Frame.io officially launched around this time last year, and they've already made great strides toward becoming a great collaborative software companion for post-production.
The platform has grown quite a bit since the beginning, and starting with Apple Final Cut Pro X, we got direct integration right inside the edit suite in a streamlined way. Now, Frame.io is announcing that they are integrating their software with Premiere Pro in order to give you real-time collaboration in one of the most popular NLEs out there today:
And as a refresher, check out some previous updates from Frame.io, including FCPX integration:
And the standalone app:
Here's more from Frame.io on the features:
It’s much more than an integration, it’s the entire Frame.io application, redesigned and reengineered for the Adobe panel architecture.
This product is based on decades of real world experience sitting in the editors chair. It’s the most direct and communicative workflow for collaboration between your team members and clients. The panel has been in development for 7 months and it’s the biggest product update we’ve made since launching Frame.o. We're working hard to release it but you can check out the sneak peek now and sign up to get notified when it’s launched!
- A shared cloud bin that multiple editors can work from
- One click import and export of sequences, project files, and entire bins.
- Real-time comments directly in your Premiere timeline with no marker syncing
- Auto versioning for rapid iteration on creative ideas
- Comment marker syncing for when you do not have an internet connection
- Sync’d playback in Frame.io and your Premiere timeline
This integration removes several layers of miscommunication which is so often introduced in the creative process.
Being able to collaborate right in the edit is essential for making the feedback process quick and easy, and now that it's going to be integrated directly into Premiere, there are no hoops to jump through. It should make working with a team on an edit that much easier.
Frame.io offers a free version with limited storage for small teams, but for bigger projects that want more storage, there are monthly subscriptions ranging anywhere from $15 to $150. If you want to try out Frame.io NLE integration right now and have FCPX, you can look for it here.
As for Premiere integration, we'll have much more for you when it officially launches next month.
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I'll reserve final judgement until I've been able to test it out myself, but on the face of it, this looks great.
However, I still have reservations about the pricing structures (bit steep compared to Wipster's $15/month unlimited) and I don't like the "share" methodology (if your recipient isn't a collaborator - and let's face it, if you have a bunch of clients, very few of them are going to go out of their way to create Frame.io accounts - then you need to generate and copy the link and then put it in a seperate email - Wipster lets you send emails direct).
If only someone could bring together the best bits of Frame.io and Wipster...
March 23, 2016 at 7:20AM, Edited March 23, 7:20AM
gimme a break. there's no way in hell this works .... adobe still hasn't got premiere pro 2015 to function yet. do you try any of this stuff before you post it up, or just recycle press releases ?
March 23, 2016 at 7:46AM, Edited March 23, 7:46AM
We're testing it out. "We'll have much more for you when it officially launches next month." Do you read any of this stuff before you comment?
March 23, 2016 at 7:52AM, Edited March 23, 7:52AM
It's very real and it very much works. We have about 20 companies using it in private beta right now :)
March 23, 2016 at 7:57AM, Edited March 23, 7:57AM
Well isn't that most of what is posted here? Press releases????
March 23, 2016 at 9:05AM
Yes but Ryan (founder of No Film School) is also on the private beta. We don't put out vaporware. This product will ship before NAB.
March 23, 2016 at 9:25AM
Not knocking the product. Seems half these filmmaking sites post mostly press releases or just links to other stuff. Doesn't take much work to do that.
March 23, 2016 at 9:34AM
It takes more work and is a helluva lot more helpful than posting snarky anonymous comments...
The reason I subscribe to NFS is to get a range of the latest film-making related news and articles, and they have been providing this daily and at a high standard for years. Go troll somewhere else
March 23, 2016 at 2:11PM
This is the angriest anyone has ever been about a plugin. Plugin looks good, wish Avid could integrate with these sort of things.
March 23, 2016 at 5:12PM
He's not angry about a plugin, he just goes out of his way to express how much he doesn't like Premiere Pro CC 2015. It's just about all he ever comments to say.
March 24, 2016 at 5:59AM
March 24, 2016 at 4:04PM
Super pumped to try this out. Hats off to Emery and the whole team over there. Amazing work all around. Having just launched a PPro extension I understand the PPro API limitations and subtleties quite well...and this looks incredible. So cheers man, can't wait to incorporate it into our workflow here.
March 23, 2016 at 9:52AM, Edited March 23, 10:12AM
Someone else is messing with my edit as I try to work?
People pay money for this?
March 23, 2016 at 4:27PM, Edited March 23, 4:27PM
Have you worked in a professional collaborative environment? On a Unity?
March 23, 2016 at 5:11PM
Yeah good money.
Things like these are why Avid is probably still the leader for jobs with budgets. When I sit down to edit, all the footage is synced, labelled and put into to select sequences for me by an assistant on another system on ISIS (an Avid video NAS). I can focus on cutting and revisions rather than on preparing yesterdays footage.
When I’m done I someone else makes approval files for clients and preps EDL’s for grade and audio.
Doing that for other editors taught me the craft and now I’m teaching the assistants how to cut.
Avid is fantastic because it’s projects are folders and each bin is its own file. So working with a director or another editor in a different city is easy because if they have the same footage, I can email them my latest edit bin, they click it in outlook, and it opens in Avid. Trying to do this with premier or other applications has been shit.
I don’t really understand Frame.io but this shit is the future. Especially it means if editors can come in and fix projects remotely. More often than you’d think we get called in to finish a job that a low budget production company cut in-house but the clients aren’t happy. It’s amazing how things like cutting on the beat can turn around a music video negating the need to reshoot.
March 24, 2016 at 2:45AM
"As for Premiere integration, we'll have much more for you when it officially launches next month"
Can you also post the internet speeds and file sizes for your projects, while testing this? Personally, I've had mostly negative experiences with everything-cloud based. It seems to waste more time on troubleshooting than actually working. I wonder if having a very fast internet connection changes the way this might work.
The idea of collaborating and having mass storage online is the right idea, I've just never seen it work nearly as well as it presents itself.
March 24, 2016 at 3:50AM, Edited March 24, 3:50AM
This isn't real time collaboration. This is a way to upload a clip to an external website so people can comment on it. This is basically useless. To me, at least.
March 24, 2016 at 3:18PM
If it were just an uploader it would still save a lot of time but it's significantly more than an uploader. Stay tuned.
March 25, 2016 at 9:38AM
Waiting for people to be able to edit the comp simultaneously, here.
April 3, 2016 at 10:28AM
So I am not exactly sure what this is... Does this make Premiere more like Avid, where I could work simultaneously on the same project as my AE and another editor? Or is this more like just sharing projects with clients?
March 29, 2016 at 7:56PM, Edited March 29, 7:56PM
Seems more like sharing with clients...
May 7, 2016 at 10:26AM
With Wipster having abandoned their amazing $15/unlimited plan, this feels more reasonable for the freelancer, with the same functionality.
February 22, 2017 at 10:10AM, Edited February 22, 10:10AM