Tapeless production

Broadcast’s Tapeless Production conference today was well attended. The BBC Head of Technology for Production’s ideal system worked through firewalls on every desktop. ITV news described their transition from tape to a server based system. Adstream highlighted the benefits of Java. Forbidden was mentioned too – FORmobile is used by IBC. ITV described their ultimate news system: journalists would have a camcorder, a laptop for editing, and upload over 3G. They are being made aware of this video from Orange. It became obvious that advances in disc storage and internet speed mean that FORscene, Forbidden’s web based editing and publishing solution, is moving increasingly centre stage.