frameio fcpx app

Frame.io has just released a standalone application for Final Cut Pro X that allows editors to easily publish full timelines or clips to their web based viewing and approval service.

How do you go about getting approval from a client via the web? Kick out a 1080 or 720 Apple device setting .Mov and then upload it to DropBox? It works, but it takes a few stages to organise and the end client has only got the option of watching the movie. No notes, no version updates and definitely no way to annotate the movie without logging down notes manually.

So how about being able to share dailies or masters without having to build a string-out and uploading those with just a few clicks? 

The combination of a Frame.io subscription and the new application looks like it just might make things a lot easier and quicker.


All pretty impressive stuff, especially with the custom export destinations directly in FCPX. Yes you have to have a subscription, but there are many different plans to suit everybody and we are sure that it will soon pay for itself with the time saved. Of course it will also make collaboration easier and make the whole process look more professional to colleagues and end clients.

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Artists and editors can use Frame.io's new FCP X companion app to:
• Quickly and easily publish an FCP X timeline for work in progress review
• Upload Digital Dailies with synced sound
• Share a full timeline or selected clips from a timeline with your team for vfx or color grading.

Features of the new companion app allow editors to:
• Use markers in FCP X to upload select clips
• Exclude clips that are disabled in the timeline
• Range-select a portion of the timeline to upload to Frame.io
• Embed FCP X notes and keywords into clips, which are searchable from Spotlight


“Frame.io is an extremely elegant and intuitive environment that was built by artists, so it just works- the way artists expect it to”, said Emery Wells, CEO of Frame.io. “Our new seamless integration with Final Cut Pro X is another great example of why. Whether you’re uploading digital dailies with synced sound, or sharing media for VFX or color grading review, what used to take 10 steps now takes just one. Instantly select and publish whichever clips or timelines you choose- including the notes and keywords- with the ease and simplicity you expect from Frame.io.”

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Looks like there has been some familiar faces working with Frame.io to build the service into providing a dailies delivery service for feature film production:

“Frame.io is the best collaboration tool I have used. It helps me organize, communicate and solve story and creative issues in faster and more fluid ways,” said Michael Matzdorff, first AE of the recently released film, Focus and author of Final Cut Pro: Pro Workflow. “The Frame.io companion app enables one-click publishing from Final Cut Pro X and streamlines crucial communication every step of the way.”


We are impressed. We also think this is another great tool to expand the FCPX ecosystem and with the new companion application Frame.io will gain many new users, from Hollywood right down to the single one man shooter/editor. 

In fact we just might be after an account ourselves to give it a test!



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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

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2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.


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BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

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I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.


Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

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I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!


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