Axiom 4K camera update: Crowd funding starting today

September 10th, 2014
Axiom 4K camera update: Crowd funding starting today

Apertus° just launched their crowd funding campaign to raise €100,000 for the next phase of their Axiom Beta camera development. Since going live on indiegogo this morning, they have already raised €6,710 within the first few hours and 29 days remaining.

When viewing their promotional youtube video on the indiegogo frontpage, you’ll want to skip to 2:45 to avoid the painful newscaster mockumentary and watch the industrial portion about the actual camera. Scratch that. You’ll probably prefer watching the sample video of their sample footage.

Apertus° will be at IBC in Amsterdam and we will be taking a closer look.

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Andrew Levine
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October 3rd, 2014

Regarding…

“Apertus° will be at IBC in Amsterdam
and we will be taking a closer look.”

What did you see? :-) The project is not still 15.000 short of the funding goal with six days to go. I for one am excited about it, and the developers at MagicLantern are on board as well!

Justin Derry
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September 11th, 2014

10 Stops Dynamic Range! What’s the point…

aombk
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September 11th, 2014
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*15 stops with hdr mode.

i think we all are going to be amazed by the three hdr modes built in the sensor once the potential will be unlocked by the developers or the open community

Stanislav Shapetskiy
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September 11th, 2014

Hi there,
I would love to wish all the best to Axiom team, but seems to me that it’s too late for this project.
Axiom will need one more year to sort out hardware/software for Beta. And for money you pay you will get a toy.

Dennis
Dennis
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September 10th, 2014

What would really sell more than another 4K camera is a large-ish sensor camera that does excellent 1080 with 442 colorspace and a decent 50/mb s internal codec, decent ergonomics with internal ND and 1080 120 fps for about the same price as a 5D mkiii. That’s what would be useful now.

aombk
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September 11th, 2014
Reply to  Dennis

actually, this axiom beta is an open camera.
i am sure someone will customize the open internal firmware/software to do everything you mentioned, 1080p, 442, internal decent codec, 120fps and release it, if its not already in there.

about the internal nd, well, its not so hard to design a custom lens mount or something in front of the sensor that does that. someone will and openly release the plans and people will start 3d printing.

thats the way open source and open hardware works.

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