Pinnacle Systems Acquires Puffin Designs

Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a leader
in professional and consumer video solutions, announced today that it has
acquired Puffin Designs, Inc. of Sausalito, California. Puffin Designs, a
privately held company, is an industry-leading provider of content creation
solutions made by and for professionals working in broadcast, film, and
video content creation markets. Puffin Designs has developed and sells an
advanced set of software tools for real-time paint, rotoscoping and visual
motion tracking.

These Puffin Designs tools allow content producers
to create more compelling special effects and visuals and subsequently
publish them on tape, film, DVDs and Web pages. Pinnacle Systems plans to
integrate Puffin Designs technology with its family of industry leading
content creation solutions to provide complete solutions for creating
programs for film, broadcast and streaming media markets.

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