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MacroMotion Acquires Video Editing (Casablanca) business from MacroSystem Digital Video
NOTE: The following post was made March 25, 2013
Since this post, there have been 3 additional articles I have created on this development:
* Short video explaining the news & my take on it
* Jorg Sprave Shares Personal Insights on Sale of Casablanca to Macro Motion
* Announcement from MacroSystem US on new Casablanca Company in Germany
There is official announcement in Germany today that the Macro Motion company has acquired the video editing (Casablanca) and home entertainment business (DVC) from MacroSystem Digital Video GmbH
You will find their current company website here: http://www.4dimotion.de/ (under the name 4 di Motion, I suspect they will have a new website with the new company name)
In fact - they are the same company that took over the service and support of the Smart Edit product line for Germany back in 2010. The DVC product line is the home entertainment products that folks in North America would know only through the Media Manager (Relax Vision) as those products are sold only in Europe.
From the official announcement dated March 25, 2013 (translated from the German language via Google Translate):
"The Macro Motion GmbH will continue under the name Macro video editing system, the product groups (Casablanca) and home entertainment (DVC) develop and distribute," say the two directors Schirren Johann and Stefan Schulze. On existing distribution channels should be detained, the location for sales, service and support of all the macro system products will be moved to Kiel.
Thoughtfully - the company announcement seeks to provide an answer for the question that many existing Casablanca customers would have:
So the take-away from me is this - the Casablanca video editing side of Macrosytem business is being moved to this new parent company, Macro Motion where further development, etc will take place.
It appears from this announcement that Jorg Sprave - many of whom see as the international public face of the Casablanca will no longer be closely associated with the prodcut line.