Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:28 AM
Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:14 AM
Sad news indeed. Hopefully, someone will pick it up (unfortunately) at a lower price and continue with their Digital camera and the audio side of the business. I suspect the price point of the camera is too high for TV production, but fits into the smaller Alexa Studio market.
Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:27 AM
Apparently, the production quality of the sensor wasn't up to the standard of the prototypes, so Aaton couldn't deliver the ordered cameras.
Which, if true, would explain the situation.
Edited by Brian Drysdale, 27 April 2013 - 07:27 AM.
Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:03 AM
That's sad. I was really looking forward to playing with their Penelope Delta one of these days (though i have to admit I was never much of an aaton fan, they were fantastic cameras all in all). I wonder what'll happen to all their intellectual property? If it's truly the end.
Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:25 AM
Aaton went into receivership in the 1980's I believe it was following being sued by Arri. I guess it depends if someone wants to buy it as a going independent company, or just take on the Aaton products and/or intellectual property.
Edited by Brian Drysdale, 27 April 2013 - 09:25 AM.
Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:26 PM
I suppose there's always possibility that the Penelope Delta might re-emerge if solutions can be found for the problems, it was rather left hanging in this statement and not seeming the first priority.