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    Just thought I would give a little update since the April update thread from just a couple weeks ago is getting bogged and so much has happened since then.

    Raven lines are heating up.. we shipped twice as many cameras this week as we did last. And that should double next week. Just as you see Scarlet-W numbers dramatically increasing now and getting out in record numbers as they enter their manufacturing groove, Raven is inching into the same momentum.

    Normally NAB wipes us out all our teams for a good 2 months before and a month after as we scramble to make a bunch of shiny new things to show the world in our booth. This year you'll see a new monitor, a new module and a new battery and a few other little things from us, and that is it. A few months ago I promised you guys that we would use all our lines for manufacturing cameras instead of the distraction of making a bunch of new prototype things and we have lived up to that promise.. and that focus has been incredibly beneficial.

    3rd parties also really help here.. as they work hard to bring you accessories more of our lines can be on the cameras. Our booth is all about them this year.

    8K VV sensors are still a bitch to make... and are still rolling out in single digits. Just to give you another sense of that complexity, We can fab 300 8k sensors and only get 2 or 3 perfect ones we deem worthy of going into the bodies. The 8k train is slow.. it's the most insane sensor anyone has ever made but you can ask anyone that has theirs, it's worth the wait.

    So thanks for your patience. See you in Vegas.
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    Awesome Jarred! Thanks for the update!
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    You guys are amazing. Keep on, keeping on! Love the feedback and insight from you and Brent. Lookin forward to NAB!
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    Thanks for the update Jarred!

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    1% success rate on the 8Ks? Yeah dude, that sounds insanely difficult. These sensors must be worth the trouble though! Any relief in sight for you guys on improving yield?
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    ...and I thought we would see new Red glass. Or maybe that's post NAB...
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    ...would love to know the 8K pricing at NAB this year.
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    Can't wait to get my RAVEN :) The new battery you posted on facebook or a new revolt xl battery? :) I bought the redvolt xl module, quadcharger and 2 batteries and then I saw that V lock beauty aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa that's a big problem ;)
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    Thanks for the update Jarred. Excited to find out more about this new battery. Could it be a v-lock that fits better with the new cameras?

    Ahh, yeah, just saw the facebook post that Luca mentioned above. Looks promising!!
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    1% success rate on the 8Ks? Yeah dude, that sounds insanely difficult. These sensors must be worth the trouble though! Any relief in sight for you guys on improving yield?
    Sure, yield will get better as time goes on. This isn't abnormal though. If you remember when we made Dragon 6k, the first batches started out not much better so it's not like we are scratching our heads wondering what went wrong, it just takes time.

    Our continuous transparency has risk associated with it.

    The more updates we give, and more dates we give out, the more opportunity there is for something to go wrong and break it. It's why most companies just shut the fuck up even when there are delays. When you make everything from scratch, it's not just the hard things like sensors... even one screw coming in that is painted the wrong color can have catastrophic consequences.

    Good thing is that we are getting insanely good at this stuff. We have learned a lot over the years. We are hitting our dates even though our products are a multitude more complicated. We now just have to figure out the keeping up with the demand part. Increasing the price of things like the Raven next week is a simple thing that hopefully will help with that, but in the end we are still just a little company in Southern California trying to make cool things as fast as we can :)
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