4k is hot right now. RED made it popular, then Sony and Canon jumped into the game. There was even a 4k webcam announced recently. Now, a small open source cinema company, Apertus, has plans for making their own 4k video camera. Apertus mission is to create affordable community driven free software and open hardware cinematic HD camera for a professional production environment. They are calling their new camera - Axiom, and have posted a concept image on their website.
Apertus plans for the Axiom to have:
- 4K resolution
- 35mm sensor
- Up to 15 F-stops dynamic range
- Cinema DNG Raw Recording
- Be "well below $10,000 target price"
Apertus says they are being purposefully secretive about the project, as they don't want to over promise and then under deliver. They also plan on funding the project through Kickscatter, so in order for it to happen at all, it will need to be successfully crowdfunded. They've got our attention, and we'll follow the project as Apertus releases more information.
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