AXIOM Beta Planned Tech Specs

Image Sensor3 different (swappable) sensor modules planned Details
Modules & ShieldsSingle HDMI Full HD (4:4:4) output at up to 60 FPS
3x HDMI Full HD (4:4:4) output at up to 60 FPS each (in development) Details
3x PMOD debug module
LED matrix debug module
Genlock, Trigger, Timecode, LANC shields (in development)
4K Displayport/HDMI (in development)
Features4K RAW experimental HDMI/Displayport outputs over 1080p60 Details
Remote ControlChange/access all camera functions from smartphone , tablet, laptop (Web GUI, Serial console, SSH) and AXIOM Remote
Power ManagementVoltage, current, temperatures
Wide input voltage range (5-40V)
Motion Tracking3D Accelerometer, 3D magnetometer and 3D gyroscope e.g. for image stabilization
Swappable Lens Mountspassive E-mount plus adapters for: Passive Nikon F-Mount; passive Canon EF Mount; passive M4/3 Mount (future addition)
Operating SystemEmbedded Linux (Arch Linux)
Hardware ArchitectureXilinx Zynq 7020 based MicroZed
Image ProcessingLook-Up-Tables (LUTs), matrix color conversion, Fixed Pattern Noise (FPN) compensation, false color display, overlays, dead pixel compensation Details

As the AXIOM Beta is currently under heavy development the above table describes the goals, not the current state of development.


Triple HDMI Module

3 hdmi output screens with viewfinder, assistant and cleanfeed signals

One of the first modules to be developed features three independent HDMI output ports, each up to 1080p60 4:4:4. This allows to tap into the real time image processing pipeline at different nodes in the pipeline (clean-feed, with overlays, with certain image filters/effects eg. peaking). So this allows three different devices to be connected to the AXIOM Beta simultaneously (eg.: recorder, viewfinder and assistant LCD).

A future software extension could be developed to implement alternating frame output mode to achieve high speed video acquisition (3x 1080p60 = 1080p180).

Image processing:

In-Camera Looks

Per color channel Look-Up-Tables (LUTs) plus gamma adjustment LUTs for flat/log image profile mode per output (fully customizable).

Color Conversion

real time matrix color conversion (eg: white-balancing, offsets, channel swapping, channel merging, color effects, color space conversion)

FPN & dead pixel compensation

Corrections for Column and Row ADC Offset as well as per-pixel compensations of Fixed Pattern Noise (FPN) plus real time dead/hot pixel compensation with full access to all parameters & addresses.


Two of the three image sensors we use have higher resolution than the typical output modes, this allows us to show objects in the viewfinder video before they enter the recorded frame.


Real time frame guides, menus, meta information, overlays are fully software configurable/accessible, you can even play Pong.

False Color Display

Use any custom gradient for checking exposure levels, skins tones or to benchmark the uniformity of a greenscreen's illumination. Of course fully configurable.

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