Another Update from Grant at Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera fitted with a Zeiss CP.2 Compact Prime Lens, Matte Box & Follow Focus

Just as you’re probably (like us) beginning to fear that your eagerly awaited Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera will pehaps never materialise, Blackmagic Design’s CEO Grant Petty gives us hope that volume production may be about to start in earnest at long last…

“Hi,

Ok good news everyone as the test run of sensors have just been built into cameras and they look good. Very good. So we have just given the sensor supplier the go ahead to commence volume production of the sensors and we hope to start getting them within the next week to start building cameras. How many cameras? I am not sure, as we have all stopped production and so we all need to restart production and see how many they can produce. However we will be working hard to build as many cameras as possible over the next few weeks.

I hope people start to see more cameras shipping, but it might be a good idea if I post another update early January to update everyone on how production is progressing.

As for the micro four thirds model, it’s ready to go, however the problem is I feel until we are shipping a whole bunch of EF model cameras, there is little point building any of the MFT model. So we will ship as many as we can and then perhaps see where we are mid Jan and do a few MFT models then.

It is sure a relief seeing this problem coming to a close. I cannot believe this happened and it’s been an incredibly frustrating delay. However I am feeling really positive now.

Regards,

Grant
Blackmagic Design”

So, based on this our fingers are crossed that we’ll at long last start to see some meaningful deliveries by the middle of January 2013, only 6 month after the promised date!

Thank you to everyone who has ordered their BMCC from CVP, we truly appreciate your custom and amazing patience.

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