(The Hosting News) – Google has acquired video and special effects cloud-based rendering software company, Zync, announced the tech giant on Tuesday.
The startup’s Zync Render software is used by many movie studios in order to create special effects in movies such as “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “American Hustle,” “Flight,” and “Transformers,” reports the New York Times.
“Together Zync + Cloud Platform will offer studios the rendering performance and capacity they need, while helping them manage costs,” wrote Google Cloud Platform Product Manager, Belwadi Srikanth via blog post. “For example, with per-minute billing studios aren’t trapped into paying for unused capacity when their rendering needs don’t fit in perfect hour increments.”
Zync’s services will be offered on Google’s Cloud Platform, where it can be used by movie studios who do not have the resources or desire to build their own rendering farms.
“Google Cloud Platform will help us offer an even better service to our customers – including more scalability, more host packages and better pricing (including per-minute billing). With a friction-free, affordable, and elastic rendering solution, visual designers and artists in the industry can continue to do their best work,” says Zync.
Financials on the acquisition have not yet been revealed.