Forbidden Technologies partners with EditShare

The Board of AIM quoted Forbidden Technologies plc, the developer of the market leading Cloud video platform FORscene, is pleased to announce that is has formed a partnership with EditShare – a technology leader in cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage. As a result, EditShare will integrate FORscenes Server adding Cloud-based editing functionality to its software.

Cloud-based editing facility FORscene has already handled over 1,000,000 hours of professionally shot material and it is now targeting expansion in the broadcast market worldwide. This planned expansion will be carried out using well respected industry partners such as EditShare, who can provide appropriate hardware for FORscene in international markets.

With the integrated system, FORscene users will be able to access video on EditShare storage. This is then transcoded before being added to the FORscene Cloud. After working on the material as normal in FORscene, users can export Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) to conform their edits on the EditShare system.

Following further integration, which is currently taking place, the FORscene Server software will be able to run entirely on EditShare hardware. This will allow EditShare customers to upgrade and include the FORscene functionality. Additionally, new international FORscene customers will be able to buy a combined system from EditShare.

James Richings, Managing Director, EditShare EMEA, commented:

"FORscene has succeeded in providing flexible and reliable Cloud services to the professional and broadcast video sectors. I welcome the ability to offer this service to our customers in conjunction with EditShares popular products in a tightly integrated post-production solution".

Stephen B. Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies added:

"As Forbidden continues to expand, we have been developing partnerships with established specialists in our major market areas. EditShare is well known and respected internationally in the broadcast industry. Forbiddens focus will continue to be on our core competences of the creation, hosting and support of our Cloud-based video post-production platform and the supporting of our partners".

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

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

EditShare
James Richings
+44 (0)20 7183 2255

Bishopsgate Communications
Gemma OHara / Siobhra Murphy
+44 (0)20 7562 3350

Notes to Editors
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.

About EditShare LLC
EditShare LLC is the pioneer of a new category of collaborative editing solutions designed for digital media workgroups and production companies. The EditShare system fuels the collaborative creative process for digital media artists by delivering high-quality, high-performance, and cost-effective networked collaborative editing solutions. For more information, please visit www.editshare.com.