open technology for professional film production

The goal of the award winning apertus° project is to create free and open technology for todays professional cinema and film production landscape and make all the generated knowledge freely available. It all started with creating an open modular camera system consisting of several hardware and software parts using Elphel hardware. Now with the efforts to build the very first open digital cinema camera AXIOM from scratch the apertus° project has evolved to the next level: into a platform for film-makers, creative industry professionals, artists and enthusiasts. apertus° is more than just a software/hardware collection, it's a knowledge library, an ecosystem of people supporting each other and advocating freedom.

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  • embedded
  • vhdl
  • c
  • linux


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apertus° Association 2019 Projects

  • Nira Tubert
    AXIOM Remote: miscellaneous drawing and management tasks
    Working on the AXIOM Remote hardware
  • Yash Gupta-2
    Extend Camera Control Daemon
    The project aims to extend the capabilities of the control daemon so as to provide smooth communication between the Graphical controller the Web...
  • Fares Mehanna
    JPEG 1992 lossless encoder core
    Implementation of JPEG 1992 lossless encoder core in the FPGA.
  • Apurva Nandan
    USB 3.0 Module Gearwork
    Implementing gearwork and communication interface for the USB 3.0 plugin module, designed by apertus° Association, for streaming live 4K 12-bit video...