Forbidden Technologies has added HTML5 video publishing capabilities to its Cloud-based video platform FORscene.

The development will allow content published in FORscene to be viewed through any device with a compliant web browser – such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Opera.

The move opens up the video logging, editing and review technology to users of the Apple iPad and iPhone and people with Android and Nokia smartphones.

Forbidden Technologies chief executive Stephen Streater said: “The addition of HTML5 publishing to FORscene is an example of our policy to incorporate the latest global technical advancements. HTML5 increases FORscene’s relevance as a publishing platform in its major markets.”

HTML5 is the first incarnation of the web structuring and presentation language to support video playback without a third party plug-in such as Adobe Flash.

For older browsers that don’t support HTML5, Forbidden’s HTML5 player automatically falls back to its proprietary Java web player.