09 Apr 2018

Frame.io announces smooth looking macOS integration app

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Frame.io announces smooth looking macOS integration app Frame.io


Following on from it’s recent upgrade announcement Frame.io has some further surprises for us with new macOS integration.

No sooner has Frame.io announced a major new upgrade than it is announcing further good news in the form of some brand new macOS integrations.

One of the drawbacks of using FCP X is that it’s integration with client review services cannot match the flexibility offered by the likes of Premiere Pro. Wouldn’t it be great if you could upload assets to a service like Frame.io regardless of the NLE you use right from your desktop? Well that’s exactly what Frame.io have done.

The new menubar app allows users to send raw assets, dailies, and edits for feedback all the while retaining the original folder structure. But it doesn’t stop there. The company has identified failed uploads as a major issue for users. When large projects are uploaded we can’t always rely 100% on our internet connections to do the job. Particularly in places that are not lucky enough to have fibre to the premises.

Frame.io’s new ‘indestructible Watch Folders’ are designed to cope with anything that fate might throw at them. From poor internet connections through to laptop battery failure. If something prevents the upload at any point the files will continue to upload from where they left off once connection is established again.

If this sounds a bit like DropBox, that’s because it is. Except that Frame.io claim that their new accelerated upload service speeds are up to five times faster.

One question that might be asked by FCP X users is what advantage this gives them over just going to the Frame.io site and uploading as before? For one thing there’s the indestructible folder system, which will absolutely ensure the upload is a success, unlike simply dragging and dropping to the main site. The other is that the new app allows a folder to be paired to the service. This means that you can render out the timeline from any NLE to that folder and it will immediately begin uploading to your Frame.io account. Once done a notification will be sent to project members. Although it is also possible to enable private uploads so that you can check things first.

It looks like 2018 is going to be a good year for Frame.io. Read its press release on the next page.

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Simon Wyndham

Simon Wyndham is Deputy Editor of RedShark News, a professional cameraman and video producer of 20 odd years. With a background in indy feature making, he has been writing camera reviews and tech articles for as long as he can remember. When he isn't producing bread and butter corporate videos he can be found hucking the gnar on rivers whitewater kayaking and adventure sports filming.

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