Frame.io 3.7 Launches with Improved Speed, Precision, Security

Frame.io, the video review and collaboration platform, has announced the launch of Frame.io v3.7 equipped with new updates that deliver speed, precision and security.

Launch of the Frame.io Transfer App

Frame.io has launched the full version of its high-speed file sharing app, Frame.io Transfer, with more customisable control over how users move creative assets. The control center for effortlessly moving creative assets, Transfer now lets users upload and download large files, entire folders – or entire projects – effortlessly, with a single click. Use Transfer to monitor progress updates, prioritise transfer job order, and configure bandwidth for even more flexibility.

Desktop Notifications can be turned on to alert users when a transfer has been completed or interrupted. Configurable overwrite behavior handles duplicate files, while xxHash checksums ensure the accuracy of a transfer. Plus, when download permissions are enabled, recipients of Public Share Links can even download assets via Transfer without having to log in.

Finally, creatives can configure upload and download rates using Frame.io’s new bandwidth allocation panel, so they can optimize for speed, or multitask more easily while transfers are in progress.

Final Cut Pro X Workflow

With Frame.io v3.7 and Apple’s latest release of Final Cut 10.4.9, there are new features to make workflows – especially for distributed teams – more powerful and flexible.

New proxy media tools make it faster and easier to move and share media. Use H.264 in addition to ProRes to generate proxy files, and view them in a variety of resolutions and sizes. Easily download clips in the background by dragging them from the Frame.io extension directly into Final Cut.

Further optimising workflows for speed and efficiency, users can now add relevant keywords, rename clips, sort them between Events, or cut them straight into the timeline while the files are downloading. For power users with many folders, Frame.io Transfer enables batch downloads of Proxy Media within the folder structure. For users who are color grading or mastering projects in Final Cut, simply import original camera files and relink them to the proxies from Frame.io.

HDR Playback iOS Devices

HDR is the new delivery standard, offering a wider range of image contrast, colour, and clarity. To support filmmakers in making the leap, Frame.io now supports HDR playback on all HDR-compatible iOS devices, enabling more accurate colour matching and grading capabilities – suitable for creatives on the move or those working remotely.

A seamless and lifelike review experience, users can now upload PQ files in 2020 or P3 colourspace in any codec they prefer, and Frame.io will create a 4K 10-bit HEVC proxy that will play back on supported iOS devices. Frame.io will also tone map to SDR formats in legacy iOS devices. Users can AirPlay content to any HDR 10-compatible display for an even larger, higher quality and more vibrant viewing experience.

Protect Your Content with Enterprise Admin Controls

New for enterprise account holders, Admin controls let account owners and administrators set up safeguards that protect content and control viewing, downloading, and sharing permissions. These new features let users customize security settings for a wide range of workflows and users across your organisation, including:

  • Internal Watermark ID: Admins can now set internal watermarking configurations and manage watermark templates on a per-team basis to prevent unauthorized users from capturing or distributing unwatermarked assets.
  • Template Modification on Watermark ID: Share Link creators can now adjust the position, text color and opacity of a Watermark ID template so as not to interfere with viewing content; the best of both worlds.
  • Role-based permissions: Select which roles in your account can view, share or download unwatermarked assets.

iOS Player Control Improvements

Optimise the Frame.io mobile experience with improved responsiveness and increased precision to make navigating through projects and leaving feedback easier—from wherever you are. Improvements include:

  • Jump Forward & Backward: Quickly navigate through a video to find a specific scene or section just by double tapping the right or left side of your screen to jump forward or backward. Set custom jump intervals from one frame to 30 minutes.
  • Scrubbing Preview: Frame.io has enhanced navigation with a new preview feature that allows users to scrub through frame-accurate thumbnails of clips just by dragging the playhead.
  • Move-to and Copy-to: The same Move-to and Copy-to features from the web app are now available on iOS. Select files or folders from your iOS device and move or copy them to a designated folder in your project—while retaining the same folder structure. Choose whether to include or omit comments.

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