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apertus° - open source cinema

The goal of the global community-driven apertus° project is to create a variety of powerful, affordable, free (in terms of liberty), sustainable and open digital cinema tools that we as filmmakers love to use. The AXIOM product line is the result of this ongoing endeavor and after successful crowd funding and receiving an EU Innovation grant is well on track to redefine the industry well beyond the DIY garages and hobbyist labs the project started in. Hollywood has discovered the AXIOM as the first chance to reclaim control of the tools and therefore cinematography.

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AXIOM Team Talk 14.2 - SDI, IMU, Power Board and Enclosure Progress

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2 weeks 6 days ago by Sebastian
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 generation AXIOM Photon-SDI development prototype - this was based on an off-the-shelf Xilinx Artix FPGA module. The team got together in Vienna a week before Christmas 2017 for a hackathon. The aim was to focus on SDI related FPGA software development and to make preparations for... » Read more

AXIOM Team Talk Volume 14.1 - Moving Facilities, Updates and GSoC Projects

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1 month 1 week ago by RexOr
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

AXIOM Team Talk Volume 13.2

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8 months 2 weeks ago by Sebastian
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

One week with the AXIOM Team

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9 months 4 days ago by Sebastian
Last week, apertus° community member davidak , from Germany, visited Vienna and participated in a number of AXIOM related activities in the course of one week ranging from hardware assembly, software development and building ergonomic enclosure evaluation prototypes, to shooting with the AXIOM Beta. Davidak on various AXIOM duties in Vienna. Shooting the Signs of Autumn in a Vienna Park Of course, nobody wants to work on the AXIOM project without taking the camera for a spin, and so, even... » Read more

Google Summer of Code Completed - Result Report: Smart Switching Regulator

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9 months 3 weeks ago by Sebastian
Coding Period completed This was our first time participating in Google’s Summer of Code program and it came to an end with our student’s final evaluation period across late August to mid-September 2017. As you may or may not remember we received around 30 applications/proposals (many of which were very good), narrowed this selection down to around 5, and gratefully received 3 slots from Google in the end. After some preliminary work the students got to grips with the camera’s operating... » Read more

AXIOM Team Talk Volume 13.1- SDI Module, SMT Workshop and Exhibition

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11 months 2 days ago by Sebastian
We know a lot of people are waiting for news about hardware production and we are doing production and development in parallel. Our most recent article talked about progress with electronics manufacturing - in this article and Team Talk we want to share news about new ongoing developments though. AXIOM Beta Dual 6G SDI module in development When choosing between HDMI and SDI we have so far given HDMI priority as, for developers working with the AXIOM Beta, it meant a larger and more affordable... » Read more
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