The use of traditional motion picture film cameras is likely on the way out as high quality digital video cameras become better and more affordable. A group of developers is capitalizing on this with Apertus, an open source software and open hardware cinematic HD camera for a professional production. While they’re far off from a camera that’s ready to shoot out of the box, the development is well under way. Hit play on the video above for more information about the project and check out these sample videos from the camera. And if you’re a developer that loves the tools of cinematography (like yours truly), take a look at how you can help the project.