Serious Magic Enchants Adobe, Adobe Buys Serious

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With all the digital imaging power of Adobe Systems, Inc., why do they have to gobble up Serious Magic?

Because the acquisition strengthens Adobe’s leadership position in video software—for both video professionals and consumers. It’s not magic, it’s business. With video blogging up there in money heaven, it makes business sense for Adobe to fortify itself in this area.

“The purchase of Serious Magic accelerates our vision to make, not just video but all dynamic media, an even more ubiquitous communications vehicle, whether you’re delivering content for the broadcast market, over the web or on mobile devices,” said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions Business Unit at Adobe.

From online TV shows to YouTube and MySpace, video is hot these days. And surely, Serious Magic is a substantial addition to Adobe’s video capabilities. Serious Magic is a privately held company headquartered in Folsom, California and currently ships several widely-acclaimed products, including DV Rack, ULTRA 2, Ovation, Visual Communicator and Vlog It.

[Via: PhotographyBLOG]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.