Boclips Leverages Blackbird for Cloud-Native Video Production

EduTech leader, Boclips, has deployed Blackbird for remote and efficient cloud native video production. Boclips is a cloud-based educational platform that provides teachers and courseware developers easy access to over two million rights-ready video clips from the world’s most respected content producers.

Blackbird enables enterprises to scale effortlessly, drive significant productivity improvements and assist in meeting sustainability and carbon reduction targets due to the platform’s highly efficient cloud native architecture.

“Blackbird will dramatically speed up our video production capabilities and drive significant efficiencies throughout our operations,” says Boclips Head of Content Operations, Rob Weeks. “We’re excited to be working with a fantastic partner that offers a such a great solution for our video workflow.”

The globally distributed Boclips production team will use Blackbird to rapidly access incoming video content from over 200 providers. Working remotely, the team will use Blackbird’s browser-based professional level toolset to rapidly edit and enrich content for publishing to the Boclips platform for immediate availability to its global community. Blackbird will also pick up content from the Boclips’ AWS storage solution giving access to pre-existing content for re-versioning work so that the value from assets can be realized effectively.

“Really happy to have a client of Boclips’ quality and educational mission on the Blackbird platform,” says Blackbird CEO, Ian McDonough. “Once again Blackbird has proven to be an ideal solution for the education and e-learning sector. By replacing traditional methods of production with Blackbird across distributed and remote production, Boclips’ team can transform their production cycles. The Blackbird technology and architecture that enables genuine collaborative cloud native video editing is reducing content delivery lead times and boosting productivity.”

Blackbird drives awareness, monetization and efficiencies for brands in the sports, news, entertainment and enterprise sectors. The company’s customers include BT, Tata Communications, EVS, IMG, Deltatre, Sky News Arabia, A+E Networks, NHL, Eleven Sports, Riot Games, the U.S Department of State and 50 local US news stations with TownNews.

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