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Video production company PixelFish announced today that it has acquired recently-shut down online video editing/white-label video company Eyespot. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded and angel-funded in 2006, the Torrance, Calif.-based PixelFish has 15 employees and is similar to TurnHere, offering to create […]

Video production company PixelFish announced today that it has acquired recently-shut down online video editing/white-label video company Eyespot. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded and angel-funded in 2006, the Torrance, Calif.-based PixelFish has 15 employees and is similar to TurnHere, offering to create low-cost video promotions for small and medium-sized businesses that can be distributed to outlets like Yellowbook.

PixelFish VP of Sales and Marketing Stephen Condon told us in a phone interview that assets like Eyespot’s Mixer tool will allow clients to edit video on their own, doing things like swapping out voiceovers. The acquisition also gives PixelFish access to video publishing and transcoding tools, as well as a number of provisional patents for online video technologies.

According to Condon, the skeleton crew still with Eyespot will be brought on to help with the transition. Once that transition is complete, Pixelfish will assess whether to keep those employees on or not.

The news comes just days after Jumpcut, a onetime rival of Eyespot in the online video editing space that was acquired by Yahoo, announced that it would no longer be accepting video uploads. Eyespot, which shut down in October, had raised $3.7 $11 million and counted Demand Media and Lucasfilm as customers.

  1. [...] PixelFish Acquires Eyespot NEW TEEVEE Video production company PixelFish announced today that it has acquired recently-shut down online video editing/white-label video company Eyespot. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded and angel-funded in 2006, the Torrance, Calif.-based PixelFish has 15 employees and is similar to TurnHere, offering to create low-cost video promotions for small and medium-sized businesses that can be distributed to outlets like Yellowbook. PixelFish VP of Sales and Marketing Stephen Condon told us in a phone interview that assets like Eyespot’s Mixer tool will allow clients to edit video on their own, doing things like swapping out voiceovers. The acquisition also gives PixelFish access to video publishing and transcoding tools, as well as a number of provisional patents for online video technologies. Source> [...]

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  2. [...] itself into a white-label video service (that would be Eyespot, which later shut down and sold off its assets) — is leading the 360 charge. Execs recently moved the long-time Salt Lake City-based [...]

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  3. [...] web-based video editing functionality, as JumpCut did? I think EyeSpot used to, but it’s been bought by PixelFish and they don’t provide video editing functions. I thought Viddler and MotionBox at one time [...]

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  4. PixelFish is NOT TO BE TRUSTED! They are quickly developing a well-deserved negative reputation as an exploitative and crooked company who does not pay their bills. Search “pixelfish + yellowbook” for multiple complaints and reports of independent contractors and vendors who are not being paid. I am one of them and have been offered excuses and more (unpaid) work, but no payment of their overdue and outstanding invoices.

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  5. [...] by Yahoo! only 16 months after being acquired for $160MM, and there were only a couple mergers, Pixelfish took over EyeSpot’s assets for example (end of ‘08 to be precise). But the latter half of the year seems to be picking up a bit with [...]

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