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Sony files Shake-like patent, finalizing Socratto?

updated 12:25 am EDT, Wed April 23, 2008

Sony files for patent

Sony is making movement to finally unveil Socratto, its in-house answer to Apple's Shake software, which it acquired from then-startup Nothing Real. A European patent application indicates that Sony is close to realizing its long-discussed video effects software, after ironically losing control of the Shake project when members of the company who worked on the project were hired by Nothing Real. The move comes after Tim Schaaff, a former senior Apple executive, joined the effort in 2006.

While the moves are highly indicative of what is to come, Sony has not released an official statement on the matter. Socratto has long been ridiculed by several in the industry, with FXGuide labeling it the "white elephant that proves Sony can't do software."



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    START UP NREAL?

    Hello wince when is a 5+ year old company a start up? Yes the guys that started Nothing real come from Sony IMAGE WORKS the Visual Effects company owned by Sony.

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