Frame.io 2.0 represents a massive upgrade boasting more than 100 new features and improvements that reflect a reply to requests from users. Workflow improvements are one of the new features.
Presented by its creators as a quantum leap forward in media sharing and client collaboration, Frame.io 2.0 brings speed and simplicity with brand new client Review Pages, a groundbreaking new capability that expands content review and sharing. In addition, the new release boasts deeper workflow integration with Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer, plus a completely re-engineered player.
The inclusion of new client Review Pages aims to “put an end to feedback paralysis” once and for all. Just as internal teams can collaborate using Frame.io’s comprehensive annotation and feedback tools, so too can clients provide detailed feedback on projects with Review Pages. The system offer a much better way to work with clients and external stakeholders, make the sharing experience incredibly simple, with no logging in required.
Review Pages give clients the same commenting powers as collaborators, without exposing them to the full Frame.io interface. Settings are highly configurable to meet any one customer’s specific needs, including workflow controls (approvals), security (password protection, setting expiration date), and communication (including a personalized message for the client). Eliminating confusing email threads, the friction-free Review Pages workflow simplifies the exchange of ideas, consolidating feedback in a succinct manner, ensuring editors and artists have the input they need to perfect the project. And for those using Adobe Premiere or After Effects, those thoughts flow directly into the timeline, where you can immediately take action and upload a new version.
All this in the palm of your hand. Client Review Pages are also now available in the Apple Design Award-winning Frame.io iOS app, allowing content creators, artists, clients and other stakeholders to collaborate, even when on the move.
“Frame.io 2 is based on everything we’ve learned from our customers over the past two years and includes our most requested features,” says Emery Wells, CEO of Frame.io.
When it comes to post-production and visual effects creation, it’s all about the workflow. Frame.io 2.0 boasts new workflow improvements across the board, making the process of collaborating pain-free. Exporting and importing comments and annotations into Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer is now easier than ever, with the upgraded, free desktop companion app, which allows users to open downloaded comment files and bring them into the editor as markers. No need to toggle between Frame.io and the NLE – everything is transitioned over flawlessly. Simply said, it is a new and improved workflow that just…works.
Users can also now copy and paste comments from one version to another, ensuring feedback is never lost. The information is exportable in a variety of formats, whether that’s a PDF containing a thumbnail, timecode, comment, annotation and completion status that can be shared and reviewed with the team, or as a .csv or .xml file containing tons of additional data for further processing. Also new to Frame.io 2.0 is a SMPTE-compliant source timecode display that works with both non-drop and drop frame timecode. And now, users can download proxies straight from Frame.io, so you can continue doing what you do best: create.
It does not stop there, though, as the Frame.io 2.0 Player, where the magic happens, has gotten a serious makeover. It now offers greater navigation, efficiency and accountability. New “comment heads” allow artists to visually see who left a comment and where, so they can easily and quickly find and prioritize feedback on any given project. Users can also preview the next comment, allowing them to fully grasp feedback, saving them time when one comment affects another.
Ideal for motion and visual effects artists, the new looping feature lets users watch the same short clip on loop, allowing them to immerse themselves in the visuals and make just the right number of tweaks to create the perfect effect. You can even select a range within a clip to really dive in deep. Frame.io 2.0’s asset slider makes it super simple to navigate between assets from the player page.
To control everything you’ve the Frame.io 2.0 Dashboard, where the collaboration begins and never stops. The brand new Frame.io 2.0 dashboard has been redesigned from the ground up for speed and simplicity, claims Frame.io. Manage collaborators for any given project from the all-new collaborator panel, where adding an entire team to a project is just one click away. Don’t waste time scrolling through countless projects to find the one you need to work on; a simple search in the project search bar makes it super easy to bring up a project. Getting lost in a project? Just look up to the breadcrumb navigation bar, which tracks every move deeper into a sub-sub-subfolder, helping artists stay oriented when getting lost in their work. Even better, the new list view option with mini-scrub gives users the birds-eye view of everything happening in Frame.io 2.0.
Copying and moving assets between projects is not only simple, but it takes up no additional storage, even when users make thousands of copies of a clip or project. Frame.io 2.0 also now offers the ability to publish direct to Vimeo, with full control over publishing options, so users can create the description and set privacy permissions, right then and there.
All this magic can be experienced at 2017 NAB Show. Attendees of the Las Vegas event can see Frame.io 2.0 in action at the G-Technology booth (SL3824).