Autodesk acquires Moxion Cloud to help digital filmmakers

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Autodesk has acquired Moxion Cloud to help filmmakers with their “digital dailies” production tools.

Autodesk has acquired the New Zealand developer of a cloud-based platform for digital dailies used by leading filmmakers on some of the world’s most complex and challenging productions, including The midnight sky, The Marvelous Mrs. Maiseland The Matrix Resurrections. The purchase price has not been disclosed.

Digital dailies are the selections of unedited clips from a day of shooting for department heads (director, cinematographer, VFX supervisor, etc.) to review in order to assess how the shoot was going and plan reshoots required.

The acquisition of Moxion’s talent and technology will expand Autodesk’s cloud platform for upstream media and entertainment from post-production to production, bringing new users to Autodesk while helping to better integrate processes across the entire content production chain.

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Founded in 2015, Moxion has grown into a cloud technology player in entertainment and media. He has won accolades including an Excellence in Engineering Award from the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), a Workflow Systems Medal from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and a Lumière Award from the Advanced Imaging Society.

Moxion has established itself as a leader in secure digital daily workflows. The company enables professionals to collaborate and review camera footage on set and remotely with the efficiency and immediacy needed to make creative decisions when shooting principal in high dynamic range 4K quality ( HDR) and with studio-grade security, reducing rework.

“As demand for content continues to increase with pressure on creators to do more with less, this acquisition helps us facilitate broader collaboration and communication and improve the efficiency of the content creation process. production, which saves time and money,” said Diana Colella, senior vice president. media and entertainment at Autodesk. “Moxion is accelerating our vision for cloud production, building on our recent acquisition of Tangent Labs.”

Moxion uses security features such as MPAA compliance, multi-factor authentication, visible and invisible forensic watermarking, and comprehensive digital rights management.

“We look forward to combining the efforts of our talented team with Autodesk’s deep resources and wealth of engineering talent to bring new Moxion features and integrations to customers,” said Hugh Calveley, CEO of Moxion, in a statement. communicated. “Bringing together state-of-the-art on-set and post-production workflows will help unify data and increase collaboration throughout the production process to improve project efficiency.

Aaron Morton, a cinematographer who has worked on projects such as Orphan Black, Black Mirror, American Gods and Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings series, has used Moxion for several projects.

“It’s never fun when decisions are made about your job if the dailies aren’t the way you wanted them to be,” Morton said in a statement. “With Moxion, that’s what I see on set, and the decisions I make with the dailies colorist always play into producers and producers seeing what I want them to see. The images are very accurate to what we see as we shoot.

The acquisition of Moxion expands Autodesk’s upstream customer base, spanning post-production to on-set production, a critical point in the film and television production process. This is when most of the raw production data is generated and creative decisions are made that have a significant downstream impact during post-production.

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