Air Post provides FORscene to enhance production workflow

Post-production facility uses Forbidden Technologies platform to provide edit access anytime

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM quoted developer and marketer of a leading web-based video platform, today announced that Air Post provided FORscene, the web-based editing service, for the post-production of Restoration Roadshow, produced by Transparent Television for BBC Two.

Restoration Roadshow follows a squad of antiques restorers visiting towns across the country where members of the public are invited to bring along items from damaged heirlooms to attic treasures which they hope can be restored. Featured items are appraised and valued before restoration and viewers learn the items histories and why the owner would like them to be restored. The programme follows the restoration process and at the end the owners are given the opportunity to sell their antiques at auction.

Air Post split-digitised DigiBeta rushes via serial digital interface into
FORscene and local storage for in-house editing. With production staff on location across the UK, web-based access enabled the review of recently shot material and gave producers frame-accurate tools to create rough-cut edits.

FORscenes logging interface was used by producers to add notes and highlight important material for the edit ahead of time. Using built-in search tools, the production team was able to find shots quickly in order to create rough-cuts and sync pulls. This provided greater control over material, and made it easy for producers to work on material shot by colleagues during production.

Once filming was complete, edits created in FORscene were exported as Advanced Authoring Formats (AAFs) for re-connection with the full resolution media at Air Post.

Jo Clements, Post Producer at Air Post, said:

“Weve been using FORscene over the last 18-months and have explored its wide range of functionality for a number of productions covering different genres. FORscenes flexibility has enabled us to provide it to clients, improving their workflow options”.

Pete Burns, Project Manager at Forbidden Technologies, said:

“Were pleased to be working with Air Post, they have demonstrated the wide range of circumstances that FORscene can be applied to in a post-production environment. FORscenes range of uses contributes to an integrated solution in the post-production workflow”.

Restoration Roadshow is a Transparent Television production for BBC Two.

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For further information please visit www.forbidden.co.uk or contact:

Forbidden Technologies plc
Pete Burns
+44 (0)20 8879 7245

Air Post
Jo Clements
+44 (0)116 95 26191

Bishopsgate Communications
Robyn Samuelson / Siobhra Murphy
+44 (0)20 7562 3350

Notes to Editor

Forbidden Technologies plc

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, www.forbidden.co.uk) floated in February
2000.

The Company develops and markets a powerful internet video platform, FORscene, which is used by broadcasters, in professional web video, in education and by consumers. FORscene is one of the worlds most advanced browser-based applications, operating in The Cloud.

Air Post

Air Post Production is the post division of the Air Lyndhurst Group, with state of the art full service HD post production facilities in Shoreditch and Hampstead. Operational and technical expertise covering every aspect of posting pictures and sound is complemented by a highly experienced and friendly team of post producers in three of Londons most creatively inspiring environments.