Frame.io is one of the first three companies that has released a workflow extension for Final Cut Pro 10.4.4. Now you can access the popular online review tools directly from within FCPX

We have been a fan of the online review tools in Frame.io since its release. FCPX was the first NLE that they collaborated with and today Frame.io expands that interoperability with the most advanced tools in any of the creative apps. The Frame.io workflow extension is available on the Mac App Store today.

“Frame.io in Final Cut Pro X enables editors to access the full Frame.io experience from within Final Cut Pro X; they can track progress, review work with teams, respond to comments and annotations, and even batch upload and download content,” explains Emery Wells, co-founder and CEO of Frame.io. “Our customers have come to rely on Frame.io’s review and collaboration offering, so having these tools within Final Cut Pro X means they’re not switching context to collaborate with their team or partners. They’re able to iterate very quickly on projects and stay focused on evolving their creative vision. 

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This is a huge leap not only Frame.io but for Apple as well because the extension is only one of three that Apple has announced on the release of the Final Cut Pro 10.4.4 update.

The app feels like it is an extension to the functionality within FCPX and a lot of care has been taken to make the extension look and feel correct.

  • Upload your timeline or individual clips to Frame.io to share with clients for approval 
  • Know the instant your client is reviewing your work — and even when they're typing
  • Get precise feedback when it matters with frame-specific comments and annotations
  • Use Frame.io as your cloud-based library for importing source assets or auto-generated proxies into Final Cut Pro X

The latter of the bullet points looks interesting as there has been a big move to make the proxy workflow better within FCPX allowing for remote editing with lighter weight proxies.

Frame.io has put togther this tutorial video that runs through all the main features and how they work.

It all looks very slick, Frame.io has spent a lot of time trying to get the user experience right within FCPX. I think we might come back and take another look at the combination once the dust gas settled on the 10.4.4 update. In the meantime we have a few GIFs of the extension in action.

AnimaticDrag and dropmedia 

Just drag and drop media into the workflow extension in Final Cut Pro X

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Collaboration in real time. Very handy to see exactly where the client is looking in the sequence!


Playhead in FCPX syncs with Frame.io viewer. Quite odd when you se this happen for the first time, but invaluable if you have a long project timeline.


Comments can be put onto he timeline by dragging a compound clip from the extension.



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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

great house giveaway 2020

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.

Tour de france 2020
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.


BBC snooker the crucible

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.

Plugin Design & Development

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. 

The Future

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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