Sebastian Pichelhofer of Apertus gave an exciting talk at FOSDEM earlier this year and the video is now on YouTube:
AXIOM – open source cinema camera Project Introduction and current state of development
The presentation will give a brief overview of the projects history & lessons learned during the course of developing a high tech camera device as community project. We also want to demo and explain the produced hardware, enclosures and sample footage then look at the challenges still ahead. Last 5 minutes reserved for Q&A
We are very excited about Apertus and their mission to create an Open Source Cinema Camera:
The goal of the award winning apertus° project is to create free and open technology for todays professional cinema and film production landscape and make all the generated knowledge freely available.
And we love their philosophy:
The apertus° project is based on software free to be used for any purpose, free to be studied, examined, modified and redistributed – which includes distributing your modified versions. Hence, products and services developed by apertus° are almost exclusively released under GNU General Public License V3 . * Documentation provided is licensed under the Creative Commons License and the hardware under the Cern Open Hardware License .
Apertus ran a crowd-funding campaign in 2014 that raised €204,568:
Notice purple PCBs in the video? We are very proud that Apertus has been using OSH Park to make boards since 2013!
Their GitHub organization contains software and hardware:
For example, their alpha-hardware repo contains