, you may record these signal generators.
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50.0 LAN Settings
This parameter determines whether subsequent LAN settings are displayed in the user
interface.
These are the options:
• Display (default) – Displays the various LAN settings of the device
• Hide – Hides the various LAN settings of the device to simplify the menu interface
NOTE:
Menu parameters 50.1 through 50.4 and 50.6 do not appear if “Hide” is selected.
50.1 IP Config
This parameter determines the type of TCP/IP network configuration used by CION.
These are the options:
• DHCP (default) – Select automatic IP address assignment from DHCP server on LAN
Note that this value cannot be edited.
• Static Address – Assign a static IP address manually
Menu parameters 50.2, 50.3, and 50.4 will have to be entered to accomplish this.
• Default Address – Use the factory default static IP address: 10.65.74.65
NOTE:
If you change the Static IP address of the CION camera, you may need to power cycle the CION
so that the host computer correctly identifies the new IP address.
50.2 IP Address
This parameter determines the static IP address used by CION for TCP/IP networking.
Variable:
Using the User Interface Control Knob, enter an IP address compatible with your LAN.
For menu parameters 50.2, 50.3, and 50.4, you will be setting IP addresses that consist of
“octets” separated by a period (i.e., 10.0.181.0).
To edit these values:
1. Press in on the User Interface Control Knob and then rotate the knob until the desired
number is reached.
2. Push in on the knob again to select the number.
3. Continue this process until an “Accept” prompt appears. If you want the value you
have entered, press in on the User Interface Control Knob.
If it is not what you want, rotate the User Interface Control Knob and the “Reject”
prompt will appear. Push in on the knob to reject the value and begin editing the
values again.
50.3 Subnet Mask
This parameter determines the subnet mask used by CION for TCP/IP networking.
Variable:
Using the User Interface Control Knob, enter a subnet mask compatible with your LAN.
50.4 Static Gateway
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Variable:
Using the User Interface Control Knob, enter a gateway value compatible with your LAN.
NOTE:
Without a properly configured default gateway (whether you have a router/gateway or not),
CION will be unable to see other CION units on the network, although you may still be able to
control CION via a web browser.
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50.5 System Name
This parameter defines a name for CION and gives it a unique identifier. For example, this
name is used when displaying systems via the web interface.
Variable:
Using the User Interface Control Knob, enter a subnet mask compatible with your LAN.
The default System Name is CION. You may select characters to create an up to 20character name. To edit a character:
1. Push in the User Interface Control Knob and turn it.
2. When you see the character you want, press the knob again.
The character set allowed is: 0 through 9, ' - ' , ' . ' , A through Z (uppercase) and a through
z (lowercase).
50.6 MAC Address
This parameter is an information-only field showing the MAC address of CION’s ethernet
adapter.
Information only display – Selecting this parameter allows you to view CION’s ethernet
MAC address. The MAC address is a unique value associated with the internal ethernet
network adapter. MAC addresses are also known as hardware addresses or physical
addresses. MAC addresses uniquely identify an ethernet adapter on a LAN. MAC address
format: MM:MM:MM:SS:SS:SS. The value is 12-digit hexadecimal.
50.9 User Authentication
This parameter enables or disables an authentication login requirement when using the
web UI. By default this parameter is set to “Disabled.”
If you select “Login” via the front panel interface and then attempt to use the web UI
interface, you will be asked for a login password. The web browser will present the login
screen requesting that a password be entered before you can access any other parameter
or configuration screen.
The password is initially set to the default value: password.
If you select Login for the User Authentication parameter via the web UI, you may enter a
user-selected password. As long as the menu parameter is not changed to “Disabled,” the
password requirement will remain in effect. Any time the web UI is accessed, the login
password will be requested before additional access to any other web UI parameter or
configuration screen will be granted. If you enter a user-selected password, be aware that
this password will be retained and you will need to remember the password. If the userentered password is forgotten, contact AJA Technical Support to perform a hard factory
reset. See “Contacting Support” on page 5.
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55.4 Date Set
This parameter manually sets the calendar date of the internal CION clock. The value is
defined as MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/year).
Variable:
To edit these values:
1. Press in on the User Interface Control Knob and rotate the knob until the desired
number is reached.
2. Push in on the knob again to select the number.
3. Continue this process until an “Accept” prompt appears. If you want the value you
have entered, press in on the User Interface Control Knob.
4. If it is not what you want, rotate the User Interface Control Knob and the “Reject”
prompt will appear. Push in on the knob to reject the value and begin editing the
values again.
Hint:
You may find it simpler to configure date and time settings via the web interface compared to
using the physical User Interface Control Knob.
55.6 Time Set
This parameter manually sets the time of the internal CION clock. The value is defined as
Hours: Minutes (24 hour).
Variable:
To edit these values:
1. Press in on the User Interface Control Knob and rotate the knob until the desired
number is reached.
2. Push in on the knob again to select the number.
3. Continue this process until an “Accept” prompt appears. If you want the value you
have entered, press in on the User Interface Control Knob.
If it is not what you want, rotate the User Interface Control Knob and the “Reject”
prompt will appear. Push in on the knob to reject the value and begin editing the
values again.
Hint:
CION v1.1
You may find it simpler to configure date and time settings via the web interface compared to
using the physical User Interface Control Knob.
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55.7 Time Zone
This parameter manually selects the time zone for the internal CION clock.
Table 3. CION Time Zone Options
GRASS VALLEY (default)
AZORES
KUWAIT
BEIJING
LOS ANGELES
LISBON
JEDDA
MANILA
DENVER
LONDON (GMT)
MOSCOW
TAIPEI
MEXICO CITY
MADRID
TEHRAN
SEOUL
DALLAS
PARIS
ABU DHABI
TOKYO
CHICAGO
AMSTERDAM
KABUL
GUAM
DETROIT
ROME
NEW DELHI
SYDNEY
WASH DC
BERLIN
COLOMBO
AUCKLAND
NEW YORK
VIENNA
DHAKA
HONOLULU
MONTREAL
ATHENS
BANGKOK
ANCHORAGE
BOSTON
HELSINKI
HANOI
SEATTLE
CARACAS
CAIRO
SINGAPORE
BUENOS AIRES
TEL AVIV
JAKARTA
RIO DE JANEIRO
BEIRUT
HONG KONG
55.71 Daylight Savings
Determines whether or not the time settings are adjusted for Daylight Savings.
These are the options:
• ON (default)
• OFF
NOTE:
The Time Zone and Daylight Savings parameters allow local time to match system time.
Selecting the time zone and daylight savings offsets a GMT value by an appropriate amount;
this allows file creation time and the Time of Day timecode value to match.
70.1 Screen Saver
You may enable the screen saver to protect the life of the built-in screen. When working
in a normal production environment you may want to disable the screen saver.
• On (AJA Logo) (default)
• Off
• System Name
70.2 Display Intensity
The intensity of the backlighting of the keys and the user interface screen may be
adjusted using this parameter.
Variable:
4 (default)
(Variable 1 (dimmest) – 8 (brightest)
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70.3 Fan Speed
This parameter determines the speed of CION’s internal cooling fan.
• Quiet Auto (default) – The fan runs at normal speed until recording begins then the fan
ramps down to a slower speed for optimum quiet
• Normal – The fan runs at a fixed speed for optimum cooling in normal temperature
conditions
• High Temp – The fan runs at a higher fixed speed for optimum cooling in high
temperature conditions
• High Temp Auto – The fan runs at variable speeds for optimum cooling in high
temperature conditions
NOTE:
High temperature conditions include not only high ambient temperature (above 40C/104F),
but also high altitude (5000 ft./1524M or greater of elevation) or direct sun exposure which
may result in greater than normal operational temperatures. In high temperature conditions,
if the unit is not properly cooled, an over temperature alarm will appear. If the over
temperature alarm appears, be sure to adjust this menu parameter to the High Temp setting
before continuing to record. If the unit should experience an extended over temperature, it
will shut down to protect itself from damage.
80.1 Serial Number
This parameter is an information-only field displaying CION's unique serial number.
80.2 SW Version
This parameter is an information-only field displaying CION’s software version level.
91.1 Recall Preset
This parameter allows the recall of a previously saved preset (stored using parameter
92.1).
To select a preset:
1. Press in on the User Interface Control Knob and rotate the knob until the desired
number is reached.
2. Push in on the knob again to select the number.
3. Rotate the knob again until the “Accept” prompt appears. If you want the value you
have entered, press in on the User Interface Control Knob.
If it is not what you want, rotate the User Interface Control Knob and the “Reject”
prompt will appear. Push in on the knob to reject the value and begin editing the
values again.
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92.1 Store Preset
This parameter allows a preset to be stored (recall a preset using parameter 91.1).
To save a preset:
1. Press in on the User Interface Control Knob and rotate the knob until the desired
number is reached.
2. Push in on the knob again to select the number.
3. Rotate the knob again until the “Accept” prompt appears. If you want the value you
have entered, press in on the User Interface Control Knob.
If it is not what you want, rotate the User Interface Control Knob and the “Reject”
prompt will appear. Push in on the knob to reject the value and begin editing the
values again.
99.0 Factory Reset
To reset to CION's factory default settings, select this parameter then press and hold the
User Interface Control Knob for two seconds.
NOTE:
Recalling factory defaults does not reset:
• IP Config
• IP Address
• Subnet Mask
• Default Gateway
• System Name
• Date and Time
Helpful Hint:
To reset a specific parameter to the factory default value, depress and hold the User
Interface Control Knob for 3 continuous seconds.
MEDIA Menu Parameters
The MEDIA Menu contains configuration options for:
• Encoding type
• Clip naming
• Playback settings
Press the MEDIA Menu Button to enter the MEDIA menu parameters.
NOTE:
The default parameter in the following menus is highlighted by bold typeface.
12.1 Media State
This parameter applies to using the CION to transfer data.
These are the options:
• Record-Play (default) – Use media to record and play video
• Data-LAN – LAN data may be uploaded/downloaded to/from CION
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For normal video operation, select Record-Play. For data transfer using an Ethernet LAN,
choose Data-LAN. The Data Media State allows valid media to be copied to or from the
CION.
If the state is designated as Data, the transport functions are locked— media cannot be
recorded or played back as video.
You can still access MEDIA menu parameters, however, so you can reset the parameter. If
you attempt to playback or record while in the Data mode, a “CHANGE MEDIA STATE”
prompt alerts you that you cannot use the transport functions. Additionally, the front
panel UI states that the unit is in a “DATA MEDIA STATE” in an obvious way as opposed to
presenting the typical clip, reel, timecode, etc. usually seen on the front panel.
After you select the data state, you can connect CION to a host computer via the LAN
connection. The DATA MEDIA STATE does not survive reboots or power cycles of the
device. After such an event, it returns to the default Record-Play mode.
When CION is in the Media State and the Data - LAN selection is used, only the web UI for
control and configuration of CION may be used for data transfer. The web UI will present
“Upload+” and “Download+” buttons in the All Clips portion of the UI. If the Data- LAN
state is not active, these buttons do not appear in the web UI.
14.1 Encode Type
This parameter defines the Apple ProRes encoding method. The Encode Type is
impacted by the 23.2 Frame Rate selection in the FPS menu.
These are the options:
• ProRes 444 (default for up to 30fps) – Records Apple ProRes 444 files
• ProRes 422 (HQ) – Records Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) files
• ProRes 422 (default for 50+ fps) – Records Apple ProRes 422 files
• ProRes 422 (LT) – Records Apple ProRes 422 (LT) files
• ProRes 422 (Proxy) – Records Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) files
NOTE:
The Encode Type selections will update automatically based on the 23.2 Frame Rate selection
and only supported encoding types will be offered for a given frame rate.
15.1 Play Media
This parameter determines behavior during playback of recordings.
These are the options:
• One (default) – Plays one clip and then stops playback
• All – Plays the current clip and then continues playing the subsequent clips on the
media
• Playlist – Plays clips from a user created list
(Playlists are created using the web UI discussed in "Chapter 6: Web Browser Remote
Control on page 65".)
NOTE:
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With ALL or Playlist options selected, CION will play all clips back regardless of format or
frame rate but you may notice the video monitor reset for format/frame rate changes. If all
clips are the same format and frame rate, clips play out smoothly one after another.
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15.2 Loop Play
This parameter turns looped playback on or off.
These are the options:
• Off (default) – Play clips and then stop playback when complete
• On – Play clips and then loop back and repeat playback
15.3 Playlist
This parameter displays the name of the selected playlist.
Variable:
NOTE:
The name of the selected playlist appears. If no playlist is selected via the web UI controls,
then no name appears.
The user cannot select or create playlists from the front panel UI; these tasks are handled
using the web UI.
15.4 Dropped Frames
This parameter determines how playback handles dropped frames.
These are the options:
• Continue (default) – If playback of a clip begins to drop frames, playback continues
• Stop – If playback of a clip begins to drop frames, playback stops
16.1 Format Media
This parameter is used to format the media.
These are the options:
• KEEP MEDIA (default) – No action is taken
• FORMAT (Prompt verification) – Begins the media formatting process
1. Rotate the User Interface Control Knob until “Format” appears. Push in on the User
Interface Control Knob.
2. Press and hold in the User Interface Control Knob as instructed by the prompt for two
seconds (or longer) and then the formatting will begin.
NOTE:
You may select any other key to abort the format operation.
3. CION will display formatting progress and, when done, will display a completion
confirmation.
Caution! Be sure to have already backed up your previous recordings before formatting
media. Best practice is to format media prior to each use to avoid media directory issues
that may occur over time.
16.2 Delete Clips
This parameter can be used to delete all of the clips on the media.
These are the options:
• KEEP CLIPS (default) – No action is taken
• DELETE ALL (Prompt verification) – Begins the deletion of clips on the media
NOTE:
CION v1.1
Typically if you want to remove all clips from your media, formatting the media is the best
practice method. In some situations, quickly deleting all clips on the media to begin recording
immediately may be preferred.
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16.25 Delete Clip: <Clip name appears here>
This parameter can be used to delete a selected clip from the media.
These are the options:
• KEEP CURRENT CLIP (default) – No action is taken.
• DELETE (Prompt verification) – Begins the deletion of the selected clip.
Before performing the deletion of a specific clip:
1. In the default user interface mode, rotate the User Interface Control Knob to browse
through the clips on the Pak media.
2. When you find the clip you want to delete, press the Stop Button.
3. Press the MEDIA menu button, navigate to the 16.25 Delete Current Clip.
4. Press in on the User Interface Control Knob, select “Delete” and press in on the knob
again.
5. Follow the prompt information to delete the clip.
NOTE:
After you have deleted a clip using this method, the media will be put into “play pause” mode.
This allows you to easily review other takes or clips that you may wish to delete. If you do not
wish to delete any additional clips or takes, simply depress the stop button to return to the
E-to-E/record standby mode.
17.0 Preset Reel Name
This parameter determines the reel name associated with all clips generated while using
this setting.
These are the options:
• 001 to 999 – Select a value between 001 to 999
The reel name is a number between 001 and 999. It is historically linked to the naming
conventions used for film and tape-based media.
The Preset Reel Name parameter may also be used to determine the name of the media
as it will appear when mounted on a computer as a volume if the value is set and media is
formatted using the Format Media menu parameter.
17.1 Camera Name
This parameter defines a letter designation for recordings when using the 17.7
Combined Name menu parameter.
• A to Z – Selects a value between A and Z
NOTE:
CION v1.1
The Camera Name is not part of a clip name unless the 17.7 Combined Name menu
parameter is enabled.
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17.2 Clip Name
This parameter determines the clip name associated with all clips generated while using
this setting. The clip name is either “Clip” or “SC”.
These are the options:
• SC (default) – Clips generated will have filenames beginning with “SC”
• Clip – Clips generated will have filenames beginning with “Clip”
The following examples illustrate how clip names are generated.
In the example that follows, “TK” is a default append to the naming convention just prior
to the auto-incrementing TK value (which can be manually overridden via parameter
17.8 Take).
CION offers these parameter choices for easy identification of the QuickTime files so that
the names can logically match the shooting script and are acceptable when imported
into various non-linear editors such as Final Cut Pro X's Events, Avid Media Composer's
Bins, etc.
Example 1 using the factory default AJA parameter settings:
• Reel Name 001
• Clip Name SC
• Clip Number 1
• Clip Append Alpha
• Alpha Append A
• Take 1
The resulting clip would be named and displayed as: “SC1ATK1”. The media would be
named “001” if mounted on the OS X desktop as a volume.
17.3 Clip Number
This parameter determines the clip number, from 1 to 999, that follows the CLIP NAME,
and is associated with all clips generated while using this setting.
These are the options:
• 1 to 999 – Selects a value between 1 and 999
17.4 Clip Append
This parameter is used with parameter 17.5 Alpha Append to either:
• Append a text value after the Clip Number
• Have no text appended
These are the options:
• None (default) – No text is appended to the Clip Name and Clip Number
• Alpha – The text value entered in Alpha Append is appended to the Clip Name and Clip
Number
17.5 Alpha Append
This parameter is used with parameter 17.4 Clip Append to append a text value after the
Clip Number.
These are the options:
• A to Z – Selects a value between A and Z
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17.6 Take
This parameter determines the TAKE number, from 1 to 999, that follows the Clip Name
and Clip Number, followed by any Alpha Append (if selected). This Take number is
generated for all clips while using this setting.
These are the options:
• 1 to 999 – CION automatically generates a TAKE number, but if you want to adjust it,
enter a value here.
Clip & Take Rules:
CION follows these Clip and Take rules:
1. CION will not overwrite an existing clip
2. The Take number will auto-increment past existing numbers for the “prefix” as
defined by
• Clip Name
• Clip Number
• Clip Append
• Alpha Append
• Take settings
3. If the number is at “999”, CION will record a clip with take 999, but then cannot auto
advance. The second attempt to record will generate a “Name In Use” alarm. This
prompts you to select new Clip Name, Clip Number, Clip Append, Alpha Append, and
Take settings so that a new unique “prefix” is created. This action ensures files are
unique and understandable, and that clips are never overwritten.
NOTE:
999 is the maximum take number value.
17.7 Combined Name
This parameter combines the Camera Name, the Reel Name, Clip Name, Clip Number,
Clip Append, Alpha Append and Take into a single file name.
• Off (default) – The combined clip name is not enabled
• On – The combined clip name is enabled
Example: A001SC1ATK1
19.1 Use Custom Clip Name
This parameter enables or disables whether a custom clip name can be used via menu
parameters 19.1, 19.2, and 19.4, or via the web UI.
These are the options:
• OFF (default) – Disables the ability to define a custom name for a clip
• ON – Enables the ability to define a custom name for a clip
IMPORTANT:
NOTE:
Certain characters may not be allowed or supported if entered for a clip name. Examples
include: punctuation marks (other than internal spaces or periods), special characters
(like @), and non-ASCII UTF-8 characters are rejected outright.
Non-UTF-8 characters appear in some languages, like Chinese and Japanese, and are not
supported.
Custom clip names can be created via the front panel UI menu parameters (19.1, 19.2,
and 19.4). However, using the web UI entry fields is a more efficient option. When
entering characters for a custom clip name, you must scroll through all characters until
you reach the end of the name space before the name is accepted.
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19.2 Custom Clip Name
This parameter defines a custom clip name. The custom name is defined via the front
panel select and adjust up/down arrows. The default is “CUSTOM”.
These are the options:
• Variable – Using the User Interface Control Knob, enter a custom clip name
• Default name: CUSTOM
19.4 Custom Take
This parameter defines a custom take number.
These are the options:
• 1 to 999 – Selects a value between 1 and 999
NOTE:
999 is the maximum take number value.
22.1 Gang Clip Name
This parameter is used when performing gang recording via multiple CION units (refer to
“Gang Recording with Multiple CIONs” on page 73). If the desire is to have clips named the
same across all CION ganged units' recordings, then use the “Master Name” selection in
this parameter. If the desire is to have clips named independently on CION units, then
“Slave Name” should be selected. Selecting “Slave Name” means that the recording will
take its name from the individual CION's parameters and not accept the value pushed to
the Slave by the Master CION unit.
These are the options:
• Master Name (default) – Enable clips to be named the same across all CION ganged
units
• Slave Name – Name clips independently on CION units
NOTE:
Most gang controls are only available in the web user interface.
FPS Menu Parameters
FPS contains configuration options for the format and frames per second.
Press the FPS Menu Button to enter the FPS menu parameters.
NOTE:
The default parameter in the following menus is highlighted by bold typeface.
23.1 Format
• 4K (default) – Configures the camera for 4K (4096x2160) progressive
This impacts recording and video outputs.
• Ultra HD – Configures the camera for Ultra HD (3840x2160) progressive
This impacts recording and video outputs.
• 2K – Configures the camera for 2K (2048x1080) progressive
This impacts recording and video outputs.
• 1080p – Configures the camera for 1080 HD (1920x1080) progressive
This impacts recording and video outputs.
• 1080i – Configures the camera for 1080 HD (1920x1080) interlaced
This impacts recording and video outputs.
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23.2 Frame Rate
• 23.98 – Recordings are 23.98 fps
• 24 – Recordings are 24 fps
• 25 – Recordings are 25 fps
• 29.97 – Recordings are 29.97 fps
• 30 – Recordings are 30 fps
• 50 – Recordings are 50 fps (14.1 Encode Type must be configured for ProRes 422 or a
lower data rate ProRes version.)
• 59.94 – Recordings are 59.94 fps (14.1 Encode Type must be configured for ProRes 422
or a lower data rate ProRes version.)
• 60 – Recordings are 60 fps (14.1 Encode Type must be configured for ProRes 422 or a
lower data rate ProRes version.)
• 119.88 – On-board recording of 119.88 fps is not supported
It is for SDI RAW output only.
• 120 – On-board recording of 120 fps is not supported
It is for SDI RAW output only.
NOTE:
23.98, 24, 50, 59.94, & 60 are not supported frame rates when 23.1 Format is configured for
1080i.
IMPORTANT:
If the camera is powered off or re-booted, the selection of 119.88 or 120 fps is not maintained.
The camera will re-start with the default frame rate of 23.98 if either 119.88 or 120 fps was
selected prior to power cycling the camera. You must reset the camera to 119.88 or 120 fps if
that is desired after every re-boot or power cycle.
NOTE:
During frame rate value changes the UI screen and the video output will go to black. Once the
frame rate value is reset, picture will reappear on the UI screen and the video outputs.
23.3 Slow Motion
• OFF (default)
• 59.94>23.98 – Appears if the 23.2 Frame Rate parameter is set to 59.94. 23.98 fps slow
motion files are produced
• 59.94>29.97 – Appears if the 23.2 Frame Rate parameter is set to 59.94. 29.97 fps slow
motion files are produced
• 60>30 – Appears if the 23.2 Frame Rate parameter is set to 60. 30 fps slow motion files
are produced
• 50>25 – Appears if the 23.2 Frame Rate parameter is set to 50. 25 fps slow motion files
are produced
Helpful Hint:
NOTE:
CION v1.1
Be sure that the 23.2 Frame Rate is set for one of the higher frame rates to enable the
Slow Motion feature. The menu parameter will not appear if a higher frame rate selection
of 50, 59.94 or 60 fps has not been made.
Slow motion only works for ProRes 422 or a lower data rate ProRes version.
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Special Considerations for Format and Frame Rate Selections
23.1 Format, 23.2 Frame Rate, 14.1 Encode Type and 1.6 SDI Out selections all work in
conjunction when configuring CION.
The following is a list of the supported combinations.
4K:
• 4K (4096x2160) progressive:
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– 50/59.94/60
– 119.88/120
• Apple ProRes 444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per
second.
• Apple ProRes 422 or a lower data rate ProRes versions for 50/59.94/60 frames per
second.
• SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 frames per second (SDI 1-4 YCbCr, SDI 1-4
RGB or SDI 1 RAW)
• SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 frames per second (SDI 1-4 YCbCr or SDI 1-2 RAW)
• SDI output support for 119.88/120 frames per second (SDI 1-4 RAW)
Ultra HD:
• Ultra HD (3840x2160) progressive:
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– 50/59.94/60
– 119.88/120
• Apple ProRes 444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per
second
• Apple ProRes 422 or a lower data rate ProRes versions for 50/59.94/60 frames per
second
• SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 frames per second (SDI 1-4 YCbCr, SDI 1-4
RGB or SDI 1 RAW)
• SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 frames per second (SDI 1-4 YCbCr or SDI 1-2 RAW)
• SDI output support for 119.88/120 frames per second (SDI 1-4 RAW)
2K:
• 2K (2048x1080) progressive:
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– 50/59.94/60
• Apple ProRes 444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per
second
• Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) for 50/59.94/60 frames per second
• SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 frames per second (SDI 1 YCbCr, SDI 1-2
RGB, or SDI 1 RGB)
• SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 frames per second (SDI 1-2 YCbCr or SDI 1 YCbCr)
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1080 HD Progressive:
• 1080 HD (1920x1080) progressive:
– 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
– 50/59.94/60
• Apple ProRes 444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per
second.
• Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) for 50/59.94/60 frames per second
• SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 frames per second (SDI 1 YCbCr, SDI 1-2
RGB, or SDI 1 RGB)
• SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 frames per second (SDI 1-2 YCbCr or SDI 1 YCbCr)
1080 HD Interlaced:
1080 HD (1920x1080) interlaced:
– 25/29.97/30
• Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per second.
• SDI output support up to/including 30 frames per second (SDI 1 YCbCr)
EI Menu Parameters
Press the EI Menu Button to enter the EI menu parameters.
24.1 EI
This menu parameter offers exposure index value selections. Typically, lower exposure
index values are desirable for outdoor shooting or when the lowest possible noise is
desired. Higher exposure index values will be more often used when there are limitations
with lighting.
These are the options:
• 320 (default) – Sets the exposure index to a value that is useful when working with
controlled lighting or shooting outdoors
The EI 320 selection offers a wide range of accompanying gamma and color
correction selections.
• 500 – Sets the exposure index to a value that is useful when working with controlled
lighting
The EI 500 selection offers a wide range of accompanying gamma and color
correction selections.
• 800 – Sets the exposure index to a value that is useful when working with lower light
conditions
The EI 800 selection limits the use of some gamma and color correction selections.
• 1000 – Sets the exposure index to a value that is useful when working with low light
conditions
The EI 1000 selection limits the use of gamma and color correction selections.
NOTE:
CION v1.1
During EI value changes the UI screen and the video output will go to black. Once the EI value
is reset, picture will reappear on the UI screen and the video outputs.
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24.2 Shutter Type
This menu parameter determines how the shutter information will be displayed.
These are the options:
• Speed (default) – Fractional time values will be displayed for the shutter such as 1/48
• Angle – Values in degrees that would correspond to a physical shutter will be displayed
such as 180
NOTE:
When Speed is selected, menu parameter 24.3 is displayed as Shutter Speed. When Angle is
selected, menu parameter 24.3 is displayed as Shutter Angle.
NOTE:
CION does not feature a physical shutter; shutter angle is referenced because users with a film
background may find this description more accessible.
24.3 Shutter Speed
The shutter speed values will differ depending on the frame rate.
Table 4. Shutter Speeds Available (by Format)
23.98 & 24
25
29.97 & 30
50
59.94 & 60
119.88 & 120
1/24
1/25
1/30
1/50
1/60
1/120
1/48 (default)
1/30
1/50
1/60
1/100
1/200
1/50
1/50 (default)
1/60
1/60
1/90
1/150
1/180
1/360
1/72
1/100
1/120
1/200
1/240
1/480
1/96
1/200
1/240
1/400
1/480
1/960
1/192
1/300
1/360
1/600
1/720
1/1440
1/288
1/600
1/720
1/1200
1/1440
1/2880
1/60 (default) 1/100 (default) 1/120 (default) 1/240 (default)
1/576
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24.3 Shutter Angle
The shutter angle values will differ depending on the frame rate.
Table 5. Shutter Angles Available (by Format)
23.98 & 24
25
29.97 & 30
50
59.94 & 60
119.88 & 120
360
360
360
360
360
360
180 (default)
300
216
300
216
216
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180 (default)
180 (default)
180 (default)
180 (default)
180 (default)
144
150
120
120
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90
90
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90
90
45
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30
30
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15
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NOTE:
Helpful Hint:
In actuality, the 360 degree value is fractionally less than 360 degrees.
If you are more familiar with still photography, you may find it useful to configure CION to
display the shutter values as speeds and if you are more familiar with film or motion
pictures, you may find it more useful to configure the CION to display shutter values as
angles.
24.7 Gamma
This menu parameter determines whether a gamma setting will be applied to the video.
The options are:
• Disabled – No gamma curve is used
(The image will have very high contrast when compared to the other selections where
a gamma curve is applied. Note that the color correction and white balance selections
are disabled when this gamma curve is selected.)
IMPORTANT:
This selection should only be used when post-production color correction and image
manipulation is planned; it is not intended for typical production use.
• Normal (default) – This gamma curve produces very deep blacks and very rich colors
• Normal Expanded – This gamma curve produces deep blacks and rich colors
(The dynamic range is expanded when compared to the Normal selection.)
NOTE:
This selection is not available for EI 800 and EI 1000.
• Video – This gamma curve produces blacks and color values more common to video
production
(The dynamic range is expanded when compared to the Normal and Normal Expanded
selections.)
NOTE:
This selection is not available for EI 800 and EI 1000.
• Expanded 1 – This is an expanded gamma curve which results in wider dynamic range
(The color correction selections are disabled when this gamma curve is selected.)
IMPORTANT:
NOTE:
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This selection should only be used when post-production color correction and image
manipulation is planned.
This selection is not available for EI 800 and EI 1000.
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WB Menu Parameters
The WB menu contains configuration options for the white balance, color, and saturation
settings.
25.1 White Balance
This parameter allows for the selection of preset values for color temperature or the recall
of an auto white balance value.
These are the options:
• 5600K (default) – White balance value suitable for daylight balanced lighting
• 3200K – White balance value suitable for tungsten balanced lighting
• 4500K – White balance value suitable for mixed lighting or flourescent lighting
• Recall Auto WB Preset – The white balance value is drawn from the Auto White Balance
menu parameter
• Unity – The white balance correction is disabled.
NOTE:
Unity only appears as a choice for the Disabled and Expanded 1 gamma selections.
25.2 Auto White Balance
This parameter allows a scene average to be used for the color balance. You may find
auto white balancing to produce the best possible results in mixed lighting or in
situations where the preset white balance values provided in the 25.1 White Balance
menu parameter do not meet the demands of the scene.
• OFF (default)
• SET (Push Selection Knob)
NOTE:
To perform an auto white balance, be sure you do not already have the Recall Auto WB Preset
configured for 25.1 White Balance. Be sure that this is set for some other value prior to
performing an auto white balance. The currently stored auto white balance value will not be
overwritten otherwise.
Helpful Hint:
The use of a white card for white balancing is strongly recommended in order to produce
optimal results. Place the white card in front of the lens so that it is evenly illuminated
with the predominant light source for best results. If a white card is not available, you
may still perform an auto-white balance, but be aware that the result may simply not be
as accurate as when a white card is used.
Shortcut:
You may perform an auto-white balance operation via the shortcut method of pressing
and holding in the WB menu button for three seconds; you do not need to enter the Auto
White Balance menu parameter to perform this operation.
25.3 Saturation
This parameter determines the total saturation of the image where:
• the value 100 is normal, producing full saturation of colors
• the value 0 is completely desaturated, producing a monochromatic black and white
image
Variable:
NOTE:
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Value varies from 100 to 0.
An impact to the image does not occur until you select a new value and see it appear in yellow
typeface; the image does not update dynamically as the value is changed.
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25.4 Color Correction
This parameter may be used to produce in-camera “looks” via color correction matrices.
• Normal (default) – This selection may be used throughout the majority of gamma and
white balance combinations. Note that the Normal selection favors skin tones as
opposed to overall color accuracy. Also note that this “look” may vary considerably
depending upon the corresponding gamma selection used.
NOTE:
This selection is not available for EI 1000.
• Flat – This selection disables the in-camera color correction matrix. Images produced
with this setting may require additional color correction in post-production.
• Skin Tones – This selection may be used to produce less saturated skin tone values
when compared to the Normal color correction selection. When compared to the
Normal color correction selection, an overall desaturation of colors occurs.
NOTE:
This selection is not available for EI 1000.
• Video – This selection may be used to produce color values more typically associated
with traditional video cameras.
NOTE:
This selection is not available for EI 800 and EI 1000.
STATUS Menu
STATUS is not a configuration menu. It provides status information, warnings and alarms.
A unique quality of this menu is that it may be entered at any time, even during
recording or playback.
Pressing the STATUS Menu Button enters the menu. The first STATUS page shows the
status of the recording being made or of the playback being performed. The second
page shows the timecode settings for recording as set in CONFIG parameter 8.0. The
third Status page shows Interval Recording status.
Warnings and Alerts
CION has been designed to display warnings and alarms. Some alarms will automatically
be shown on the display. Others will only be seen by checking the STATUS display when
pressing STATUS and then rotating the User Interface Control Knob.
You will initially be alerted to an alarm condition when all backlit keys flash to full
intensity for 2 seconds.
Once there is an active alarm or warning, the STATUS Button light will blink for as long as
the alarm is present. This indicates that the reasons for the alarm condition are still
active—you can then press the STATUS Button to determine what the alarm condition is.
If there is more than one alarm, you may scroll through them by rotating the User
Interface Control Knob.
CION features a variety of alarms to help you diagnose the condition of the unit, possible
configuration issues, or possible signal issues.
Here is a list of warning messages and their meaning:
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“Press Stop”:
“WARNING Dropped Frames”:
“WARNING Media Low”:
May appear if you attempt to enter the menu parameters while you are recording or
playing back. If you want to enter the menu parameters, you must stop recordings or
playback. (The only exception to this rule is the use of the STATUS menu which may be
entered even during recording or playback to evaluate settings.)
May appear if media is under-performing and cannot keep up with the data rate required
to make a recording or perform a playback. If you see this prompt during recording,
recordings will stop. If this prompt appears, you might consider backing up your current
recordings and formatting the Pak media. For playback, you might simply re-attempt
playback.
Will appear when the Pak media only has 15% of capacity remaining. Media must be
switched out when it reaches 10% of capacity. With 10% of media remaining, the
“WARNING Media Full” prompt will appear.
“WARNING Media
Unformatted”:
May appear if CION does not recognize the file system on the Pak media or the media has
never been formatted.
“WARNING Storage Removed”:
Will appear if the media is removed without first hitting the Media Unmount Button to
properly unmount it. In the event this happens, media immediately re-inserted into the
CION may show clips as “N/A” and subsequent recordings may not be possible. To resolve
this issue, mount the media on an Apple computer under Mac OSX, then remove and reinsert the media into your CION. If the media does not read properly, you will need to
format it. Additionally, this alarm may lead to the “Please Reboot” prompt.
“WARNING Please Reboot”:
Appears if Pak media was removed without the use of the Media Unmount Button and
CION cannot continue operating and must be rebooted.
“WARNING Backup and
Reformat”:
May appear if the media has issues being mounted by CION. As the prompt indicates, it is
best to back up the media by copying it to another hard drive or disk array and then
reformat the media. Some signs that the media is in a read-only state: even though clips
have been recorded to the media, “N/A” appears in the clip area of the UI, “Loading”
appears in the clip area of the UI but does not eventually load a clip, or hitting the record
button with all settings correctly configured for CION does not result in a recording.
“WARNING Media In Use”:
Appears if you attempt an operation while the media is still performing a task; if the
alarm persists, you may consider powering down the CION and evaluating the media on
a computer.
“WARNING Name In Use”:
Appears if the clip name specified in the naming parameters already exists on the media.
This happens when take 999 is reached and no more take numbers are available. CION
will refuse to overwrite the clip. You will have to delete the clip or select a new name.
“WARNING No Clip Name”:
Appears if you attempt to record in gang mode using a non-existent custom clip name.
“WARNING Genlock Missing”:
Appears if you choose “Ref In” for 6.1 Genlock and no genlock is detected on the selected
input.
"WARNING Invalid Selection":
May appear if an unsupported menu selection has been made.
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Chapter 6: Web Browser Remote Control
Overview
An optimized web server running on CION allows you to remotely monitor and adjust
parameter settings via a a browser client running on a network wired computer. The
network can be a closed local area network, a straight computer-to-CION cable
connection, or even exposed through a firewall to a broadband WAN.
NOTE:
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Exposing CION on a broadband WAN is not generally recommended since anyone on the
internet could potentially access CION.
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The LAN connection on CION uses a standard RJ45 connector, but internally it’s
intelligent and communicates via standard “straight-through” CAT 5 ethernet cables or
null-modem (cross-over) cables without any configuration or strapping required.
Preferred web browsers for CION control include:
• On the Mac OS
– Safari
– Firefox
• On the Windows OS
– Chrome
– Firefox
NOTE:
Other web browsers may work, but AJA cannot guarantee consistent operation for all web
browsers or web browser versions. If you do experience an unexpected behavior when using a
particular web browser or web browser version to interact with CION, consider using an
alternate web browser and report any issues experienced to AJA Technical Support.
(See“Contacting Support” on page 5.)
To control CION remotely, connect a computer to the CION’s LAN connector, an RJ45
socket, via a CAT5 ethernet cable.
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To access CION, simply enter its URL in the web browser. The URL will be the IP address
defined in CION’s Network parameter menus (Please note that CONFIG menu parameters
50.1 through 50.4 must all be configured correctly to access CION on your network). If
CION is using DHCP (the default), the IP address can be found by going to parameter 50.2
and reading it there. When CION is shipped from the AJA factory, it defaults to DHCP
operation. The DHCP selection is most useful in studio settings where the camera or
cameras may be connected to an existing IT infrastructure.
If 50.1 is set to DHCP, and the DHCP server on the network fails to grant an IP address,
then CION’s 50.2 DHCP Address menu parameter will simply display 0.0.0.0.
No connection to the device can be made with this address. Check with your network
administrator if you experience issues connecting to the device over a DHCP network.
If 50.1 is set to Default Addr, the factory default static IP address 10.65.74.65 is used. So, if
50.1 is set to Default Addr, to see CION’s web interface, you would type the following in
the web browser:
http://10.65.74.65
NOTE:
Your computer or network must be configured to access this IP address. You may need to
make changes to your network settings on your host computer to access this IP address.
Figure 17. Default IP Address Configuration
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For direct connections between a computer and CION, you may elect to use the Static
Addr selection. This allows you to select an IP address for CION and apply it. For example,
you could enter 192.168.0.2 as an IP address. Then, to see CION’s web interface, you
would type the following in the web browser:
http://192.168.0.2
NOTE:
Your computer or network must be configured to access this IP address. You may need to
make changes to your network settings on your host computer to access this IP address.
NOTE:
If you change the Static IP address of the CION camera, you may need to power cycle the CION
so that the host computer correctly identifies the new IP address.
Figure 18. Static IP Address Configuration
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All CION web screens have certain areas in common. On the left of each screen is a Menu
panel listing all the available CION screen choices. Click any of these items to jump to that
screen. On the right side of each screen you’ll also find a Connection panel. This area
shows the connection status and CION’s serial number and software version. This latter
information is useful if you ever have to call AJA Technical Support to discuss a problem
or get help.
Figure 19. CION Web UI CONFIG Screen
Below the Connection panel, the Network panel shows the CION systems on the network
and allows you to switch control between systems. See " Gang Recording with Multiple
CIONs on page 73" for additional information.
In the middle of each screen are menu choices and information pertaining to the subject
matter of that screen. At the top of each screen is an emulation of the CION user
interface.
CION web screens closely mirror the parameter menus displayed on its front panel.
If you are unsure about the operation of a menu parameter, hovering your mouse over
the parameter name will bring up a tooltip for that parameter. Additionally, a pulldown
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The buttons in this area can also be used to access the menu parameters in the same way
that the menu bar on the left hand side of the UI may be used. The transport buttons in
this area may be used for clip playback operation. The UI Control Knob emulation in this
area may be clicked to toggle from navigating clips to a jog playback mode. To navigate
or jog, use a scroll wheel-based mouse or swipe up or down on a trackpad.
Operations Unique to the Web UI
Updating Firmware
The Update Firmware screen allows you to update your CION to later versions of software
as they are issued by AJA and posted on the website. When software updates are
released, they often contain new features, improvements, and bulletins that may be very
useful. We suggest checking the website when you have time.
Figure 20. Update Firmware Screen
Although CION comes from the factory pre-installed with software, it may not be as upto-date as the software currently posted on the AJA website. This topic describes the
steps required to upgrade the software in your CION.
NOTE:
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AJA recommends a Factory Reset under the CONFIG menu prior to updating firmware.
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1. Download the Latest CION firmware.
Current and past releases of CION firmware are available from AJA's website. To get the
firmware, point your browser to:
www.aja.com/en/support/cion
Once you’re at the update page, CION firmware files can be selected to download to your
Mac or PC for upgrading you’re CION.
2. Unpack the Software
CION software update files are “ZIP” files, which you can open with a number of standard
and third-party applications. In some cases, these files may “decompress” automatically,
such as when using Safari and Mac OS X. The firmware image that you’ll install on CION is
a file with a name like CION_1.0.0.153.bin or similar.
Depending on your PC or Mac operating system settings, the “.bin” extension may not be
visible to you in a file directory.
Uploading and installing the firmware update only requires a PC or Mac that can “see”
the CION via its ethernet connection. To install the firmware:
1. Be sure that you have configured your IP address information so that you can see
CION with your web browser.
2. Once you have entered CION's IP address, choose the “Update Firmware” page link
on the left side of any CION web page.
3. Click the “Browse...” button to select the file you previously downloaded. For
example: CION_1.0.0.153.bin file.
4. When you have selected a valid CION .bin image file, click the “Upload” button in the
web browser.
The file you select will upload to CION and be tested for validity. Incomplete, corrupted,
or non-CION firmware files will be rejected.
5. Agree to the steps and confirmation prompts as they are presented. Wait for the
procedure to complete—it will take only a few minutes.
When done, CION will prompt you to restart your machine. After restart, CION will be
running the new software. Progress is shown on the front panel.
6. Once these steps are complete, CION will be running the firmware you just uploaded
until the next time you upgrade it.
NOTE:
You may ensure the new software is running by bringing up the CION web page again. The
software version is displayed at the top of all web screens. If for some rare reason it didn't
update, you can then run through the update steps again.
NOTE:
On some browsers, the Retry page may appear even though the firmware upgrade was
successful. If this occurs, before clicking on retry, refresh the web page and check the version
number. If the new version number appears at the top of the page, the firmware upgrade was
successful. If the old version appears, click Retry.
If there is a power outage or glitch during the firmware download, CION will boot the
older software version and the upgrade process can then be re-started. This happens
because CION has been designed with a safety feature where an internal “safe” copy of
the previous software is retained in the event the updating process fails.
Caution! AJA recommends you only update the CION when on mains power, or with a
fully charged battery.
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Presets
The Presets screen allows you to save Preset Configurations into 20 separate memory
registers and recall the presets whenever needed.
Figure 21. Presets Screen
This screen also includes Export and Import functions that allow exporting one or all
presets to your computer as files and importing exported preset files from your
computer. A displayed message indicates successful or failed saves, recalls, exports, and
imports.
Save Buttons:
The Save buttons let you save the current configuration into the preset register with the
associated name and number. A preset is a set of system parameters as they were set at
the time the preset was stored. Only editable parameters are saved in the presets. Noneditable parameters are not saved.
To change a preset name, click in the name's text field and type a new name. Then press
Enter.
When you recall a Preset Configuration, the recalled preset immediately replaces the
system’s existing configuration. All previous settings are lost unless you have previously
stored them in another preset configuration or an exported file.
Import Buttons:
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The Import buttons let you browse for and import a preset file on your computer into the
preset register associated with the selected button. A dialog box warns you that the
operation will overwrite the current preset contents with the contents stored in the file.
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Import Presets 1-20 lets you browse for and import a previously exported all.presets file
from your computer. A dialog box warns you that the operation will overwrite all 20
current preset contents with the contents stored in the file.
Export Buttons:
The Export buttons save the associated preset contents to a file on your computer. The
file gets exported to the default download location specified in your browser options.
The file name is the same as the preset name with the suffix .presets. If you export
multiple files for the same preset, a number gets appended to ensure a unique file name.
The file size is small, usually less than 10 kilobytes.
Export Presets 1-20 lets you save the contents of all presets to a file on your computer.
The file gets exported to the default download location specified in your browser options
with the name all.presets. If you export multiple files, a number gets appended to ensure
a unique file name.
Recall Factory Preset:
Recall Factory Preset recalls all editable video and audio parameters to their factory
default settings. Individual presets, user preferences, and Network settings, such as the IP
Address, are not affected.
Gang Recording with Multiple CIONs
At-a-glance you can see all of the CION systems that are present on the same local LAN in
the Connection section of the web UI. Their system names are shown in the Network
panel on the right side of the screen.
Figure 22. Gang Recording Screen
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Click a system name to switch the browser to that particular CION system.
NOTE:
You must have a properly configured default gateway to see the CIONs. If the Default
Gateway (parameter 50.4) is not configured properly, other CIONs will not be listed.
Multiple CION units can be used in unison to produce recordings via the Gang Control
feature. This feature is only available via the web UI when CION units have IP addresses
configured under a common network and subnet mask and are connected via their LAN
connections to an ethernet switch or hub to a host computer. AJA recommends that all
CION units in a gang use the same firmware version.
Example: You have a CION “Master” a CION “Slave” both attached on a network where
their static IP addresses are 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.3, both with a subnet mask value
of 255.255.255.0. They are connected to a host computer with IP address 192.168.0.1 and
subnet mask 255.255.255.0. The host computer uses a web browser, like Apple's Safari, to
access the “Master” CION by entering 192.168.0.2 in the URL field of the browser. The
CION “Master” unit web UI should appear. Locate the Gang Controls area in the user
interface.
Parameters for each available CION will appear in the Gang Controls area. These include:
• System – displays CION units that may be added to a gang
• Record Format – type of video format/frame rate each system is configured to record
• Free Storage – at-a-glance view of the capacity of the media in each unit
• Gang – units can be added or removed from the gang
• Master – allows the promotion of a CION unit to the controlling role
• Settings – allows for the configuration of clip names on the Master and Slave CION units
To add a CION to a gang, simply select the check box for the unit in the Gang column. As
a shortcut, if all available CION units are desired for a gang, select the All item below
Gang. If you want to clear units from a gang, deselect them or use the Clear option.
There can be only one Master in a gang; typically, the IP address for the CION unit you
entered and are viewing the web UI on is the one which should be promoted to the
controlling role. If the unit with the IP address that is currently being viewed via the web
UI is selected, a red capitalized MASTER text will appear on the webpage above the
columns.
A Master CION unit can send three items to the slave CION units within a gang; a record
start command, a stop command, and clip naming.
The Settings area is where the CION clip name for each unit is decided. By default, CION is
configured to use the standard clip naming conventions, not the custom clip naming
conventions. The first user selection is Use Custom Clip Name; if you want to use the
standard clip naming convention, leave this set to OFF, but if you want to create a custom
clip name, mouse click on the OFF to reveal a pulldown for OFF/ON selection then click
OK. If OFF was selected, the next parameter would be Clip Name, again, clicking on the
SC or Clip presented brings up the pulldown and the OK box. Clip Number must be
entered manually with a valid value for CION of 1 through 999 and then the enter/return
key must be hit. If the enter/return key is not entered after the selection, the value will
revert to whatever was previously shown.
Clicking on the value next to Clip Append and Alpha Append both bring up a pulldown
and an OK button. Take operates like the Clip Number, where a valid value of 1 to 999 can
be entered and the enter/return key needs to be hit for confirmation of the value. For
custom clip naming considerations, see “19.1 Use Custom Clip Name” on page 55.
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Note that for Slave CION units, the Settings column provides a selection of either Use:
Master Name or Slave Name. Clicking on the default value of Master Name pulls up a
pulldown selection of Master Name or Slave Name with an OK confirmation button. If the
desire is to have clips named the same across all CION units' recordings, then select Use:
Master Name. If the desire is to have clips named independently on CION units, then
select Slave Name. Selecting Slave Name means that the recording will take it's name
from the individual CION's parameters and not accept the value pushed to the Slave by
the Master CION.
NOTE:
CION can initiate recordings among units quickly, but not all units will begin or end
recordings precisely at the same time or the same frame. This is not really an issue if matching
timecode via LTC is sent to each unit from a timecode generator via discrete outputs on the
timecode generator or via a distribution amplifier for the timecode.
NOTE:
CION does not provide simultaneous playback of media; only record start and stop functions
are available.
Data Transfer via LAN
If the CION is configured for Media State > Data-LAN, appropriately encoded QuickTime
files may be uploaded to the CION or downloaded from the CION via the All Clips portion
of the interface. (For clip encoding requirements, see “Appropriately Encoded Clips” on
page 76.)
Figure 23. Data LAN Screen
During an upload, useful information about the upload is given: the name of the file
being uploaded, the size of the file being uploaded, a progress bar and a Cancel button.
Additionally transfer speed information, remaining time to transfer and percentage of
data transferred are shown.
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NOTE:
If an upload is canceled or interrupted for any reason, the transfer may be resumed by
simply selecting the clip that was transferring again and re-starting the transfer. If you
have canceled some uploads, you may regain the space that these partial uploads may
occupy on them media by choosing the Delete Partial Uploads option.
To download a clip, select the Download option. Note that the file will be downloaded to
the particular web browser's selected download location.
Appropriately Encoded Clips:
Appropriately encoded clips must have the following properties:
• A supported codec:
– Apple ProRes 444
– Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)
– Apple ProRes 422 (LT)
– Apple ProRes 422
– Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
• A supported frame size:
– 4096x2160 (4K)
– 3840x2160 (Quad HD)
– 2048x1080 (2K)
– 1920x1080 (HD)
• A supported frame rate:
– 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps for 4K, Quad HD, 2K or 1080p material
– 25 or 29.97 fps for 1080i material
• Proper interlace setting for interlaced material: for 50Hz and 59.94 Hz regions, HD
interlaced material will be top field first.
• Proper sound settings:
– Format > Linear PCM
– Channels > Stereo (L R), 2 Discrete Channels, or 8 Discrete Channels
– Rate > 48.000kHz
– Sample size > 24 bits, and Little Endian
NOTE:
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Not all combinations of formats, frame rates and codecs are supported. Refer to the “Special
Considerations for Format and Frame Rate Selections” on page 58 for additional details.
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Playlists
AJA provides tools for reviewing clips and creating playlists of clips. These clip playlists
can be managed on the web browser Playlists screen, which includes a default All Clips
playlist showing all clips on the CION unit.
Figure 24. All Clips Playlist Screen
The default state of the Playlists is to list All Clips available. All Clips represents all of the
recordings made on the CION or valid files transferred to the CION.
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Quick Cueing:
You can cue up a clip quickly for review by simply double-clicking the clip in the list. Note
that once you've double-clicked a clip to select it, it will be highlighted in blue in the list
and the first frame of video from that clip will appear on the output of the CION. To play
back the clip, simply open the Transport page of the web UI and begin playback with the
Play button. Or you can use the “mini-player” from within the playlist. You can also
quickly scan material by setting the Media>Play Media>All selection so that as you
highlight clips for review, they will continue playing out of the CION outputs.
Creating Playlists:
In the Playlists portion of the web UI, there is a “+” symbol and a “–” symbol above the
lists. The “+” symbol can be used to add a playlist. Simply click on this symbol and, when
prompted, enter a name for the playlist you wish to create. To add clips to a playlist, select
a blue highlighted clip from the All Clips list and click and drag the clip onto the name of
the playlist you created.
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Figure 25. Playlist Screen
NOTE:
When you select a clip and click and drag it, a filmstrip icon will appear. If you do not see
this icon, then you have not selected a clip.
You can tell that a clip will be added to a playlist because the list you drag the clip to will
be highlighted in green and the filmstrip icon will appear with a “+” symbol on the left
side. When you release the mouse, the clip will be added to the playlist. You may select
additional clips using the same method and add them to the playlist.
To move a number of clips to a playlist at once, use the column with the checkmark and
tick the checkboxes of the clips prior to performing the click and drag to the list.
To review your playlist, click on the list in the Playlists area of the web UI.
Change the Order of Clips:
To reorder clips within a list, just click and drag them. You will notice that the clip is
selected because the filmstrip icon will appear and you will know that a reorder is
happening when you see the green highlight appear.
A clip cannot be moved to the last position of the playlist. To move a clip to the last
position in the playlist, move it to the next to last position in the list and move the last
clip in the list above it.
You may create multiple playlists. Playlists are stored as a simple file on the CION media
alongside the clips.
If you want to play a playlist you have created, first select Play Media>Playlist in the
Media menu parameters.
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NOTE:
Depending on whether you have been reviewing clips, you may first be prompted to “Press
Stop” prior to entering the Media page to make Playlist selections; if this prompt appears, you
will be led to the Transport page where you can depress stop and then enter the Media page.
Select a playlist from the Playlist parameter in the Media menu. Once a playlist is
selected, you will notice that a double arrow indication will appear next to the selected
list in the Playlists portion of the web UI. If you go to the Transport portion of the web UI,
you will now notice that the playlist is cued up, ready for playback of the first clip in the
list. If you want to navigate within your list, you may use the fast forward and rewind
buttons or the select up/down buttons. You can loop playback of a list using the Media
menu parameters as well.
Management of the playlists is made possible via the web UI; creation and management
of playlists from the front panel is not supported. An indication of a selected playlist is
presented on the front panel UI via menu parameter 15.3 Playlist. The selection of a
playlist does not survive reboots of the unit, but the playlists that are created do survive
reboots.
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Chapter 7: Using AJA Optional Accessories
Overview
CION’s design allows a variety of accessories to be used with the device. AJA provides
some of these accessories as optional items that may be purchased separately. These
accessories include the following:
Back-Focus Tool
Figure 26. Back-Focus Tool
Technically the Back-Focus Tool is used to adjust the focal flange distance for CION. The
Back Focus Access Door is found at the front of CION. The included Top Handle must be
removed to access this door.
To remove the Top Handle, first unscrew the rod end cap at the front of the handle, then
loosen the rod clamp that holds the handle in place. Remove the handle and attached
LANC Collar and set these items aside.
Next, remove the 4x 1/4-20 scews that fasten the top handle base to the top cheese
plate. The Back Focus Access Door is held in place by 2x Torx T10 headed screws. Remove
these screws and set them aside. The Back Focus Access Door may now be removed. Set
it aside and you will see the adjustment ring.
To make adjustments to the focal flange distance, insert the metal shaft of the tool into
one of the round indentations found on the adjustment ring. With a suitable target
placed in front of the lens to judge the adjustment. This may be a null target with
Siemens star or other pattern or a dedicated calibration tool such as the Denz FDC. If
these types of devices are not available, you may use medium/telephoto lens attached to
the camera with the aperture wide open and perform measurement and focus checks
until you achieve consistent results with the Back-Focus Tool. Note that this method
assumes that the lens is properly collimated and has accurate witness marks.
After you have finished making adjustments to focal flange distance for CION, replace the
Back Focus Access Door by securing it with the 2x Torx T10 screws and replace the top
handle of CION by re-attaching it with the 4x 1/4-20 screws.
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Front Baseplate
Figure 27. Front Baseplate
The Front Baseplate features 15mm lightweight spacing. The 15mm lightweight
standard is used throughout the film and video industry to host accessories such as
matte boxes and follow focuses.
To attach the Front Baseplate to the CION, use the 4x 1/4-20 screws supplied with the
accessory. There are four recessed holes where the 1/4-20 screws are inserted. Be sure to
align the baseplate as straight as possible so that the 15mm rods will be properly aligned
with the lens and allow easy integration with other critical tolerance accessories such as
matte boxes. A 4-40 guide pin is supplied on the base plate to help with alignment and
proper positioning of the baseplate.
Once the Front Baseplate is secured and properly aligned, you may elect to leave it in
place on the unit for future ease of use.
User-supplied 15mm rods of the desired length are inserted into the rod clamps on the
Front Baseplate; use the knobs to tighten down on the rods. Note that rods may be
passed all of the way through the baseplate, but this will be undesirable if you plan to use
the baseplate in handheld configurations. Rods passed all the way through the Front
Baseplate may be used in conjunction with the Rear Baseplate accessory.
NOTE:
The height of the Front Baseplate accessory was designed so that it may be used in
conjunction with third-party baseplates or bridgeplates that use 15mm studio spacing or
19mm studio spacing.
Rear Baseplate
Figure 28. Rear Baseplate
The Rear Baseplate features 15mm lightweight spacing like the Front Baseplate. You may
use this baseplate to host rear-mounted items like lightweight monitors, battery
brackets, etc.
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NOTE:
To use the Rear Baseplate accessory with CION, be sure to use it with the Battery Adapter Plate
that is supplied with CION.
To attach the Rear Baseplate to the CION, slide the top of the Rear Baseplate into the slot
in the bottom of the Battery Adapter Plate. Use the 2x Phillips head 1/4-20 screws
supplied with the accessory to secure the accessory to the heel and use the 2x 1/-4-20
cap headed screws to secure the Rear Baseplate to the Battery Adapter Plate.
NOTE:
Be sure that the Rear Baseplate is attached to the Battery Adapter Plate, not just the heel of
CION to avoid the possibility of damaging the threaded inserts of the heel.
Upper Rod Clamp
Figure 29. Upper Rod Clamp
The Upper Rod Clamp features 15mm lightweight spacing like the Front Baseplate and
the Rear Baseplate. The Upper Rod Clamp is an ideal solution for mounting:
• Third-party viewfinder brackets
• 15mm rod based lightweight support arms
• Focus/iris/zoom motors, etc.
To attach the Upper Rod Clamp, you will need to remove the handle assembly supplied
with the CION. Once you have removed the handle assembly, you will place the Upper
Rod Clamp between the handle assembly and the CION top cheese plate. Use the 4x 1/420 screws supplied with the Upper Rod Clamp to secure the handle assembly and the
Upper Rod Clamp to the CION top cheese plate.
9” Extension Arm
Figure 30. 9-inch Extension Arm
A 9-inch rosette extension arm allows items like handgrips to be placed greater distance
away from the camera body. Simply use the supplied knob(s) to secure the extension arm
to another rosette.
NOTE:
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6” Extension Arm
Figure 31. 6-inch Extension Arm
A 6 inch rosette extension arm allows items like handgrips to be placed a shorter
distance away from the camera body. Simply use the supplied knob(s) to secure the
extension arm to another rosette.
NOTE:
If you do not need to use both of the supplied knobs, simply unscrew the knob that is not
needed.
Rod-Rosette Mount
Figure 32. Rod-Rosette Mount
The Rod-Rosette Mount allows rod-based accessories like Handgrips to be attached to
rosette attachment points. Simply use the supplied knob to secure the adapter to
another rosette.
VCT-WEDGE
Figure 33. VCT-WEDGE
This wedge may be used with traditional ENG quick release plates. Secure the
VCT-WEDGE to the bottom of CION (or the bottom of the Front Baseplate accessory)
using the supplied 2x Phillips head 1/4-20 screws.
NOTE:
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VCT-HEEL
Figure 34. VCT-HEEL
The VCT-HEEL is for use with traditional ENG quick release plates. Secure the VCT-HEEL to
the bottom of CION using the two supplied 1/4-20 screws.
NOTE:
The VCT-HEEL is designed to be used with the CION without any baseplates attached. If CION
Front and Rear Baseplate accessories are attached to CION, then the VCT-WEDGE and the
alternate VCT-HEEL-RBP should be used.
VCT-HEEL-RBP
The VCT-HEEL-RBP is designed for use with the VCT-WEDGE and the Rear Baseplate. If
you are using the Front Baseplate and the Rear Baseplate accessories for CION, to achieve
the proper spacing, the VCT-HEEL-RBP is required when interfacing with ENG quick
release plates. Secure the VCT-HEEL-RBP to the bottom of the Rear Baseplate accessory
using the supplied 2x 1/4-20 screws.
Viewfinder Mount
Figure 35. Viewfinder Mount
The Viewfinder Mount for CION works with a variety of third-party viewfinders or smaller
lightweight on-board monitors and offers a great deal of adjustment. The L-shaped
bracket may be rotated to secure the viewfinder or monitor as needed. The rosette and
knob allow the angle of this bracket to be adjusted to suit the user. One of the 15mm
rods allows the L-shaped bracket to be positioned further or closer to the eye. The other
15mm rod is used with the through-hole on the CION handle assembly. This rod allows
the viewfinder mount to be slid closer or further away from the camera body. This can be
very useful for left-eye dominant camera operators.
To secure viewfinders or small monitors to the Viewfinder Mount, simply use the
supplied 1/4-20 screw.
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LANC Collar
Figure 36. LANC Collar
One LANC Collar is supplied with CION. This start/stop trigger may be used with
additional AJA Handgrips or other 15mm rod based accessories.
Secure the LANC Collar to any 15mm rod using the thumbscrew. Any variety of LANC
cables may be used with the LANC Collar including optional AJA LANC cables.
Coiled LANC Cable
Figure 37. Coiled LANC Cable
This coiled 1-to-3 ft. LANC cable with right-angle connectors is an ideal pairing for the
LANC Collar accessory when a remote control handgrip is desired.
Short LANC Cable
This short, straight LANC cable with right-angle connectors is ideal for use with the Top
Handle and LANC Collar supplied with CION. If you happen to lose this cable for some
reason, this cable may be obtained as a replacement.
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7-inch 15mm Rod
Figure 38. 7-inch 15mm Rod
The 7-inch 15mm threaded rod is a useful length when working with compact prime
lenses, matte boxes, follow focuses and the Front Baseplate accessory. The rods feature
1/2”-13 threading so they are compatible with a variety of popular third-party rods,
extensions, and accessories.
Handgrip
Figure 39. Handgrip
This 15mm rod-based handgrip may be used in combination with other accessories
(Rod-Rosette Mount, LANC Collar, Coiled LANC Cable, and Extension Arm) to create a
hand-held shooting configuration.
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Appendix A: Specifications
User Interface
• 6x 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 Type
• CMOS, Electronic global shutter
Sensor Size
• APS-C sized, 22.5mm x 11.9mm (25.5mm diagonal)
Lens Mount
• PL (positive lock)
Filtration
• Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) and IR Cut Filter (combined)
Removable Storage
• AJA Pak media
Video Outputs
• 4x SDI Main Outputs (4x BNC connectors, 3G/1.485Gbps)
• 2x SDI Monitor Outputs (1x front-mounted BNC connector, 1x rear-mounted BNC
connector, 3G/1.485Gbps)
• 2x HDMI Outputs (front-mounted HDMI v1.3 Type A connector, rear-mounted HDMI
v1.4 Type A connector)
Audio Inputs
• 2x Balanced Analog Audio Inputs (2x 3-pin XLR connectors with line/mic/48v selection
switch per input)
Audio Output
• 1x Headphone Jack (3.5mm stereo mini TRS)
Reference Input
• 1x Reference input (BNC connector, analog color black)
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Timecode
• 1x LTC (BNC connector, 0.5 to 4.5Vpp)
Network Interface
• 1x LAN connector (RJ45 connector, 10/100/1000)
Format/Frame Rate/Encoding/Output Information
4K:
• 4K (4096x2160) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/119.88/120
• Apple ProRes 444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per
second.
• Apple ProRes 422 or a lower data rate ProRes versions for 50/59.94/60 frames per
second.
• SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 frames per second (SDI 1-4 YCbCr, SDI 1-4
RGB or SDI 1 RAW)
• SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 frames per second (SDI 1-4 YCbCr or SDI 1-2 RAW)
• SDI output support for 119.88/120 frames per second (SDI 1-4 RAW)
Ultra HD:
• Ultra HD (3840x2160) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60/119.88/120
• Apple ProRes 444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per
second.
• Apple ProRes 422 or a lower data rate ProRes versions for 50/59.94/60 frames per
second.
• SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 frames per second (SDI 1-4 YCbCr, SDI 1-4
RGB or SDI 1 RAW)
• SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 frames per second (SDI 1-4 YCbCr or SDI 1-2 RAW)
• SDI output support for 119.88/120 frames per second (SDI 1-4 RAW)
2K:
• 2K (2048x1080) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
• Apple ProRes 444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per
second.
• Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) for 50/59.94/60 frames per second.
• SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 frames per second (SDI 1 YCbCr, SDI 1-2
RGB, or SDI 1 RGB)
• SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 frames per second (SDI 1-2 YCbCr or SDI 1 YCbCr)
1080 HD Progressive:
• 1080 HD (1920x1080) progressive 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
• Apple ProRes 444 or Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per
second.
• Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) for 50/59.94/60 frames per second.
• SDI output support for 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 frames per second (SDI 1 YCbCr, SDI 1-2
RGB, or SDI 1 RGB)
• SDI output support for 50/59.94/60 frames per second (SDI 1-2 YCbCr or SDI 1 YCbCr)
1080 HD Interlaced:
• 1080 HD (1920x1080) interlaced 25/29.97/30
• Apple ProRes 422 (all versions) up to/including 30 frames per second.
• SDI output support up to/including 30 frames per second (SDI 1 YCbCr)
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Exposure Index
• 320
• 500
• 800
• 1000
White Balance
• 3200K
• 4500K
• 5600K
• Preset/Auto White Balance
Weight
• 6.4 lbs / 2.9 kg (without top handle attached)
• 7.4 lbs / 3.4 kg (with top handle attached)
Power
• AC 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): -30C to 70C
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Dimensions
Figure 1. CION Dimensions Top View
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Figure 2. CION Dimensions Connector Side View
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Figure 3. CION Dimensions Front View
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Figure 4. CION Dimensions Back View
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CION Dimensions Operator Side
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Appendix B: Safety and Compliance
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance Notices
Class B Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15, Subpart B of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Canadian ICES Statement
Canadian Department of Communications Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio-noise emissions from a
digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian
Department of Communications. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique du ministère des Communications
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques visant les appareils
numériques de classe B prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique du
ministère des Communications du Canada. Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est
conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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European Union and European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
Regulatory Compliance
This equipment may be operated in the countries that comprise the member countries
of the European Union and the European Free Trade Association. These countries, listed
in the following paragraph, are referred to as The European Community throughout this
document:
AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BULGARIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA,
FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ITALY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA,
LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, NETHERLANDS, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA,
SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, UNITED KINGDOM, ICELAND, LICHTENSTEIN, NORWAY,
SWITZERLAND
Declaration of Conformity
Marking by this symbol indicates compliance with the Essential Requirements of the EMC
Directive of the European Union 2004/108/EC.
This equipment meets the following conformance standards:
Safety:
EN 60065: 2002 + A1: 2006 + A11: 2008 + A2: 2010 + A12: 2011 (GS License)
Also Licensed for Standards: IEC 60065: 2001 + A1: 2005 + A2: 2010, (CB Scheme
Report/Certificate) UL60065: 2003 R9.12 (NRTL License), CSA C22.2.60065: 2003
+A1: 06 +A2:12
Additional licenses issued for specific countries available on request.
Emissions:
EN 55103-1: 2009
EN 61000-3-2 (2009-04), EN 61000-3-3 (2008-06)
Immunity:
EN 55103-2: 2009
EN 61000-4-2 (2008-12), EN 61000-4-3 (2010-04), EN 61000-4-4 (2011-03), EN 61000-4-5
(2005-11), EN 61000-4-6 (2008-10), EN 61000-4-11 (2004-03)
The product is also licensed for additional country specific standards as required for the
International Marketplace.
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Warning!
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case, the user may be required to take appropriate measures.
Achtung! Dieses ist ein Gerät der Funkstörgrenzwertklasse B. In Wohnbereichen
können bei Betrieb dieses Gerätes Rundfunkstörungen auftreten, in welchen Fällen
der Benutzer für entsprechende Gegenmaßnahmen verantwortlich ist.
Attention! Ceci est un produit de Classe B. Dans un environnement domestique, ce
produit risque de créer des interférences radioélectriques, il appartiendra alors à
l?utilisateur de prendre les mesures spécifiques appropriées.
The product is also licensed for additional country specific standards as required for the
International Marketplace.
Korea KCC Compliance Statement
Taiwan Compliance Statement
This is a Class B product based on the standard of the Bureau of Standards, Metrology
and Inspection (BSMI) CNS 13438, Class B.
Japanese Compliance Statement
This is a Class B product based on the standard of the VCCI Council. If this is used near a
radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference.
Install and use the equipment according to the instruction manual.
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Recycling Notice
This symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this product must not be
disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to
dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point
for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection
and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help conserve
natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your
waste for recycling, please contact your local authority, or where you purchased your
product.
Translated Warning and Caution Messages
The following caution statements, warning conventions, and warning messages apply to
this product and manual.
Before Operation Please Read These Instructions
Warning!
Read and follow all warning notices and instructions marked on the product or
included in the documentation.
Avertissement ! Lisez et conformez-vous à tous les avis et instructions
d'avertissement indiqués sur le produit ou dans la documentation.
Warnung! Lesen und befolgen Sie die Warnhinweise und Anweisungen, die auf dem
Produkt angebracht oder in der Dokumentation enthalten sind.
¡Advertencia! Lea y siga todas las instrucciones y advertencias marcadas en el
producto o incluidas en la documentación.
Aviso! Leia e siga todos os avisos e instruções assinalados no produto ou incluídos na
documentação.
Avviso! Leggere e seguire tutti gli avvisi e le istruzioni presenti sul prodotto o inclusi
nella documentazione.
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Warning!
Do not use this device near water and clean only with a dry cloth.
Avertissement! N'utilisez pas cet appareil près de l'eau et nettoyez-le seulement avec
un tissu sec..
Warnung! Das Gerät nicht in der Nähe von Wasser verwenden und nur mit einem
trockenen Tuch säubern.
¡Advertencia! No utilice este dispositivo cerca del agua y límpielo solamente con un
paño seco.
Aviso! Não utilize este dispositivo perto da água e limpe-o somente com um pano
seco.
Avviso! Non utilizzare questo dispositivo vicino all'acqua e pulirlo soltanto con un
panno asciutto.
Warning!
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions.
Avertissement ! Ne bloquez aucune ouverture de ventilation. Suivez les instructions
du fabricant lors de l'installation.
Warnung! Die Lüftungsöffnungen dürfen nicht blockiert werden. Nur gemäß den
Anweisungen des Herstellers installieren.
¡Advertencia! No bloquee ninguna de las aberturas de la ventilación. Instale de
acuerdo con las instrucciones del fabricante.
Aviso! Não obstrua nenhuma das aberturas de ventilação. Instale de acordo com as
instruções do fabricante.
Avviso! Non ostruire le aperture di ventilazione. Installare in conformità con le
istruzioni del fornitore.
Warning!
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Avertissement ! N'installez pas l'appareil près d'une source de chaleur telle que des
radiateurs, des bouches d'air de chauffage, des fourneaux ou d'autres appareils
(amplificateurs compris) qui produisent de la chaleur.
Warnung! Nicht in der Nähe von Wärmequellen wie Heizkörpern, Heizregistern, Öfen
oder anderen Wärme erzeugenden Geräten (einschließlich Verstärkern) aufstellen.
¡Advertencia! No instale cerca de fuentes de calor tales como radiadores, registros de
calor, estufas u otros aparatos (incluidos amplificadores) que generan calor.
Aviso! Não instale perto de nenhuma fonte de calor tal como radiadores, saídas de
calor, fogões ou outros aparelhos (incluindo amplificadores) que produzam calor.
Avviso! Non installare vicino a fonti di calore come termosifoni, diffusori di aria calda,
stufe o altri apparecchi (amplificatori compresi) che emettono calore.
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Warning!
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided
for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician
for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Avertissement! La sécurité de la prise polarisée ou de la prise de type mise à la terre
ne doit en aucun cas être empêchée de fonctionner. Une prise polarisée a deux
broches, l'une étant plus large que l'autre. Une prise de type mise à la terre a deux
broches et une troisième broche pour la mise à la terre. La broche large ou la
troisième broche sont fournies pour votre sécurité. Si la prise fournie ne s'insère pas
dans votre prise femelle, consultez un électricien pour le remplacement de la prise
femelle obsolète.
Warnung! Der Sicherheitszweck des gepolten bzw. Schukosteckers ist zu
berücksichtigen. Ein gepolter Stecker verfügt über zwei Pole, von denen einer breiter
als der andere ist. Ein Schukostecker verfügt neben den zwei Polen noch über einen
dritten Pol zur Erdung. Der breite Pol bzw. der Erdungspol dienen der Sicherheit.
Wenn der zur Verfügung gestellte Stecker nicht in Ihren Anschluss passt, konsultieren
Sie einen Elektriker, um den veralteten Anschluss zu ersetzen.
¡Advertencia! No eche por tierra la finalidad del tipo de enchufe polarizado con
conexión a tierra. Un enchufe polarizado tiene dos espigas, una más ancha que la
otra. Un enchufe con conexión a tierra tiene dos espigas iguales y una tercera espiga
que sirve para la conexión a tierra. La expiga ancha, o la tercera espiga, sirven para su
seguridad. Si el enchufe suministrado no encaja en el tomacorriente, consulte con un
electricista para reemplazar el tomacorriente obsoleto.
Aviso! Não anule a finalidade da segurança da ficha polarizada ou do tipo ligação
terra. Uma ficha polarizada tem duas lâminas sendo uma mais larga do que a outra.
Uma ficha do tipo de ligação à terra tem duas lâminas e um terceiro terminal de
ligação à terra. A lâmina larga ou o terceiro terminal são fornecidos para sua
segurança. Se a ficha fornecida não couber na sua tomada, consulte um electricista
para a substituição da tomada obsoleta.
Avviso! Non compromettere la sicurezza della spina polarizzata o con messa a terra.
Una spina polarizzata ha due spinotti, di cui uno più largo. Una spina con messa a
terra ha due spinotti e un terzo polo per la messa a terra. Lo spinotto largo o il terzo
polo sono forniti per motivi di sicurezza. Se la spina fornita non si inserisce nella presa
di corrente, contattare un elettricista per la sostituzione della presa obsoleta.
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Warning!
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the device.
Avertissement! Protégez le cordon d'alimentation pour que l'on ne marche pas
dessus ou qu'on le pince, en particulier au niveau des prises mâles, des réceptacles de
convenance, et à l'endroit où il sort de l'appareil.
Warnung! Vermeiden Sie, dass auf das Netzkabel getreten oder das Kabel geknickt
wird, insbesondere an den Steckern, den Steckdosen und am Kabelausgang am
Gerät.
¡Advertencia! Proteja el cable de energía para que no se le pise ni apriete, en especial
cerca del enchufe, los receptáculos de conveniencia y el punto del que salen del
equipo.
Aviso! Proteja o cabo de alimentação de ser pisado ou de ser comprimido
particularmente nas fichas, em tomadas de parede de conveniência e no ponto de
onde sai do dispositivo.
Avviso! Proteggere il cavo di alimentazione in modo che nessuno ci cammini sopra e
che non venga schiacciato soprattutto in corrispondenza delle spine e del punto in
cui esce dal dispositivo.
Warning!
Unplug this device during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Avertissement! Débranchez cet appareil pendant les orages avec éclairsou s'il est
inutilisé pendant de longues périodes.
Warnung! Das Gerät ist bei Gewitterstürmen oder wenn es über lange Zeiträume
ungenutzt bleibt vom Netz zu trennen.
¡Advertencia! Desenchufe este dispositivo durante tormentas eléctricas o cuando no
se lo utilice por largos periodos del tiempo.
Aviso! Desconecte este dispositivo da tomada durante trovoadas ou quando não é
utilizado durante longos períodos de tempo.
Avviso! Utilizzare soltanto i collegamenti e gli accessori specificati e/o venduti dal
produttore, quali il treppiedi e l'esoscheletro.
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Warning!
Do not open the chassis. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Opening the
chassis will void the warranty unless performed by an AJA service center or licensed
facility.
Avertissement! Ne pas ouvrir le châssis. Aucun élément à l’intérieur du châssis ne
peut être réparé par l’utilisateur. La garantie sera annulée si le châssis est ouvert par
toute autre personne qu’un technicien d’un centre de service ou d’un établissement
agréé AJA.
Warnung! Öffnen Sie das Gehäuse nicht. Keine der Geräteteile können vom Benutzer
gewartet werden. Durch das Öffnen des Gehäuses wird die Garantie hinfällig, es sei
denn, solche Wartungsarbeiten werden in einem AJA-Service-Center oder einem
lizenzierten Betrieb vorgenommen.
¡Advertencia! No abra el chasis. El interior no contiene piezas reparables por el
usuario. El abrir el chasis anulará la garantía a menos que se lo haga en un centro de
servicio AJA o en un local autorizado.
Advertência! Não abra o chassi. Não há internamente nenhuma peça que permita
manutenção pelo usuário. Abrir o chassi anula a garantia, a menos que a abertura
seja realizada por uma central de serviços da AJA ou por um local autorizado.
Avvertenza! Non aprire lo chassis. All’interno non ci sono parti riparabili dall’utente.
L’apertura dello chassis invaliderà la garanzia se non viene effettuata da un centro
ufficiale o autorizzato AJA.
Warning!
This device is a Class B product. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference, in which case users will be required to take
whatever measures may be necessary to correct the interference at their own
expense.
Attention! Le périphérique est un produit de Classe B. Le fonctionnement de cet
équipement dans une zone résidentielle risque de causer des interférences nuisibles,
auquel cas l'utilisateur devra y remédier à ses propres frais.
Achtung! Dies ist ein Gerät der Klasse B. Bei Einsatz des Geräts in Wohngebieten kann
es Störungen des Radio- und Fernsehempfangs verursachen. In diesem Fall muss der
Benutzer alle notwendigen Maßnahmen ergreifen, die möglicherweise nötig sind, um
die Störungen auf eigene Rechnung zu beheben.
¡Precaución! Este es un producto clase B. El uso de este equipo en áreas residenciales
puede causar interferencias nocivas, en cuyo caso, se requerirá que los usuarios
tomen cualquier medida necesaria para corregir la interferencia por cuenta propia.
Cuidado! Este dispositivo é um produto Classe B. Operar este equipamento em uma
área residencial provavelmente causará interferência prejudicial; neste caso, esperase que os usuários tomem as medidas necessárias para corrigir a interferência por sua
própria conta.
Attenzione! Questo dispositivo è un prodotto di Classe B. Il funzionamento di questo
apparecchio in aree residenziali potrebbe causare interferenze dannose, nel cui caso
agli utenti verrà richiesto di adottare tutte le misure necessarie per porre rimedio alle
interferenze a proprie spese.
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Warning!
Disconnect the external AC power supply line cord(s) from the mains power before
moving the unit.
Avertissement! Retirez le ou les cordons d’alimentation en CA de la source
d’alimentation principale lorsque vous déplacez l’appareil.
Warnung! Trennen Sie die Wechselstrom-Versorgungskabel vom Netzstrom, bevor
Sie das Gerät verschieben.
¡Advertencia! Cuando mueva la unidad desenchufe de la red eléctrica el/los cable(s)
de la fuente de alimentación CA tipo brick.
Advertência! Remova os cabos CA de alimentação brick da rede elétrica ao mover a
unidade.
Avvertenza! Scollegare il cavo dell’alimentatore quando si sposta l’unità.
Warning!
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the
device has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the device, the device has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Avertissement ! Référez-vous au personnel de service qualifié pour tout entretien.
L'entretien est exigé quand l'appareil a été endommagé de quelque manière que ce
soit, par exemple lorsque le cordon d'alimentation ou la prise sont endommagés, que
du liquide a été versé ou des objets sont tombés dans l'appareil, que l'appareil a été
exposé à la pluie ou à l'humidité, ne fonctionne pas normalement ou est tombé.
Warnung! Das Gerät sollte nur von qualifizierten Fachkräften gewartet werden. Eine
Wartung ist fällig, wenn das Gerät in irgendeiner Weise beschädigt wurde, wie bei
beschädigtem Netzkabel oder Netzstecker, falls Flüssigkeiten oder Objekte in das
Gerät gelangen, das Gerät Regen oder Feuchtigkeit ausgesetzt wurde, nicht
ordnungsgemäß funktioniert oder fallen gelassen wurde.
¡Advertencia! Consulte al personal calificado por cuestiones de reparación. El servicio
de reparación se requiere cuando el dispositivo ha recibido cualquier tipo de daño,
por ejemplo cable o espigas dañadas, se ha derramado líquido o se han caído objetos
dentro del dispositivo, el dispositivo ha sido expuesto a la lluvia o humedad, o no
funciona de modo normal, o se ha caído.
Aviso! Remeta todos os serviços de manutenção para o pessoal de assistência
qualificado. A prestação de serviços de manutenção é exigida quando o dispositivo
foi danificado mediante qualquer forma, como um cabo de alimentação ou ficha que
se encontra danificado/a, quando foi derramado líquido ou caíram objectos sobre o
dispositivo, quando o dispositivo foi exposto à chuva ou à humidade, quando não
funciona normalmente ou quando foi deixado cair.
Avviso! Fare riferimento al personale qualificato per tutti gli interventi di assistenza.
L'assistenza è necessaria quando il dispositivo è stato danneggiato in qualche modo,
ad esempio se il cavo di alimentazione o la spina sono danneggiati, è stato rovesciato
del liquido è stato rovesciato o qualche oggetto è caduto nel dispositivo, il dispositivo
è stato esposto a pioggia o umidità, non funziona correttamente o è caduto.
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Warning!
Only use attachments and accessories specified and/or sold by the manufacturer.
Avertissement! Utilisez seulement les attaches et accessoires spécifiés et/ou vendus
par le fabricant.
Warnung! Verwenden Sie nur Zusatzgeräte und Zubehör angegeben und / oder
verkauft wurde durch den Hersteller.
¡Advertencia! Utilice solamente los accesorios y conexiones especificados y/o
vendidos por el fabricante.
Aviso! Utilize apenas equipamentos/acessórios especificados e/ou vendidos pelo
fabricante.
Avviso! Utilizzare soltanto i collegamenti e gli accessori specificati e/o venduti dal
produttore.
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Warranty and Liability Information
Limited Warranty
AJA Video warrants that the product, not including hard-disk based Storage Modules
(HDD), will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years
from the date of purchase. AJA Video warrants that the hard-disk based Storage Modules
(HDD), will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year
from the date of purchase. If a product proves to be defective during this warranty
period, AJA Video, at its option, will either repair the defective product without charge
for parts and labor, or will provide a replacement in exchange for the defective product.
To obtain service under this warranty, the Customer must notify AJA Video of the defect
before expiration of the warranty period and make suitable arrangements for the
performance of service by contacting AJA Video support through the channels set forth
on the support contacts web page at http://www.aja.com/support/index.php. Except as
stated, the Customer shall bear all shipping, packing, insurance and other costs,
excluding parts and labor, to effectuate repair. Customer shall pack and ship the
defective product to a service center designated by AJA Video, with shipping charges
prepaid. AJA Video shall pay to return the product to Customer but only if to a location
within the country in which the AJA Video service center is located.
This warranty shall not apply to any defect, failure or damage caused by negligent,
inadequate or improper use, handling or maintenance. Without limiting the foregoing,
AJA Video shall not be obligated to furnish service under this warranty or repair any
damage or malfunction a) resulting from attempts by personnel other than AJA Video
representatives to install, repair or service the product, b) resulting from improper use or
connection to incompatible equipment, c) caused by the use of non-AJA Video parts or
supplies, d) if the product has been modified or integrated with other products when the
effect of such a modification or integration increases the time or difficulty of servicing
the product, or (e) resulting from being dropped or otherwise subjected to undue force,
exposure to moisture or other corrosive or conductive substances, exposure to strong
magnetic fields, use with improperly regulated power supplies, exposure to electric
shock, use in temperatures outside the specified operating range, or otherwise failing to
treat the product in accordance with the standard of care appropriate to sensitive and
delicate electronic equipment.
EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, AJA VIDEO AND ITS VENDORS DISCLAIM IN THEIR ENTIRETY
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AJA
VIDEO'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REPAIR OR REPLACE TIMELY REPORTED DEFECTIVE
PRODUCTS IS THE WHOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY CUSTOMER IS PROVIDED.
THE PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED, STATED, OR WARRANTED TO OPERATE
UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE
PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED AS THE SOLE OR PRIMARY DATA SOURCE OR
TARGET FOR CRITICAL DATA, AND THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO IMPLEMENT
REDUNDANT CAPTURE AND BACKUP SYSTEMS AS APPROPRIATE.
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Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL AJA VIDEO BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY LOST,
CORRUPTED OR DESTROYED DATA, FOOTAGE OR WORK, OR FOR ANY OTHER INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIM,
IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM DEFECTS IN THE
PRODUCT, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE FAILURE, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE WHATSOEVER,
EVEN IF AJA VIDEO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBLITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. AJA
VIDEO's LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PRODUCT SHALL UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT.
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Index
Numerics
FPS (frames per second) 33
general 33
media 33
WB (white balance) 33
connections 12
side 12
top 13
control knob
audio 25
headphone volume 25
create a reel name 53
creating playlists 77
cue up a clip 77
custom clip name 55
2-pin power connector 20
2-pin power input connector 15
3G SDI output level (A/B) 36
4-pin XLR 16
7-segment LEDs 25
A
AC/DC power supply 16
AJA Pak Dock 26
alpha append 54
alternate rear door 16
analog audio input 42
Apple ProRes 26
applying genlock 42
appropriately encoded clips 76
aspect ratio graticules 40
aspect ratio values 40
audio and video connections 12
audio device connection 25
audio input level adjustment 25
audio test signal 44
D
data mode 51
data-LAN 75
daylight savings 48
default display mode 32
default gateway 73
delete a recorded clip 31
delete clips 52
B
E
back focus access door 9
backlighting of keys 48
battery adapter plate 16
battery plates 15
bottom mounts 14
EI (exposure index) menu options 59
electronic viewfinder power 20
enter a menu parameter 33
excess voltage 16
exit a menu parameter 34
C
F
calendar date 47
camera name 53
CAT 5 ethernet cables 66
CION
control methods 32
system name 46
systems 73
web screens 69
clip
name 54
number 54
take number 55
color settings 62
combined clip name 55
Compliance Statements 95
confidence image 11
CONFIG parameters 35
configuration options
EI (exposure index) 33
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factory default settings 50
fan speed 49
fast forward playback button 29
format and frames per second 56
format media 30, 52
FPS menu 56
frame guidelines 40
frame rates 57
G
gang recording 56, 73
genlock 42
graticules overlay 40
green indicator light 16
H
HDMI 10-bit/8-bit 37
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HDMI connections 18
HDMI output
scaled/full-rastor 37
heavy lenses 18
HFS+ 26
histogram mode 42
operational voltage 16
P
Pak media
insertion 24
removal 24
PL lens mount 9, 18
play button 29
playback
dropped frames 52
playback setup 51
playing back 29
playlist 51
name 52
power connection 15
preferred web browsers 66
presets screen 72
progressive recordings output 35
I
import a preset file 72
internal cooling fan 49
internal signal generator 44
interval record 43
IP address 45
J
jam sync 42
jog 30
L
LAN connection 66
LAN connector 15
LAN settings 45
LANC collar cable connection 23
lens notch 18
line cord 16
looped playback 52
low battery warning 25
LTC input 42
R
Rear Doors 15
recall a preset file 73
recall saved preset 49
record button 28
recording 28
reel name 53
Ref In 42
reorder clips within a list 78
reset to factory default 34
reset to factory defaults 50
RJ45 connector 66
M
MAC address 46
master name 56
master/slave units 73
media configuration 50
media formatting 52
media reader 26
media slot 13
media state 75
menu controls 10
menu information 11
menu parameters 28
menu structure 33
monitoring devices 18
monitors 20
mounting baseplates 14
mounting PAK media 24
move from clip to clip 29
multiple CIONs 73
multiple parameter value entry 34
S
Safety Statements 95
saturation settings 62
save a preset file 73
saving presets 72
screen saver 48
SDI 12-bit/10-bit 36
SDI 1-4 Output menu parameters 36
SDI connections 18
shutter information
angle 60
speed 60
shutter speed values 60
signal generator 44
slave name 56
slow motion files 57
special FPS considerations 58
specific menu parameters 33
Specifications 87
status information 63
N
network configuration 45
non-drop frame 43
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store a preset 50
superimposed data background opacity 39
system name 46
T
TAKE number 55
Tally Light 28
TCP/IP network 45
temperature conditions 49
test signal 44
third-party battery 16
Thunderbolt 15
time
set 47
zone 48
time of day 42
timecode source 42
time-lapse recording 43
top side connections 13
transfer data 50
transport buttons 29
U
unmounting Pak media 24
update firmware 70
upload files to CION 75
User-Interface Screen 11
V
viewfinders 20
VU meters 25
W
WARNING
backup and reformat 24
low battery 25
Safety 95
warnings and alarms 63
web server 65
white balance 62
white typeface 33
X
XLR Power Connector 15
Y
yellow typeface 33
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