Forbidden Technologies has announced new features and integrations for its FORscene cloud-based post-production platform to be shown at NAB.
FORscene’s new high-resolution proxy allows users to choose the resolution they want — and swap between resolutions while working — to accommodate bandwidth availability and project requirements. Working with proxies, even for high-resolution viewing, means that the original source remains on the clients’ servers and in their control.
Forbidden has also made significant improvements to the FORscene edit interface and toolsets that speed up workflows. With new customization options, users can now set up and save different keysets and interface layouts to suit their preferences.
Other edit interface upgrades include a new record timeline patch panel, half-speed playback for improved logging and transcription and improvements to trimming, audio editing and publishing tools.
The new site manager interface provides advanced functionality. Site managers will be less reliant on Forbidden support staff to configure and manage accounts as these tools are now available to them online.
As part of a cloud upgrade to support new file formats, Forbidden has updated the operating system on the ingest server to Raspbian Wheezy, which includes the latest FFmpeg and other transcode-related libraries. This move enables support for more file formats on ingest and also increases the security of the server.
In addition to those changes, improvements to the FORscene Server Lite allow for more efficient remote news workflows. Users can now regulate the use of upload bandwidth in Windows to limit interference with other bandwidth-intensive applications.
The server now provides an estimate of duration until given files are compressed and fully uploaded to the cloud, providing guidance on how long the user must wait until it is safe to disconnect the computer.