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Frame.io

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What is Frame.io?

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…

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Frame.io is a versatile platform that has been widely adopted by various professionals for its seamless video collaboration features. …
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Pricing

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Pro

$15

Cloud
per user/per month

Team

$25

Cloud
per user/per month

Free

Free

Cloud
For up to 2 users

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Demos

How David Kong (Frame.io) built an (almost entirely) automated product feedback system with Airtable

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NAB 2022: Frame.io's Paul Saccone

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Camera to Cloud with Frame.io | LAPPG

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Improve demo skills using Frame.io

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Workflow Zone Demo at Cine Gear Expo 2022

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First Public Demo of Frame.io in DaVinci Resolve by Alexis Van Hurkman at NAB 2019

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Product Details

What is Frame.io?

Frame.io Video

In this video, the TrustRadius team is unboxing Frame.io, an approval tool we believe will be very useful to video editors and creative agencies alike.

Frame.io Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Frame.io is a versatile platform that has been widely adopted by various professionals for its seamless video collaboration features. Users have praised the platform for its ability to simplify the process of sharing videos with clients and collecting feedback. For boutique video production companies, Frame.io serves as a reliable tool for both internal video review and versioning with clients. With the platform's robust organization and filtering capabilities, teams can easily collect, organize, and manage feedback on video projects, saving significant amounts of time.

One of the standout features of Frame.io is its unique editing access for each video, allowing collaborators to make changes and provide feedback directly within the platform. This streamlined workflow eliminates the need for back-and-forth email exchanges or confusing document versions. Instead, users can effortlessly share video links with clients, making the feedback cycle extremely simple and efficient.

Frame.io is also highly valued for its remote work capabilities. In an era where remote collaboration has become increasingly important, the platform provides an ideal solution for sharing and reviewing video projects regardless of geographical location. Users across different departments, from the video team to higher-ups in marketing, have found Frame.io to be a valuable asset in their day-to-day work.

Additionally, Frame.io extends beyond video review purposes and serves as a versatile file-sharing platform. Users utilize it to share various media files such as photos and documents, as well as for presentation purposes with clients. The intuitive interface of Frame.io ensures that digital media remains organized and easily accessible in one centralized location.

In specific industries such as healthcare and wedding videography, Frame.io has proven to be an essential tool. Companies use the platform to share drafts of patient education videos internally and with external individuals. Similarly, internal departments rely on Frame.io to manage client edits to wedding films seamlessly. The platform simplifies the process of collecting, storing, and managing client edits in a user-friendly manner.

Overall, users have expressed satisfaction with Frame.io's capabilities and have appreciated the switch from other platforms. Its convenience, efficiency, and versatility have made it an invaluable tool for professionals across various industries, facilitating smooth collaboration and elevating the overall video production process.

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Mike Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Allows clients to make frame-specific notes, so there is no confusion what they are talking about.
  • When multiple stakeholders are making notes, platform automatically sorts them chronologically in the video.
  • Multiple stakeholders giving notes can see when their note conflicts with a colleague's.
  • The navigation controls for reviewing video are quite good for an online platform, but the instructions for a non-video professional should be right there on the review screen.
  • Wish there was a way to use embed codes on the hosted videos so they could be embedded on our website portfolio page (or others).
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Organization and display of Digital Assets
  • Presentation pages
  • Review pages
  • Copy presentation settings from last created presentation
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Frame.io easily collects edits submitted by internal or external team members.
  • Frame.io allows our internal team to keep track of edits on films and have internal communication regarding edits and still keep everything within the platform.
  • Frame.io allows our links to films to be tracked and expire if need be.
  • The upload speeds to frame and from Frame to Vimeo or Dropbox are fast!
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
  • The Frame.io platform is not as functional on an iPad. There is no iPad app and though the browser version of the software has been improved, it's still not up to snuff with the iOS app for iPhone. This is a huge miss on Frame.IO's part as we use iPads for review regularly and have issues playing back and managing note making in Frame.
  • Bang for the Buck. The pricing structure is quite limiting. 100 gigs of uploads is hardly enough for a team who regularly produced video, but that seems to be what Frame.io thinks is the sweet spot for upload limits for the professional team price package. The next plan up is an absurd $224 more per month for only 4x the upload limit. We produce half hour episodes of TV for public television so this limit is frustrating as our budget is not huge.
  • The limit on 5 team members for the team package is a bit frustrating as well - though there are plenty of collaborators for the price. It's the kindof thing that varies per project and Frame seems to be built for either very small teams or very large teams - but nothing in the middle.
Hilary Hobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The best part of Frame.io is the ability to have all video edits from different departments on ONE page. Instead of receiving four different emails with timecodes (if we are lucky), I can open my video in Frame.io and see all edits in chronological order from every person involved in giving feedback.
  • I enjoy the fact that not only are the timecodes exactly where they need to be (no guessing if the person meant the second before or after), but anyone reviewing has the ability to draw on the video to make their point more clear. So if someone is wanting an image moved on screen, they can draw a square EXACTLY where they want the placement.
  • Another great perk is the fact that I can add the Frame.io extension to my Premiere file and export the video directly to Frame.io. No need to render out a version and then upload to the website. It minimizes all the steps taken to get the video online and ready for review.
  • 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.
May 11, 2018

Review: Frame.io

Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
  • 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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