Noir Lumière is a native app that provides a cloud-based solution for long-term preservation, post-processing and optimal handling of film files. With the platform, movie producers can easily share their film files with vendors all around the world for preview or live display in the cinemas. It covers all digital services from post-production to distribution for film, TV and streaming platforms. The application is also used to provide movies for events like the Cannes Film Festival.
The Noir Lumière team consists of 10 people, with 4 of them being developers. After evaluating different cross-platform frameworks like Electron or Xamarin, Felgo was the natural choice. Native performance is an important factor for handling big data like movie files. Felgo extends Qt, which runs natively on all platforms, and includes components to target both mobile & desktop platforms with a responsive user interface.
Felgo allowed the team to focus on features, develop efficiently and release their product in record time. At a later stage of the project, the team ran into limitations with the Qt Multimedia module.