July 14, 2015

Publish Single Clips or an Entire Timeline in Full Quality with Frame.io's FCPX App

Back in April during NAB, Frame.io announced that they were integrating Final Cut Pro X into their impressive collaboration platform , and now that companion desktop app is available to the public for free.

If you don't know much about Frame.io, it essentially allows users to upload, review, and share videos privately with collaborators anywhere in the world with a single application. This new integration makes that experience even more simple and streamlined for FCPX users. According to the press release, "editors can now publish individual clips, or an entire timeline in full quality (ProRes 4444) or proxy (MP4) to Frame.io. Everyone in the Frame.io project is then automatically notified and able to view previews of the timeline on the web, or download the full quality version."

To get more acquainted with what Frame.io's new companion app can do for your editing workflow, check out this promo video:

The FCPX companion app has plenty of applications for editors looking to speed up and simplify their workflow:

  • Quickly and easily publish an FCP X timeline for work in progress review
  • Upload Digital Dailies with synced sound 
  • Share a full timeline or selected clips from a timeline with your team for vfx or color grading.

New Features:

  • Use markers in FCP X to upload select clips
  • Exclude clips that are disabled in the timeline 
  • Range-select a portion of the timeline to upload to Frame.io
  • Embed FCP X notes and keywords into clips, which are searchable from Spotlight

If you want to try out Frame.io's Final Cut Pro X app, click here to download it from the Mac App Store. It's completely free. If you want to learn more about what it has to offer, head on over to Frame.io's website.      

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Groovy, will have to test some of this out.. Most interesting is the tagging with keywords and notes to be searchable in Spotlight... I have used notes in the past in FCPX and it is a very powerful metadata feature you can use to search across entire libraries for specific tagged information.

July 14, 2015 at 12:30PM

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Tyler McCool
One Man Show
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Frame.io co-founder here. We maintain all the metadata when you upload to Frame.io which means if the files are downloaded you can search the metadata in spotlight. The next step is to make it searchable within Frame.io :)

July 14, 2015 at 12:34PM, Edited July 14, 12:34PM

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Emery Wells
CEO, Frame.io
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How about the Premiere version?

July 14, 2015 at 1:11PM

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Why did you choose to go with fcpx first? This couldn't have been a decision based on marketshare, right?

July 14, 2015 at 2:05PM

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Paul-Louis Pietz Pröve
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People who don't use FCP X seem to have this fantasy that it's not used, when in fact it is widely used all around the world. It's been Apple top grossing application almost non-stop since it launched 4 years ago. There are millions of licenses sold. In my experience the "market share" with people I've worked with and in the area is about 50/50 between FCP X and Premiere. It's used in Hollywood and otherwise feature films as much as Premiere has been. Avid of course has their deeply entrenched users in the Hollywood demographic but I've only met a couple people that use Avid outside of a large facility where it's required. I've seen a lot of stories recently about broadcast houses adopting FCP X for part or all of their work. Of course every local demographic is different.

July 14, 2015 at 2:35PM, Edited July 14, 3:08PM

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Braden Storrs
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I work in advertising and it's either Premiere (100% in agencies) or Avid (50/50 in production houses). Haven't come across a single person or company cutting in FCPx. YMMV though...

July 15, 2015 at 1:42PM

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I work in commercials and cut atleast 50 TV spots in FCPX in 2014 alone.

July 18, 2015 at 12:31AM

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Charles C.
Editor/ Director/ Director of Photography/ Wannabe Thinker
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People who use FCP X seem to have this fantasy that everybody else wants to criticise them.

July 15, 2015 at 3:14PM

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Paul-Louis Pietz Pröve
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The honest answer is we chose to go with FCPX because our engineers had more experience developing with it. We aren't making a political statement one way or the other. I personally use FCP-X and Premiere. There are others on our team that exclusively use Avid. There's a place in the eco-system for all of them.

July 14, 2015 at 4:09PM

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Emery Wells
CEO, Frame.io
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thanks for your honest reply

July 15, 2015 at 3:12PM

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Paul-Louis Pietz Pröve
director / dop / editor
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How does this compare to Wipster? Pluses and minuses?

July 14, 2015 at 4:57PM

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We use both where I work. I find that each are great, but I prefer Frame.io because I can create project bins and keep multiple videos in there based on client and account teams. Even more importantly, it keeps versions and their comments separate, which I can cross out and reply to. Instead of lengthy email threads and trying to figure out which version they are referring to, all the comments are right there.

I think Wipster is great for simplicity, but Frame.io is that plus a little more.

July 15, 2015 at 9:50AM

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Stephanie Dzieglo
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-double post-

womp womp

July 15, 2015 at 9:50AM, Edited July 15, 9:50AM

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Stephanie Dzieglo
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