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16/04/2014FORBIDDEN 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...
14/04/2014FORBIDDEN, 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 ...
03/04/2014T3MEDIA 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...
19/03/2014FORBIDDEN 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...
13/03/2014FORBIDDEN 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...
20/02/2014ITALIAN 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...
17/02/2014FORBIDDEN'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...
17/02/2014FORBIDDEN'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,...
04/02/2014FORBIDDEN 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 window. •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...
19/11/2013FORBIDDEN APPOINTS BRIAN BORING FOR NORTH AMERICA
forbidden technologies has named brian boring as its general manager of north american sales and strategic partnerships. "we've built a strong reputation and following within the u.k. media and entertainment industry, and now we're poised to expand into new markets throughout the world," said greg hirst, business development director, forbidden technologies. "brian boring's impressive résumé includes business development acumen; knowledge of the broadcast, production, and post-production markets; and a keen understanding of production workflows, all of which make him the ideal person to expand our presence in north america." "boring is a seasoned professional and business leader with expertise in technical workflow implementation consul...
15/11/2013CORE POST SELECTS FORSCENE
forbidden technologies has announced that new post-production house core post has incorporated forscene into its workflow. founded by industry veterans and former sumners department heads tony greenwood, matt brown, and kate mather, core post opened in october across the road from mediacityuk. "forscene gives us a cloud-based platform for working with footage both within the facility and off site, adding flexibility that is vital, especially for large-scale productions with large volumes of media," said lucy swann, facility manager at core post. "we wanted a system that would eliminate the need to create dvds of rushes and would offer clients an easy way to view and work with their rushes — and the associated metadata — all in one place,...
06/11/2013ITV SELECTS FORSCENE
one of the biggest producers and broadcasters in the north, itv manchester, has been using forscene, forbidden’s flagship product and one of the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platforms, for over five years. throughout this time, forscene has helped to develop new workflows that are specifically designed to improve time and cost efficiencies within post-production. current itv manchester productions using forscene include 'britain's darkest taboo,' 'celebrity superspa,' 'poirot and me,' 'tonight' and 'weight-loss ward.' forbidden had a chance to meet with taig mcnab, technical manager at itv manchester, to discuss how forscene has been integrated into their workflows. how does forscene fit into your post-prod...
30/10/2013BVE NORTH RETURNS...
bve north 2013 takes place 12-13 november at manchester central. billed as 'the essential broadcast and production technology event in the north of england', it will feature more than 100 industry-leading exhibitors, many of whom will be bringing new technologies fresh from ibc to show for the first time in the uk. exhibitors include sennheiser, arri, cirro lite, ac entertainment technologies, cooke optics, miller fluid heads, sonifex and audio technica. in addition, three theatres will offer free seminars from high calibre speakers, both from production and technology fields, who will be sharing their expertise, opinions and advice. james rowley-ashwood, event director, bve north, said: "bve north has proven to be a key event in the...
29/10/2013FORBIDDEN ANNOUNCE FORSCENE UPDATES AT BVE NORTH
forbidden technologies has announced it will be showcasing the following forscene developments at this year's bve north show in manchester, uk. forbidden will reveal two additional timeline overlay tracks with support for animated alpha channels that can be used for cutaway material and to create picture-in-picture effects, or for logo placement. voice-over recording will now be enabled directly onto the forscene timeline, along with increased capacity for loading more than 120 files per second into the play window. also announced will be the ability to import multiple csv files with logging information, new account management features and access to additional online support material. forbidden technologies ceo stephen streater is to ch...
24/10/2013CHANNEL 5 BUYS A FORSCENE SERVER
forbidden technologies has announced that channel 5 has purchased a forscene server after a six-month trial. despite the fact that forscene was introduced in the middle of test-case production cycles and that staff received no formal training, channel 5 was impressed with the workflow efficiencies forscene offered during the trial. the system proved especially valuable as a logging and rough-cut tool on "go hard or go home," where it replaced tape and paper-based logging. staff involved in the testing phase requested that forscene be included in the plans for future productions — influencing the executive decision to purchase. "i have been impressed by forscene's capabilities during the trial and i look forward to exploring the full dept...
15/10/2013FORBIDDEN SELECTS BRIDGE DIGITAL IN AMERICAS
forbidden technologies has announced that bridge digital will represent its cloud video platform forscene to the broadcast industry in the americas. bridge digital is a us integrator and reseller data storage hardware, media asset management software, digital distribution services, and customised technology solutions. "we believe that synergies between forbidden and bridge digital will bring us to a new chapter in introducing forscene to the americas," said greg hirst, business development director, forbidden technologies plc. "with bridge digital's dedicated sales and technical team, its breadth of experience in asset management and post-production, and its reach into central and south america, we hope to appeal to a wide range of new us...
09/10/2013FORBIDDEN APPOINTS SPANISH AVCAST TO REPRESENT FORSCENE
forbidden technologies, owner and developer of the cloud video platform forscene, has announced that spanish system integrator avcast will represent forscene to the broadcast industry in spain. "we're pleased to welcome avcast to the growing family of forscene distributors around the world," said greg hirst, business development director, forbidden technologies plc. "avcast engineers have accumulated many years of experience in the broadcast industry after holding key technical positions at large and midsize media organisations across spain, so they're the perfect people to introduce the benefits of cloud-based workflows to their broadcast and other video clients." "we are always looking for solutions that can help our customers improve ...
06/09/2013FORBIDDEN TAKES ON SPORTS AND NEWS VIA STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
thanks to new partnerships and integrations with those companies, forbidden technologies has made its flagship product, forscene — already the world’s most advanced cloud-based video-editing platform — even more robust for those who report news and sports. and those users now have direct access to forscene through the products they already use. at the same time, by partnering with companies whose products and technologies are proven in the news- and sports-broadcasting markets, forbidden has been able to broaden its access to that sector. according to forbidden ceo stephen streater, it’s all part of a strategy to access new markets and achieve growth through partnerships. “forming relationships with these companies and integrating ...
15/08/2013FORSCENE SELECTED BY IBC TV NEWS
forbidden technologies is to partner with ibc tv news for the sixth year in a row, through a new deal to provide access and editing capabilities with its forscene cloud-based post-production tools. "we are honoured that ibc has invited us back to be an essential part of the ibc tv news workflow once again," said greg hirst, business development director, forbidden technologies plc. "this partnership gives us an invaluable opportunity to demonstrate the power of forscene easily to the exhibitors and attendees, whether they are attending in person or virtually." ibc tv news is the official tv and webcasting channel for the international broadcasting convention (ibc), held each september in amsterdam. during the convention, ibc tv news edi...
13/08/2013FORBIDDEN TECH RAISES £8.9M IN FORSCENE DEVELOPMENT
forbidden technologies has announced news that it has raised a further £8.9m ($13.8m) through placing and open offer to continue developing its forscene cloud video platform. in june 2013, forbidden technologies announced a conditional firm placing of 40m new ordinary shares. the goal was to raise £8m pounds from new shareholders. at the same time, the company offered an additional 5m ordinary shares in an open offer to existing shareholders, with the goal of raising another £1m. as of mid-july, forbidden had sold 91% of those 5m shares. "when we issued our offering, we hoped to garner interest from both new and existing investors. the fact that we've been able to raise nearly 1 million pounds from existing investors alone is a testament...
13/08/2013WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS AT IBC
the folks behind ibc2013 reveal all on workflow solutions at this year's show... probably one of the most significant movements in the electronic media and entertainment industry over the past few years has been the move towards file-based workflows. many other innovations, such as the move first to digital widescreen, then hd and now ultra hd, were simply incremental changes. the workflow revolution has involved adopting a whole new paradigm and way of working, not to mention the at times problematic fusing of two different industries: it and broadcast. that is perhaps why, even several years in, there are still as many complexities to digital workflows as there are opportunities, both for creativity and for cost efficiencies. ...
09/08/2013FORSCENE: IN THE CLOUD AT IBC
forbidden technologies, the company behind 'the world's most advanced, cloud-based video platform', discusses the value of customer driven development as they look ahead to ibc2013. forscene was launched at ibc in 2004, leading the charge towards cloud-based video tools. despite winning the royal television society's award for technology in the post-production process the following year, it remained difficult to convince the market that this disruptive innovation represented the future of post production. as forbidden technologies ceo stephen streater put it: "no one in this industry wants to be the first to try new technology; no one wants to take the risk." however, after successful projects with uk's channel 5 and the bbc in 2...
05/08/2013FORBIDDEN TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES IBC NEWS
forbidden technologies has announced new developments to be unveiled at this year's at ibc show. ibc2013 will see the following new forscene developments, as stated by the company: • two additional timeline video tracks with support for animated alpha channels, which can be used as overlays for cutaway material, to create picture-in-picture effects, or for logo placement • voice-over recording directly onto the forscene timeline • forscene's server lite software, which allows large files to be uploaded to forscene accounts from remote locations • increased capacity for loading more than 120 files per second into the play window • ability to import multiple csv files with logging information • new account management features for great...
26/06/2013SUCCESS FOR IBC TECHNOLOGY BOOSTER EVENT
day one of the ibc technology booster offered a unique, interactive insight on 'floating cloud concepts for new business' to a sell-out audience of electronic media and entertainment professionals in london today. speaking in the run up to the two day conference at dexter house, ibc london technology booster chairman, professor david crawford, said: "the ibc technology booster aims to break down the barriers between delegates and those who are speaking. this conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to network with peers and experts within the industry, and the wider technology sphere, delving deeper into the real issues affecting their businesses, both today and in the future." a popular interactive session for day one was the view f...
21/06/2013FORBIDDEN TECHNOLOGIES TO RAISE £9M FOR EXPANSION
forbidden technologies, owner and developer of the cloud video platform forscene, has announced news that the company will raise up to £9m for a proposed expansion. the company has also announced a conditional firm placing of 40m new ordinary shares at 20 pence each, to raise gross funds of £8m by means of a placing by cenkos securities that was "significantly oversubscribed". in addition, in order to provide qualifying shareholders with an opportunity to subscribe for new ordinary shares at the same price, forbidden has also revealed a proposed open offer to raise up to a further £1m (before expenses). "these funds will aid the company to support distributors in providing after-sales service to end customers and to provide additional wo...
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