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Frame.io grew out of a small production studio and its need to coordinate the work of in-house staff and freelance content creators, as well as the need to have the flow of content reviewed and approved during the production process.
Frame.io allows teams to share video, still, audio and other files with an optimized file-transfer process that’s much faster than storage-driven services like Dropbox or Google Drive.
I took a look at the new Frame.io menu bar application for OS X, which allows Mac users to select files and upload them in the background, using a persistent connection. Shut down a laptop, lose WiFi for a moment or unplug a drive and the transfer will resume as soon as the file or connection is available again, without a need to restart the transfer.
The app even allows for creating “watch folders” that will automatically trigger a file transfer as soon as a file appears in the directory.
The company is rolling out some other updates, including updates to their browser interface, which will allow for real-time previewing on footage up to 8K and still images up to 42 MP. I watched an image zoomed to 400 percent and then marked up with annotation tools, which follow along with the image as it’s resized.
Frame.io is available with individual plans, business plans and enterprise plans, with most plans offering per-seat access at around $10, and scalable storage. You can find out more at their website frame.io.
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