|02/10/2014||TRIANGLE POST BECOMES CANADA'S FIRST FORSCENE SERVICE PROVIDER|
|forbidden technologies has partnered with toronto post-production house triangle post.
the company has incorporated forscene into its post-production services business, making it the first in canada to do so. forscene will be available to triangle's clients and the toronto broadcast community to complement existing avid nonlinear editing (nle) systems.
forscene integrates with existing infrastructures to complement pre-existing workflows and, because it is cloud-based and available on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection, production teams can use forscene for any or all parts of the production process including logging, editing, review, and approval from anywhere in the world.
in triangle post's case, forscen...|
|17/09/2014||FORBIDDEN AT THE HEART OF IBC TV|
|forbidden technologies' post-production platform forscene served as one of the core technologies behind ibc tv’s expansion into year-round programming at this year's show in amsterdam. for the first time, forscene was also part of managing video content for the ibc2014 innovation awards.
"we have partnered with ibc tv for the past six years to provide access to news footage during the week of the show, and now ibc tv will get even more value out of that partnership by using forscene to make show footage available all year long," said greg hirst, business development director, forbidden technologies plc. "now anyone who is authorised will be able to use forscene to tap into ibc tv’s wealth of content and reuse it long after ibc is over."
|10/09/2014||FORBIDDEN UNVEILS FORSCENE INTERFACE AND MAM AT IBC2014|
|forbidden technologies is to unveil a new version of forscene with extra capabilities, a new interface and a new media asset management (mam) system.
the new interface combines new graphics with updated functionality. users can now upload both low- and high-resolution proxies of media to the forscene cloud and swap between dynamically while working. they can use the low-resolution proxy for full functionality over slower connections, and then swap to view the high-resolution version.
"since we introduced forscene in 2004, the technology has evolved to be so much more than a video-editing system – but the interface hasn't kept pace," said stephen streater, ceo of forbidden technologies plc. "the new forscene now has an interface to match...|
|08/09/2014||FORSCENE CONTINUES TO EVOLVE THROUGH FORBIDDEN'S PARTNERSHIPS|
|forscene, which started out a decade ago as an experimental logging tool built on what we now know as 'the cloud', has become the world's most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform, responsible for millions of hours of content being logged, edited, published, hosted, and managed over the past ten years.
forbidden achieved that level of sophistication and market acceptance for forscene by paying close attention to how producers, editors, and others involved in the media chain do their jobs; listening for what would make the process easier and more cost-effective; and then making sure forscene filled those needs. it was an evolutionary process, and over time that experimental tool grew, feature by feature and function by func...|
|05/09/2014||FORBIDDEN TO MODERATE 'CONTENT EVERYWHERE' SESSIONS|
|forbidden technologies, developer of cloud video platform forscene, is to moderate two sessions at ibc's inaugural content everywhere europe conference at ibc2014.
during each session, one in each of the workflow and cloud solutions theatres, forbidden will introduce key clients to discuss how they adapt forscene into their production and post-production workflows.
the ibc content everywhere cloud solutions area, located in hall 3, hosts presentations and case studies on cloud technology and products. free to attend, the conference will explore the latest cloud solutions with sessions such as 'camera-to-cloud — cut out the delay between shoot and post', featuring maverick tv's donna mulvey-jones explaining how the cloud is used to cut ...|
|04/09/2014||FORBIDDEN RELEASES FORSCENE IPAD APP|
|forbidden technologies has released a forscene mobile app for the ipad, giving users another tool for connecting with the cloud platform on the go. forscene lets users tag clips, perform rough cut edits and upload and download clips.
"the media industry has loved apple products since the early days of the us company's existence, so making forscene available in the apple app store was a key operational objective for forbidden," said stephen streater, ceo at forbidden technologies plc. "forscene for ipad gives many professional editors an opportunity to experience the platform for the first time, opening up new and exciting opportunities for industry professionals and further reinforcing forbidden's position as a global leader in the cloud...|
|26/08/2014||FORBIDDEN INTEGRATES FORSCENE WITH TIMECODE BUDDY|
|forbidden technologies has announced that it has integrated forscene with timecode systems limited's timecode buddy via the movieslate ios application.
movieslate is the industry standard for production slates and the timecode buddy system lets users reliably and easily generate, sync, and share accurate time codes and metadata wirelessly over rf or wi-fi networks. the integration brings the three technologies together to allow people to insert metadata notes and media into a logging and editing system.
"we're always aiming to integrate with proven technologies that help our customers solve their most vexing problems in order to save time and money. this integration fills a gap at the beginning of the production workflow, helping our c...|
|19/08/2014||FORBIDDEN TO MODERATE TWO IBC SESSIONS|
|forbidden technologies is to moderate two sessions at this year's ibc as part of the inaugural content everywhere europe conference, co-located with ibc2014 in amsterdam. for each session, one in each of the workflow and cloud solutions theatres, forbidden will introduce clients to discuss how they leverage forscene in their workflows.
the ibc content everywhere cloud solutions area, located in hall 3, hosts presentations and case studies on cloud technology and products. in the session titled 'camera-to-cloud — cut out the delay between shoot and post', maverick tv's donna mulvey-jones will explain how the cloud is used to cut out the delay between shoot and edit and provide collaboration between production crews and post-production te...|
|12/08/2014||FORBIDDEN PARTNERS WITH TAKE 1 TRANSCRIPTION|
|forbidden has partnered with uk-based take 1 transcription, provider of transcription, captioning, and translation services, that will connect take 1's transcription capability to forbidden's cloud-based platform forscene.
now forscene users will be able to access take 1's service directly from the forscene interface with the touch of a button.
"many of our customers rely on time-coded transcripts as a valuable source of information during post-production, but getting those transcripts in hand can be a cumbersome process," said greg hirst, business development director, forbidden technologies plc. "our partnership with take 1, which serves many of the major production companies, studios, and networks in the u.k. and the u.s., means our ...|
|05/08/2014||STUDIO LAMBERT SELECTS FORSCENE FOR C4 DOCUMENTARY|
|london-based production company studio lambert is using forbidden technologies' forscene cloud platform for production of channel 4's 'gogglebox'.
part of all3media, which is the uk's largest independent television, film, and digital production and distribution company, studio lambert uses forscene to search and select clips from rushes while editing is in progress.
"with less than a week to turn around a show like 'gogglebox,' forscene doubles the efficiency of the editing process. for example, whilst an editor is pulling material on the avid editing system, the producer can pull different material and even create sequences simultaneously on forscene," said chantal boyle, series producer of studio lambert.
studio lambert shoots about...|
|29/07/2014||CHANNEL FIVE SHOW USES FORSCENE|
|forbidden technologies has announced that uk production company the garden used forscene to speed up its logging and editing workflow on the eight-part reality series "on the yorkshire buses," a show it is producing along with groupm entertainment for channel 5.
forscene ensured that all producers, editors, and loggers had immediate access to footage as soon it was ingested from the shoot location and that they could work on it simultaneously, thereby saving time and money.
"we started editing in london whilst we were still filming in yorkshire. we had to be able to scan and log footage at the same time, without holding up the editing process. forscene was the quickest, easiest way to handle our footage in preparation for the edit, an...|
|22/07/2014||FORSCENE POWERS IBC TV|
|forbidden technologies' cloud platform forscene is to serve as one of the central technologies behind ibc tv's expansion into year-round programming. for the first time, forscene will play a role in managing video content for the ibc2014 innovation awards.
ibc tv will go from broadcasting one 20-minute program per day during the conference to 12 hours of continuous programming each conference day. forbidden will supply unlimited access to the forscene cloud and a 20-megabit uplink to a local forscene server for video uploads during the show.
"we have partnered with ibc tv for the past six years to provide access to news footage during the week of the show, and now ibc tv will get even more value out of that partnership by using forscene...|
|16/07/2014||FORBIDDEN'S FORSCENE CLOUD POWERS IBC TV EXPANSION|
|over the past six years, forbidden technologies has worked with ibc tv news, the official tv and webcasting channel for the international broadcasting convention (ibc), to make content shot during the annual september show in amsterdam available to exhibitors and news outlets.
tens of thousands of visitors flock to ibc every year for a week of exhibitions, education and networking and it's impossible to experience it all. ibc tv news allows on-site and virtual visitors to keep up with the top news, interviews, and conferences by producing webcasts and live broadcasts from the show floor on a daily basis.
since ibc2008, ibc tv news (now known simply as ibc tv) - bringing you content everywhere - has reached more than 50,000 attendees an...|
|09/07/2014||FORBIDDEN REVEALS IBC FORSCENE UPDATES|
|forbidden is to unveil a new range of forscene developments at this year's ibc show in amsterdam.
• new forscene user interface look and feel (fall 2014)
• high-res codec enables dynamic display of high or low res proxy
• ios and android forscene apps
• new publishing framework
• media asset management (mam) system (in beta)
• movement of original source from one forscene box to another
• new documentation for supported camera and ingest formats.
forscene has again been selected by ibc tv, the official broadcaster for ibc2014, to provide its self-service syndication workflow. a forscene server based at the rai conference center will compress and upload material shot by the ibc tv teams during the exhibition.
|11/06/2014||GIANT PIRATES ADOPTS FORSCENE|
|california-based production company giant pirates entertainment has adopted forbidden's forscene into its post-production workflow in order to hasten editing of 'the feed', a new reality-based television series that will air on the fyi network (formerly bio).
the production required footage from new york field recordings to be sent to los angeles for very quick turnarounds as edited packages for use in studio shoots. forscene enabled giant pirates' post-production teams to view footage and start creating sequences in los angeles within hours of the shoot in new york.
as soon as the media is saved to giant pirate's media drives, a proxy copy is automatically created and uploaded to the forscene cloud. the story team in los angeles can wa...|
|04/06/2014||FORBIDDEN SELECTED FOR BOOTS NO7 AD|
|forbidden technologies has announced that john stanley productions used forscene in its workflow to produce television and internet ads for boots no7 'protect and perfect anti-ageing serums'. it is the first time forscene has been used in the production of a commercial.
john stanley productions had three crews working throughout the country, simultaneously filming eight women who were living without mirrors for four weeks, while they tested the product to see the difference it made to their lines and wrinkles. every other day they sent drives back to the farm to be ingested. proxies were automatically uploaded to jsp's forscene account — so that the rushes were immediately available to be viewed by rachel viner, senior producer. the comp...|
|16/04/2014||FORBIDDEN LAUNCHES NEW BRANDING IN LAS VEGAS|
|forbidden technologies took the opportunity at this year's nab show to launch newly-revised branding on its booth.
the branding will, the company hopes, "give forbidden the opportunity to launch new products outside of broadcast and post-production" and "reflect the evolution of its vision for the organisation and its role in the media industry."
"with the new brand, our mindset is focused on removing the barriers that challenge all media makers and ensure that now, the only thing ‘forbidden’ is limitation itself," said greg hirst, business development director, forbidden. "that viewpoint is powering the development of forscene and how it integrates into various workflows, enabling our customers to craft stories with the qualities their...|
|14/04/2014||FORBIDDEN, SONY AND CLOUD EDITING|
|content producers are under constant pressure to produce more, better programming for less money. and because time is money, the production industry is constantly looking for ways to reduce the delay between various stages of the production cycle.
cloud-based platforms such as forbidden’s forscene have revolutionised post production workflows by providing access to centralised content with review, logging, search and editing tools over a standard internet connection. but some time is still lost in the gap between shooting the content and getting that content into the cloud.
now sony has released its cbk-wa100 wireless adapter for sony cameras, which became available last november. with it, users can wirelessly transmit content directly ...|
|03/04/2014||T3MEDIA SIGNS FORSCENE DEAL|
|forbidden technologies has partnered with with t3media, provider of cloud-based video management, archiving, licensing, and distribution services, over the company's cloud-based forscene platform.
the deal was struck following a successful pilot using forscene for professional bull riders inc. (pbr) events. t3media has now begun to use forscene for additional sports editing projects for its clients.
"our sports and live event clients need to move online post production away from the venue in order to cut down on costs associated with having teams of editors on site," said mark lemmons, cto, t3media.
"we've always been impressed with forscene, and after a recent set of successful field tests with pbr we've added forscene into the mix fo...|
|19/03/2014||FORBIDDEN ANNOUNCES FORSCENE UPGRADES|
|forbidden technologies has announced new features for its forscene cloud-based post-production system.
among these is forscene's new high-resolution proxy, allowing users to choose the resolution they want and swap between resolutions while working to accommodate bandwidth availability and project requirements. forbidden has also made improvements to the forscene edit interface and toolsets that speed up workflows.
new customisation options enable users to set up and save different keysets and interface layouts. other edit interface upgrades include a new record timeline patch panel, half-speed playback for improved logging and transcription and improvements to trimming, audio editing and publishing tools.
the new site manager interfac...|
|13/03/2014||FORBIDDEN OPENS US OFFICE|
|developer of the cloud-based platform forscene, forbidden technologies has opened an office in burbank, california, to boost support for north american customers.
the burbank office is located at 2600 w. olive ave., on the fifth floor. brian boring serves as general manager and is the primary contact for forbidden's north american operations. the office phone number is +1 (818) 333-5072.
"we have seen a dramatic increase in forscene inquiries and demo requests from media operations in the u.s. with no sign of slowing, so it was critically important for us to establish a permanent presence in north america," said greg hirst, business development director, forbidden technologies.
"we chose to open an office in burbank because of its proxim...|
|20/02/2014||ITALIAN SPORTS MEDIA GROUP RENEWS FORBIDDEN PARTNERSHIP|
|italian sports media and technology leader deltatre has renewed its partnership with forbidden technologies for 2014.
following its adoption of cloud platform forscene in preparing video clips during sporting events in the summer of 2012 and 2013, the company has again signed on to incorporate it into its workflow.
"stream-based workflows are changing production substantially and have opened a host of new collaboration possibilities for us," said jim irving, commercial director at deltatre.
"having integrated forscene into deltatre solutions for some of the biggest sporting events of the past two years, we have seen it complement our service offering, making it easier and faster for us to deliver high-quality video with the immediacy tha...|
|17/02/2014||FORBIDDEN'S FRUIT: FORSCENE AND THE FUTURE OF THE CLOUD (PT. 2)|
|(continued from pt. 1)
as well as providing for established production companies, forbidden also targets the individual and even amateur broadcaster. tell us about the company's clesh software. is this type of software democratising the industry?
clesh is a high end and relatively expensive app, suitable for prosumers. it is designed to explore the potential for mobile devices in video production, cloud post production and web distribution. clesh currently provides prosumers with the world's most cost effective end-to-end 4k workflow, for example. while part of a democratising process, consumers as a whole are still looking to share their clips rather than edit their videos.
with 30,000 accounts so far, clesh has answer...|
|17/02/2014||FORBIDDEN'S FRUIT: FORSCENE AND THE FUTURE OF THE CLOUD (PT. 1)|
|forbidden technologies was founded by stephen streater in 1998 and has since risen to become one of the world's most successful cloud-based video tools providers. forbidden's products cover a range of solutions and services, including news production, on-air graphics and self-service syndication. forscene is perhaps the company's best-known product, recognised as being one of the most advanced and reliable web-based editing systems available. rfv caught up with mr streater at the beginning of another challenging year for the industry.
forbidden continues to expand, with new staff having already been appointed since the new year. what are the company's plans for 2014, and beyond?
global expansion, in particular in the us,...|
|04/02/2014||FORBIDDEN ANNOUNCES FORSCENE ENHANCEMENTS FOR BVE|
|forbidden technologies has revealed it will be exhibiting at this year's bve show in london.
the company will showcase new enhancements to its forscene cloud platform, including:
•timeline overlay tracks with support for animated alpha channels, which can be used for cutaway material, to create picture-in-picture effects, or for logo placement.
•voice-over recording directly onto the forscene timeline.
•increased capacity for loading more than 120 files per second into the play
•ability to import multiple csv files with logging information.
•new account management features for greater control over usage and cost.
•access to additional online support material.
"forbidden technologies has always believed that customer-dr...|
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