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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.
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This is great for running challenges as you can hold and manipulate the data however needed. I use it as an advertising CRM very effectively. Displaying info where a calendar is involved is very useful as it means I can see the dates in date format rather than text. The scenario where it's less suited is where you need two sheets or ways of displaying a sheet next to each other (as far as I've found) - Such as the way
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Ability to collaborate with team members on the same spreadsheet Ability to integrate multiple tools for centralized utilization (i.e. Facebook, Google Analytics, project management, etc.) Ability to send SMS and messages using integration with Twillio and Whatsapp All spreadsheets/databases securely saved in the cloud instead of on local hard drive(s) Read full review Cons Frame.io's permissions aren't great. Each individual project has its own permissions and there is no way to set a general admin permissions to team members thus allowing them to be added to every project. Frame.io sometimes has issues for our clients where they cannot add edits or where their film does not load. Read full review Implement the same views available on desktop into the mobile app Internal automations (like Airtable) Ability to implement and display info as a dashboard (like Airtable) Polish up the formatting of formulas, inputting them causes user frustration due to the formula input cursor jumping around Better intelligence and ease of inputting data in bulk i.e have the fields automatically identify what data is being input and format appropriately (like Airtable does) Read full review Usability
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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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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Extremely responsive, helpful, and friendly support (unlike many other SAAS teams out there).
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Frame.io is better when being compared to the
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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We have been using
so often but once your team grows it costs a lot of money, to be honest. Stackby could be a great fit for our team but of course,
is a more mature tool. I'm really hoping that Stackby reaches the level of
at some point one day. For now, we have been using more similar tools simultaneously, unfortunately.
Read full review Return on Investment 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 Read full review Positive impact on organising my marketing so I contact advertisers in an appropriate time frame and don't lose hours figuring out what's happening. Positive impact on organising challenges so that people feel more connected and supported, leading to future sales. Positive impact on understanding data so that I can use it more effectively. Read full review ScreenShots