EditShare has added cloud-based video editing to its shared media storage capabilities following a partnership with Forbidden Technologies.

The tie-up will see the integration of Forbidden’s FORscene’s video editing and logging server software made available as an upgrade to EditShare customers.

James Richings, the managing director of EditShare EMEA, said: “I welcome the ability to offer this service to our customers in conjunction with EditShare’s popular products in a tightly integrated post-production solution.”

At the same time, new international FORscene customers will be able to buy a combined system from EditShare, a move that gives FORscene a new route-to-market

Other similar agreements with hardware developers are likely to follow.

Forbidden Technologies chief executive Stephen Streater said: “As Forbidden continues to expand, we have been developing partnerships with established specialists in our major market areas. Forbidden’s focus will continue to be on our core competences of the creation, hosting and support of our Cloud-based video post-production platform.”

FORscene is an access-anywhere system. Video is transferred as required between a FORscene Server and Forbidden’s Cloud network automatically and on-demand, with edits and metadata instantly synchronised.

Customers that use both EditShare and FORscene include IWC Media (part of RDF Media), North One Television (part of All3Media), Prime Focus and The Mews.

How will it work?

  • FORscene users will access video on an EditShare.
  • This is then transcoded before being added to the FORscene Cloud.
  • After working on the material as normal inFORscene, users can export Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) to conform their edits on an EditShare system.