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Turbo boost the value of live

In sport a split second can separate the best in the world from the also rans. It could be a marginal off-side decision going the way of the striker in the last minute of extra time or the blink and you miss it winning play of an underdog team at...

Spearheading a cloud video editing revolution

The following is an article written by BroadcastNow about Blackbird in January 2020:  Blackbird is setting its sights on global domination through its patented, ultra-fast cloud video editing and publishing platform. The proposition promised by Blackbird is simple enough – to provide a workstation experience in the cloud – yet it’s...

Making the Cloud Work Harder for Video Producers, Distributors and Consumers

The following is an article written by DigitalMediaWorld about Blackbird in January 2020:  A digital media company that has evolved markedly this past year, in ways that highlight major trends occurring in media production, processing and delivery, is Blackbird cloud video platform. Blackbird’s CEO Ian McDonough spoke to Digital Media World about the company’s...

Building an ecosystem of partners to help broadcasters transform their business

The following is an article written by Kip Schauer, Global Head of Google Cloud Media & Entertainment Partnerships for Google Cloud, in September 2019: The cloud has made it possible for audiences to find the content they love anywhere, on any device, and as a result many broadcasters are looking to the...

Cloud-based editing enables ‘edit & roam’

The following is an article written by John Maxwell Hobbs for Feed Magazine TV about Blackbird in September 2019: Forbidden Technologies was doing cloud-based video editing before most companies even thought it was possible. The company’s new incarnation, Blackbird, aims to takes its pioneering technology mainstream. Blackbird is flying into...

September 2019: Blackbird Product News

Twitter Embedded Playback and Geo-Restrictions Blackbird’s existing integration for direct submission to the Twitter platform has been enhanced with the capability to include additional content controls for the use of media sent to the social media platform. This includes control of embedded playback and geo-restricted white list and black list...

SnappyTV is ending soon

It’s finally official. Twitter announced over the Summer that its live video editing tool, SnappyTV, will be phased out on 31st December 2019. Acquired by Twitter in 2014, SnappyTV allows live video producers to create highlight clips from their broadcasts and share them via tweets to boost audience engagement. A...

This may be the fastest video editing technology anywhere

The following is an article written by David Shapton for RedShark News about Blackbird in July 2019: With a video editor in a browser that works with a 2MBit/s connection, Blackbird has some seriously impressive technology Do you remember when Gmail first arrived? It was a quantum leap for email. All of...

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