Today, Hedge announced MergeX is now part of Postlab.
MergeX is an app that lets FCP X editors merge Events from different Libraries. In a typical FCP X Assistant Editor workflow, the AE adds Keywords to Clips, which the Lead Editor pulls into the edit. For example, need a specific shot? The AE can jump into the master library, adds Keywords, then pings the Lead Editor to update an Event. With MergeX, all of this happens without any interruptions.
Paul Matthijs Lombert, Hedge CEO:
“Since launching Postlab, we’ve been looking for ways to make collaboration between team members even easier. Especially when team members have different tasks, but work on the same footage. In a typical AE workflow, keeping everyone’s projects up to date is quite labor-intensive. With Merge’s technology, we’re able to provide a seamless experience for multi-disciplinary teams working with FCP X.”
Perig Guinamant, merge.software founder:
“Postlab is a perfect match for MergeX . We want to take the Merge workflow further, and now we have a partner with the capacity to unlock its full potential, as we envisioned when starting with MergeX three years ago. There is a lot of synergy between our teams, and we all share the mission of having a profound impact on collaboration in the film, television, and video industry.”
As a result of the acquisition, MergeX will be integrated into Postlab in the coming months, making it unavailable for purchase as a standalone app. Existing users will continue to receive updates and bug fixes for at least another year, and can reach out to Hedge for a Postlab discount.