New post production house Core Post has built Forbidden Technology’s cloud video platform FORscene into its workflow, with the aim of making processes more flexible and efficient, expecially for large-scale projects. Core Post opened in October near Salford’s MediaCityUK.
FORscene allows producers to log in from anywhere to view rushes before the edit starts. Uploading material to FORscene during the ingest process allows producers to view, log, and edit sequences before arriving in the edit suite. Rough cuts created off site can be imported into Core Post’s Avid editing environment.
“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,” said Lucy Swann, facility manager at Core Post. “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.”
Using FORscene, loggers can work on the footage as it is ingested, no matter where they are, ensuring clients and staff have immediate access to metadata such as timecode, clip naming and disk labelling. Core Post has already begun using FORscene for the BBC production Junior Paramedics — Your Life in Their Hands. FORscene can integrate with Avid Unity, ISIS, and EditShare storage environments.
“As the broadcast and production industry in the north of England grows, so too does FORscene’s presence,” commented Stephen Streater, Forbidden CEO. “The fact that Core Post has included FORscene in its technical offering from the outset shows that the company recognises the platform’s ability to help it attract more clients, particularly when it comes to high-shoot-ratio projects.”