Forscene takes the lead

Forbidden Technologies let its Forscene brand take the lead at BVE 2016. At previous shows the London-based cloud editing company, showed off its entire product line under its
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Forbidden Technologies let its Forscene brand take the lead at BVE 2016. At previous shows the London-based cloud editing company, showed off its entire product line under its Forbidden company banner, but starting at last year’s IBC, the booth beared only the company’s Forscene branding.

Last year, Forbidden launched its Captevate consumer editing system and eva, it’s video social network, which can allow users to create a private video channel. Three weeks ago, customer experience consultancy We Are Experience became one of the first enterprises to avail itself of the premium private channel feature.

Leading with the Forscene brand, the company’s message at this year’s BVE was that the editing platform is to be taken seriously as an important editing tool. The software has been used extensively for logging and is being more frequently adopted for sports and fast turnaround jobs. The new multicamera functionality and autosyncing in the newest version of the software have also helped to open it up to new applications – Forscene is the software of choice for editing the live auditions of The Voice UK.

“Forscene is more than a logging tool,” said Forscene PR manager Tony Butchart-Kelly. “You can do quite sophisticated editing. Sports clients can send out highlights to the web, in literally a minute.

“And it’s so much easier for collaborating. There’s a comment and chat function, so you could be in London working with someone in Manchester on a cut at the same time.”

And he noted that being able to do a lot of the heavy lifting before spending time on a big NLE had other advantage: “It’s just a lot cheaper.”

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