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ProMax Systems Acquires Cache-A

ProMax Systems said it has acquired Cache-A, the maker of archive appliances including Prime-Cache, Pro-Cache, and Power Cache. ProMax said it will continue to sell and support the Cache-A product line, but plans to integrate those archival tools more closely … more »

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New VFX House Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank

It's not all bad news for VFX in Los Angeles. Today, VFX veteran Mark Miller said he is opening a new VFX house, Origin Digital Studios, in Burbank, with additional satellite studios in New York City and Albuquerque, NM. Backed … more »

Color Specialist Apache Digital Opens in Santa Monica

Veterans of The Mill and Company 3 have opened Apache Digital, a Santa Monica boutique specializing in color grading for spots. The new facility with its two dedicated color suites will be run by Executive Producer and Managing Director LaRue … more »

Chainsaw to Merge with the SIM Group

The SIM group said it has reached an agreement in principle to merge next month with Hollywood post facility Chainsaw. Chainsaw, which specializes in unscripted and live television productions, will operate using its own name alongside SIM's other operating units, … more »

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Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge

Mumbai's VFX, animation and 3D conversion giant Prime Focus World (PFW) is merging with Double Negative, the feature film VFX facility with offices in London and Singapore. The new VFX business will operate under the Double Negative banner and will … more »

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Autodesk Buys Shotgun Software

Another key tool in the VFX ecosystem became part of the Autodesk portfolio today with the announcement that Autodesk has agreed to buy production-management platform developer Shotgun Software. Launched in 2006, Shotgun offers tools for cloud-based production tracking, review, and … more »

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SolidAnim and Encodacam Partner for Real-Time VFX on Set

The French motion-capture and 3D VFX company SolidAnim has announced a new technical partnership with its SolidTrack markerless tracking division and real-time virtual production company Encodacam. The two companies have a long-standing collaborative relationship but will now join forces in … more »

SMPTE, Hollywood Post Alliance to Merge in 2015

SMPTE today announced that it will begin providing administrative support services to the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA), with the expectation that the two industry groups will merge by May of next year. The 2015 merger would presumably bring Los Angeles-based … more »

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Sandblast Productions Opens New Audio Facility in New York City

Hanging a new shingle in a tough market for audio post, music production company Sandblast Productions has moved in at 1650 Broadway in New York City, just north of Times Square.  After working together for more than 20 years at … more »

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Adobe Passes 2.3 Million Paid Creative Cloud Subscribers

Adobe netted 464,000 new paying subscribers to its Creative Cloud service in the second fiscal quarter of 2014, with total paid subscriptions climbing to 2,308,000 by May 30. That's well in keeping with the company's expectations — back in March, … more »