AXIOM Gamma





About

The AXIOM Gamma is the third AXIOM iteration and the first one that will actually look like a film camera. It is planned to utilize a modular hardware concept (the "Open Module Concept") that allows swapping of all essential camera components like changing PCIe cards in your PC. But since this modularity also includes the enclosure there is no single way the AXIOM Gamma can look like, below you see different stages and design studies that show different designs.

Funding

The AXIOM development consortium has received a Horizon2020 ICT grant from the European Union funding the entire development up to a "pilot" production of the AXIOM Gamma. This grant runs from spring 2015 to summer 2016. The AXIOM Gamma is currently estimated to be available to end user in Q4 2016 at the earliest. We might run a crowd funding campaign to cover starting production around that time.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 645560.

Project Type: Hardware, Software Status: In Development


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At its heart the AXIOM Gamma is modular, similar in design to a PC (different cards can be plugged in, swapped or replaced) Planned architectural choices and design: Many things outlined here are in the process of refinement and evaluation, this overview serves not as a set of results but rather show a current snapshot of the work-in-progress development. Pre-Processing Module The Pre-Processsing Module captures the raw image data from the sensor and is responsible for general “raw” processing... » Read more
AXIOM Ecosystem launched You are part of the AXIOM ecosystem in that it features development, experiments and feedback, with time professional services will be on offers. Rentals or repairs, but also things like thoughening of body housings, individual modification or something you come up with. Services are offered locally, as well as on a European and worldwide level, adjusting to where the demand is. For now it serves as an overview of expertises provided by the community, mostly educational... » Read more
It was apertus’ first appearance at NAB, the Las Vegas trade show originally named after the National Association of Broadcasters. We only had vague expectations of what would happen at the world’s biggest trade show for cinema gear and film industry supplies. We started our journey with a real ‘American road trip’ after arriving at Los Angeles International from Europe. Our anticipation for the show stretched out during our crossing of the desert after a (naively) unexpected five hour traffic... » Read more
Under the slogan “Reclaim Control of your Craft!” the EU project to develop the AXIOM Gamma officially kicked-off in Vienna in the last week of March. Project partners traveled to Vienna from different EU countries and it was the first time all at once met each other personally. The kick-off started with a public presentation at the University of Applied Arts Innovation Laboratory and included a lot of discussion with the community and event guests. The partners then spent a day at the Artistic... » Read more
Topics Insight into AXIOM Beta Hardware/Software Development Process Watch Video Chapter The AXIOM Beta hardware and software development is iterative. It's a rather smooth transition and a largely parallel process. Also there will be several stages of hardware where new revisions replace older ones. Same goes with new software/firmware. If you receive one of the earlier batches of the Beta, it will be different from what the last backers will receive. Stay tuned for further updates and follow... » Read more
Watch Video on Youtube In this first big update video after successful crowd funding we give an overview about the current development status of the AXIOM Beta open source camera and further plans as well as answering some of the most pressing user questions we received. Please note that we received more questions than we could answer within reasonable broadcast time so we added all the ones we could not answer on video to the official FAQ Topics 01:21 - Development Purchases 03:37 - All... » Read more
The European 8th framework program "Horizon 2020" encourages projects to aim high - not just doing research and innovation for the sake of it but seeking game-changing innovations that solve the challenges our society and our world is facing today in a sustainable way. This spring we dedicated considerable efforts to bringing a huge grant application that outlines the plan to develop and pilot the AXIOM Gamma and submitting it to the European Commission together with 4 partners in other EU... » Read more
At more than hundred pages, our extensive EU Horizon 2020 application seeks to raise a significant amount of money which we require for developing the AXIOM Gamma with four partners in 2015. This is in no way related to the ongoing Axiom Beta efforts , which will hopefully, with your help, be completed before we even get feedback from the EU as - after submitting our application - we now have to wait approximately five months before we are notified of the outcome of the expert review process... » Read more
The Extended Extension In our first post about the Axiom Open Module Concept (made in Fall 2013), we proposed a solution explaining how different modules could be combined behind the camera head to form a wide range of camera hardware compounds. Now we have prepared an extension to this concept, dealing with the same issue surrounding the components in front of the camera head. Here, it's not so much about allowing for new combinations but rather to allow for easy access to these parts and for... » Read more
Introduction With our effort to build a feature reduced Axiom camera prototype (Axiom Alpha) nearing completion , we're testing variations of our concept and designs for the full Axiom camera system. Whilst the official announcement for the Axiom camera occurred back in July 2012, the world has since changed: New technologies are now available, with prior hardware difficulties and bottlenecks now much easier to overcome. In the last twelve months, the apertus° team has also grown and evolved-... » Read more
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