Forbidden Technologies has launched the next generation of Forscene with new capabilities, an entirely new interface, and a new media asset management system.
Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies, commented: “The new Forscene now has an interface to match its 10 years of leadership as a high-performance professional cloud video platform. The new consistency makes for a unified experience from end to end, and a design that easily accommodates today's HD technology.”
The new interface combines specially designed graphics with updated functionality. Users will now be able to upload both low- and high-resolution proxies of their media to the Forscene cloud and swap between them while working.
Forscene's new workflow management function has been introduced with the ability to make edits available for both review and approval/rejection from within the interface. Tasks are communicated via email with MPEG attachments, and Forscene users with a synced tablet account will be able to review, comment, approve, or reject edits in the Forscene app while offline.
Forbidden is also adding a fully-fledged MAM system to Forscene. New capabilities include full media access control, the ability to search and review material, the ability to move media around the world, control of ingest servers, and configuration of Forscene accounts.
The company demonstrated Forscene's new interface and functionality, along with a beta version of the Forscene MAM, at IBC2014, and the new versions will be available in late 2014.