@paul Short answer is, these days yes.

Longer answer is: well if you don't count nvidia driver, and whatever proprietary items are in the camera/default camera app of the android phone. Generally if I can replace something with an open source alternative without losing out of substantial quality, I will stick to it.

I use Darktable mostly to edit, occasionally Gimp / Krita.

@eylul I admire that! Wish I could say the same but I could never bring myself to replace DaVinci Resolve and other closed-source tools 🙃

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It doesn't have to be a binary thing. Try a program out, integrate it to your workflow. Many illustrators here use Krita for example, without necessarily working toward having a full workflow that involves open sourced software. :) Many of these programs are really good, and worth a try and sometimes are better than the commercial alternatives. :)

@eylul absolutely true but I feel like the film industry does not have that much great open source software 😶 There is MagicLantern of course and it is absolutely amazing at what it does but I would always choose a real cinema camera over some open source DSLR extension. Hopeful @apertus will change some of that!

@paul actually.... as far as I know Blender has some use I believe on film industry (or used to? not entirely sure) but compatibility can be an issue sometimes. lack of open sourced/ hackable alternatives on devices (phones, cameras) is a problem. I am also waiting to see what happens with @apertus as well as @Purism 's upcoming linux phone although we'll see if those are accessible geographically and financially.

@eylul @apertus blender is definitely pretty great! But since I am not into 3D stuff that’s sadly not my area of expertise :) I talk to the @apertus guys at least once a year at the Maker Faire in Berlin and I am pretty certain what they are doing will be pretty amazing given time. Financially accessible should not be the hardest thing in my field compared to what the professional solutions now cost 😅

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@apertus will definitely change some of that.We can see from early case studies that the potential to make significant customisations to hardware, software, and the image itself is deep - wiki.apertus.org/index.php/AXI

Hoping to get the USB3 boxed-off in the next month and then we're gonna team up with some local DOPs to shoot lots of demo stuff now that Magic Lantern have perfected some of the colour science.

@apertus @eylul would love to contribute some Berlin demo stuff 😇

@paul @eylul

Our recent Team Talk actually didn't go down too well and a couple of naysayers have started an anti-campaign on IndieGoGo, but this is because it's hard to see the depth and complexity of a project like this. It's almost like we're being accused of stealing money, and given that several people have been slogging away for 50-70 hours a week unpaid on this for years that's a bit disheartening. We also didn't include too much about the dev but this will be featured in TT14.2.

@paul @eylul

Not sure myself. Think they wanna make a documentary about how long the project has taken - indiegogo.com/projects/axiom-b

... as opposed to actually helping out in some way.

The jaws of people with backgrounds in technology tend to drop when they see what's been done thus far and the scope of the project, but one guy says we should be ashamed of ourselves. So, you know, that's an interesting contrast of opinion.

@apertus @eylul I mean you only promised people could buy a camera for the price the parts cost right? Have you set any deadline for when exactly that will be? Really not sure what the problem is. Especially the guy wanting to do a documentary?!

@paul @eylul Yeah there are around 50 AXIOM Beta DKs out there, he can have one of those anytime he wants. He wants AXIOM beta CP, that way he can use WiFi instead of terminal. And that's taking time. We pretty much started shipping the camera when we said we would (well, the second estimate). But yeah backers get the option to purchase a camera at cost anytime. That was a perk, the contribution was just to get R&D going really, it wasn't a deposit.

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@apertus @eylul then I really don't understand their problem 🙄

@paul @eylul

People want everything now. Or better yet, last week. And preferably without getting hands dirty. Purism might have had the right idea, raise 3 million and pay people (Librem 5)... but then it get's a bit 'profit orientated'

Still, we'd have been further on by a long chalk by now. What he wants is close, but we're not magicians.

@apertus yeah same with open source software projects... 😄 Anyway you are doing a remarkable job in my opinion! Keep doing what you are doing and don’t get dragged down too much by such people! The value you are adding (right now to the scientific community) and later to the film community as well is extremely important!

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