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Frame.io Announces High-Speed File Transfers with macOS Menubar App

Hot on the heels of their recent notification of over 150 new features for their video review and approval service update that will arrive in the Summer, Frame.io has just announced 'Watch folders for macOS'. This allows the high sped transfer of files such as dailies though a MacOS menubar app.

Frame.io have been busy. Last week we saw the preview of over 150 new features for their popular web video service. Now with the opening of NAB 2018, Frame.io customers will now have the ability to transfer files at up to 5x the speed of competitive services via a macOS menubar app.

“Uploading large video assets is often slow and error prone. We’ve all uploaded large assets (or a large batch of assets) overnight, only to discover one or more files has failed. If you’re not constantly monitoring the progress, you could miss a deadline,” explains Emery Wells, CEO of Frame.io. “Frame.io’s new indestructible Watch Folders were designed to continuously push the upload forward, so no matter where you are, how bad your internet is, if your battery dies – the moment you reconnect to the internet, the upload resumes. It’s built on our accelerated upload technology, which has consistently been tested as one of the fastest file transfer solutions on the market.”

Maybe an end to the free services which limit download/uploads to 2GB?  Although we don't really like cutting and pasting press releases, it is the most succinct way to get the new information over quickly:

With the new macOS menu bar app, which now supports Closed Captions in the newly-announced Final Cut Pro 10.4.1, Frame.io users can download FCP X comments from Frame.io and import them as captions directly into FCP X.

The new macOS menu bar app also allows users to pair a local folder with a Frame.io destination folder, then render files right from Apple® Final Cut Pro® X, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe® Premiere® Pro, Adobe® After Effects®, Adobe® Media Encoder, Avid® Media Composer®, On-Set Dailies and Assimilate Scratch. As each file completes rendering, it will automatically upload to Frame.io and send all members of your project a notification. You can even set the files to upload as private so you have a chance to check them before your collaborators do.

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Indestructible Uploading: Quickly, securely, reliably.

Frame.io Watch Folders maintain the folder structure – no matter how many layers deep – and ensure assets are securely uploaded. Whether you’re uploading overnight, on a flight, at a coffee shop, or on location, the new indestructible upload will give creatives the peace of mind to work under the toughest deadlines and security measures.

The new companion app will support multi-gigabit upload speeds, allowing users to upload one-hundred gigabytes of media in as little as 13.3 minutes, folder structure fully intact. Upload any file type. Preview over 150 formats in the all new Frame.io.

frame io fcpx fcpdotco Accelerated Uploads

Accelerated uploading that blows away the competition.

How fast? We're talking 150GB-file-in-under-an hour, fast.

  • Up to 2X faster than Signiant and Aspera
  • Up to 2X faster than Vimeo
  • Up to 3X faster than Wipster
  • Up to 5X faster than Dropbox

For more information, visit the Frame.io blog, or if you re lucky enough to be in Las Vegas, they will be on stand SL6316 in the South Lower Hall.


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I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

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