With IBC imminently upon us (it’s only 5 weeks away now!), we’ve been busy booking meetings with present clients and new prospects. Recently, I revisited Televisual’s Production 100 list from last year to do some research, and in doing so I was pleasantly surprised to see that all of the UK’s top independent production companies are now using Forscene.
From Maverick to betty TV and IMG to Love Productions ‘The superindies at a glance’ list showcases the top UK production companies and the group they’re owned by. This shook up the industry when these deals emerged in 2014, as these global media groups have now become key players. However, it’s good to see a lot of American companies investing in the UK indie market and these deals are still taking place. Only a few months ago, Ten Alps acquired Reef TV, another Forscene client.
“Clients like using Forscene”
To be honest, it’s not actually all that unexpected to see that a lot of the production companies under these superindie groups are now using Forscene. The professional video editing software is becoming more in demand and as one of our newest clients commented: “Increasingly we’re being asked to quote on projects that require us to have Forscene in order to be considered. Clients like using Forscene. It’s a name they trust, and it’s becoming synonymous with cloud-based editing and logging within the UK post industry — and probably worldwide.”
New Forscene features
At IBC this year we’ll be unveiling new features within Forscene, which have been driven by customer demand and industry developments. Forscene now supports multicam editing with up to 18 different camera angles, enabling large-scale productions with multiple camera angles to quickly and efficiently edit content. There is also an expansion on social media publishing, where in addition to exporting video content straight to Facebook and YouTube, you can now share directly to Twitter as well. And lastly there is the development of dual audio system, enabling users to sync separately recorded video and audio content on the Forscene timeline.
At IBC this year we’re encouraging companies to ‘Go Boxless’ – to start using the cloud for more of their production workflow. We’ll be demoing a fully virtualised sports workflow with our on stand racing simulator, where the race content will be ingested straight into the Forscene cloud and be ready to edit and share to social media from an iPad, as soon as you step off the simulator. Places are limited so make sure you book a meeting now with one of our product specialists, before it’s too late!
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Jon Hanford - Group CTO, Deltatre