Frame.io vs. Vimeo

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
Vimeo
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Vimeo is a video experience platform. They enable anyone to create high-quality video experiences to connect and bring ideas to life. They proudly serve their growing community of nearly 300 million users — from creative storytellers to globally distributed teams at the world's largest companies.
$9
per month
Pricing
Frame.ioVimeo
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
Starter
$9
per month
Standard
$25
per month
Advanced
$65
per month
Enterprise
Contact sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Frame.ioVimeo
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Frame.ioVimeo
Considered Both Products
Frame.io
Chose Frame.io
We use Vimeo for hosting videos on our portfolio page, and for that, Vimeo is superior. However for multiple stakeholders reviewing a video to give notes, frame.io seemed to be superior and more intuitive.
Chose Frame.io
Frame is easily the most efficient video review service of the options i've tried. Wipster is a close second, followed by Vimeo. Trello is listed only b/c it can be tailored for whatever need you have - though I recognize it isn't a true video review system. Wipster's drawbacks …
Vimeo
Chose Vimeo
Vimeo by far surpasses Dropbox. There aren't many options with Dropbox, and essentially it's used to store your videos. Although they just rolled out a new feature to allow timecoded edits, which is something Vimeo is lacking.
Frame.io is the best software to use for sending …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Frame.ioVimeo
Creative Collaboration
Comparison of Creative Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
5.0
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Vimeo
-
Ratings
Audit trail5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Vimeo
4.1
36 Ratings
55% below category average
Lead generation00 Ratings4.421 Ratings
Video personalization00 Ratings5.933 Ratings
eCommerce00 Ratings3.213 Ratings
Support for advertisements00 Ratings2.514 Ratings
Video SEO00 Ratings4.926 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation00 Ratings3.720 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Vimeo
1.0
10 Ratings
146% below category average
Integration to Salesforce.com00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Marketo00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to HubSpot00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Eloqua00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Integration to LMS00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Vimeo
7.4
37 Ratings
17% below category average
Video access controls00 Ratings7.737 Ratings
User management00 Ratings7.634 Ratings
Video link sharing00 Ratings8.135 Ratings
Internal video00 Ratings7.633 Ratings
External video00 Ratings6.234 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Vimeo
6.5
38 Ratings
26% below category average
Player customization00 Ratings5.030 Ratings
Embedded videos00 Ratings8.137 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls00 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Mobile compatibility00 Ratings5.137 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Vimeo
5.6
34 Ratings
29% below category average
A/B testing00 Ratings1.712 Ratings
Streaming quality reports00 Ratings7.216 Ratings
Per viewer tracking00 Ratings5.723 Ratings
Per video tracking00 Ratings7.029 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard00 Ratings6.427 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Vimeo
5.4
37 Ratings
44% below category average
On-Demand video00 Ratings3.123 Ratings
Live streaming00 Ratings6.614 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network00 Ratings1.119 Ratings
Video upload & format support00 Ratings6.035 Ratings
Video library / File management00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Video portal00 Ratings7.624 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Frame.io
-
Ratings
Vimeo
4.3
27 Ratings
61% below category average
Audience polling00 Ratings1.16 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat00 Ratings5.88 Ratings
Video comments00 Ratings5.927 Ratings
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User Ratings
Frame.ioVimeo
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
5.4
(41 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(2 ratings)
5.6
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Frame.ioVimeo
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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Vimeo
For an overall professional appearance of Vimeo, I think it looks fabulous for the clients we work with. I think it works extremely well to host videos for courses and training that can be paid training. The privacy feature is great for that. I've never used it for going LIVE and wonder if that might be a good option for businesses but since I haven't tried it, I'm not of the capabilities. And I'm not sure how the clients are able to get on the LIVES. It does have so many new features since I started 4 years ago, and that means that there is a higher learning curve if you want to make full use of this platform.
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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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Vimeo
  • User-friendly interface for administrators of the account and external viewers. Being able to easily navigate a new platform or software is ideal for anyone.
  • Seamless sharing and embedding across many platforms. Vimeo is well-recognized so it makes it easy for other platforms to recognize Vimeo. The compatibility is outstanding.
  • As an administrator of the account, being able to select viewing privileges may seem like a basic function, but it's so necessary right now with how heavy our organization is utilizing the platform. We can mass upload content early and only release it for the public over time by simply changing it to a public video.
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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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Vimeo
  • Price - For the full featureset of Vimeo, you will be paying $900 a year as of 2020, and this is expected to only go up over time. Thankfully, Vimeo offers lower tiers with less functionality, and most people will not need the unlimited streaming viewers or whopping 7 TB of storage that you get for the highest level of membership. But it is still a premium price for a premium service.
  • "Suggested" Algorithm - The equivalent of YouTube's suggested videos feature is the Vimeo Staff Picks, which recommends curated content from their team of editors. While this content generally has a high level of production, it is not especially relevant to the video you are watching, or to your watch history as a user. I rarely watch suggested videos in Vimeo.
  • Search - The Vimeo search page is beautiful, having huge thumbnails of videos with a clean, visually-appealing layout. However, the results themselves leave much to be desired. When I search for "jung" to try to find videos on Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, of the first 18 results, not a single result is actually about C. G. Jung. On Youtube, the first 14 results are all about Jung. When I search for "c. g. jung" on Vimeo I find a number of relevant results, so it's not that the videos are not available in Vimeo. Rather, the search algorithm is not returning relevant results.
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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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Vimeo
The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
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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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Vimeo
Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
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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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Vimeo
YouTube was the platform we primarily used previously, after having restrictions and having locked out of a couple of accounts we needed a better platform. We also lost some of our videos. We also have an internal app to track client videos and Vimeo supported it better. With the increased storage and the number of videos we create, we decided Vimeo would be better.
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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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Vimeo
  • It allows clients to serve a massive amount of video content within an LMS without eating up disk space or sacrificing bandwidth.
  • The overall cost is very low compared to other tools and there is no 'pay per view' style unstable pricing.
  • The tool has allowed students in other countries to access content faster.
  • NEGATIVE - the upload limits per week, especially on the basic/pro accounts are too restrictive.
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