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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Frame.io

By far Frame is the best video review service out there mainly due to how easy it is to introduce to new users, including on the client side. There is not much instruction required in order to share and edit with a client and ask them to start providing feedback - the system is designed to invite users to give notes and that alone is worth the money.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

Hightail is my go-to source when I need to send large files that would never fit as regular attachments. That being said, sometimes there are files that would perfectly fit as attachments but I want the security that Hightail provides when sending sensitive or private material. It's very comforting knowing that the content I'm sending is only being received and viewed by the intended parties. It's also comforting for my clients when it's THEIR content that I'm sending for review.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
8.2
Task Management
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
8.2
Scheduling
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
7.4
Workflow Automation
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
8.0
Mobile Access
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
7.5
Search
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
9.3
Visual planning tools
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
9.0

Communication

Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
7.8
Notifications
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
8.1
Discussions
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
8.6
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
7.0
Integrates with Outlook
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
7.5

File Sharing & Management

Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
8.7
Versioning
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
8.3
Video files
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
9.4
Audio files
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
9.4
Document collaboration
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
9.8
Access control
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
8.5
Advanced security features
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
9.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
7.0
Device sync
Frame.io
OpenText Hightail
8.4

Pros

Frame.io

  • Frame.io provides an intuitive interface for clients to leave detailed feedback on videos they've hired us to produce. Users can leave public or private comments and start and stop on whichever video frames they choose. Users can draw on a frame using a non-destructive marker to make specific feedback (e.g. I don't like that this window is overexposed and is distracting me from looking at the interview). This allows for making nuanced critiques that are otherwise difficult to convey without using screengrabs or long email threads.
  • Frame.io is easy to learn. If a user is new to the application, the software determines this and a short tutorial video pops up and teaches the new user how to interact with the application. It does this without taking the user to a new page and risk confusing a client. The software is simple to use and I never have issues with uninformed or flustered clients because of it.
  • Frame.io makes sharing simple. Producers can send review links within the application or copy and paste the link into an email, whichever their preference. Users can also create live presentations to walk clients through a video as well. I've not used this feature extensively, so I'm unsure of how well it works, but the option is available.
  • Frame.io interacts with video editing software (i.e. After Effects, Premiere Pro) using a plug-in. Before applications like Frame.io, we had to reference emails with timecodes and then decipher what the client is asking to have changed. It was cryptic, and feels archaic in hindsight. Now, the integration between the application and our software is seamless. I can revisit feedback by clicking on a comment in the review window, and it takes me to the exact point of criticism in the timeline. It's so easy to use and saves so much time.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

  • It’s great for sending large-sized art files for print
  • It’s secure and files can be easily tracked
  • I like that it tells you how long it will take for the desired file to upload
Saryia Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Frame.io

  • There have been a couple of times that the review links I have sent have not worked, and it crashed sitewide. I think Frame.io is still working out some kinks, but when I have a tight deadline it's frustrating getting blamed for a broken link when it's Frame.io's website having a meltdown.
  • I would like to be able to export all the timecoded edits directly to my timeline instead of having to reference the website or extension in Premiere. There may already be a way to have this done, but I haven't seen it or it hasn't been properly explained.
  • It's a mild inconvenience to automatically be signed up to get an email for every single edit that has taken place in my video. I know this is a reach, but there isn't much to complain about when it comes to Frame.io. I had to manually go in and opt out of the hundreds of emails I was getting sent for someone just leaving comments on my upload.
Hilary Hobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

  • I wish the screen would auto refresh faster, but that could be an issue with our bandwidth or IT pipeline and not the product.
  • I'd like a quicker way to get people up to speed than giving them a link to watch a multitude of videos and tutorials.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Frame.io

Frame.io 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used other video review systems, Frame was the only one I didn't question how they allowed you to review - I just started reviewing. It's that simple. It's easy to set up projects, invite collaborators, and then provide a final cut for download. It's naturally built for the kind of work that TV/Film & video production companies do.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Frame.io

Frame.io 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The few times I have needed support I have received a quick response - though the one major complaint I have had is regarding the omission of an iPad app - supposedly it is in the works but I haven't seen it release yet. We do have issues with the browser being buggy - especially on slow internet. Whether or not that is something support has failed me on, i'm not sure - but they are responsive, but don't always provide immediate results.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Frame.io

I last used Wipster around 4-5 months ago, but I felt downtrodden by both their business practices and interface. Wipster sprung a new pricing model on users. This pricing model made no sense, was extremely pricey for no reason, and felt like a punch in the gut by a new and greedy company. Furthermore, I had constant issues with the software. It was buggy, slow, and presented issues with clients.My first day with Frame.io was like being released from prison. All I'd known up to this point was disappointment and gloom. Frame.io took every single issue our team had with Wipster and resolved it. Frame.io was nearly perfect
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

We looked at Dropbox because it's very well known in the industry and widely used. We didn't use it for a couple of reasons. First, our server security presented too many challenges and our IT director nixed the idea. Secondly, a lot of people used DropBox for personal use and we thought it could be confusing to have to navigate between the two choices. Hightail offers a single sign-in that can be shared amongst users so there is never a conflict between personal and professional use.
Lisa Moughan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Frame.io

  • The turnaround time of getting videos sent out has significantly decreased since using Frame.io. We are able to get our edits from multiple people quicker because there is no need for them to open the video, write down timecodes and write out their edit. It's all in one place. You don't even need to stop the video when you have something to write- it does it for you automatically.
  • The fact that I have all my edits in one place drastically cuts out a ton of time getting changes made to each of my videos. I am able to complete my video quicker, which allows it to release sooner, and I'm on to the next project days before I usually would start it.
Hilary Hobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenText Hightail

  • Team members can view and give feedback on videos, which is very useful.
  • The storage really can't be overstated. It's great.
  • It's generally pretty affordable for how much you can host on their server.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Frame.io

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Frame.io Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

OpenText Hightail

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OpenText Hightail Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$01
Pro$152
BusinessCustom2
Teams$303
  1. 100MB per file upload
  2. per user, per month
  3. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Lite: Send large files with anyone. Files are limited to 100MB for each file size uploaded, 2GB storage max. Files expire after 7 days. Pro: Send large files with anyone and set advanced security permissions such as expiration dates and access codes. Files are limited to 25GB for each file size uploaded, with unlimited storage. Teams: Send large files, collaborate in real-time and manage creative projects with your team. The Hightail Teams plan allows you to purchase multiple users online (from 1-30 users per organization) and allows users to send file sizes up to 50GB with unlimited storage. The Teams plan also includes features such as file previews, organization, annotations, version control, discussions, follow-ups, approval routing and more. Business: Create unlimited visual project folders (called a Space) with collaboration and project management features such as approval routing and assigning to-dos, upload unlimited files up to 100GB each, protect them with access codes and manage user permissions., plus intuitive admin controls , detailed activity analysis for your entire company, advanced organization options and priority support.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Frame.io
9.5
OpenText Hightail
9.3

Usability

Frame.io
10.0
OpenText Hightail

Support

Frame.io
8.0
OpenText Hightail

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