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FORscene used in Sky1 HD production

Princess Productions benefits from FORscenes new Watch Folder

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM quoted developer of the market leading Cloud video platform FORscene, announces that Princess Productions, part of Shine Group (the UKs largest independent production company), is using FORscene for the production of Must be the Music, which will be aired on Sky1 HD. Princess Productions has also benefited from Watch Folder – a new addition to the FORscene Load user interface.

Must be the Music is searching for the UKs best new music act any age, any song, any style. The show will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and judged by Dizzee Rascal, Jamie Cullum and Sharleen Spiteri.

The production team shot footage using Sony HDCAM and Panasonic P2. Rushes were digitised into Avid Unity storage, before the FORscene Server automatically compressed and uploaded material for logging and rough-cut editing. The watch folder technology used provides a scalable workflow management tool with minimal human interaction.

FORscene provides access to rushes from anywhere through a web-browser, enabling all members of the production team to monitor and work on content during location shooting. The post-production team also benefited from FORscenes account management tools to create and manage their accounts and media.

Paul Jones, Post Production Manager at Princess Productions, commented:

"FORscene provided fast access to material for remote viewing and approval whilst on location for Must Be The Music. Its advanced search tools have given the production team the ability to streamline their off-line process and maximise the efficiency in post. With around 10,000 files already uploaded, the watch folder automation in FORscene Server has radically changed our workflow."

Pete Burns, Project Manager at Forbidden Technologies, said:

"We are pleased to be working with another new client, Princess Productions. FORscenes latest watch folder technology meets the demands of both high volume and fast turnaround workflows. The robust and flexible nature of this recent upgrade is proving attractive to a wide range of clients."


For further information please visit or contact:

Forbidden Technologies plc
Tel: +44 (0)20 8879 7245
Pete Burns

Princess Productions
Tel: +44 (0)20 7985 1985
Paul Jones

Bishopsgate Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7562 3350
Gemma OHara/Siobhra Murphy

Notes to Editors

Forbidden Technologies plc

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, floated in February 2000.

The Company develops and markets a powerful internet video platform, FORscene, which is used by broadcasters, in professional web video, in education and by consumers. FORscene is one of the worlds most advanced browser-based applications, operating in The Cloud.

Princess Productions

Princess Productions were founded in 1996. Since then, they have created and produced over eighty broadcast formats and pilots for all the major UK terrestrial and digital broadcasters. They supply constantly fresh, funny and ground-breaking programmes across a variety of genres.

Facilities at Princess include its own 2,500sq ft. studio from where The Wright Stuff, T4 and Something for the Weekend are broadcast.

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