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IBC Rising Stars uses FORscene Android workflow

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM quoted developer of the market leading Cloud video platform FORscene, today announced that it will be providing the IBC Rising Stars with five Android tablets for use at the exhibition. IBC Rising Stars is a representation of students and young professionals given the opportunity to get up close and personal to the latest equipment, understand some of the complex issues facing the industry and share in the IBC experience. Loaded with the latest FORscene application these participants will shoot, edit and publish material to the IBC Facebook page, IBC YouTube channel and Digital Rapids for website distribution during and after the exhibition. Furthermore two of the IBC Rising Stars participants will be sharing their hands on experience with exhibition visitors at a dedicated session at the IBC Production Village at 16:00 on the 11th September 2011.

Forbidden has extended its FORscene platform to professional tablet use. The full editing and publishing workflows – including where required shooting and uploading – is available on Android devices. Apples iPad tablet is restricted to the simpler review and commenting functionality. In all cases, FORscenes Cloud access means that edits of material in the Cloud are immediately available worldwide both on tablets and standard desktop and laptop computers.

FORscenes biggest customers use the powerful FORscene Server, and a software version of this is being ported to run on Android tablets. This simplifies use in the professional news environment by minimising internet access requirements while providing the benefits of access to video libraries, metadata and edits stored on the Cloud to all participants.

For the IBC Rising Stars the Android tablets will shoot material at 720p, compress and upload to the Cloud, edit and publish from the same single device. When publishing, the original 720p source material will be used to conform the final sequence on the Android tablet ensuring the best available quality is published as an H.264 file. A full production lifecycle, within a single device.

Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies plc, said:

"Forbidden Technologies is a leading technological innovator in the field of video post production. It gives us great pleasure to be part of the IBC Rising Stars project, helping to design the workflows of the future with those who will be using them professionally."

IBC 2011 runs from the 9th 13th September. Visit Forbidden in Hall 7.J15e


For further information please visit or contact:

Forbidden Technologies plc
Tel: +44 (0)20 8879 7245
Jason Cowan

IBC Rising Stars
Tel: +44 (0)79 7387 8647
Kristin Mason

Bishopsgate Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7562 3350
Deepali Schneider/Natalie Quinn

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 on a range of mobile devices. FORscene is one of the worlds most advanced browser-based applications, operating in The Cloud.

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