April 20, 2015
NAB 2015

Apertus Is Bringing Their Axiom Open Source Cinema Camera to the Masses

We've talked about the pioneers over at Apertus many times. However, despite the coverage from sites like ours (and a successful crowdfunding campaign), there's still quite a bit of confusion out there in regards to the theory behind an open source cinema camera. Joe Marine caught up with the founders of Apertus at NAB last week to learn more:

And here's the general roadmap for what Apertus will be working on next:

Apertus Axiom Open Source Cinema Camera Roadmap

You can find out more about the Apertus Axiom project over on their website.


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This is such a powerful idea. I can't wait until these come to market. The possibilities are endless (assuming they don't go bust immediately).

April 20, 2015 at 8:09PM

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With the newly announced cameras at NAB and other ones being developed secretly I don't even know why anyone with commercial projects would buy something as experimental as the axiom. I, at least, would totally not feel comfortable shooting with one...

April 21, 2015 at 2:12AM

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Gerard M.
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Well, the Axiom isn't finished though so why would you even compare it to any of the cameras at NAB? Give them time to finish the product... on paper it looks like it could be a killer product.

April 21, 2015 at 9:08AM

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Oscar Stegland
DP/Steadicam
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This is such an obvious, yet brilliant idea. It'll be amazing once developers start creating custom software and apps for these. The productivity advancement possibilities are mind blowing.

April 21, 2015 at 11:57AM

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Danny Bittman
Director / Writer / Media Composer
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Hmmm, AXION Gamma, well under 10K USD in 2016? The new Ursa Mini with 4K sensor is 3K USD in 2015. I wish them well, but it won't be easy to get a market share.

April 21, 2015 at 4:28PM

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Erwin Hartsuiker
CineVideo-NL videographer
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well in short the price is not fix it's just a information it will be below the 10k . when you have seen the target specs you will see there is a 300 fps@4k yo have compared it to a camera that has 60fps@4k so the speed difference are 5x. to save all these data you need much more computing power in the backend and that is costly.... we will see what the future brings but in first beta must come out to make the software mature enough for the gamma.

April 24, 2015 at 1:05PM

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This is great if you're an engineer or have access to them and have deep pockets. Otherwise just stick with your DSLR.

April 21, 2015 at 8:39PM

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Vidrazor
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I would buy it if I were into research and development.

April 22, 2015 at 4:32AM

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Einar Gabbassoff
D&CD at Frame One Studio
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It shouldn't feel weird and unconfortable because it's not made by a big brand! We all have to support this type of project! Open source is the way to go, not just for cameras, but for any projects! Let's get what WE want once and upgrade it and modify it later, instead of getting what we want from big brand at a slow pace one camera at the time in this consumerism world!

April 23, 2015 at 4:34AM

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