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TACTIC Integrates with NUKE

Southpaw Technology integrates its asset management solution TACTIC with The Foundry's NUKE compositing application to speed and secure workflow

Toronto, Canada – July 14, 2010 – Southpaw Technology, a leading developer of production digital asset management (DAM) technology for digital entertainment and enterprise companies, has unveiled a deep integration between its ultra-flexible DAM solution, TACTIC™, and The Foundry's premier compositing application, NUKE™. The integration will vastly improve the creative workflow for compositors working with NUKE by alleviating the mundane tasks associated with file management.

With the TACTIC-NUKE integration, compositing artists working in TACTIC can instantly see what their tasks are for a specific shot, access their shot list, launch NUKE, load the most recent version (or older versions) of a shot, check in a file and more. This timesaving union of technologies frees compositors to focus on creating shots, rather than spending time on finding and securing files, or moving files through the production pipeline.

"Securing, tracking and versioning shots is a complete headache for most artists and most productions," said Dr. Bill Collis, CEO of The Foundry. "As productions grow in size, the headaches will only get worse. We're really excited about this new integration because it will not only solve many of the file management problems that slow productions down; it will boost the quality of composites by freeing artists to spend more time on shot creation."

"Artists like to create, not manage the files they create," said Gary Mundell, CEO of Southpaw Technology. "File management tasks waste a lot of time, and in productions, wasted time is wasted money. The TACTIC-NUKE integration changes the game by getting rid of the time-consuming tasks and shifting the focus back to productivity, where it should be."

The TACTIC-NUKE integration is now available and will be on display at Southpaw's SIGGRAPH 2010, booth #205. For additional information, please contact us on 1300 061 007 or by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About Southpaw Technology Inc.

Southpaw Technology provides production asset management solutions to the media & entertainment and enterprise markets. Available as a web-based solution for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux, TACTIC combines all the functionality teams, departments and companies need to keep digital productions on track and on budget, including asset management, project management, workflow management and communication tools. For more information, please visit www.southpawtech.com

About The Foundry

The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post-production.

The Foundry has a well-established client base that includes leading visual effects facilities worldwide, such as Warner Bros, The Moving Picture Company, Weta Digital, Framestore, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Digital Domain. It is at the cutting edge of software development, marketing and sales for visual effects compositing.

In June 2009 The Foundry announced a management buyout for an undisclosed sum led by Advent Venture Partners. Advent backed The Foundry's management team, led by CEO Dr Bill Collis and the original founders.

The Foundry is highly profitable and has more than doubled in size in the past two years.

The Foundry's products support a wide range of award-winning host platforms including After Effects, Autodesk® Media and Entertainment Systems, Avid DS, Nuke, Shake and Final Cut Pro. In 2007, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded a Sci-Tech Award® to The Foundry's development team for the Furnace image processing suite – and the company now holds two products with AMPAS Sci-Tech Award® winning technology including high-end compositing system Nuke.

The Foundry is headquartered in London, and has offices in Los Angeles. For more information please visit: www.thefoundry.co.uk

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