Frame.io Fantastically Frees Up Time for Editors
Hilary Hobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 27, 2019

Frame.io Fantastically Frees Up Time for Editors

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Overall Satisfaction with Frame.io

Frame.io is used for our video team and higher-ups in the marketing department. Anyone that needs to review any of our videos has access to Frame.io. This includes all studio employees, team leads, management, and any faculty that is used as talent per each video.
  • 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.
  • 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.
We used to use Dropbox as our main point of uploading and holding videos, but it was such a hassle because our edits came separately. It was almost just used as storage, and we had to have a separate email(s) with all of the edits coming from different departments. With Frame.io, the upload takes less time, people can add comments directly on the videos, AND the fact that you can upload new versions and literally use the same link is a total game-changer.
If you work in any type of video department, Frame.io is by far the BEST solution for receiving feedback. Everything is clear, concise and organized to make the process go much quicker. However, I feel like if you don't work with compiling videos directly, this website/app isn't best quite for you.