The graded sample footage from the Axiom is full of heavy blocked-up shadows. The one-second glimpse of flat footage shows just muddy grey shadows. What's driving the sensor? Apertus doesn't say; they just talk about "sending commands" to the sensor as if it were a digital device. Seems like they're using some off-the-shelf part to drive the sensor, and it's crap. Oh, I hear you saying: This is alpha hardware and things will improve. But why do you think Sony and Panasonic have armies of signal-processing engineers filing patents all day long? Because that stuff is not easy. If the Apertus Axiom can pull up its shadows without producing digital oatmeal, I'll be surprised.