LONDON — Sept. 9, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that at IBC2014 it will unveil the next generation of Forscene with new capabilities, an entirely new interface, and a new media asset management (MAM) system.
“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 its ten years of leadership as a high-performance professional cloud video platform. The new consistency makes for a unified experience from end to end, and a design that easily accommodates today’s HD technology.”
The new interface combines specially designed graphics with updated functionality to provide a professional, efficient experience. Users will now be able to upload both low- and high-resolution proxies of their media to the Forscene cloud and swap between them 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 when they need greater clarity or more detail.
Forscene’s new workflow management function has been introduced with the ability to make edits available for both review and approval/rejection from within the interface. Tasks are communicated via email with MPEG attachments, so reviewers don’t have to be Forscene users to be able to participate in the process. Furthermore, Forscene users with a synced tablet account will be able to review, comment, approve, or reject edits in the Forscene app while offline — with the app synching automatically when an Internet connection becomes available.
Other new Forscene features include the ability to publish with burnt-in timecode or any other metadata; expanded multicam logging to support up to 18 cameras simultaneously; and increased support for different formats that enables functions such as editing MXF files during ingest.
Forbidden is also adding a fully-fledged MAM system to Forscene, which exposes the power of the Forscene cloud to managers and other users for the first time. Numerous new capabilities include full media access control, the ability to search and review material, the ability to move media around the world, control of ingest servers, and configuration of Forscene accounts.
Forbidden will demonstrate Forscene’s new interface and functionality, along with a beta version of the Forscene MAM, at IBC2014 on stand 8.B38e. The new version of Forscene and the MAM will be available in late 2014.
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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden develops advanced technologies that enable media makers and broadcasters to create and distribute compelling viewing experiences to demanding worldwide audiences. Forbidden’s flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform. It allows post-production professionals to make and deliver stories with high quality and production value in demanding, fast-paced landscapes. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations to ensure an efficient and robust experience for its clients. More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk.
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