Frame.io have launched Frame.io 2.0, a revision of their popular video review and collaboration platform. Frame.io 2.0 features over 100 new features and improvements, including new client review pages, and deeper workflow integration with Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer. A lot of the new improvements and additions are the direct result of user feedback.
Frame.io 2.0: client review pages
The new client review pages with annotation and feedback tools look to make getting feedback from clients and collaborators a lot easier. You can now share your review pages with other people without them needing to log in. The review pages also allow you to give clients the same commenting powers as collaborators, without exposing them to the full Frame.io interface. You can also tailor the settings 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). Client review pages are also now available in the Frame.io iOS app.
Comments and feedback on your timeline
For users of Adobe Premiere or After Effects, comments and feedback are available directly on your timeline, where you can immediately take action and upload a new version. Importing and exporting comments and annotations into Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer has also been improved, with the upgraded free desktop companion app, which allows users to open downloaded comment files and bring them into the editor as markers. This is a great feature as you don’t need to toggle back and forth between Frame.io and your NLE. Users can also now copy and paste comments from one version to another.
The information is exportable in a variety of formats, whether that’s a PDF containing a thumbnail, timecode, comment, annotation and completion status, or as a .csv or .xml file containing 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. Users can also download proxies straight from Frame.io.
The Frame.io 2.0 Player has also been redesigned, and now offers better navigation, efficiency and accountability. There’s a visual indication of who left a comment and where, so editors can find and prioritize feedback on any given project. Users can also preview the next comment, saving them time when one comment affects another. The new looping feature lets users watch the same short clip on loop, and Frame.io 2.0’s asset slider allows you to navigate between assets from the player page.
The brand new Frame.io 2.0 dashboard has been redesigned from the ground up for increased speed and simplicity. You can manage collaborators for any given project from the new collaborator panel, where you can add an entire team to a project with just one click. There is also a simple project search bar to help you locate any of your projects.
Another nice addition is the new list view option with mini-scrub, that gives users a bird’s-eye view of everything happening in Frame.io 2.0. You can also now publish direct to Vimeo, with full control over video options, so users can create the description and set privacy permissions.
Try it, you might like it
This latest version of Frame.io looks really impressive and the improvements and new additions are sure to be a hit with existing users of the platform. If you are dealing with clients and other collaborators on a regular basis, then you really should check out Frame.io.