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  • Alban
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    Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
    I seriously doubt that someone would buy one of these cameras to support a tight production schedule. I can see them purchased for experimentation though. The other thing is I would expect this sort of a project to have a very very long development cycle to get to the point of producing studio quality results. That isn't to slight the team, just that this is a rather involved project.

    In any event interesting as it is, the camera is no where near my budget! It does make me wonder if they would sell the electronics separately.
    Philip Bloom (http://philipbloom.net/) and Robert Schaeffer (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0769656/) are among the contributors of the crowdfunding campaign and have paid for a camera. I don't think they made it only for fun or just curiosity. This camera can make movies without a doubt and Axiom Beta is the early stage to a better camera to come Axiom Gamma.

    apertus? is a company and an association and a community (see https://www.apertus.org/for more information- they surely have less money than Sony or Rec, no R&D but they have brilliant persons, a goal and have made digital 4K camera from scratch - just enough for professionals to be more than interested on a camera where they could have finally, a total power.

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  • Alban
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    Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
    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.
    One short movie was done with the "ancestor" of the Axiom - and Elphel 354 camera, when apertus community was following the way to develop a pro camera from industrial an open source Elphel camera. Movie: Floresta Vermelha was made by one Brazilian member of the apertus team at this time (Flavio Soares) and you see all the detail of the making off and the movie (with English subtitles) here >>> http://florestavermelha.org/making-of/

    For the people interested Flavio has also created some plugins to use Blender as a video editor a more "smooth" way!

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  • wizard69
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    Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
    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.

    I seriously doubt that someone would buy one of these cameras to support a tight production schedule. I can see them purchased for experimentation though. The other thing is I would expect this sort of a project to have a very very long development cycle to get to the point of producing studio quality results. That isn't to slight the team, just that this is a rather involved project.

    In any event interesting as it is, the camera is no where near my budget! It does make me wonder if they would sell the electronics separately.

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

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  • TheLexMachine
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    Originally posted by xeekei View Post
    What are DSLRs? And how do they differ from digital cinema cameras?




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

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  • xeekei
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    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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  • TheLexMachine
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    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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  • stiiixy
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    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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  • DMJC
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    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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