Blackbird Named IABM Broadcast-Media Company Of The Year

Blackbird plc, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, has been named “IABM Broadcast / Media Company of the Year.” This IABM (International Association for Broadcast and Media) Award recognizes and rewards broadcasters or media companies that have demonstrated throughout the year that they are at the forefront of […]

Blackbird Hires Morgan Henry As VP Engineering

Blackbird plc, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, has appointed Morgan Henry vice president of Engineering. He brings 20 years of experience heading and growing teams in innovator and disruptor businesses across mobile, media, music and multiplayer gaming. Starting his career writing operating systems for landmark smartphones, […]

CuttingRoom Launching Cloud-Native Professional Video Editor

CuttingRoom, a provider of SaaS video editing solutions, today released its browser-based video editing and publishing tool, “designed as the world’s first cloud-native solution for professional editors in the broadcast and AV industries. “On the back of both the significant changes to operational paradigms brought about by the pandemic and an increasingly heavy demand for […]

Lightworks Delivers New End-To-End Pro Editing Experience

LWKS has announced that Lightworks, its original video editing software platform, has amplified and enhanced its pro editing features. This new release, the company said, “ensures Lightworks is the optimum tool for importing, editing, finishing, and delivering perfect projects every time.” Version 2022.2 enhancements include official Apple ProRes certification, quick conversion import LUTs, new and […]

Blackbird And TownNews Expand To 80 U.S. TV Stations

Maxon Adds Unreal Engine Support For Magic Bullet Looks

Hot on the heels of its Version 15 release of Magic Bullet, a collection of tools for color correction, finishing and film looks, Maxon rollsout a “feature-rich” Service Pack release of Magic Bullet Version 15.1. This latest release for the first time boasts support for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, enabling users to employ Looks’ […]

Blackbird Says It Generates Up To 91% Less Carbon

It’s an uncomfortable truth that the broadcast and media industry has a concerning carbon emissions problem, Blackbird says. “One hundred hours of TV production generates 900 tons of CO2 equating to 2,800 square meters of lost sea ice,” it says. It’s therefore vital to reduce carbon emissions at source, according to the company. And that’s […]

Blackbird Launches Core Video Technology Licensing Solution

Blackbird plc, the technology licensor, developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, has introduced its core technology licensing solution, “Powered by Blackbird,” to enable advanced cloud native functionality and drive major efficiencies for video companies. Conceived around the notion of delivering the ultimate in video efficiency and designed specifically for the browser environment, […]

Codemill Launches Cloud-Based Video Editor

Codemill has introduced a cloud-based video editing tool, Accurate.Video Edit. A professional video editor specifically designed for content supply chain workflows, Accurate.Video Edit lets users “work efficiently in the browser to perform essential edits,” the company says. Accurate.Video Edit is a fast way to make edits needed for content compliance, content localization for different channels […]

Blackbird And TownNews Expand To 75 U.S. Stations

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, said today that Blackbird is now being used by 75 U.S. TV stations for digital news production following TownNews’ latest deployment. This is the sixth expansion of Blackbird by TownNews since the partnership began in 2018. Production teams at the 75 stations use […]

Avid Enhances Media Composer Subscription Offering

Avid today announced a new version of Avid Media Composer | Distributed Processing that it said significantly speeds up content production by using adjacent computing resources to help creative teams keep up with the increasing demand for new content. Media Composer | Distributed Processing lets editors  focus more on their craft by offloading processor-intensive media creation workflow tasks to any available local computers, […]

Blackbird Shares To Trade On U.S. OTC Market

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the patented cloud native video editing platform, Blackbird, announced that it has submitted an application to the OTC Markets Group for the company’s ordinary shares to begin cross-trading on the OTCQX Best Market, under the ticker BBRD, on Wednesday, July 28, which will make Blackbird shares more widely available […]

Univision Chooses Blackbird To Drive Streaming Video Production Efficiencies

Univision has entered into a multi-year deal to deploy the cloud native video editing platform Blackbird to drive large-scale video production efficiencies across its streaming and digital media operations. Blackbird was selected by Univision for professional-grade, ultra-efficient cloud native video editing and publishing of content across its streaming and digital media operations. Univision’s multi-site production team will […]

Telestream Rolls Out ScreenFlow 10 Video Editing/Screen Recording Software

Telestream, a global provider of digital media tools, media streaming and delivery technologies, is offering ScreenFlow 10, the latest version of the company’s award-winning video editing and screen recording software for the Mac. With ScreenFlow 10, users can record multiple cameras, microphones, and screens, including iPhone and iPad screens simultaneously, for nearly limitless possibilities. Built for anyone needing an […]

Blackbird And Newsbridge Partner For End-To-End Cloud Video Management And Production

Blackbird plc and Newsbridge have partnered to provide media professionals with a flexible, powerful end-to-end cloud video management and production solution. The integrated solution combines two cloud-native services: Newsbridge’s smart asset management platform powered by AI and Blackbird’s video editing and publishing platform. Optimized for speed, flexibility and resilience, the companies say the solution “empowers users with easy […]

BT Chooses Blackbird For Cloud Native Video Editing And Publishing

BT has selected Blackbird plc’s cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, for cloud native video editing and publishing. Blackbird provides rapid access to video content for the creation of clips, highlights and longform content to multiple devices and platforms. Blackbird says it lets enterprises “scale effortlessly, drive significant productivity improvements and assist in meeting sustainability and carbon reduction […]

EVS Launches Blackbird Partnership For International Sporting Events

Blackbird plc, the developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform Blackbird, has announced a partnership with EVS with launch deployments for international sporting events. EVS is a global provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions. Through its range of products and solutions, EVS delivers some of the most high-profile and prestigious live […]

Simon Says Intros Assemble, A New Way To Edit Video

Simon Says, a timecode-based AI transcription platform for video professionals, today launched Simon Says Assemble, a new product and significant expansion to the Simon Says platform that makes video editing as simple as copying and pasting text. Assemble lets production teams and clients quickly and easily lock story from the web; import and transcribe interview […]

EditShare & Blackbird Partnership Expands Cloud Video Editing Workflows

EditShare and Blackbird have joined forces to give media professionals more options when it comes to collaborating and editing video in the cloud. The integrated solution combines EditShare’s EFS scalable storage, Flow media management, and open APIs with Blackbird’s cloud video editing and publishing platform. Optimized for both speed and mobility, Blackbird and EditShare connect […]

Vizrt Streamlines Editing Workflow Capabilities For Viz Story 2 And Viz One 7 And Adobe Premiere Pro

Vizrt, a global provider of software-defined visual storytelling tools for media content creators, continues to add more powerful video editing capabilities into media production workflows with expanded integration for Adobe Premiere Pro. Editing is placed at the center of creative workflows with the newest releases of the Viz Story easy editing tool and the Viz […]

A+E Networks Doubles Video Edited Through Blackbird

Cloud video editing platform provider Blackbird said today that A+E Networks will double the volume edited through the Blackbird platform to “both enable a significant expansion of remote video production capability, while ensuring the overall safety of its editors who will now be able to work even more effectively, remotely.” A+E Networks, a joint venture […]

NAB SHOW 2020

Boris FX Withdraws From NAB 2020

New product announcements and featured customer presentations will debut online in April.

Blackbird And MOOV Partner At IBC

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 […]

NAB SHOW 2019

Avid Overhauls Media Composer, Intros Nexis Cloudspaces

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.

Grass Valley Unveils EDIUS 7 With 4K Support

GEARING UP FOR NAB: EDITING

Editing Systems Offer Range Of Upgrades

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.

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Controversy In the Edit Suite: Final Cut Pro X

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.

Avid Continues To Struggle With New Identity

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.