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Forbidden makes a strategic move to JavaScript

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT) is pleased to announce the first JavaScript implementation of its core cloud Video Library “VidLib”, used as part of the Forscene platform.
Forbidden’s first video player used Java to run on “out of the box” computers, enabling products to work immediately without the requirement for installation or configuration. Increasingly, Java’s browser role is fulfilled by JavaScript, which is widely available on PCs, Macs and mobile devices.
VidLib, the core of the Java-based Forscene cloud video editor, downloads, renders and plays back edits in real time during editing. As an enabling standard, JavaScript enables wide ranging capabilities. VidLib is now being converted to run in JavaScript, allowing it to benefit from JavaScript’s flexibility, and become more widely available to a number of different devices and operating systems.
Forbidden’s first VidLib application is a video player – the Blackbird Player (“Player”). This has a number of strong features including Forbidden’s patented Video Waveform navigation system, high performance jog and shuttle, and playback at multiple speeds. The Player can also render and play Forscene edits in real time.
Forbidden’s second JavaScript VidLib application is a frame accurate clipping tool. Benefiting from all the features of the Blackbird Player, the Blackbird Clipper (“Clipper”) enables frame accurate clipping of shots from live or pre-recorded videos. Clips can be saved for later use, or simply published using the Forscene Platform’s publishing infrastructure.
Beta versions of the Player and Clipper are available to Forscene beta testers.
Forbidden Technologies Director of R&D, Stephen Streater, commented:
“Our technology enables flexibility and innovation. The Blackbird Player has led almost immediately to the Blackbird Clipper, with both benefiting from integration with Forbidden’s unrivalled Forscene video platform.”
Forbidden Technologies Chairman, David Main, said:
“I am delighted with these additions to Forscene’s video platform. These JavaScript applications increase the value of our remote and high-speed proxy based cloud capabilities, which are essential for the rapidly changing video market.”
Forbidden Technologies plc
David Main, Chairman
Jonathan Lees, Chief Financial Officer
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Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
Nick Naylor
John Depasquale
Richard Short
Katrina Perez
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Redleaf Communications (Financial PR Adviser)
David Ison
Sam Modlin
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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, floated in February 2000.
The Company develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform, with multiple applications, which can be used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, post-production houses, other mass market digital video channels, corporates and consumers. The platform helps provide customers visibility on all their content and more effectively monetise their content, including improving their time to market for live digital content such as clips and highlights packages for social media.
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