San Francisco-based Pix, which makes the popular Pix system for dailies review and collaboration, said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire London-based Codex, which specializes in workflow for on-set capture and finishing.

Both Pix and Codex are de facto standards on high-end movie productions, with Codex equipment widely used to offload high quality camera-original footage on set, and the Pix system a favorite for securely sharing dailies and other media to computers, mobile devices, and set-top boxes.

Codex Media Vault

Codex Media Vault

With the companies combined, tighter integration of Pix’s content-sharing service with Codex’s storage hardware is sure to follow. Pix also indicated it intends to expand its own reach globally.

Pix founder Eric Dachs will remain in place as CEO, while Codex’s Marc Dando will become chief design officer at Pix. The combined company plans to retain the Codex brand name, Dachs said.

“Our clients have relied on Pix to protect their material and ideas throughout all phases of production,” said Dachs in a prepared statement. “In Codex, we found a group that similarly values relationships with attention to critical details. Codex will retain its distinct brand and culture, and there is a great deal we can do together for the benefit of our clients and the industry.”