Whisper goes for Blackbird to drive remote sports video production

With staff working from home during lockdown, production company, Whisper has stated it has chosen Blackbird’s cloud-based video editing and publishing platform to drive major efficiencies for the creation of a wide range of content, including Formula One.

The Whisper production team will use Blackbird’s extensive professional toolset to remotely edit and enrich documentaries, interviews and behind-the-scenes long form content for millions of sports fans around the world.

The production team will also use the Blackbird Player to rapidly view, comment on and approve content from anywhere, dramatically speeding up the content review process.

Sunil Patel, Whisper CEO, said: “Enabling our teams to work safely and efficiently to create world class content is a big priority for Whisper. Blackbird’s state of the art, accessible solution allows us to achieve this with the highest production values.”

Co-founded by David Coulthard, Jake Humphrey and Patel, Whisper specialises in the production of entertainment and sports content with a portfolio that includes Formula One, the Rugby World Cup, the Women’s Six Nations, the Paralympics, W Series racing, the NFL and SailGP.

Blackbird CEO, Ian McDonough, said: “Whisper is very much the gold standard of sport production and it’s fantastic to be working with them on a range of top level sports, including Formula One, one of the biggest names in international sport. Having a professional, remote editor that can work consistently on low bandwidth and in a browser is a powerful combination of attributes and we are delighted to be able to satisfy the demand for it.”

Blackbird provides a professional cloud video editing and publishing platform for rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips, highlights and longer form content to multiple devices and platforms.


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