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Adobe Adds Another Half-Million Creative Cloud Subscribers

Another quarter, another big gain in Creative Cloud (CC) subscriptions for Adobe. The company reported that it signed on 502,000 new paid CC users in the quarter ending August 29, bringing the total to 2.8 million. At that rate, the … more »

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Review: Sachtler Ace L MS CF Tripod with Ace Accessories

Sachtler has long been known as the Mercedes-Benz of tripods for quality as well as price — topping out at around $14,000. With all of the world's economic woes, Sachtler got smart — just like the Mercedes did with the CLA Class — and came out … more »

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Blackmagic Design Buys Fusion VFX Software Maker Eyeon

If you're at IBC, you may have noticed something funny — Eyeon Software's Fusion 7 VFX compositing software is at the Blackmagic booth. That's because Blackmagic Design has bought Eyeon. Blackmagic said development and support of Eyeon Fusion will continue, with … more »

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Soundelux’s 25,000-Square-Foot Burbank Studios Are Up for Sale

Want to buy a world-class audio facility? The former Burbank studio operated by now-bankrupt Todd-Soundelux is up for sale. The remarketing services division of investment firm Tiger Group and auctioneer GA Global Partners are accepting offers for what is described … more »

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Vimeo on Demand Broadens Content with New Partners

Vimeo is stepping outside of its comfort zone within the indie film inner circle and expanding its content distribution partners to include those offering family programming, extreme sports and fitness, signaling broader VOD opportunities for filmmakers of every genre. The … more »

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Google Acquires Zync VFX Cloud-Rendering Service

Cloud rendering provider Zync, an off-shoot of Boston VFX studio Zero VFX, has been acquired by Google, where it will run on the Google Cloud Platform—the same infrastructure that supports Google's web search index, YouTube, and Gmail.. The move into … more »

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ADAPT Organizers Update SIGGRAPH on Anti-Tax Subsidy Campaign

Former VFX artist Daniel Lay, better known in his guise as blogger VFX Soldier, and Scott Ross, former general manager of ILM and co-founder of Digital Domain, met with SIGGRAPH attendees in Vancouver last week as representatives of ADAPT, the … more »

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Academy Releases Shortlist of Sci-Tech Oscar Candidates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its annual list of achievements that will be considered for the next round of awards from its Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. The Academy publishes the list in August every … more »

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With the End of Upgrades in View, Autodesk’s Model Evolves Slowly

Autodesk is continuing to move its software model away from perpetual licensing and toward desktop subscriptions, officials said as they announced quarterly earnings yesterday. Last month, Autodesk had warned customers that its traditional software upgrade program, which allows users with … more »

Q&A: Critical Mass Studios CEO David Straus

Withoutabox co-founders David Straus, Joe Neulight and Fred Kramer have resurfaced with the launch earlier this year of Critical Mass Studios (CMS), a global rights-tracking specialist for entertainment companies. In June, CMS acquired RightsLine, a real-time rights-management platform whose clients … more »