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When you google "DIY Flying Probe" you will notice that such a project does not seem to exist - until now. Which is a pity as we think the vast amount of desktop 3D printers and router CNC mills have laid the foundation and provided the availability of all required parts to build something like this by now. So lets do it :). DIY Flying Probe Concept Rendering Concept The approach is rather simple: We use the same stepper motors, sliding bearings, rails, geared belts and electronics that are... Read more
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Latest News Overview Tech Specs Image Sensors Modularity Development Status AXIOM Beta is a brand new professional digital image capturing platform and the crowd funding backers get access to it before anybody else does. So we want to make sure that you are aware of what you are getting yourself into. We're inviting you to be part of this journey as a contributor (you do not need to be a programmer to use the AXIOM Beta), helping to shape the final product. The AXIOM Beta is being built... Read more
Latest News Overview Tech Specs Modularity Partners About The AXIOM Gamma is the AXIOM Betas big brother and packs more performance and modularity in a larger and more expensive package. The AXIOM Gamma is planned to utilize a fully 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... Read more
Overview Tech Specs Image Sensor Videos Related Articles apertus° AXIOM Alpha is the name of a proof-of-concept prototype that is more than just a lab experiment. It is already meeting the demands of some real world applications like being used for film production to some degree. We are certain though that while it will not be the answer to all our prayers and not the goal of all our dreams yet it can be seen as the first step to embark on a journey to that place where we want to be one day... Read more
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The Problem Many consumer connector standards (USB, HDMI, etc.) have found their way into professional camera technology and this brings the problems that they don't lock to the device they are attached to with them and that they are rather vulnerable to damage when sideway force is applied to the connector. Shooting in the field and having several cables hanging from the camera and not having a way to secure them in place is really cumbersome and has often lead to broken connectors or problems... Read more
As part of the EU-funded AXIOM Gamma project, our heavily blender-based R&D effort codenamed "Project Elmyra" aims to demonstrate that visualization processes can be made more efficient, reusable and sustainable - without having to resort to heavy specialization or rocket science, but through reflection on the way we spend our everyday workhours, and an interdisciplinary design methodology to turn things around! A web-based "rapid iterative" visualization system, sporting a fully automated... Read more
We implemented Pong as April fools joke in 2014 when we claimed AXIOM has been bought by a Japanese game console manufacturer and from now was to be turned into a cinematic retro gaming console. Paddle Controller Hardware Hardware files on GitHub Firmware Image Tree for Pong on GitHub Pong C Code on GitHub Download Schematics PDF Download Paddle Enclosure Box EPS for Laser Cutter Let me start by saying we are very sorry in case we managed to scare you for a second (or maybe a bit longer) :) I... Read more
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About Chronomotion is a software to control the Merlin/Orion/Skywatcher remote head for shooting motion controlled time lapse. The software allows custom bezier shaped movement curves with ramping and complex motion sequences. Please note that you require a special (TTL Voltage converter) cable to connect the head to a computers serial/USB port. -> Detailed Cable Guide (French) Sample clip to showcase motion ramping and bezier curves. Download Please note that the software is still in... Read more
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Real Buttons and Knobs The AXIOM Remote was funded as a stretch goal in the AXIOM Beta crowd funding campaign and is still in development. It features push-buttons and switches as well as 2 rotary encoders (also with push-button function) that can be used to control a wide range of camera parameters like shutter speed, gain, overlays, FPS, gamma curves etc. To keep everything as flexible as possible the buttons next to the LCD have dynamic functionality as their commands are displayed next to... Read more
This software is still in the concept phase - there is no download link. We are looking for software developers! Help us to push it further. About There are several free and open raw-image processing tools for still images like: ufraw , darktable , RawTherapee , Rawstudio , digiKam and many more. While some of them offer batch processing capabilities none of these tools were designed for moving pictures. Processing DNG sequences is cumbersome and time consuming, CinemaDNG MXF files are not yet... Read more
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Notice: This page is about the Elphel® Model 353 camera NOT about apertus° Axiom ! Elphel® is a registered trademark of Elphel, Inc. Notice: The apertus° project to turn the Elphel camera into a digital cinema camera has been discontinued with the plans for the AXIOM camera . See still images captured with the Elphel camera. See the prototypes apertus° members have built with the Elphel camera. The Elphel 353 Model free software and open hardware camera is a very interesting and powerful device... Read more
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This is the website you are looking at. Based on Drupal 7 and the bootstrap theme. Any help is appreciated. - Design - Plumbing (Drupal) - Translation - Usability Read more
Background Vanitas will likely be the first feature film to be shot with the apertus° Axiom Alpha prototype. This will give the apertus° team the perfect opportunity to fine tune the camera and test it’s handling in a real production environment. Artist/Filmmaker Oscar Spierenburg founded the apertus° project more than 6 years ago to one day make the dream of shooting a big feature film with this camera come true. Now with the finished Vanitas script for Oscars début feature film he has come... Read more
A collaborative documentary film about open technology in Hollywood The beauty of an open source camera to me is a step back toward the dark room, in which making the tools is part of the joy of making the art. Lee Parker W ith the title "Hollywood loves Open Source" we set out on a journey to learn how Hollywood reacts to new and open technology. Truth is: Open Source has already arrived there, and people are curious yet critical of this new quality. We want to learn, share and show these... Read more
About A debug PMOD interface for FPGA development (like for the Zedboard) featuring 64 LEDS that can conveniently be interfaced from inside the FPGA. With the FPGA executing all instructions concurrently, you cannot inspect actions in a step-by-step manner and debug FPGA operations like normal code with breakpoints. As such, this LED matrix is a convenient way to visualize all the processes performed inside the FPGA with your VHDL code. The LEDs are multiplexed (4 blocks: LO, RO, LU, RU with 16... Read more
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Notice: This page is about the Elphel® Model 353 camera NOT about apertus° Axiom ! Elphel® is a registered trademark of Elphel, Inc. The small form factor of the Elphel 353 cameras make them very versatile for shooting 3D. In a side-by-side configuration, a minimum inter-axial distance of approx. 45mm can be achived. The small cameras would also be well suited to an on-the-shoulder beam splitter rig. Sync Shooting Apertus S3D footage is possible by synchronizing the sensors read out phase on... Read more
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Notice: This page is about the Elphel® Model 353 camera NOT about apertus° Axiom ! Elphel® is a registered trademark of Elphel, Inc. ElphelVision is a touch screen based camera interface with all camera controls, live preview and an integrated file browser/viewer to watch the files on the camera connected HDD/SSD. The name "ElphelVision" was chosen to honor the company Elphel Inc. that builds the free software and open hardware camera modules that sparked the creation of the Apertus project... Read more
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Notice: This page is about the Elphel® Model 353 camera NOT about apertus° Axiom ! Elphel® is a registered trademark of Elphel, Inc. Android App (Codename "Appertus Remote") to remote control Elphel cameras over Wifi. No live video is displayed at this time. But you can change shutter time, white-balance, recording resolution, etc. The code is still in an early stage. Axiom support is planned for the future. Source Code Code on GitHub Read more
Notice: This page is about the Elphel® Model 353 camera NOT about apertus° Axiom ! Elphel® is a registered trademark of Elphel, Inc. The DNG Converter is a command-line tool to convert raw footage from the Elphel internal JP4 RAW codec into a DNG sequence. The software is part of the JP4Tools collection. An older version is available for Linux on launchpad as binary package: http://wiki.elphel.com/index.php?title=Movie2dng Source Code Code on GitHub Read more
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Notice: This page is about the Elphel® Model 353 camera NOT about apertus° Axiom ! Elphel® is a registered trademark of Elphel, Inc. Software with Graphical User Interface to view real time video from 2 Elphel cameras in different modes (side-by-side, anaglyph, single side). Support real-time GPU debayering of raw footage through GLSL shaders. Source Code Code on GitHub Read more
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Notice: This page is about the Elphel® Model 353 camera NOT about apertus° Axiom ! Elphel® is a registered trademark of Elphel, Inc. Power Consumption Elphel offers the modified Elphel 353 camera that works with 12-36V DC for additional 50$. This modification is the key to enable mobile operation. The best efficiency range is said to be at around 15V. Typical Elphel camera power consumption: 2400 milliwatts just booted 3000 milliwatts after setting image parameters 3700 milliwatts streamer on... Read more
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Notice: This page is about the Elphel® Model 353 camera NOT about apertus° Axiom ! Elphel® is a registered trademark of Elphel, Inc. In the Elphel camera recording audio in sync with video is done by using Linux-compatible (since most USB devices do not require additional drivers they just need to be plugged in and are ready to go - so far all devices we tried worked out of the box) USB audio devices. These are widely available and range from simple thumb sticks with two 3.5mm jacks to multi... Read more
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There are hundred of tools in GNU Linux plus a lot of multimedia Linux distributions that are near of your dreams and that authorize you to edit a movie. Generic GNU Linux distros like Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Mandriva, etc, may contain some video and sound tools but you will need surely to add the missing ones and then fight a little bit with the packages and the needed dependencies, if not to compile the whole thing to get what you need and want. These distributions are generalist by default... Read more
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About Professional cinema grade lighting equipment is expensive. But after a Kinoflo Divalite 401 tear down we discovered that it consists mostly of off-the-shelf parts that can be sourced locally for a fraction of the price of buying from the original manufacturer. So this DIY project seeks to build a light that is almost as good as the original for just a fraction of the price. Future expansions could make it better than the original though: put in an Arduino like micro controller plus... Read more
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