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Boris FX Buys Imagineer Systems

Boris FX Acquires Imagineer Systems

Boris FX is buying Imagineer Systems, maker of the Academy Award-winning planar-tracking software Mocha. Imagineer is expected to continue operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Boris FX, with John-Paul Smith, CEO of Imagineer since 2009, continuing to lead the Mocha team from … more »

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Adobe to Buy Microstock Library Fotolia, Integrate with Creative Cloud

The latest addition to Adobe's Creative Cloud product mix is Fotolia, the royalty-free microstock photo and video library based in New York City. Adobe is spending about $800 million in cash to acquire the company and plans to integrate Fotolia's marketplace … more »

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Blackmagic Upgrades Ursa to Shoot 4K at 80p

Blackmagic released a major update to its 4K Ursa camera today, bumping the maximum frame rate to 80fps and employing a new 3:1 raw compression ratio that increases the amount of footage that can be recorded on a CFast card — … more »

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Avid Says 3,200 Users Are Paying for Media Composer Subscriptions

More than 3,200 customers are paying for monthly or annual Avid Media Composer subscriptions, the company said, giving its editing software a foothold in a larger universe of users that includes pros and hobbyists who have historically been unable to afford … more »

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Sounddogs Buys Todd-Soundelux Sound-Effects Libraries

Sounddogs.com in Los Angeles, CA, has acquired the library assets and marks of the defunct Todd-Soundelux in bankruptcy court, according to Rob Nokes, president and founder of Sounddogs. The transaction includes the Soundelux sound-effects library as well as The Hollywood … more »

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Edward Snowden Doc Citizenfour Leads Nominees for Cinema Eye Honors

Always reliable for highlighting interesting documentary films, the slate of nominees for the Cinema Eye Honors has been announced. Documentary Citizenfour, about filmmaker Laura Poitras' working relationship with Edward Snowden and NSA surveillance, leads the pack with six nominations. Director Steve James' Life … more »

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Blackmagic Design Releases Free Version of Fusion 7

Just two months after purchasing Fusion 7 maker Eyeon Software, Blackmagic Design has made the VFX and compositing package for Windows available as a free download. The free Fusion 7 is not feature-limited, Blackmagic said. The software includes an array … more »

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HPA Announces 2014 Award Winners

The Hollywood Post Alliance announced its 2014 HPA Award winners at a ceremony held at the event's usual venue, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. If you guessed that the big winner would be Gravity, you'd be right — the … more »

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Vimeo Adds Paid Subtitling and Translation Services

Vimeo has added a few more services to its platform, including options for subtitling and translation, that it hopes will help its Vimeo Pro and Vimeo On Demand customers get a bigger return from their content worldwide. Vimeo is partnering with … more »

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NYC’s Last Film Lab Is Closing

Film Lab New York, opened in 2011, will shut down on December 19. It's the last motion-picture film processing and printing facility in New York City. In announcing the impending closure, Technicolor-PostWorks New York, joint owner of the lab at 110 Leroy … more »