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Forbidden intros remote review app for editing tool Forscene

Forbidden, makers of the video editing tool Forscene, has introduced a review app and new UI for the Forscene Virtual Ingest Server running on Mac. These advances will be make it even easier for remote crews and contributors to use Forscene to collaborate on video productions.

The Forscene Review App is an easy-to-use application for reviewing and approving edits on-the-go. Editors working in Forscene’s video editing software simply drag their finished sequences to the review button and drop them there to make their edit available for review.

The app alerts reviewers and makes the sequence available for them to play, scrub through, comment on and approve or reject from their iOS device. Content for review is only available to Forscene account holders with access to the relevant project, but because the app has a custom UI design, reviewers don’t need to be familiar with the Forscene interface to view and provide feedback on the shared content. This makes it an ideal review tool for producers and other executives that don’t have hands-on editing skills.

Forscene’s Virtual Ingest Server was first introduced at NAB 2016 and provides an alternative to traditional hardware-based ingest workflows by running Forscene’s ingest software withing a virtual machine on the user’s laptop or computer.

The new UI and automated setup for Mac users will simplify and speed up the setup process – making it easier for data wranglers on location to automatically create and upload proxies to the Forscene cloud while backing up shoot rushes. The Virtual Ingest Server is currently being used by Curve Media on a new observational documentary series scheduled for broadcast in early 2017.

“Forscene’s virtual ingest server is critical to the workflow of the remote observational doc series we’re currently working on,” says Claire Simpson, series producer at Curve Media. “It allows our editorial team to review and identify key story elements within hours of the shoot, even though the crew is hundreds of miles away. The sheer volume of footage we are uploading combined with the speed in which we can watch it has made the filming period so much easier and more efficient.”

Both the Forscene Review App and the new Forscene Virtual Ingest Server UI are scheduled for release by the end of 2016.

Forbidden to demo Forscene’s virtualized post workflow at IBC

Forbidden Technologies, makers of the editing software Forscene, will be at IBC in Amsterdam showing its end-to-end virtualized workflow for posting and distributing of video content. The hardware-independent solution is enabled by Forscene’s integration with the Microsoft Azure cloud-computing platform.

The workflow sees the Forscene ingest server running as a virtual machine on the Microsoft Azure platform to transcode and ingest live broadcast streams into Forscene accounts seconds behind the live feed. Video editors can then create subclips or full highlights packages using Forscene’s NLE from anywhere. Once the edit is complete, they can drop the sequence back onto Azure for faster-than-realtime conforming and distribution.

IBC attendees can experience the virtualized workflow by competing in a simulated car race, editing the race footage in Forscene and then sharing the video on social media — without needing any Forscene hardware.

Review: MediaSilo with Premiere/Prelude integration

By Brady Betzel

A few months ago I reviewed a cloud-based asset management and collaboration platform called Aframe. After that review hit, many people emailed asking how I “really” felt about it, and would it work in different production scenarios.

Competitors also reached out asking if I could review their product too. My Forbidden Technologies review is already up on postPerspective.com, and I recently took MediaSilo up on their offer and ran some of my own tests. I discovered that we really are going to be working in the cloud in the near future — this is not just a fad.

While these products do differ in their offerings, it’s clear there is a race to supremacy in the cloud wars. Forbidden Technology offers Forscene, a Web-based NLE, cloud storage and Continue reading

Core Post in UK adds cloud video platform FORscene

LONDON — Core Post (http://www.corepost.co.uk), founded by industry veterans and former Sumners department heads Tony Greenwood, Matt Brown, and Kate Mather, opened in October across the road from MediaCityUK and has already attracted clients such as the BBC.

They have incorporated Forbidden Technologies FORscene, a cloud video platform, into its regular workflow to make the post-production process more flexible and efficient, especially for large-scale projects.

“FORscene gives us a cloud-based platform for working with footage both within the facility and off site, adding flexibility that is vital, especially for large-scale productions with large volumes of media,” said Lucy Swann, facility manager at Core Post. “We wanted a system that would eliminate the need to create DVDs of rushes and would offer clients an easy way to view and work with their rushes — and the associated metadata — all in one place, and FORscene does just that. The second a media file hits our storage, it is already transcoding to the cloud, allowing production personnel to view material sooner than ever before.”

The ability to view and manipulate rushes both inside and outside the facility was a key requirement for Core Post. Producers can log in to FORscene from anywhere to view rushes before the edit starts, which makes for much more efficient edit prep. Uploading the material to FORscene during the ingest process allows producers to view, log, and even edit sequences before arriving in the edit suite. Rough cuts that were created off site can easily be imported into Core Post’s Avid editing environment.

Core Post also chose FORscene was because of its logging feature since it’s available from anywhere. Loggers can work on the footage as it is ingested, no matter where they are, thus ensuring clients and staff have immediate access to metadata such as timecode, clip naming, and disk labeling.

Core Post has already begun using FORscene for a large BBC production called “Junior Paramedics — Your Life in Their Hands,” which follows a group of paramedic science students at different stages of their course, and the logging feature is particularly helpful on that project.

Core Post also appreciated FORscene’s ability to integrate into Avid Unity, ISIS, and EditShare storage environments, making it a versatile option should Core Post make changes to its storage systems within the facility.