Making, Editing, and Sharing Videos

Open-Source Movie Cameras

Maybe the still images that we talked about in Chapter 2 are not enough for you, and you want to make movies. You are not alone—amazingly for people of my generation, most American youth would rather be a YouTuber than an astronaut (Berger, 2019). Anyone can shoot YouTube or Vimeo videos with a smartphone or a webcam, but you can also use open-source technology to get started with professional video cameras. Consider the AXIOM Beta (, a professional digital cinema camera built around free and open-source software (FOSS) and open-hardware licenses. The AXIOM (Figure 7.1) comes with a sensor with 4K resolution, 35-mm diameter, and a global shutter with up to ...

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