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.