9th September 2013
Those of you waiting for availability of Blackmagic's 4K camera will have to wait another 3-4 weeks due to, stop me if you've heard this before, sensor issues!
Grant from Blackmagic explains:
As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we received the production sensors much later than we expected. When we built cameras from them we saw some big differences in the images between these production sensors vs the pre production samples we originally received. What this means is that we have been working over the last few weeks to replace a bunch of the software in the camera that handles the sensor calibration and image processing.
It’s taking a bit longer than we expected to do this and we think its going to take about 3 to 4 weeks more to get those changes done and to get the QA process completed before we can start shipping.
We apologize for the delays from the original promised date. Ultimately, image calibration is a very important step so we want to make sure this is done properly before shipping.
As we all know from last years shenanigans with their Cinema Camera, take the 3 week delay and double it for a more realistic expectation. If you have pre-ordered a camera from us we will contact you as soon as we have anymore information.
As for 'stock units', do not expect anywhere to have then until early 2014.