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Red Giant Software Acquires Digital Anarchy Plug-Ins

Six New Motion Graphics Packages Expand Product Line (August 04, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-8-4--Red Giant Software, with popular products Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory, and Trapcode, today announced that it has agreed to acquire the video plug-in portfolio of Digital Anarchy, a San Francisco-based plug-in developer. Digital Anarchy is known for its high-quality creative software for broadcast designers and 2D animators. The acquisition will add six new products to Red Giant Softwares roster, which will be repackaged under Red Giant Softwares own product names.

These new products make Red Giant Software a one-stop shop for plug-ins, with over 30 plug-in packages for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Avid. Users can now turn to Red Giant to create a wide variety of effects, including particles, keying, color correction, lighting, cartoon effects, look creation, animated titles, and ultra-realistic water. Several of Digital Anarchys former products will distributed free of charge, including PlasmaFX, Color Theory, and Microcosm Codec. These free products will be introduced later in 2008.

The six new tools include PlaneSpace (formerly 3D Assistant Lite/Pro), a 3D layer animation tool; Datamator (formerly Data Animator), which creates and animates charts and graphs in 3D space; Psunami (formerly Psunami Water), a photorealistic water and wave generator; ToonIt (formerly Toon It!), which creates cartoon-style art from video footage; and Knoll Light Factory Spark, a version of the popular lens flare generation tool especially for advanced Autodesk platforms.

Jim Tierney, president of Digital Anarchy, said, As I looked to exit the video plug-in business to fully concentrate on our photography/Photoshop products, I approached Red Giant Software to help ease the transition for our users. Red Giant Software is recognized in the industry for taking care of its customers with a solid record for support and marketing. It was important to find Digital Anarchys film/video users a good new home Red Giant Software fits that bill.

Sean Safreed, owner of Red Giant Software, said, This is an exciting milestone for our company. We entered the plug-in market nearly six years ago, and we are now are one of the largest providers of tools to production professionals. We are dedicated to providing innovative tools for broadcasters, film designers, and independent filmmakers, and Digital Anarchys video toolset expands our palette.  We look forward to providing Digital Anarchy film/video users and future customers with the best support and on-going updates to these new tools, and were already working on updates and compatibility enhancements.

Digital Anarchy will continue to publish plug-ins and filters for Adobe Photoshop. For more information, visit

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Pricing and Availability

Red Giant PlaneSpace (formerly 3D Assistant Lite/Pro) is available for $199 USD
Red Giant Datamator (formerly Data Animator) is available for $99 USD
Red Giant Psunami (formerly Psunami Water) is available for $199 USD
Red Giant Text Anarchy (formerly Text Anarchy, now includes Geomancy and Anarchy Toolbox) is available for $199 USD
Red Giant Toon It (formerly ToonIt!) is available for $399 USD
Knoll Light Factory Spark is available for $1,299 USD
About Red Giant Software

Red Giant Software LLC ( is a San Francisco-based company that develops professional tools for digital video production. Products are available as plug-ins for popular video editing and effects applications, including After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, and Avid. All tools are based on production-proven technology developed by visual effects veterans.

About Digital Anarchy

Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company in San Francisco that creates high-quality creative software for professional photographers, Photoshop artists and graphic designers. Since 2001, our tools have solved a wide range of design issues, from masking out bluescreens for commercial still photography to generating custom lighting effects. Digital Anarchy products work in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop, PS Elements, and related design applications. For more information, please see the company's website at or call 415-586-8434.

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