Today Frame.io has announced an update to its popular online video review service. It has also made the beta of their new Transfer app available.
A big day for Frame.io. Not only does the online review service get an update, there's the new Transfer app that's available as a Beta and CEO Emery Wells is going to appear on FCP.co live Show 9!
You can join in the show on Zoom (100 places first come first served) or watch live on YouTube.
But back to the announcement and let's start with Transfer.
This is a completely new app for Mac and Windows. It lets the user transfer large files, folders and even projects. Possibly the best feature is that if there is a disruption mid-transfer, the download will resume once reconnected.
“Transfer was originally slated for release later this year, but as a response to the profound shift in the way we’re working and the tools our customers need immediately, we’re releasing it in beta today,” says states Emery Wells, cofounder and CEO of Frame.io.
This will really help editors who are remote working and need to share footage. No word yet on price to transfer, maybe there will be an allowance per month with plans. We will have to ask Emery!
If you haven't tried Frame.io, it is the slickest and most professional way to get clients to view videos and comment on them. The big bonus is that the comments can then be brought back into FCPX and placed on the timeline as markers.
There's also a very cool Workflow Extension that allows you to sync the FCPX project timeline with the uploaded video. Clicking on the comments in the extension takes the FCPX playhead to exactly the right place. No more spreadsheets of changes with timecode lists.
Version 3.6 brings some new features.
“It’s always exciting to announce new features and updates to Frame.io. But today, we’re facing a world where these updates are not just nice to have, they’re necessary components to keeping our customers’ businesses and livelihoods pushing forward,” states Wells. “Frame.io Transfer, combined with even stronger security, smarter notifications, iOS Offline Mode and more, equips users with a powerful toolset that we hope will make their lives easier.”
Sharing Is Even More Secure & Streamlined
Remote work has brought many new challenges, not the least of which is ensuring that high- value content is shared securely. Enterprise customers can now secure Presentation and Review.
Links using Login-only access, which means that only specified recipients can view Share Links. Recipients will see a list of everything that’s been shared with them in Frame.io’s new Inbox, which offers a clean and focused view that’s especially useful for busy clients or executives.
Realtime & On-demand Security using Watermark ID
Also announced in Frame.io v3.6 is Watermark ID, which provides customers the ultimate layer of visible security. When any viewer presses “Play,” Frame.io completes a realtime, on-demand transcode of the video with their personal identifying information burned into every frame. A two-hour video starts playing back in less than two seconds, providing peace of mind when sending work out for review.
Folder Sharing and New Move/Copy-to Flow
Finally, users can now add folders to Review Links, allowing them to easily organize and share assets across teams or projects. Any changes made to folders after they are shared are dynamically updated in the Review Link. This is especially useful for teams who produce episodic content or programming that relies on a library of media. Frame.io also made it faster, easier, and more intuitive to organize assets with an improved “Move-to” and “Copy-to” flow.
At a Glance
With this update, Frame.io users will now be able to see all the Presentations they’ve shared and access their settings from one organized list. The display shows folder sizes so users can see which are the heaviest projects at a glance, making it easier to optimize projects and storage.
Smarter Notifications Save Users Time
Frame.io v3.6 consolidates notifications made on the same video within short periods of time, grouping them together into one notification. Users can filter by “Read” or “Unread,” see comment previews, and scrub asset thumbnails to easily spot what needs to be reviewed or addressed.
Go Off the Grid with iOS Offline Mode
“Offline Mode” for Frame.io’s iOS apps empowers users to truly work from anywhere. Simply tap a file to make it available offline, then review and leave comments - as soon as the app comes back online, comments are automatically synced to the project.