SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk has acquired Moxion, the New Zealand-based developer of a cloud-based platform for digital dailies. The acquisition of Moxion’s talent and technology will expand Autodesk's own cloud platform for media and entertainment, moving beyond post production into production, and bringing new users to Autodesk while helping better integrate processes across the entire content production chain.
Founded in 2015, Moxion has become a technology player in the cloud M&E space, winning accolades that include an Engineering Excellence Award from the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), a Workflow Systems Medal from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and a Lumiere Award from the Advanced Imaging Society. Its tools have been used by filmmakers on productions that include The Midnight Sky, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Matrix Resurrections.
The company enables professionals to collaborate and review camera footage on-set and remotely with the efficiency and immediacy required to make creative decisions during principal photography in 4K high dynamic range (HDR) quality and with studio-grade security. Security features include MPAA compliance, multi-factor authentication, visible and invisible forensic watermarking, and full digital rights management.
“As the content demand continues to boom with pressure on creators to do more for less, this acquisition helps us facilitate broader collaboration and communication, and drive greater efficiencies in the production process, saving time and money,” explains Diana Colella, SVP media & entertainment, Autodesk. “Moxion accelerates our vision for production in the cloud, building on our recent acquisition of Tangent Labs.”
“We look forward to combining the efforts of our talented team with the deep resources and wealth of engineering talent at Autodesk to give customers new Moxion features and integrations,” adds Hugh Calveley, CEO, Moxion. “Bringing together industry leading on-set and post production workflows will help unite data and increase collaboration across the production process to improve project efficiency.”