… home of FOSS, open hardware, community-driven, professional digital cinema and imaging tools.
For over ten years our worldwide community has been developing a variety of powerful and affordable tools designed to give users absolute and unparalleled control over their creative processes. All projects are made free (in terms of liberty) around open source software and open hardware licenses with any and all related knowledge being made publicly available. To find out more about how this Association functions please see its Mission Statement.
"Seriously, this is one of the coolest and most advanced open hardware projects I've ever seen."
Because the AXIOM project and the software they originally pioneered are underpinned by the same ethos, Magic Lantern partnered with apertus° Association in September 2014. Since then they’ve been responsible for colour science and raw processing inside AXIOM Beta.
The AXIOM project has been built around the Linux operating system. Together with the development tools it offers, Linux provides unparalleled control over the software functions and processing behind the devices our community is developing.
"The beauty of an open source camera to me is a step back toward the dark room, in which making the tools is part of the joy of making the art."
- Lee Parker, IMAX Cinematographer.
AXIOM Beta Compact concept circa December 2018
All knowledge made freely available.
The responsibility to exercise total freedom by creating better tools lies with all of us as individuals. Our association and its wider community has been established so that taking this responsibility on, and thereby rising above the corporations who’ve put limitations on our ability to create freely, is made easier for everyone. The AXIOM project is more than good hardware devices and software applications, it's a library of knowledge that anyone is free to contribute towards building.
"This gives the power back to the people on a new level... AXIOM opens up everything and creates a platform where everybody can contribute."
*/ Factory Hub Vienna (Tele) Electronics Production Facility Welcome back to the world of apertus°. ... Home of FOSS, open hardware, professional digital cinema and imaging tools. If you're unfamiliar with the project then AXIOM Beta is the first cinema camera built around FOSS licenses. Other hardware devices such as AXIOM Remote and software like the RAW processing suite OpenCine are also being developed alongside. All software and hardware are made open source and open hardware. Development... » Read more
*/ AXIOM Team Talk This is the third part of a recent round of AXIOM Team Talks we shot across the summer. The previous two episodes can be watched at: 14.1 - Moving Facilities, Updates and GSoC Projects. 14.2 - SDI, IMU, Power Board and Enclosure Progress. Website As you may have noticed there are ongoing efforts being made to improve and revise the website's design. The first article we released with the new layout was a work report by one of this year's GSoC students. We're in the process of... » Read more
*/ AXIOM Team Talk This is the second part of a recent round of AXIOM Team Talks we shot across the summer. The other two episodes can be watched at: 14.1 - Moving Facilities, Updates and GSoC Projects. 14.3 - Injection moulding, AXIOM Remote, Social Media and Metal Smelting. Dual 6G SDI Plugin Module First generation Dual 6G SDI Development prototype based on an off-the-shelf FPGA module Previously, across Winter 2017 together with timvideos.us at 34C3 in Germany, we showcased a first... » Read more
Moving Offices For the last two years the AXIOM headquarters has cohabited from the modest Amescon facilities in the 15th District of Vienna, Austria. This is where most of the electronics manufacturing for the AXIOM Betas has taken place. This spring we began the process of moving to a new, bigger and better shared office called Factory Hub Vienna - this was quite a challenge as the pick and place machine was built and assembled inside the old office and so it wasn’t clear whether or not the... » Read more
Debayering Inside OpenCine Debayer Algorithms Comparison. "My task was to develop, implement and accelerate debayering algorithms into OpenCine . The chosen demosaicers were Nearest Neighbor Interpolation , Bilinear Interpolation , Green Edge Directed Interpolation (GEDI) and SHOODAK2, and were successfully implemented and accelerated with OpenMP . Towards the end of the project, I tried to accelerate with OpenCL , albeit with no significant advantages. The SHOODAK2 algorithm was also marked... » Read more
AXIOM Beta USB 3.0 plugin module If you've been following the project you'll know that, where recording data is concerned, the AXIOM Beta has relied solely on external, off-the-shelf, HDMI recorders and all the pros and cons that are known to be inherent with those devices up to now. With the USB 3.0 plugin module, however, any computer with USB 3.0 connectivity can be used as an AXIOM Recorder. This will allow us to define format/container/metadata/etc. of uncompressed raw 4k footage for the... » Read more