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September 17, 2009

Forbidden Technologies Intros Osprey Video Codec

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Forbidden Technologies plc, a company that develops and markets a powerful internet video platform, has reportedly unveiled new Osprey video codec in an exhibition that took place in Amsterdam.

Belonging to company’s video codecs family, the new Osprey video codec is best suited for editing over the public Internet. It supports loss-free video compression, enabling FORscene users to see broadcast quality video as they are editing. Broadcasters can then use the video output from FORscene directly for transmission.
FORscene is a frame accurate video editing platform, which provides tools for logging, editing and reviewing video.
According to company officials, its flagship product – FORscene – with Osprey is the first practical implementation of an end-to-end browser-based broadcast quality video editing service over the public Internet.
In addition, the Osprey design allows videos to be edited at proxy quality, as has been the case with FORscene’s other codecs. In this case, the upgrade to broadcast quality is efficiently encoded, minimising Internet traffic and delay.

Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies (News - Alert), said that the Web has come of age. Production companies can now directly manipulate broadcast quality video over the public Internet on standard machines. 

“It is becoming increasingly clear that, over time, Web based video tools will come to dominate the market for all forms of professional video production,” Streater said.

The company recently signed a technology partnership agreement with Chyron Corporation to integrate Forbidden's FORscene web based video toolkit with Chyron's Axis (News - Alert) Graphics web services.

Integrated with Chyron's Axis, FORscene can reportedly be used from any computer, anywhere in the world.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire

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