Deliveries of Blackmagic Design’s 4K Cinema Camera have been delayed by around a month.
The camera, which was unveiled at NAB earlier this year, was due to ship in July but Blackmagic chief executive Grant Petty said the company needs more time to complete the software for the device.
Petty said: “Our first batch of sensors was delivered only this week, so we have not been able to complete the software for the camera. We expect to start shipping in about three to four weeks once the final software work and testing is completed.”
It follows delays to Blackmagic’s first camera - the 2.5K device which launched last year.
The price of that camera has now been cut from £1,955 to £1,325.
“I think people will be able to use the savings to invest in some exciting lenses and rigs to really boost the creative possibilities,” said Petty.
Orders that have not yet been fulfilled will be sold at the reduced price.
Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera, which was also launched at NAB, is now shipping.
Petty said a software update for the camera would add new features to the camera.
He said: “You can now focus by pushing the focus button when using an active MFT lens. This makes it very easy to accurately focus.
“The focus peaking feature is still there and you enable it by double pressing the focus button. The focus zoom feature is enabled by double pressing the OK button.”
Those features will be included in an update for the Cinema Camera as well as de-bayer process that is expected to improve the camera’s sharpness when shooting non-RAW files.