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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Cameras AJA Video Systems has released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI320, EI500, EI800 and EI1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with extensive connectivity, the CION records directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, onto AJA Pak SSD media at up to 4K/60p. CION can also output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps via 4 x 3G-SDI or up to 4K 30fps via Thunderbolt. “CION is a breakthrough camera system with many unmatched features at an incredible price point,” said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “This new firmware update reflects our ongoing commitment to developing user-requested new features and improvements for CION.” The v1.1 firmware is field-upgradeable, and can be uploaded to the CION camera via the built-in web UI with a standard web-browser. Projection The second series of the Endemol UK/Remarkable TV quiz show Two Tribes is using projection from XL Video, it has been revealed. Working with production designer Dominic Tolfts and production manager Jessica Enderby, XL Videos Film & TV Manager, Jeff Bailey specified one of XL’s high brightness Barco HD20 projectors along with a Repro H projection screen to create the main question screen for the centre of the Two Tribes set. The Barco unit is said to provide sufficient output to ensure good visual clarity amongst the studio lighting. A Repro H screen surface was selected to avoid hotspots that might be picked up by broadcast cameras. Jeff Bailey said: “It’s great to work with Dominic and Jess again, and to supply this great new quiz show. It’s already growing in popularity and we hope it will become a staple of daytime TV.” Sixty episodes of Two Tribes are being filmed at the BBC studios in Elstree for broadcast this year on BBC2. THE REMOTE CAMERA HEAD FOR SALES Tel +44 (0)1628 477270 OR EMAIL 08 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 99 MARCH 2015