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Forbidden Technologies launches Internet film-editing
[January 17, 2006]

Forbidden Technologies launches Internet film-editing

(Business, The (London) (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Jan. 15--AIM-listed UK company Forbidden Technologies is taking on giant computing companies such as Apple and Microsoft with an idiot-proof internet-based video editing suite called Clesh (Clip Load Edit Share) that can be accessed from virtually any computer via the internet service provider Tiscali.

The company has already trail-blazed the new technology with an online computerised editing suite called FORscene aimed at professional users which Forbidden Technologies chief executive Stephen Streater claims is more sophisticated than Apple's editing suite Final Cut Pro.

Some big UK channels agree: post-production of the BBC's nature series Super Bats was done on FORscene, as was the work on ITV1's Extreme Ghost Stories and Channel 5's Celebrity Holiday Reps.

Forbidden claims its software is not only 30 percent cheaper than renting a conventional editing suite in London's Soho, which usually costs about 600 (E876, $1062) to 700 per workstation per week, but that because its software is web-based, the work can be accessed from any computer anywhere, unlike proprietary software such as Final Cut Pro, which needs a dedicated terminal. This means the work can be viewed by all the production team, not just the on-site editors.

Forbidden is launching a consumer version of its online editing suite called Clesh through a partnership with Tiscali. Clesh can be accessed from any desktop computer and be used to incorporate video from digital video cameras and mobile phone cameras to create edited films. Streater added: "We are the only company which has the technology to become the global video internet standard."

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