British broadcaster Channel 5 has purchased a FORscene server from Forbidden Technologies, after a six-month trial. The system was used as a logging and roughcut tool on Go Hard or Go Home, where it replaced tape and paper-based logging. Staff involved in the testing phase requested that FORscene be included in the plans for future productions, influencing the executive decision to purchase.
“I have been impressed by FORscene’s capabilities during the trial and I look forward to exploring the full depth of the system’s merit as our workflows develop,” said Claire Freeman, head of post production at Channel 5.
Now that FORscene is in place permanently, Channel 5 will use it from the outset of the next production, The Great Christmas Toy Giveaway, ensuring that the software is used to its maximum potential.
“I first worked with Channel 5 back in 2005 when it became the first broadcaster to log a TV series in FORscene,” said Forbidden CEO Stephen Streater. “In the eight years since, FORscene has been transformed into something far more than a logging tool. Its simplicity and power make it well-suited to logging and sync pulls at Channel 5, and its editing functions are an added bonus.”