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  • AXIOM Beta Open-Source Camera Moves Closer To Reality

    Phoronix: AXIOM Beta Open-Source Camera Moves Closer To Reality

    The first digital cinema camera comprised of open-source software and open hardware is closer to becoming reality...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc4NjI

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    Very interesting project. Modular certainly kept me interested. Seems like a good price, to in light of other open hardware projects. Out of my league personally, but best of luck for the future, I say.
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    • #3
      Hopefully we'll soon see the first films made with these cameras and perhaps blockbuster ones. If these cameras are easy to use and maintain as well as having parts easy to obtain (or make) then movie studios should become interested enough to purchase enough of these cameras to make this endeavor worthwhile. Perhaps something like this can be useful for crowdfunding development of even high-end audio systems for example.

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      • #4
        If these are successful they could seriously start to mess with Nikkon/Canon. Pro camera's are only expensive due to firmware locks. There's a ton of stuff they've been able to hack into lower model camera's over the years. Should be interesting to see the innovation that comes out of an open camera design.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DMJC View Post
          If these are successful they could seriously start to mess with Nikkon/Canon. Pro camera's are only expensive due to firmware locks. There's a ton of stuff they've been able to hack into lower model camera's over the years. Should be interesting to see the innovation that comes out of an open camera design.
          Might not need to have to innovate on an open design =D It'd just be an attachment you could easily install. Oh, the wonders.

          Anyway, this couldn't have happened had the Xilinx stuff gone open as well?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by DMJC View Post
            If these are successful they could seriously start to mess with Nikkon/Canon. Pro camera's are only expensive due to firmware locks. There's a ton of stuff they've been able to hack into lower model camera's over the years. Should be interesting to see the innovation that comes out of an open camera design.
            You're talking about DSLRs. The Axiom camera is a digital cinema camera - big difference - and Nikon doesn't do digital cinema cameras nor will they likely ever get into that game. Canon makes digital cinema cameras but hardly anyone uses them because they are relatively new and not something that most industry pros are used to.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheLexMachine View Post
              You're talking about DSLRs. The Axiom camera is a digital cinema camera - big difference - and Nikon doesn't do digital cinema cameras nor will they likely ever get into that game. Canon makes digital cinema cameras but hardly anyone uses them because they are relatively new and not something that most industry pros are used to.
              What are DSLRs? And how do they differ from digital cinema cameras?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by xeekei View Post
                What are DSLRs? And how do they differ from digital cinema cameras?
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital..._reflex_camera

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_movie_camera

                There's a huge difference between the two types of cameras though they overlap in some areas.

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                • #9
                  How do they know for sure they aren't going to end up infringing on any patents?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kurros View Post
                    How do they know for sure they aren't going to end up infringing on any patents?
                    I am sure the project has some people in the EFF doing reviews of the project work product to make sure no patents are being stepped on. Any potential issues with anything would been dealt with by workarounds or changes within the hardware/software.

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