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AJA Cion Prototype clips from Rapunzel Jackson via Espionage Films

Cion Prototype clips from Rapunzel Jackson from Espionage Films on Vimeo.

Sample clips from the short film Rapunzel Jackson, shot on an AJA Cion prototype.
More information on my experience here:
https://davidcarstens.com/a-weekend-affair-with-an-aja-cion-prototype/

AJA CION Prototype “Rapunzel Jackson” Trailer from Spinflight Studios on Vimeo.

Meet Rapunzel Jackson. A young girl who's being pulled by her roots into womanhood by getting her first perm. Not all little girls have Bat Mitzvahs or Quinceaneras to define them as women, therefore Rapunzel quantifies it by her first perm.

Tech Specs:
Shot on a Prototype AJA Cion 4K Camera in June 2014
ProRes 4444 4096×2160 23.98
Panasonic GH4 with 12-35 zoom was used in one shot you see in the trailer.
Lenses: Schneider Xenon Primes and a Cine modified 18-35 sigma zoom.
Schneider Platinum NDs.

Prototype sensor shoots linear.
Perhaps log mode will come later, who knows.
We just had to take special care in protecting the highlights.
I cranked up the brightness of my Director's monitor to see what the shadows were doing while trying to protect the highlights.
In post is where you can bring the gamma back up with very little to no noise.
ProRes files seemed to have great flexibility for grading in resolve and keying blue screen was a breeze.

Many thanks to the AJA team for letting us try out their new baby before it was ready to go out into the wild.

Enjoy!

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