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SMPTE Extends Call for Papers Deadline for SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Announces Registration Opening on June 16

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — June 17, 2014 – The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, has extended the call for papers deadline to July 7 for the prestigious SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, which will take place Oct. 21-23 in Hollywood, California. Proposals may be submitted online at www.smpte.org/cfp2014. Registration for the conference has also opened at www.smpte2014.org will open on June 16.

“The presentation of technical papers is an important element of this event, and we strive to ensure that papers address a range of critical concepts and issues that influence the motion-imaging field,” said Paul Chapman, chair of the SMPTE ATC Program Committee. “Though we already have received an array of quality proposals, we are providing additional time for those who may have been considering submitting but have not yet done so.”

The SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition is the premier annual technology event covering motion-imaging and media technology, production, operations, over-the-top content services, and the allied arts and sciences. Proposed papers must be informational and must address technical theory, research, innovation, application, or practice specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry.

Technical paper topics include, but are not limited to, 4K/8K UHDTV and beyond; postproduction; broadcast infrastructure, file-based workflow; cinematography and image acquisition; asset management, storage, and archiving; the “Internet of everything,” the second screen, and alternative content; audio/video processing and compression; content security; new techniques in audio; content distribution; display technology; advanced image processing; mobile, IP, and future distribution technologies; and restoration and preservation.

Student papers are strongly encouraged. Papers that have been published previously or that are commercial or promotional in nature will not be considered. A complete and more specific listing of possible topics, as well as instructions on submitting a topic heading, paper title, and one-page abstract, are available at www.smpte.org/cfp2014.

Further information about SMPTE and the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition is available at www.smpte.org.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 650 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. The Society is sustained by more than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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NUGEN Audio Announces Educational Sales Program

Award-Winning Loudness Management, Metering, and Correction Tools Now Available at 50 Percent Discount to Qualified Students, Teachers, and Institutions

LEEDS, U.K. — June 17, 2014 – NUGEN Audio, creator of intuitive tools for audio professionals, today introduced special educational pricing for its complete line of loudness management, metering, and correction solutions. Effective immediately, the company will offer a 50 percent discount to qualifying students, teachers, and institutions.

“NUGEN Audio is committed to investing in the future of the media industry, and we want to make our products as accessible as possible to the next generation of users,” said Jon Schorah, creative director, NUGEN Audio. “As loudness compliance becomes a requirement for broadcasters around the world, it’s critical that loudness monitoring and correction become a standard part of the curriculum for those teaching audio for broadcast and post-production. Our loudness plug-ins are specifically engineered for maximum ease of use and efficiency, which makes them fit perfectly in a professional audio educational setting.”

Subject to terms and conditions, including proof of educational status, the NUGEN Audio education discount is available to current students and faculty, and also to accredited learning institutions. Detailed information is available at www.nugenaudio.com/edu, by emailing edu@nugenaudio.com, or through any local NUGEN Audio dealer.

More information about the entire NUGEN Audio product family is available at www.nugenaudio.com.

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About NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio provides the broadcast and post-production industry’s most advanced solutions for end-to-end loudness management, metering, and correction from content acquisition through to playout. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the NUGEN Audio design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver high-quality, compliant audio while saving time, reducing costs, and preserving the creative process. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, post-production, and music production. For more information, visit www.nugenaudio.com.

All trademarks mentioned herein are acknowledged as property of their respective owners.

Photo Caption: NUGEN Audio VisLM Loudness Meter
Webpage Link: www.nugenaudio.com/edu

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Egypt’s CBC Boosts Flexibility of HD Signal Transport With Riedel MediorNet Real-Time Network

WUPPERTAL, Germany — June 17, 2014 – Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that leading Egyptian TV channel Capital Broadcast Center (CBC) has upgraded its Cairo facilities and operations with the installation of a MediorNet real-time media network. Riedel MediorNet frames enable flexible transport of 10 HD video signals between two CBC buildings within the Egyptian Media Production City.

“Riedel’s MediorNet solution is an ideal fit for our operations not only because of its flexibility and intuitive operation, but also because of the rich feature set it provides,” said Mohamed Hammad, playout manager for CBC. “In deploying MediorNet for HD signal distribution, we’ve realized much greater freedom in establishing point-to-point and point-to-multipoint signal transport with valuable cost-saving benefits including reliable synchronization.”

Enabling CBC to move beyond simple point-to-point links, Riedel’s MediorNet network allows the broadcaster to send any incoming signal to any output or even to multiple outputs. Because routing is managed through a straightforward user interface, CBC can change its signal-routing configuration without the need for re-wiring or physical patching. MediorNet also helps to eliminate the need for external devices through integrated broadcast-quality processing and conversion features such as frame store/frame synchronizers and embedders/de-embedders at any input/output.

Going forward, CBC can connect additional sites easily and increase the signal load by adding MediorNet frames to the network. The broadcaster has plans to augment the installation with a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system as well, which will allow for the connection of a talk-back panel linking production staff across CBC facilities.

“One of the reasons for CBC’s leadership in Egypt’s broadcast market is its willingness to use new technologies to overcome operational obstacles and limitations,” said Ahmed Magd El Din, general manager, Middle East and Turkey, Riedel Communications. “We look forward to building on the success of this installation, which provides CBC with even broader signal transport and communications capabilities.”

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at www.riedel.net.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Riedel/Riedel-CBCEgyptLogo.jpg

Wohler and Media Alliance Offer Integrated Solution for Highly Efficient Media Management and Processing

Partnership Integrates Wohler RadiantGrid File-Based Transcoding and Media Transformation(TM) Engine With Media Alliance’s Borneo MAM

SAN FRANCISCO — June 17, 2014 – Wohler Technologies today announced that Italian software development company Media Alliance is using Wohler’s RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM) as the transcoding and media transformation engine within its media asset management (MAM) system. By incorporating this file-based technology from Wohler into its Borneo MAM product, Media Alliance has created a turnkey solution that provides its customers with even faster and more efficient combined media management and processing.

“We are committed to providing our customers with innovative, forward-looking solutions built on proven technologies,” said Giovanni Soldi, CEO at Media Alliance. “The solution enabled with Wohler meets this standard perfectly, enabling significant performance gains through the integration of our well-established MAM and file-based media processing products.”

Media Alliance technology is used in more than 20 countries by hundreds of users including Gruppo Espresso, Telelombardia, and Sige in Italy; Expert TV and VGTRK in Russia; Voxafrica in the U.K.; Astro in Malaysia; StarHub in Singapore; KBS in South Korea; TrueVisions in Thailand; TVB in Hong Kong; Intigral in the UAE; and many more.

The core team working on Borneo, Media Alliance’s flagship product, has been actively involved in the development of MAM systems for the broadcast industry since 1991. Borneo was first released in 1994 and has been continuously developed and refined over the past two decades. Today, the version 4.0 release is relied upon daily to provide stable and reliable performance in critical production and media management tasks across the news, sports, program production, and archiving departments. The integrated solution featuring Wohler technology already has been deployed successfully for customers in Asia-Pacific markets.

Within the solution uniting Media Alliance and Wohler technologies, Wohler’s RadiantGrid(TM) applies TrueGrid(TM) file-based processing to manage and accelerate several tasks simultaneously while allowing users to realize true scalability across multiple machines. The result is a media transformation process that is simpler, faster, and dramatically more efficient than alternative solutions.

“With a strong presence in key markets and a highly refined MAM system and interface, Media Alliance represents an ideal technology partner,” said Craig Newbury, vice president sales, Wohler. “Wohler RadiantGrid technology brings exceptional power and flexibility to the processing of media, and this integration with the Media Alliance MAM system will extend the availability of these benefits to an even greater number of users and media processes worldwide.”

Further information about the RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform and other RadiantGrid solutions is available at www.wohler.com.

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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler’s tradition of innovation began more than 30 years ago with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio monitoring product, and it continues today through the company’s continued development of unique solutions that span the baseband, stream, and file-based domains and include advanced monitoring solutions for video, audio, and captioning applications; solutions for IP monitoring, encoding, and decoding; and the award-winning RadiantGrid(TM) platform for efficient file-based content transformation and distribution. Together, Wohler’s advanced, cost-effective confidence monitoring and media transformation products ensure high-quality production across any platform and delivery to any device. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/Wohler/Wohler-RadiantGrid.jpg
Photo Caption: RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform(TM)

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BenQ Launches ‘BenQ Cares’ Education Grant Program, Offering School Discounts for Interactive Classroom IQ Solutions

COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 17, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of Classroom IQ solutions and the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in North America(1), today announced the launch of the “BenQ Cares” Education Grant. The new initiative provides discounts to qualifying schools, colleges, and universities for BenQ’s IL650 and RP700+ interactive touch panel displays, which have been designed to transform classrooms into collaborative learning spaces. more

Pexip(R) Announces Video Soft Clients for Infinity Scalable Meeting Platform

Virtual Meetings More Accessible Than Ever With Desktop Clients and Support for all Major Browsers

OSLO, Norway — June 17, 2014 — Pexip(R), a global disrupter in scalable, distributed videoconferencing technology, today announced its plans to introduce an all-new suite of Pexip Infinity videoconferencing clients, expanding users’ options of simply joining Pexip meetings. The Pexip Infinity clients will be available as installable client software for Windows(R), OS X(R), and Linux(R), in addition to supporting all major browsers including Internet Explorer(R), Safari(R), Chrome(TM), Firefox(R), and Opera(TM). more

IBERIABANK Invests in Revolabs Executive Elite(TM) Wireless Microphone System

Next-Generation Solution Transforms Financial-Sector Conference Room Into High-Performance Communications Environment

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 17, 2014 — Revolabs today announced that its newly released Executive Elite wireless microphone system has turned IBERIABANK’s upscale executive conference room into a high-performance center for important company communications. Featuring a Fortune 500 look, new distributed architecture, and best-in-class audio, the sophisticated microphone system brings installation flexibility, incredible audio integrity, and contemporary design to the financial institution’s revamped conferencing environment. more

Pexip Ready to Connect at InfoComm 2014

Visual Collaboration Disrupter to Sponsor Breakfasts, Strategy Sessions, and More During World’s Largest Annual Exhibition for AV Buyers and Sellers

OSLO, Norway — June 12, 2014 — Pexip(R), a global disrupter in scalable, distributed videoconferencing technology, is already making waves at InfoComm 2014 by offering a full slate of sponsored seminars, luncheons, and networking events designed to educate and connect with attendees at this year’s show. Pairing with the Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA), Pexip is a silver sponsor of InfoComm’s Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) Solutions Summit. Kicking off on Wednesday, June 18, at 12:15 p.m., an industry luncheon will address the state of the UC&C market featuring guest speaker Adam Marlin, Pexip executive vice president.

On Thursday, June 19, attendees and the press are invited to join Pexip at one of two breakfast networking opportunities. The first, titled “Why Pexip?“, features Pexip CTO Håkon Dahle. In his presentation, Håkon discusses the current state and future of visual enterprise communications, indentifies the fundamental challenges faced by the enterprise, and explores how Pexip addresses them. The event will be held at the Renaissance Hotel starting at 8:00 a.m. A second IMCCA-hosted session, “Breakfast at the UC&C Lab,” kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in room N225 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) with Danny Dunn, systems architect for Pexip. In this live, hands-on demonstration, attendees will get a first look at Pexip’s latest Infinity software — the market’s most scalable meeting platform offering unlimited users personal meeting rooms for simple videoconferencing on any device.

Following these sessions, two additional educational opportunities will explore the future opportunities of UC&C. In a morning session, Pexip executives will be part of a Solutions Summit panel discussion on effective ways to shape and implement UC strategies. The seminar, titled “Unified Communications & Collaboration Roadmap,” will be held in room N253 of the LVCC at 10:30 a.m. This session will explore the successes and pitfalls of UC implementation and how to achieve success.

The highlight of Thursday afternoon will be an IMCCA-hosted roundtable on the importance of WebRTC. Industry expert Jordan Owens, vice president of architecture for Pexip, will lead the session titled “WebRTC  Important Trend or Hype Engine?” The discussion begins at 3:00 p.m. and will be held in room N253 of the LVCC. Panelists will address the latest from the W3C working group and supporting manufacturers to present a realistic picture of the current state of WebRTC, how important WebRTC is, and what you can expect and when.

To cap off the day and relax after soaking in all its activities, Pexip invites all attendees to stop by booth N1820 for the PexBeer cocktail hour. Starting at 4:00 p.m., Pexip will offer drinks, snacks, and the chance to network with industry peers.

The full list of Pexip’s InfoComm 2014 events is available to download here (http://www.pexip.com/sites/pexip/files/Invitation%20-%20Pexip%20at%20InfoComm.pdf). For more information on Pexip and its UC&C solutions, visit www.pexip.com.

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About Pexip(R)
Pexip(R) overthrows conventional thinking by providing an affordable, scalable, and virtualized meeting platform that truly allows anyone to do high-quality video meetings from any device. For Pexip, simplicity for the end user and IT is a guiding principle in the design of Pexip Infinity, the scalable meeting platform. Founded in 2012, Pexip was created by leading innovators from the videoconferencing industry. Pexip is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has global offices in New York and London. For more information, visit www.pexip.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

PR Link: http://bit.ly/Pexip_InfoComm14

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BenQ Provides Digital Signage for Every Application With All-New Display Lineup

New Introductions Include Bar-Type 16:3 Format Panels, Dual-Sided Screens, Interactive Touch Screens, and First 4K UHD Touch Display

COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 11, 2014 – BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced its exciting new lineup of innovative digital signage products. Designed to deliver eye-catching content in any environment, the company’s latest introductions come loaded with next-generation features such as six-point touch interactivity, 4K resolution, dual-sided viewing, and varying sizes and formats to satisfy settings ranging from classrooms and boardrooms to retail, hospitality, and public transportation. Complementing BenQ’s existing IL and P Series, the new additions further BenQ’s commitment to bring higher brightness, enhanced interactivity, and the market’s leading energy-saving technology to any digital signage requirement.

RP Series: Multitouch Technology for More Engaging Content Delivery
Featuring 4K resolution, BenQ’s 84-inch RP840G flat panel provides an exceptional six interactive touch points, multi-PC touch control via USB, and EZCast software for sharing content from any PC or WiFi(R)-enabled smart device; thus, significantly increasing classroom and boardroom collaboration. Equipped with the intuitive DisplayNote teaching software bundle, the solution is ideally suited for education and business situations requiring real-time participant collaboration via laptops or tablet devices.

Made for interactive classrooms, collaborative boardrooms, and intuitive wayfinding requirements, the multitouch technology featured on BenQ’s new 70-inch RP700+ interactive flat panel provides incredibly responsive feedback and accurate positioning to augment interactivity in any of today’s signage applications. As a result, students, presenters, and information-seekers can simply touch the screen for ultra-responsive panning, zooming, and scrolling — just like a tablet.

Balancing hands-on capabilities with energy-saving tools, BenQ’s RP551+ flat panel provides six on-screen touch points, allowing multiple users to simultaneously interact with content. Using ambient light adjustment technology, the RP551+ ensures optimal viewing experiences regardless of a room’s light levels while protecting eyes and reducing power consumption by up to 50 percent. Providing an average of 50,000 hours of use, the panel also ensures outstanding long-lasting performance — even when powered-on continuously — to reduce maintenance costs and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) dramatically.

For a more comfortable overall viewing experience, BenQ’s entire line of RP panels features advanced anti-glare and anti-image retention — reducing screen reflection, eliminating visual interference, and preventing both visual fatigue and stress. Supporting a low blue light mode, the displays further their visual protection while increasing system-wide convenience via multiplatform support for Windows(R), Mac(R), Linux(R), and Chrome OS(TM), in addition to convenient connectivity capabilities via front panel input/output options.

Ultra-Slim Dual-Sided Panels and 16:3 Format Displays: Standout Signage for a Variety of Applications
Designed to bring stunning signage to any public space, BenQ’s new slim DL550F (panel only) and DH550AC (panel with stand) displays offer full HD (1920x1080p) content in an ultra-slim 55-inch dual-sided panel design perfectly suited for retail stores, transportation areas, and other public venues. Bringing users information-access from both sides of the panel, the displays are an incredibly thin one-inch thick and light enough to hang from ceilings or be used on its stand. Furthermore, the DH550AC provides easy deployment with no required construction and can fit into tight spaces due to its slim build. To increase communication effectiveness, the unit can show different content streams on either side and features multiple brightness levels to complement any ambient environment.

BenQ’s new bar-type 16:3 format displays enable ultra-wide signage in either 28 inches (BH280) or 38 inches (BH380), perfect for public transit, restaurant menu boards, and more. Featuring 700 nits and 800 nits of high brightness respectively, the BH280 and BH380 offer 178/178-degree viewing angles, DVI and VGA signal interfaces with included DVI to HDMI adapter, and portrait and landscape configurations. Both units are VESA mountable for easy installation and integration with existing systems while LED backlighting provides the industrial-grade panels with a reliable lamp life of up to 50,000 hours — resulting in signage solutions with a lower TCO for long-lasting performance.

“Our latest digital signage solutions affirm BenQ’s commitment to innovation by introducing intuitive products that benefit today’s content providers,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “With a focus on making classrooms and boardrooms more collaborative spaces for communicating ideas while providing real-time content to heavily trafficked public venues, BenQ is enabling smarter, more impactful digital signage installations across all applications.”

BenQ’s interactive flat-panels and digital signage solutions begin shipping in Q3, and will be on display in booth C8531 at InfoComm 2014. More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

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DL550F: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_DualSide_Display.jpg
BH280/380: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_BarDisplay.jpg

About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand(1) as well as the fastest growing projector brand(2) in North America. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

1Based upon Q1’14 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
2Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Giant Pirates Entertainment Speeds Post-Production of Reality TV Series With Forscene

LONDON — June 11, 2014 – Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced that Culver City, California-based production company Giant Pirates Entertainment has adopted Forscene into its post-production workflow in order to hasten editing of “The Feed,” a new reality-based television series that will air on the FYI network (formerly Bio). Forscene gives Giant Pirates the ability to start editing field packages immediately via the cloud rather than having to wait for hard drives to ship across the country, eliminating lag time that could throw the multi-site production off schedule.

The production required footage from New York field recordings to be sent to Los Angeles for very quick turnarounds as edited packages for use in studio shoots. Forscene enabled Giant Pirates’ post-production teams to view footage and start creating sequences in Los Angeles within hours of the shoot in New York, helping to keep the production running efficiently.

“Having the ability to work with footage via Forscene so soon after it has been shot is a new and welcome experience for our post team,” said Tracy Tong, supervising producer on “The Feed.” “When QSR Systems, our Avid vendor and rental company for this production, recommended Forscene, we were wary. We had never used any kind of cloud-based workflow before, so we had some concerns about compatibility with the Avid codec, upload times, and ease of use. It turns out we had no reason to worry.”

“Forscene’s cloud-based technology has shortened the cycle from acquisition to post dramatically,” said Rob Cloyd, president of QSR Systems. “In our fast-paced business where production cycles are shortened, Forscene’s technology has delivered.”

“Forscene has saved us the significant time and complexity involved in getting footage across the country to our team, which has made for an incredibly efficient and timely workflow,” added Ross Jacobson, Giant Pirates co-founder.

Forscene allows Giant Pirates’ Los Angeles editors to view footage within hours of the media cards being handed to the New York assistant editor. As soon as the media is saved to Giant Pirate’s media drives, a proxy copy is automatically created and uploaded to the Forscene cloud. At that point, the story team in Los Angeles can watch, log, and string out the footage — days before the shipped media can be ingested and grouped in the Los Angeles post-production offices. Once the story timelines are completed in Forscene, the sequences can be exported and are relinked to the original source for the editors to begin working in Avid.

In terms of ease of use, Giant Pirates users had no problems learning to tap into all of the Forscene functions. “Anyone with a general understanding of Avid or Final Cut can quickly learn how to work with Forscene. Even someone with no experience on Avid could easily pick it up with a quick half-hour training session, or by watching the Forscene YouTube videos,” Tong said. “Forbidden and QSR technical support were nothing short of amazing throughout the process. It was a nice touch to have a support chat built into the program for our AEs and producers if they couldn’t figure something out.”

“With short shooting schedules and the need for carefully packaged stories that convey a sense of things happening in real time, reality TV shows are perfect candidates for Forscene,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies plc. “With Forscene, they now have a new weapon in their arsenal for undertaking these challenging productions.”

More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About QSR Systems
QSR Systems is a leading provider of post-production equipment rentals to the entertainment and broadcast industry. Located in Southern California, they have been delivering state of the art solutions since 1991. Whether you need one tape deck or an enterprise-level high definition network solution, QSR Systems is a one-stop shop for all of your post-production needs.

About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden develops advanced technologies that enable media makers and broadcasters to create and distribute compelling viewing experiences to demanding worldwide audiences. Forbidden’s flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform. It allows post-production professionals to make and deliver stories with high quality and production value in demanding, fast-paced landscapes. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations including Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, and Key Code Media. More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbiddenco.uk. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk.

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