Frame.io version 3.7 can be further integrated into Final Cut Pro X.
Around the same time Apple dropped the firmware update 10.4.9 for Final Cut Pro X, Frame.io announced the latest version of its software, which should offer faster speeds, more precision, and improved security. Or is it security, precision and then speed? Regardless of the marketing hype order you prefer, version 3.7 of Frame.io is a treat. Let's go through.
If you don't know what Frame.io is, it's a company that takes post-workflows and pumps it full of unicorns and animal balloons. In fact, it does the kind of post-workflow, but has tools that users can use to collaborate on projects. So let's say the Missouri Meersham Company is your customer and they want you to do a commercial that makes corncob pipes look cool. Easy. (As they ever stopped.) You've put together a fancy 15-second video that appears before every YouTube video and you need to make it available to the customer for approval. This is where Frame.io comes in.
The monthly service allows you to upload content and communicate with customers or other employees who can add timecode precision notes. The company has grown significantly where it is seemingly being incorporated into a new product or software every week. It's like Atomos is announcing ProRes RAW compatibility with another camera. You can set your watch accordingly.
With this version, Frame.io has released the full version of its file sharing app Frame.io Transfer. According to the creators, users can upload and download large files, entire folders and projects. You can also monitor the progress of the transfer, prioritize files or change the bandwidth settings. In addition, desktop notifications can be enabled to notify you when a transfer is complete.
The Frame.io Final Cut Pro X workflow extension has also been updated to be compatible with Final Cut 10.4.9. Any proxy files created in Final Cut can be downloaded directly from the nonlinear editor as clips with the extension.
Frame.io also supports HDR playback on all HDR-compatible iOS devices. Users can upload PQ files in 2020 or P3 in any codec and Frame.io creates a 4K 10-bit HEVC proxy that can be played on the mobile device. In addition, SDR formats for older phones are mapped and Airplay is supported for all HDR 10 compatible displays. iOS player controls are more responsive, and a new preview feature lets you scrub through clips.
Other improvements include new admin controls for Enterprise (the expensive version). Options now included improved internal watermark configurations and role-based permissions to download non-watermarked assets.
The latest version is available as a free download for current users. If you'd like to try them out, the company offers a free version for up to 2 users.