Update from Apertus on the AXIOM open source cinema camera

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Apertus is designing an open source 4K cinema camera called AXIOM.   We are excited to see the latest news from the project:

AXIOM Team Talk Volume 15.2 is out!

Max and Sebastian again dive into recent project developments like Google Summer of Code projects and the AXIOM Remote.

Once again apertus° participated in Google’s sponsored program for students working with open source projects like this one. Here is a brief insight into what was worked on this year for Summer of Code. Six student slots were filled with excellent applications and four students finished the program successfully.

Google Summer of Code student Fares Mehanna

Google Summer of Code student Fares Mehanna.

 

Their projects deal with USB3 connectivity of the AXIOM BetaJPEG1992 lossless encoding inside the AXIOM Beta’s FPGA, improvements to AXIOM Remote and the camera’s internal central control daemon.

There has been good development progress in several areas with the camera control device, the AXIOM Remote. The device features a small display with graphical user interface, a central rotary encoder dial and physical buttons providing haptic feedback where a touchscreen (think smartphone app) simply couldn’t. There is an enclosure concept, electronics prototype and software running on the device prototype already.

Update from Apertus on the AXIOM open source cinema camera

The Road from AXIOM Beta Developer Kit to Production Camera

From Sebastian of the Apertus Open Source Cinema Camera project:

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The Road from AXIOM Beta Developer Kit to Production Camera

Developer Kits have been shipping for some time now and we are aware that the most pressing question for many of you is “When will the AXIOM Beta evolve from a Developer Kit to being a production ready camera?” This article should help to answer that question, but keep in mind that the camera has been carefully designed to evolve constantly.

 

 

 

 

The Road from AXIOM Beta Developer Kit to Production Camera