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Apertus° eXtendable Integrated Open Modular Cinema Camera

Objective

"AXIOM introduces the first professional, extendable, affordable and modular cinema camera platform based on Free Software, Open Design, Open Hardware, transparent development processes and extensive documentation. The project establishes an ecosystem that offers a sustainable basis for a broad spectrum of audiovisual applications and empowers enthusiasts, videographers as well as developers in the technology and creative industry sectors.

AXIOM is not meant to be just one fixed product but rather an open platform stimulating the collaboration of the creative industry with a viable ecosystem for innovative (value-added) products and services. The project aims to show a best-practice example in European Open Hardware development and documentation. There is no comparable product on the market yet.
AXIOM targets the demand for emerging technologies in the creative industry and imaging sectors (eg. cinema, broadcast, science or medical use): high-resolution (4K), high frame-rate (HFR), global shutter, open design (Open Hardware, FLOSS), modular system, using only open standards.

AXIOM is a project of ground-breaking nature. We are expecting the project to be a best-practice-example, with very high potential to disrupt the creative industries in the imaging and video sectors.

AXIOM is:
-) a system between industrial and high end digital cinema camera, for a fraction of the price
-) highly modular: customizable (software, hardware, FPGA)
-) using open standards exclusively

The proposed action includes prototyping, testing, demonstrating and piloting the AXIOM Open Integrated Modular Cinema Camera dubbed ""AXIOM Gamma"". AXIOM will be presented at the international M.I.T. Open Hardware Summit 2015, research data and results will be released under a free licence."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT FUR ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN
Address
Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 294 750

Participants (4)

Präzisions-Entwicklung DENZ Fertigungs-GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 487,50
Address
Otto-hahn-strasse 12-14
85521 Ottobrun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANTMICRO SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 136 850
Address
Ul Zwierzyniecka 3
60 813 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AF INVENTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 180 600
Address
Rebenring 33
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APERTUS - ASSOCIATION SUPPORTING OPEN AND FREE AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
Austria
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Mortaraplatz 11/2/6
1200 Wien
Activity type
Other