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IBC 2016: Blackmagic acquires Fairlight and Ultimatte

IBC 2016: Blackmagic acquires Fairlight and Ultimatte
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Staff Reporter
09 September 2016

Blackmagic Design has used IBC to announce its acquisition of Fairlight and Ultimatte.

 

Fairlight makes digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as 3D audio mixing and finishing.

 

“Fairlight creates the world’s most powerful digital audio software and hardware for video production,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “The exciting part about this acquisition is that it will add incredibly high end professional audio technology to Blackmagic Design’s amazing video products. We look forward to working with the Fairlight team to build even more exciting new products for our customers!”

 

Ultimatte creates realtime blue and green screen removal hardware that is used in broadcast studios to composite reporters, talk show hosts and so on into virtual sets. 

 

“Ultimatte’s realtime blue and green screen compositing solutions have been the standard for 40 years,” said Petty. “Ultimatte has been used by virtually every major broadcast network in the world. We are thrilled to bring Ultimatte and Blackmagic Design together, and are excited about continuing to build innovative products for our customers!”

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