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In a letter to customers, Lin Kayser from IRIDAS offered a few more details on the acquisition of IRIDAS technology by Adobe, announced yesterday at IBC. Kayser confirmed that Adobe’s purchase included FrameCycler and MetaRender, as well as SpeedGrade.

Kayser said he was initially resistant when Adobe approached about a potential sale, but cited Adobe’s history of success in integrating its acquisitions with its existing product line. He also pointed to the Creative Suite’s Mercury Playback Engine and the new Warp Stabilizer tool as evidence of Adobe’s commitment to R&D.

Adobe has hired both the IRIDAS engineering and tech-support teams, Kayser said, noting that he and IRIDAS COO Patrick Palmer are also joining Adobe. “The support questions will still be answered by the people you have worked with in the past — although the email address may be from Adobe,” he wrote.

No word on the fate of the actual IRIDAS brand, whether it has a future somewhere in the Adobe suite or elsewhere in the business. Assuming Adobe plans to integrate SpeedGrade functionality in CS6, 2012 should see some of the biggest developments to date in that product line.