After a few long and difficult years, NAB is finally back and in person. That’s both scary and exciting at the same time. For those brave enough to weather the heat of Vegas, there’s a lot to explore and discover.
And Frame.io is hoping to steal the show.
As NAB 2022 prepares to open its doors, Frame.io has announced several new partnerships, new apps, and massive updates to a range of products across the entire spectrum of production.
It seems the theme of NAB 2022 has been set, and it’s all leading us into the cloud.
Frame.io Partners with Everybody
Frame.io will now offer Camera to Cloud (or C2C) to a myriad of product categories. This includes Atomos, Teradek, Canon, FiLMic Pro, Viviana Cloud, and FDX FilmDataBox.
There’s also new native integration with FilmLight’s Baselight color grading system and a new Frame.io app for Apple TV 4K that provides Enterprise customers with a simplified executive viewing platform in a bigger, higher-quality format.
While the pandemic seems to have physically separated us for several years, Frame.io is now offering solutions to bring your creative endeavors back together—over the cloud.
Teradek Serv 4K on PanavisionCredit: Frame.io
While Teradek has its own surprise in store for NAB, Frame.io will be offering third-party integration with the recently announced Teradek Serv 4K.
This adds the ability to automatically send low-bandwidth, timecode-accurate 10-bit 4K HEVC proxies of original camera files from leading digital cinema cameras instantly to Frame.io.
We’ll explore the Teradek Serv 4K more in-depth later today.
A New Partner in Atomos
Atomos has been one of two leading figures in monitor/recorder technology, fighting a competitive battle with Blackmagic Design and its Video Assist series of products.
But now Frame.io is partnering with Atomos to bring pro video, mirrorless, and DSLR cameras to the Camera to Cloud workflow. The C2C workflow provided by Frame.io can now be utilized with practically any camera when paired with the recently announced Atomos Connect and Shogun Connect.
With these products, the power of immediate cloud collaboration is immediately available for indie filmmakers on a budget, wedding and event videographers, corporate and music video production companies, documentarians, and run-and-gun news teams.
Shogun ConnectCredit: Frame.io
Frame.io for the Smartphone
And the collaborations continue!
Frame.io is now adding FiLMiC Pro to the list of C2C-connected apps. While smartphones are built on quickly sharing media from point to point, the consumer systems aren’t hardy enough for production workflows.
As filmmakers use iPhones and Android phones more and more for their projects, Frame.io gives a whole new level of accessibility to cloud-based collaboration.
Filmic ProCredit: Frame.io
But Wait, There’s More
FDX FilmDataBox and Viviana Cloud are solid solutions for DIT and audio workflows. But now they have Frame.io.
The FDX FilmData Box is a standalone device that allows DITs to plug in a camera card or hard drive to automatically offload, back up, and transcode while they take a break. The native camera files can be transcoded to H.264, DNxHD, AVC-Intra, or ProRes files and then uploaded to Frame.io directly into its Fixed Folder structure for editing or viewing.
FDX FilmDataBoxCredit: Frame.io
For audio, the partnership with Viviana Cloud extends the Camera to Cloud workflow to sound recorders that are not WiFi enabled.
The WiFi-capable Viviana Cloud Box will be able to upload audio files to Frame.io from any sound recorder that uses an SD card, giving new life to aging gear that still has life in it.
In addition to all of these Camera to Cloud partnerships, Frame.io is also announcing an integration with FilmLight’s Baselight, one of the top color-correction systems.
Viviana Cloud BoxCredit: Frame.io
This requires no extra extensions or plugins and allows users to upload rendered timelines with marker comments to Frame.io.
Finally, Canon is also getting the Frame.io love. With a new firmware update for the Canon EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema cameras, these cameras become Frame.io Camera to Cloud (C2C) compatible devices. Now with a little Wi-Fi, 5G, or LTE, all the footage you shot ends up on Frame.io for easy use.
FilmLight’s BaselightCredit: Frame.io
Things Ahead at NAB 2022
With all of these announcements, you’d think NAB is already over, but we’re just getting started.
The days ahead are going to be filled with new gear, new software, and loads of cinematic-ready toys for us to play with.
Stay tuned with No Film School for all of your NAB 2022 coverage!
No Film School's complete coverage of NAB 2022 is brought to you by Blackmagic Design, Atomos, and Creative Solutions (makers of Teradek, Wooden Camera, and SmallHD).