Friday, September 14, 2018
LONDON, September 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the developer and seller of Blackbird
[http://WWW.BLACKBIRD.VIDEO ], the workstation experience in the cloud, has launched its
This ground-breaking development allows Blackbird's intuitive cloud video editing to
be used in browsers without additional configuration or installation of plugins or
applications. The powerful features already available in the Java version of Blackbird,
including ultra-quick logging, clipping, editing, publishing and distribution of live and
Blackbird editing platforms support editing resolutions of up to 540p and up to 60 frames
per second, with publishing from original sources supported up to 4K.
This significant breakthrough in the development of Blackbird, which Forbidden first
March this year, has been made possible by the company's partnership with Leaning
Technologies, a leading provider of web application tools. Forbidden Technologies used
Leaning Technologies' powerful CheerpJ compiler to convert Java byte code directly into
Blackbird enables secure, ultra-fast, frame-accurate editing and distribution of video
content by anyone, anytime, anywhere on web and mobile devices using bandwidth as low as
2Mb per second. Delivering a true incredibly responsive workstation-like experience in the
cloud, Blackbird has worked on over 8m hours of professional video to date. This has been
across multiple sectors globally including news, sports, eSports, events and broadcast
Since the start of the year, Forbidden Technologies plc has announced Blackbird
contracts and partnerships with leading technology and media companies including
TownNews.com, Veritone, Leaning Technologies, Our House Media, Dragon Touch Systems,
Middlechild, Fanview, ESP Gaming, and Von Johnson Associates.
Forbidden CEO, Ian McDonough said: "We are thrilled to announce we now have our rich
all of our lightning quick performance. It is a boundary pushing technical feat that many
people initially thought impossible. Our customers will now have access to our entire
suite of digital production tools for use through a browser on any hardware that can be
operated as low as a 2Mb/s bandwidth connection. This hugely increases the addressable
audience and, as we move to mass take up through our OEM strategy, it increases the
efficiency of new customer onboarding enormously.
Together with the Mac(R) version of the Blackbird Edge, announced this week, the
Blackbird proxy can also be created remotely on something as widely available as an Apple
(R) laptop which is then immediately available in the cloud to be edited, enriched or
Forbidden Technologies will be demonstrating Blackbird at IBC 2018 (Hall 1, C27) from
14th - 18th September. For more information visit: www.blackbird.video/ibc
About Leaning Technologies
Leaning Technologies provides its customers with development tools and professional
services to develop large-scale, high-performance web applications in Java and C/C++. Its
professional services include full porting services, optimisation and WebAssembly
consulting, and enterprise support.
desktop and mobile applications into web applications effortlessly. Leaning Technologies
was founded by Stefano De Rossi, Massimo Grava, and Alessandro Pignotti in 2012. It has
offices in London, United Kingdom; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, www.forbidden.co.uk [http://www.forbidden.co.uk ]
) floated in February 2000.
Forbidden develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform using our
patented Blackbird technology. The technology underpins multiple applications which are
used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, eSports live
events and content owners, post-production houses, other mass market digital video
channels and corporations.
The Blackbird technology allows full visibility on multi-location digital content,
improves time to market for live content such as video clips and highlights for social
media distribution, and results in much more effective monetization.
Blackbird(R) is a registered trademark of Forbidden Technologies plc.
Mac(R) and Apple(R) are trademarks of Apple Inc.
SOURCE Forbidden Technologies plc
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