We have a small shared office in the industrial co-working space: Factory Hub Vienna. To increase hardware production speed of the AXIOM Beta we collaborating with our hosts to utilize the in-house hardware manufacturing capabilities. This allows us to focus more on research and development and less on the hardware manufacturing side of the project.
Our first in-house hardware production run has been a success after it required longer than originally expected preparations to source component in a pandemic rattled international chip shortage. We now have AXIOM Beta hardware is stock!
On the raw video recording front we recently discovered a device that enables us to record uncompressed/unaltered raw 4K/UHD footage from the AXIOM Beta with 12 bit per channel color depth and 24/25/30 FPS: the Magewell HDMI USB3 capture Gen 2 receives a custom packed HDMI stream on a connected device PC/laptop/SBC. This allows us to create a custom recorder device with off the shelf parts that is very flexible with what storage media is used or what transcoding/backup prcesses are run while not recording. All tests showed the method indeed worked very well and now we are optimizing and improving the HDMI format and file handling on the receiver side as well as testing different mobile recording solutions (SBC, Intel NUC, etc.).
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