NAB 2016: Forbidden Technologies will introduce Virtual Ingest Server for its Forscene editing system at this year’s NAB Show.

This software-only system for uploading media into the Forscene cloud is currently in beta and planned for release later this year. 

The development of Forscene’s Virtual Ingest Server follows the recent addition of Forscene’s Edge Server to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and provides another alternative to traditional hardware-based ingest workflows. 

The solution uses the same Forscene software that typically runs on ingest hardware, but the software runs within a virtual machine on the user’s computer or laptop instead of running on a separate ingest server. 

Testing is being conducted using Oracle’s VirtualBox, a virtualisation product for enterprise customers that is available as Open Source Software and runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts. 

“Forscene’s non-proprietary ingest servers have always been affordable and easy to integrate into existing infrastructure,” said Jason Cowan, director of business development at Forbidden. 

“But as the leading SaaS post-production provider we wanted to offer the industry a solution that frees them from the cost and logistical limitations inherent to hardware-reliant workflows.

“Forscene’s Virtual Ingest Server provides our clients with the flexibility to produce content without restriction.” 

Meanwhile, Forscene users are now able to autosync multiple source material in use the cloud-based editing software’s improved captioning tool to meet US guidelines for subtitling.

The autosync tool makes it easy for users to create synced, multi-track sequences irrespective of whether the source footage has synced timecode - or even any timecode at all, Forscene says. 

The overhauled closed caption tool allows users to ingest, create, edit and publish  captions just like a video or audio track on the timeline, which should make it easier to ensure content complies to the standards.