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Digital cinematography Rogue Element Films will take delivery of three open source Axiom Beta cameras from the community driven Apertus project next year. The modular non-proprietary systems will be built from patent-less hardware and software and will allow users to create their own custom devices. They will made available for rent for free with Rogue Element Films generating income through consultancy and the supply of additional sensors, lenses, tripods and other peripheral, and add on services such as storage and workfl ow. Founder Dan Mulligan said: “The ability to create your own 4k camera and your own workfl ow is hugely benefi cial for the fi lm and broadcast industry because it will encourage content creation and allow people to get involved at much less cost.“ News gathering ITV has bought more than 190 Sony PMW-400 and PMW-200 cameras as it moves its regional newsgathering operations to HD. It has also picked up Sony CBK-WA101 wireless adapters that can accelerate the newsgathering workfl ow by enabling the transmission of content over a wireless network from a PMW-400. Connecting directly to the cameras, the CBK-WA101 adapter enables the transmission of both proxy fi les and high-resolution content to a broadcast station, on premise server or cloud environment via 3G, 4G, LTE or Wi-Fi. Paul Stevenson, director of technology and technical operations at ITV News, said: “Sony’s XDCAM workfl ow was one of the key factors in our fi nal decision. By investing in this technology our teams will be able to easily ingest, edit, and export their content as data fi les, critical as we future- proof our newsgathering tools and processes.“ KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 95 NOVEMBER 2014 | 13 TV-BAY095NOV14.indd 13 06/11/2014 13:05