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Apertus: The open source cinema project

Aug 12, 2010, 17:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The idea of creating a free (as in free speech) and open cinema camera based on an Elphel 333 started in spring 2006 in the mind of a member of the DVinfo forum, who in March 2006 started a new thread called "High Definition with Elphel model 333 camera." A lot of people got involved, and the project grew and developed. As time passed this thread broke the 1,000 posts mark in 2009, so the team decided to build a dedicated website and find a unique name for the project. After a lot of discussion, the decision was made to call the project "Apertus," which stands for openness in Latin.

"What is Apertus?

"The project is basically the effort to turn an Elphel into an affordable, full-featured cinema camera that we as film-makers love to use and providing a workflow to integrate it into a professional movie production."

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