Just out of curiosity,
While I know that Hitfilm has to pay licensing fees to use technologies such as Boris FX and Mocha, what other aspects of Hitfilm (behind the scenes) does FXhome need to pay to be able to implement? While I see that Open EXR and Alembic claim to be free, is that really true? Also I thought I remember hearing that Sony was forcing royalties just to be able to decode their AVCHD files. Hitfilm has a lot of amazing capabilities (especially for just $300 bucks), but what is FXhome having to deal with on the backend?
Thanks in advance to anyone that answers.