by Tim Fok | 1st August 2013
Well, July has been and gone, where are the new Blackmagic cameras? After speaking with Andrew Reid of EOSHD last week, Blackmagic released the following statement regarding the shipping dates for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema, and Blackmagic 4k Cinema Camera. “Blackmagic Design is making significant progress in production of the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Full production manufacturing is underway on the Pocket Cinema Camera with first production units in final testing. This is inline with our initial expectations of the end of July and means the camera will start to ship in quantity during August. There are several weeks of work to do on Production Camera 4K before this will enter full production manufacturing, however we expect to ship the first quantities of this model before the end of August.” If I’m honest, I was a little surprised by this news. Just a week before this, Europe’s largest dealer CVP sent a frustrated email to their customers stating that they had no idea when they were receiving quantities of either camera. I was therefore expecting a much later release date for both.Read more
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