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Comment What exactly is Moore's Law? (Score 1) 101

I've heard the term for years and thought I understood it. However, this thread seems to contain a lot of debate on exactly what Moore's Law means... I don't believe it actually has anything to do with cpu power doubling or transistor density. Can somebody clarify a precise definition?

Here is my interpretation...

If I buy a CPU today for X dollars in 18 months a CPU will exist that contains roughly twice the number of transistors that will also cost X dollars to purchase.


Comment Re:It will never get built ... (Score 2) 31

Digital Bolex and Blackmagic Design built a fully functional retail product where Apertus beta camera is closer to a developers kit. While it could be used to make films there are better, cheaper, and easier to use alternatives out there. The crowd funding was more about expanding their community of developers than building a retail product.

The Axiom Gamma (next stage of development) is intended to be that type of device.

Comment Re: It will never get built ... (Score 3, Informative) 31

I think you are confused about what they are actually producing... The beta camera was never meant to be a fully functional cinema camera and should be treated more as a developers kit than a retail product.

Apertus has already completed the first stage of development by building a prototype (see Axiom Alpha) capable of producing images.. The purpose of the crowd funding was to raise capital so the core team could take their current prototype and create a developers kit to expand their community of developers. The 350 euro donation let's Apertus know that not only do you want to support this project but also want to actively participate in future development by purchasing a developers kit for an additional 1900-2300 euro. Apertus is saying thank you by assembling these kits for only the cost of parts which I assume is why it seems unreasonable to produce a camera of these specs for so cheap.

I seriously doubt many will purchase the beta model at retail when it's completed because it's not really intended to be a product. Sure, you could use it to film a movie but there are better and cheaper solutions out there. I think your comments are more geared towards the Axiom Gamma stage which is what the crowd funding/beta is the first step in.

Comment Re:"compared to consumer grade cameras" (Score 1) 52

The Axiom team has stated they intend to eventually enable this functionality but just not for the crowd funding beta version. However, I'm not sure if the lens mount has the interface but there is no plans to enable it for the beta or if you'll need to replace the mount later if you want that feature.

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