AXIOM Beta is available/planned in the following enclosures/versions:
AXIOM Beta Developer KitThis version of the camera is suitable for anyone who’d like to work on development, reconfigure its software and or core components, or build their own enclosures etc… Developer Kits are supported by a custom CNC-milled skeleton framework and provide easy access to the camera’s printed circuit boards - With this in mind associated design files, board layouts, BOMs, CAD models, software source code repositories, etc. are all made freely available.
For insight into how AXIOM Beta Developer Kits have been configured by members of the community see Case Studies.
Price: €3,990.00 (excl. VAT + Shipping)
Status: Shipping - Delivered inside six weeks.
AXIOM Beta CompactThis enclosure option provides a solid but lightweight aluminum layer around the camera's electronics and incorporates several mount points and future expansion slots. Individual modules are swappable (eg. lens mount, plugin modules) and extra care has been taken to use screws instead of glue so that customisation, and, should the need arise, simple repairs are made easy.
AXIOM Beta Compact is purpose-built for rig integration and general in-the-field protection, making it ideally suited to most photo and video production environments.
Price: €5,990.00 (excl. VAT + Shipping)
Status: In development
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AXIOM Beta ExtendedCurrently in a state of early development, and inspired by the 35mm film camera magazines of yesteryear's golden age of analog film cameras, this enclosure is ideal for any film production scenario and rests well on the DOP's shoulders. With ergonomics in mind and providing space for a more sophisticated airflow system, AXIOM Beta Extended is a camera and integrated AXIOM Recorder combination that plans to incorporate an INTEL NUC and 2.5" SSD(s). And of course, the AXIOM Recorder module can be attached in various locations around the enclosure and at different angles.Learn more about the AXIOM Beta Extended from Team Talk 13.2.
Status: Early Development
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Note: If you purchased a voucher during the project's crowdfunding and have queries regarding prices see AXIOM Beta Crowdfunding Information.
ams Sensors Belgium CMV12000 - 4K resolution, Super 35mm diameter, global shutter with up to 300 frames per second at full resolution
WebGUI (Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, etc.)
2x High-speed plugin module slots
1x Medium-speed shield slot
1x Low-speed shield slot
2x Center Solder On (CSO) modules
Single HDMI 1080p60 (4:4:4) output plugin module
Dual 6G SDI output plugin module (in development)
Genlock, Trigger, Timecode, LANC shields (in development)
4K Displayport/HDMI plugin module (in development)
CSO Module for Motion Tracking (3D Accelerometer, 3D magnetometer, 3D gyroscope, air pressure e.g. for 3D tracking or image stabilization) (in development)
3x PMOD debug plugin module
1x PMOD debug plugin module
USB / Serial Console / Gigabit Ethernet / WiFi (optional)
|Internal Image Processing||
Matrix color conversion
Fixed Pattern Noise (FPN) compensation
False color display
Xilinx Zynq 7020 based MicroZed
Embedded Linux (Arch)
5V DC supply module (swappable)
Wide input voltage range module 5-40V (planned)
indicating that, when development reaches a stage of greater maturity, the camera will record digital film at exceptional quality.
Note: YouTube transcoding downgrades image quality, but you may want to visit our Video Archive to see early test footage submissions. There are uncompressed .mov .mp4 and .dng files in 720p, 1080p and 4K archived here if you'd like to play with them.
The AXIOM Beta is being built together with experts from the Magic Lantern team. The community that brought you the features Canon never wanted you to have are now bringing a cinema camera into the film-making world.
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 color science and raw processing inside the camera.
All of our software is released under the GNU General Public License V3, all our documentation under the Creative Commons License, and all hardware under the Cern Open Hardware License.
Our Association is a supporter of the Free Software Foundation Europe and the AXIOM project is listed with the Open Source Hardware Association.
To familiarise yourself with the ethos which underpins this project and how apertus° serves the wider community see our Mission Statement.
The AXIOM project has been built around the Linux operating system. Together with the development tools it offers, Linux provides unparalleled control over the camera software’s functions and processing, but you don’t have to be a programmer to operate it.
AXIOM Beta’s software incorporates a purpose-built user interface so that general functions e.g. shutter presets, ISO and inputting meta-data, can be controlled from the comfort of WiFi connected devices such as laptops, tablets and smart-phones.
DocumentationFor all technical information e.g. User Manual, electronics schematics, PCB layouts, BOMs, STLs, and detailed reading on all aspects of project development, see the Project Wiki.
Any help with keeping Wiki pages up to date is greatly appreciated.