Forbidden brings Timecode Buddy into Forscene platform via MovieSlate iOS app
Forbidden Technologies has integrated Forscene with Timecode Systems’ Timecode Buddy via the MovieSlate iOS application. MovieSlate is an industry standard for production slates and the Timecode Buddy system lets users generate, sync and share accurate timecodes and metadata wirelessly over RF or Wi-Fi networks. The integration brings the three technologies together to allow people to insert metadata notes and media into a logging and editing system.
“We’re always aiming to integrate with proven technologies that help our customers solve their most vexing problems in order to save time and money. This integration fills a gap at the beginning of the production workflow, helping our customers not only capture important metadata in Forscene from the very start of production, but also make sure the metadata is synchronised and searchable throughout the workflow,” said Greg Hirst, business development director, Forbidden Technologies.
“Timecode Buddy is a powerful enhancement to the Forscene platform that makes it possible to import shot notes created on the shoot directly into Forscene in a way that automatically links back to the media — a feature that translates to a faster, more efficient post process.”
With the Timecode Sync plugin, MovieSlate users can leverage SMPTE timecode that’s synced over Wi-Fi, in realtime, from the extremely accurate Timecode Buddy system. This means that MovieSlate notes containing shoot log information reference the same timecode as the media itself. As a result of the Forscene integration, the MovieSlate shoot notes then automatically link back to the media when they’re imported into Forscene.
This process ensures that producers starting work in Forscene already have some basic notes from which to build more detailed logs. All information is present throughout the Forscene workflow as searchable metadata to allow for fast assembly and editing.
The integration with Forscene is Timecode Buddy’s first integration with a crossplatform editing solution. “Timecode Systems has always believed that collaboration is the only true way to advance the greater good of the industry. From day one, our senior production contacts have been telling us that they require more manufacturers and developers to work together with common interfaces,” said Paul Scurrell, managing director, Timecode Systems.
“This integration is very important to Timecode Buddy because it takes us one step closer to our mission of bringing the latest technology together with third-party companies to provide a more efficient and elegant way to sync, log, and track content. Forscene is already widely adopted in production and post production workflows, so it is an ideal platform with which to integrate.”