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2014/09/23

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01:21
Bertl
off to bed now ... have a good one everyone!
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Bertl
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se6astian|away
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08:27
danieel
se6astian: the timeline shows beta development till end of 2014 - should it rather be up to 2015/Q1 - according to perk shipment? ( ref: https://www.apertus.org/axiom )
08:32
danieel
regarding the raw packing, one missed the point that there is no such thing as 4:2:2 RGB :)
08:32
danieel
all 4:2:2 recorders are taking YCbCr
08:46
danieel
and the last detail is bitdepth, with YCbCr 4:2:2 the usual external recorders handle 10bit nicely, so it averages at 20bit/pixel, but to be broadcast compatible, you cant use the bottom/top 4 codewords, so it is 19.98 bits effectively
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se6astian
gotta go to the post office
08:49
se6astian
bbs
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se6astian
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08:57
aquarat
This has probably been asked before... but why would someone prioritise purchasing an Axiom Beta over a Blackmagic Design 4K Camera ?
08:57
aquarat
apart from the open source nature of the Axiom Beta ?
08:58
aquarat
They seem to have the same sensor, one is in development, another is freely available
08:58
danieel
can bmd4k do 1080p120 if it does uhd@30? (bandwidth is same)
08:58
aquarat
no it can't
08:58
danieel
so that is the reason :)
08:59
aquarat
is that the only reason?
08:59
aquarat
:P
08:59
aquarat
it's a compelling reason...
08:59
danieel
one of the most obvious ones falling into category of free choice what to do with the hardware
08:59
danieel
and also easy to explain as the point is clear
09:00
aquarat
yes, the benefits of an open source product are profound
09:03
danieel
what do you shoot usually?
09:03
aquarat
a combination of tv commercials and health and safety videos
09:03
aquarat
it's a bit of a hobby of mine
09:04
danieel
to what gear currently?
09:04
aquarat
which tends to fit well with another hobby: electronics and PCs
09:04
aquarat
I have four BMD cameras
09:04
aquarat
and two Sony EX3s
09:04
danieel
same or diff?
09:04
aquarat
and three Sony NX5s
09:05
aquarat
same or diff ?
09:05
aquarat
I don't understand
09:05
danieel
the 4 bmds
09:05
aquarat
yeah, two 2.5k cams
09:05
aquarat
one 4k cam
09:05
aquarat
and the pocket cam
09:05
danieel
do they output same color instantly or needs lot of tuning?
09:06
aquarat
If the lighting is consistent one LUT can be applied to all footage from the 2.5k cams
09:06
aquarat
the 4k and 2.5k cams differ considerably in colour
09:07
aquarat
Generally we shoot raw, I debayer the footage (applying settings to achieve a neutral base to work from), I export to uncompressed YUV 422 10bit
09:07
aquarat
then I use ffmpeg to transcode the footage to multiple versions, generally rec709 proxy, 2k prores and 4k prores
09:08
aquarat
the 2k and 4k versions are in BMD's "Film" profile
09:12
se6astian|away
changed nick to: se6astian
09:14
se6astian
back
09:14
se6astian
aquarat: to add to the free choice you also have a clear upgrade path and a lot of flexibility with the AXIOM
09:15
se6astian
and a community surrounding it that will make it grow and glow over time :)
09:16
se6astian
plus we support fair labour and green sustainable manufacturing, BMD probably manufactures in China where it is cheapest
09:18
aquarat
cool, thanks for that se6astian
09:18
aquarat
yeah I don't get why companies like BMD and Canon don't open source their firmware
09:19
danieel
they would not sell as much new products :)
09:19
aquarat
hehe :P
09:20
aquarat
I like the presence of an arm soc in the beta
09:20
aquarat
this irc client is running on a quad-core arm unit
09:23
se6astian
nice :)
09:24
se6astian
well I already see the prime application for the AXIOM as on-set IRC chat platform :P
09:29
aquarat
lol
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09:37
FergusL
Some geeky dops like to tweet, so could be great to have twitter feed notifications as well
09:42
PhilippeJ
Looking at twitter, https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=apertus&src=typd the most mentionned article curently is this one : http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/09/magic-lantern-blackmagic-red-apertus-axiom/
09:51
se6astian
its a very unorthodox by quite honest way of describing us :)
10:04
se6astian
gotta go
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se6astian
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Bertl_zZ
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14:43
Bertl
afternoon folks!
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20:08
se6astian
any english native speaker around?
20:08
se6astian
I need a quick text review
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20:10
Bertl
native English speakers would do fine I guess :)
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se6astian
tomahawk! :)
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20:33
intracube
se6astian: did you find someone?
20:45
Bertl
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20:50
se6astian
bertl had a look
20:50
se6astian
but if you could as well that would be great
20:51
se6astian
pmed you
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theuberkevlar
I'll have a look if you want, Sebastian.
21:04
se6astian
more collaborators, great :)
21:05
se6astian
pmed you
21:12
intracube
se6astian: just made the final change to the doc
21:12
intracube
not sure how to respond on the google doc chat - but it depends how informal se6astian wants it to read :P
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21:14
intracube
"but feel â¬350 is too much of a commitment right now" - reads better, slightly less formal
21:17
se6astian
please take a look now
21:31
intracube
yep, that reads ok
21:31
Bertl_oO
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21:32
se6astian
many thanks!
21:32
se6astian
posted now
21:35
intracube
as this is fairly important, maybe it could go on the main 'story' page
21:35
intracube
I suspect 90% of page views won't click on updates and will miss this info
21:41
theuberkevlar
Yeah if there is a way to put it on the main page I would recomment doing that. :)
21:43
se6astian
the perks are already on the main page
21:43
se6astian
I mean the tshirt/button designs
21:43
se6astian
and the 150⬠perk is available as well
22:10
se6astian
there is no designated "news" area on the frontpage, but thats what the update tab is for I guess
22:11
se6astian
released the campaign update on the mailing lists and social media
22:11
se6astian
now time for bed :)
22:12
Bertl
have a good night then!
22:12
intracube
night
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se6astian
good niht
22:23
se6astian
*night
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se6astian
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22:59
aombk
most of the sensor manufaturers struggle to make the sensors smaller
23:06
intracube
aombk: what do you mean?
23:06
intracube
or rather, what is this in reference to
23:07
aombk
no reference to anything, i just look into sensor manufacturers and their product lines
23:09
Bertl
it is kind of understandable
23:09
Bertl
making larger sensors costs a lot more
23:12
Q_
Why would you want a smaller sensor?
23:12
intracube
aombk: Samsung have a 16 megapixel sensor in the Note 4. the sensor must be pretty small.
23:12
intracube
Q_: you wouldn't! no shallow depth of field effect :)
23:12
Q_
I would like to see a 35 mm option. I think the biggest one is ASP-C?
23:13
Q_
s/ASP/APS/
23:14
intracube
the axiom beta will have the same sensor dimensions as the filmstock used in most hollywood films
23:14
intracube
aps-c is virtually the same as super35
23:15
intracube
if by 35mm, you mean 35mm still photography... that's different :)
23:18
intracube
VistaVision is the same format size as (D)SLR fullframe
23:18
intracube
and vistavision is not often used for movies
23:19
aombk
the thing is, some manufacturers that make tiny sensors, 1/4" - 1/11" or smaller use some very advanced techniques compared by the more "traditional" techniques used in large sensors
23:19
aombk
they do much research
23:20
intracube
aombk: I guess some of this tech will filter down to larger sensors, like sony's new a7s?
23:21
Q_
Calling it APS-C looks very confussing.
23:22
aombk
probably in time, large sensors will follow
23:22
intracube
aombk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1W-bPyYR0k
23:23
Q_
Afaik, in still photography 35 mm is 36x24mm, APS-C around 25x18 but depends on the manufacturer.
23:23
aombk
Q_, not really. your background is film?
23:23
intracube
1:18 onward
23:24
intracube
Q_: that's correct, afaik
23:24
aombk
Q_, when i get confused i visit wikipedia
23:24
aombk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format
23:25
intracube
actual film is similar, but for still photography it's horizontal
23:25
aombk
intracube, i have seen this video yes the low noise at high gains is impressive
23:25
intracube
for movie film it's rotated 90 degrees to vertical
23:27
intracube
still FF (d)slr/vistavision: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VistaVision
23:27
intracube
typical movie film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_35
23:27
Bertl
and to clarify, the CMV12000 has 22.5x16.9mm sensitive area
23:27
Bertl
the sensel are 5.5x5.5µm in size, 4096x3072 of them
23:27
intracube
movie film might historically have optical or magnetic sound area down one side
23:27
intracube
super35 doesn't
23:31
Q_
If you talk about 35 mm still photography, you're talking about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/135_film
23:32
intracube
yup
23:33
Bertl
now twice wikipedia came to the rescue, we should consider donating to their cause!
23:33
Q_
Or: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full-frame_digital_SLR
23:35
aombk
i do donate to wikipedia every month
23:35
aombk
you dont?!
23:35
aombk
:P
23:35
Bertl
not yet, not on a regular basis, but I'm considering it
23:38
aombk
i see. yes, i was considering it too before i decided to do it
23:39
intracube
that reminds me. I should donate