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December 2018: Blackbird Product News

Blackbird Edge server for OS X This recently released and field proven technology enables remote production teams and executives to gain visibility of content and the ability to begin operations faster than ever. The ability for Edge on OS X to fulfil live operation with its HLS ingest capability also...

Blackbird is transitioning to a browser based editing application

To all Blackbird (formerly Forscene) customers: We are thrilled to announce that Blackbird is transitioning to a browser based editing application. As part of this transition you and your users will be able to login into your existing Blackbird account using a web browser (Chrome recommended) with no requirement for...

Finally it’s a reality – professional cloud video editing in JavaScript

The sheer audacity of it! Who – apart from Forbidden Technologies, the makers of Blackbird – could even envisage a professional-level cloud video editor in JavaScript? When we originally voiced this idea, it was met with incredulity. Yes, it would allow the ultimate cloud experience for the booming video market....

IABM interview with Forbidden Technologies’ CEO, Ian McDonough

The following is an interview that Forbidden Technologies’ CEO, Ian McDonough, gave to IABM at IBC 2018: We asked Ian McDonough, CEO at IABM member Blackbird, to tell us a bit about this apparently new name in our industry. Forbidden Technologies could really be described as a customer-centric R&D company for many...

Reflections on a successful IBC 2018

Rewind to NAB this year and we had just elevated the Blackbird brand and begun the process of re-engaging with existing clients as well as new prospects. Key themes from the show were artificial intelligence (AI) amongst others where the true value was being hidden behind excitement for its potential....

Hangin’ With … Blackbird CEO Ian McDonough

The following is an interview that Forbidden Technologies’ CEO, Ian McDonough, gave to SportsBusiness Daily in August 2018: IAN MCDONOUGH is the CEO of Blackbird, a cloud-based platform that allows users to quickly edit and publish video content from any browser remotely. Based in the U.K., the technology is helping...

Forbidden Puts Frame Accurate Editing in the Cloud

The following is an interview with Forbidden Technologies VP of Products, Jeff Krebs, for The Broadcast Bridge in August 2018: With the Blackbird codec from Forbidden Technologies, cloud-based editing can be as fast and accurate as a desktop NLE. Forbidden Technologies has announced a new powerful codec called Blackbird, and...

Blackbird Wows Global Media Industry By Delivering Workstation Experience In The Cloud

The following is an interview that Forbidden Technologies’ CEO, Ian McDonough, gave to techcompanynews.com in July 2018:   Q: Would you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Forbidden Technologies and your cloud video product, Blackbird? A: Blackbird is quite simply – the workstation experience in the cloud. It’s...

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