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  • There's A Professional Grade Digital Cinema Camera Powered By Linux

    Phoronix: There's A Professional Grade Digital Cinema Camera Powered By Linux

    Digital camera startup Octopus Cinema has been designing the "OCTOPUSCAMERA" as a digital cinema camera that's professional grade yet is an open platform with removable/upgradeable parts and this camera platform itself is running Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...a-Linux-Camera

  • #2
    In before anti-HEVC people come up... (no, I am not defending HEVC)
    Last edited by tildearrow; 06-24-2019, 07:05 PM. Reason: it is not...

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    • #3
      Typos:

      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      It's a rather ambitious device and they ai, to be shipping in 2020
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      Recording is hardware accelerating using Intel's VA-API up to 10-bit HEVC.

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      • #4
        This is actually very impressive. I'm curious how much it costs, and if it will be compatible with any existing lenses on the market.

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        • #5
          The NTFS writing to SSDs and CF cards is a bit odd. Why not use a native FS? Or exfat, for compatibility with Windows and Mac folks? Hope they include an option to use native Linux FS’.

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          • #6
            This only has 12 stops of dynamic range which is poor. Also the sample footage on their site is only in black and white, no colour video to watch.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by holunder View Post
              The NTFS writing to SSDs and CF cards is a bit odd. Why not use a native FS?
              They want to minimize studios' costs of moving their cards/disks to another filesystems.

              Originally posted by holunder View Post
              Or exfat, for compatibility with Windows and Mac folks?
              I agree. exFAT is lacking under Linux.

              Originally posted by holunder View Post
              Hope they include an option to use native Linux FS’.
              It is very likely they'll permit doing so.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hajj_3 View Post
                Also the sample footage on their site is only in black and white, no colour video to watch.
                It was filmed with a prototype.

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                • #9
                  Would the camera system cost over $2,000? Being 5K, that's what I'm thinking...

                  And I've been asking the same thing about file systems other than NTFS. Well, it does make sense for keeping costs low for big movie studios...

                  But hey, if the camera runs Linux, maybe that's something I could pay for if I have deep pockets...

                  And no, I'm not trolling about the price. I'm trying to be realistic here.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by holunder View Post
                    The NTFS writing to SSDs and CF cards is a bit odd. Why not use a native FS? Or exfat, for compatibility with Windows and Mac folks? Hope they include an option to use native Linux FS’.
                    That does seem odd!

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