Forbidden Technologies makes further advances in post-production market

Wednesday, Nov 02 2011 by
Forbidden Technologies makes further advances in postproduction market

Forbidden Technologies (LON:FBT), the developer of the market leading Cloud-based video platform FORscene, reported this morning that Manchester-based post-production company that Sumners has chosen to provide FORscene as its logging and rough cut editing platform.

Sumners’ ethos is to provide focused client services and a professional team of creative talent for a wide range of genres within television and film. Through nearly 20 years of operation the company has established a reputation for providing a high quality service to a broad range of media clients including all the major UK broadcasters and associated production companies.

As part of the arrangement, Sumners has installed a FORscene Load Linux box. Using FORscene’s watch folder technology, the box compresses all the source video for each production and uploads it to the FORscene Cloud. FORscene is being offered by Sumners and used as a logging, rough cut editing and review / approval system by its clients.

Last month the Forbidden announced that post-production company Platform Post had also chosen to provide FORscene as its logging, rough cut editing and review / approval platform. Forbidden's broadcast post sales have been rising rapidly: revenue in the six months to 30 June 2011 rose by 94%, driven largely by the adoption of FORscene by Post Houses. Forbidden said the adoption of FORscene by Sumners was building on the accelerating uptake of the FORscene platform and the confidence the industry has in the product.

Jason Cowan, account manager at Forbidden, said: “Although Sumners has used FORscene in the past on Children’s Hospital we are pleased they have now taken a further step and purchased a FORscene system. As an integrated part of the Sumners post production workflow, FORscene will now be accessible to all Sumners clients whenever they need it and wherever they may be.”

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Blackbird Plc, formerly Forbidden Technologies Plc, is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in the development and commercial exploitation of cloud-based video technology. The Company is engaged in developing cloud video platform used for its Forscene professional editing suite, its video social network, eva, and its online video editor, Captevate. The Company's products are delivered through an integrated Web-based platform. The Company's cloud-based technology and products enable news and sports broadcasters to get their Web and mobile highlights to markets; help post-production and broadcast clients; allow brands, influencers and celebrities to access audiences and their authentic content, and allow consumers to edit and share video in a new way. Forbidden Technologies Inc is the subsidiary of the Company. more »

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