Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 01/24/14 12:01:18 PM
Joe Marine of NoFilmSchool goes over some of the new details that have recently emerged about the Apertus Axiom, an upcoming open source 4K camera with interchangeable sensors, mounts, and filters.
He writes, "If different sensor modules could be provided inexpensively enough, you could essentially have one camera designed to do anything you need it to do. Need ultra low-light, high frame rates, or infrared for a particular scene? Change out the sensor. What if you wanted to take advantage of Super 16mm lenses because you think the project should have that feel? Drop in the sensor designed for the format. It may seem like one sensor designed to do all of these things would be ideal, but the reality is that it’s next to impossible to check off every single box. We may be getting closer that, but the more one sensor does, the more things usually cost, and the longer development takes."