Frame.io vs. Sococo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Frame.io
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Frame.io in New York offers a video collaboration platform, supporting the video editing process by providing creative teams with time stamped comments, annotations and hashtags, and an accelerated sharing and approval process, as well as integrations with popularly used editing tools (e.g. Final Cut Pro) to enhance the editing and collaboration process.
$15
per user/per month
Sococo
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Sococo is a remote collaboration tool with integrations with third-party applications such as Google Docs, Atlassian JIRA, and Box.
$14.99
per month per seat
Pricing
Frame.ioSococo
Editions & Modules
Pro
$15
per user/per month
Team
$25
per user/per month
Free
Free
For up to 2 users
Enterprise
Contact sales team
Sococo
$14.99 or $13.99 if paid annually
per month per seat
Sococo Unlimited
$24.99
per month per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Frame.ioSococo
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSococo pricing plan includes a 10 seat minimum and 500 minutes per seat per month. Additional minutes price at $5 per 1,000 minutes. Sococo unlimited include a 100 seat minimum with unlimited minutes per seat per user.
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Features
Frame.ioSococo
Creative Collaboration
Comparison of Creative Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
5.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Sococo
-
Ratings
Audit trail5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Sococo
4.7
3 Ratings
50% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings3.03 Ratings
Search00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Sococo
5.3
5 Ratings
41% below category average
Chat00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Sococo
4.6
2 Ratings
55% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Frame.ioSococo
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
1.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Frame.ioSococo
Likelihood to Recommend
Frame.io
The best thing about frame.io (and the reason we subscribed to the service in the first place), is it is very easy for clients to give notes when reviewing videos we produce for them. It allows them -- forces them, actually -- to give frame specific notes, so there is no confusion about what shot they are talking about. The one thing that would be nice would be another area for clients to make more global, general notes, so that both the global and specific notes could all be referenced in one place. But overall, had this service for about three years and still very happy with it.
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Social Communications Company
We tried Sococo as means of gamifying a natively remote office. It does the job but the tool suffers from a lack of integrations. You will run out of free minutes very quickly and the additional charges are too high to make business sense.
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Pros
Frame.io
  • Simple UI. Its drag and drop interface makes uploading and organizing something that happens inherently. Versioning is a huge issue when reviewing videos and frame allows you to keep old versions while prioritizing updated edits on the same link.
  • Frame.io allows you to make accurate notes on a video down to the frame - including drawing on a frame to indicate exact details your notes refer to. This allows for your post team to know exactly what the note-maker is referring to.
  • Privacy settings. Frame has an easy way to manage sharing by providing a "review link" and a "presentation" - this allows you to limit whether a reviewer has access to provide notes or just to review an edit. Simple password protection is an option for any review as well as the option for allowing a file to be downloadable.
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Social Communications Company
  • Visual layout - the virtual office visible was very helpful because it made the organization feel closer and as a whole, much more connected. Further, you can group departments in your layout, so it gave a good visual understanding of who was part of each 'department/team.'
  • Sound - the sound quality was good overall in meetings, and I liked the realistic sounds for opening and closing an office, etc. It allowed for a real office feel, and this is especially important since a lot of companies offer the option to work from home now - this removes the 'disconnect' that usually exists when working from home.
  • Communication options - it allowed for multiple ways to communicate and places to communicate - i.e., in the auditorium, lunchroom, conference room, or a smaller room. Very realistic and a variety in that sense.
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Cons
Frame.io
  • Though I love the integration with After Effects, it's a tiny bit buggy from time to time. You'll need to re-sign in once a week (at least, this is what my tests have determined) and there is an issue with timeline jumping. If you click onto a comment, the timeline takes you to the problem area, but if you move the playhead elsewhere and click onto the same comment, it will not return you to the location. You must first click onto a different comment, then back onto the original. It's silly, and to me, a bug that will be resolved eventually.
  • Frame.io does not provide an archiving feature, so it's a bit of sore spot to delete old videos. When running into storage problems, which you might depending on your plan, you'll need to remove old videos.
  • Video links play natively at 560p. I don't understand this, as 720p or 1080p should be the standard playback resolution. This means some clients might not be as technologically-savvy, and won't think to click onto the resolution button to upgrade the resolution playback. I've had clients ask why the video was "low-quality" when they needed to change the resolution. This feels like boneheaded development to me.
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Social Communications Company
  • It would be great if it supported other major browsers. Not everyone has Chrome installed.
  • The ongoing subscription cost is difficult to justify. This is the only reason we stopped using it.
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Usability
Frame.io
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.
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Social Communications Company
It was easy to use but still needs lots of improvement to collaborate with other tools
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Support Rating
Frame.io
I've only reached out to Frame.io a few times but they responded quickly and offered achievable solutions. The fact that I haven't had to reach out to them more is proof that the platform is easy to use, reliable, and can run on its own. The only issues we have had were related to uploading issues on our end.
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Social Communications Company
Sococo didn't seem to have a strong support line. In comparison to other products, such as Microsoft Teams, it did not regularly check in with us. There should be opportunities to give feedback on the quality of the program periodically and if we had any issues. Sometimes, Sococo would crash, and we would 'restart it' but not know why it happened.
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Alternatives Considered
Frame.io
Frame.io is better when being compared to the Google Drive as a platform just because of the usability. Frame.io has a more simple design format, that makes organizing projects and file structures much more readily available when doing a quick search. The ability to review and comment on the different projects is also better in Frame.io as it shows who said what and at what timecode they are referring to.
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Social Communications Company
I prefer Sococo over Lync/Skype for a few reasons. I feel the user interface is slicker, better voice clarity, easier to hop between calls. And, all call members can go to a common chat room on their own accord instead of one person trying to invite everybody. I also feel that it's easier to share one's screen and swap between different shared screens with Sococo.
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Return on Investment
Frame.io
  • Frame.io has allowed the team to collaborate on our own schedules
  • Frame.io has allowed the team to collaborate remotely
  • Frame.io has allowed us to share content with clients for feedback before publishing
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Social Communications Company
  • Morning meetings are much simpler with sococo than without. Small powwows with coworkers to work out little bugs are also a lot more enticing since setup is essentially nonexistent.
  • It might be argued that the cost of sococo isn't worth the benefits of simplicity and ease of use.
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