As you mentioned, effectively no delivery schedule with numbers was given until the one before NAB. I misread your reservation number, and the pre-NAB schedule has been taken down. Thus the "August". My bad. If you re-read your post, it does sounds like you had come to a conclusion that your camera wouldn't deliver on time. At the time your post, and mine referring to it, were made, Jim Jannard had not posted his update about potentially expecting a lockin schedule in 5 weeks (around 6/17). There's nothing in my post that accused you of "RED bashing".
We have now been informed that we can probably expect a locked in schedule in about 5 weeks. That should help everyone's planning. As a producer/director I regularly have to shift to a temporary Plan B, as I'm sure you do too.
I still think that the higher the reservation number, the less people seem to care about the delay(s)... which is only logical and makes sense. If you're number 300+ on the list, then Mike is probably right... there's no reason to lose sleep over it at all. It's the earlier serial numbers that have more of a stake in when the initial release happens.
C'mon Haakon, tell it like it is...Jay you're a pain in the _ _ _ !
(you know I'm kidding, right?)
I'd prefer if we all might think 2008 as a new target date and -- if it would be possible to deliver first, we all would be surprised by Jim once again. Although an accurate schedule would still be better. But please don't push earlier dates. We need a powerful RED ONE, not in a hurry-piece-of-hassles!
I don't want to flop around here, but seriously guys, Jim used everything short of smoke signals to say the dates were not set in stone. When the first schedule, and every schedule after that came out, he said the dates were subject to change.
What we're talking about here is the "unspoken intent". In other words, Jim EXPECTED his schedule to work and the fact that it did not go the way he wanted it was the cause for my note that started this..
HOWEVER: Anyone making any type of plans on the prior schedule does so at his own risk.
Let's look at this from a business perspective and put it to rest go I can go back to threatening Gibby...:
What we know:
All current issues RED is having in engineering have CONFIRMED solutions. There is nothing stopping them in that way (If I understood Jim correctly).
Jim feels reasonably safe saying he can provide a locked schedule within 5 weeks.
So there you go.. It's not a question of "if" it's just "when" and the "when" does not seem that bad.
Hope this helps
Now Gibby....:ninja: :pirate: :rip_1:
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