You can Win an AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Camera at 2016 WFA 48-Hour Film Challenge!

AJA_Video SystemsWhat can YOU do in just 48 hours?

Game on filmmakers! Assemble your team, as the Winter Film Awards 48-Hour Film Challenge kicks off June 3 in NYC with awesome prizes up for grabs! AJA Video Systems is lending its support this year by offering an AJA CION 4K/UHD/2K/HD professional production camera package worth $7500 as the grand prize to the team awarded “Best Picture.”

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About the Challenge

WINTER FILM AWARDS challenges the local NYC community to create a 4-7 minute short film in a specified genre, tagline and prop in just a single gonzo weekend! Thirty teams of the most creative people in the tri-state area have just 48 sleepless hours to decide what they are going to do, write a screenplay, assemble props, costumes and actors, rehearse, shoot, score and edit their film. Students, amateurs, and seasoned industry veterans alike learn the importance of caffeine, team work and time management in successful filmmaking.

For challenge rules, prizes, registration details, participating sponsors and more information about the Winter Film Awards, please visit


CION4AJA CION is an ergonomic, lightweight 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera that captures edit-ready Apple ProRes files, including 12-bit ProRes 444, at up to 4K 60fps. Offering incredible image quality capture to AJA Pak SSD media and compatibility with a wide range of post production applications, CION also outputs AJA Raw at up to 4K 120 fps via 4 x 3G-SDI or up to 4K 30 fps via Thunderbolt™.

CION includes more simultaneous on-set monitoring outputs than any camera in its class, a built-in confidence monitor and LAN browser video tap for greater monitoring flexibility. Users can choose a combination of 2 x 4K/UltraHD and 3 x 2K/HD or 8 x 2K/HD, check each camera feed in multi-cam setups with an integrated LAN connection, and monitor remaining recording time. With a unique LAN port and embedded webserver for remote configuration and control, users can set up and control or gang control multiple CION cameras using a standard web browser.

The camera is made from a lightweight yet strong magnesium alloy and comes with a contoured suede shoulder pad, making it easy and comfortable to set up and use. On-set, users can tap AJA’s Pak Dock for quick transfer speeds via Thunderbolt™ or USB 3 for immediate access to files for editing. Third-party lens mounts are also available.

In April, AJA released v1.3 firmware for the camera, which is available today as a free software download. Developed with new features based on customer feedback, the update refines CION’s imagery pipeline with improved highlight handling and black detail in every gamma mode, on top of new gamma naming conventions more closely aligning the modes to industry standards. New renamed gamma settings are now available in the CION menu and include new options for Standard, Expanded, Video and Cine modes.

CION is available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network at a US MSRP of $4995.00. For more information, visit:

About AJA Video Systems

AJA has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional broadcast, video and post production markets since 1993. Its products are designed and manufactured in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For more information, visit

WFA logo burr 181x60WINTER FILM AWARDS mission is to recognize excellence and diversity in cinema and to promote learning and expression for all artists at all stages of their careers. We celebrate the cultural mixture that is New York City, showcasing emerging filmmakers from every age, ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, political and geographic perspective. The 48-Hour Challenge format gives filmmakers a chance to work closely with a team and to intensely focus while just going out and doing it!


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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