Blackbird, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, and sports and events graphics company MOOV have partnered to help deliver fast turnaround sports video content with an integrated solution that streamlines cloud video workflows. The Blackbird cloud video clipping, editing and distribution platform provides rapid access to video for the creation of […]
The inventor of TV’s first non-linear editing platform has reimagined the solution, adding a new UI, distributed processing, finishing and delivering capabilities and other features. It also brought to market a new cloud-based version of its storage platform, offering customers a free, three-month trial.
Compatibility is key in the editing products that will be on display at April’s NAB Show. According to the vendors and their customers, editing systems should not only accommodate the ever-growing list of video formats, but also interact with competing platforms. Other hot button improvements include improved graphics and scalability, and around-the-clock access to tools from anywhere. And Apple hopes to win back customers with a new version of Final Cut Pro that restores many previous features.
The new, lower-priced version of Apple’s popular editing software has resulted in a firestorm of reaction. Many professional craft editors don’t like a lot of the changes, especially the inability to transfer projects from Final Cut Pro 7 to the new version. But for many television stations — on a mission to lower costs and hire less skilled personnel to spread video content to a wide array of new platforms — the $299 price tag means it may live alongside server-based news editing systems from companies such as Avid and Grass Valley.
The company has released new software-only versions of its most popular products in an effort to compete with a number of Macintosh and PC-based vendors that offer less expensive NLE products based on off-the-shelf technology.