Apertus AXIOM Beta Interview by Cinema5D

Cinima5D recorded a lengthy interview with AXIOM project leader Sebastian Pichelhofer. AXIOM is an open source camera project that lets you assemble your own camera. You can build an APS-C, 2/3, and 4/3 camera from their kit, but they are only beginning to deliver some of the promised stuff from their crowdfunding now, so it might take a while for them to deliver a complete package.

Keypoints by Cinima5D

  • Over 500 people backed their successful Indiegogo campaign
  • Magic Lantern was assigned to develop the “color science” behind the camera
  • The camera will actually have a few “color science options” to choose from, making it possible to change “film stock” at the click of a button
  • The philosophy of building a “Lego-type camera” hasn’t changed. One will be able to mix and match between different components like lens bayonets, sensor types and such
  • Two kinds of camera enclosures are in the making: a “Lite” 3D-printed version for users who need it now, and a robust version made of aluminium that will serve the majority of future users
  • The guys at Apertus are looking at an SD RAID recording solution for their camera, where users can swap the cards according to their needs themselves
  • EVERYTHING is open to the community to inspect and check, from cost of materials to the actual development status. See full details at the Apertus site here

If you’re interested in the project you can read more here. There is also sample footage from t camera available the here.

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