Frame.io Real-Time Collaboration in Premiere Pro
Frame.io has released a comment-making, game-changing, integrated panel for Premiere Pro. It needs to be stated upfront that the Frame.io panel is not a new Frame.io feature, it's not a new tool. It's ALL of Frame.io, redesigned to fit perfectly inside a Premiere Pro panel. It's amazing!
Frame.io at NAB Show 2016
This post is not intended to be an in-depth review of the Frame.io panel. These are the highlights to get the word out before NAB Show. Last year at NAB Show, Frame.io won Best in Show 2015. This integrated Premiere Pro panel is Frame.io's "most ambitious project to date" making Frame.io a NAB Show 2016 must-see. Visit Frame.io in the RED booth #SL1517.
Frame.io Premiere Pro Panel Highlight Features:
The following is a brief Premiere Bro commentary on the list of highlight features taken directly from Frame.io's blog post Introducing Frame.io for Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
"One click import and export of sequences, project files, and entire bins."
The Frame.io panel makes it easy to upload project files and assets and share them with your team right inside Premiere Pro. When uploading an active sequence, Frame.io has just the right amount of options. You can upload high quality or proxy-type media, save the rendered file locally, and enable auto-versioning. Adobe Media Encoder will fire up in the background and you can keep working while Frame.io speedily does the rest.
"A shared cloud bin that multiple editors can work from"
Assets can also be downloaded from Frame.io. This benefit makes Frame.io a legitimate file-sharing solution for editing teams.
"Real-time comments directly in your Premiere timeline with no marker syncing"
Once your sequence or files are uploaded, the creative collaboration can begin! (Frame.io supports emojis and hashtagging! Hip right?!) Collaborators and team members can begin adding timecoded comments that will appear in real-time inside the Frame.io panel. You can begin addressing feedback right away and never leave Premiere Pro!
"Comment marker syncing for when you do not have an internet connection"
Whether you're editing in a suite or on the go, Frame.io makes it easy to bring your video feedback with you. The reality is you can sync or not sync comment markers to your Premiere Pro sequence whenever you want!... as long as you have internet.
"Auto versioning for rapid iteration on creative ideas"
Organization is essential for effective collaboration. Frame.io helps you and your team track progress and stay up to date with auto-versioning. It's an intuitive system, but you may want to invest some thought in how to best merge your existing file naming scheme with Frame.io's version stacking.
"Sync’d playback in Frame.io and your Premiere timeline"
The playhead in the Frame.io panel is automatically linked to the Timeline playhead of uploaded Premiere Pro sequences. Frame.io remembers the Premiere Pro sequence that each uploaded file is associated with. You can manually link playheads to other sequences as well.
Beyond Video Review and Approval
Frame.io is built for team collaboration. However, it also has a lot value for personal editing workflows too. While I was familiarizing myself with the Frame.io panel, I found it was very easy to use the Frame.io panel to keep track of my own thoughts and feedback. During a client review, I used the Frame.io panel to record comments on an uploaded rough cut. Then I duplicated the rough cut sequence in the Project window, imported the comments as markers on the new sequence and started editing. All this was done without leaving Premiere Pro!
The point here is the Frame.io panel is more than just a video review and approval service. The Frame.io Premiere Pro panel has the potential for so much more. Cloud backup, file-sharing—it will be exciting to see what creative workflows Premiere Pro users come up with using the Frame.io panel.
Read Frame.io's blog post and press announcement here: Introducing Frame.io for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
For a thorough walkthrough of the Frame.io panel, check out HANDS ON WITH THE NEW FRAME.IO PANEL FOR ADOBE PREMIERE PRO by Scott Simmons.