In this video, Ashley demonstrates how to use the Frame.io companion app to set up watch folders—which allow users to upload files straight to Frame.io, even without using Final Cut Pro X or even a web browser. Using only the Mac Finder app, she shows how to use the Frame.io companion app to perform simple file uploads, as well as more complex file transfers involving XML files.
- [Voiceover] In this movie, I'm gonna show you how to use…the Frame.io companion app to set up watch folders,…which allow you to drop files into a folder…on your system, and upload those straight to Frame.io,…even if you don't have Final Cut Pro X.…All you need is your built-in Mac Finder app…to make this work, you don't even need a browser.…All right, so I don't have Final Cut open,…I don't have a browser open, and I am going to just…climb inside my Exercise Files folder.…If I wanted to, I could set up a separate…watch folder, and copy files on in there,…but I'm just gonna use my Frame.io media folder…as my watch folder.…
I'm going to select some of these files…to upload, maybe just two.…I'll go ahead and grab my Chocolate_Doc,…and this first Chocolate_montage.…All right so let's send those two files to Frame.io.…I'm going to right click, and choose Upload to Frame.io.…All right so this option launches the…Final Cut Frame.io companion app,…even though we're not actually using Final Cut.…As you can see, this window looks pretty familiar.…
Staff author Ashley Kennedy begins by exploring the benefits of smart media collaboration—focusing on how Frame.io can redefine various cloud-based workflows and communications. She then delves into the main features of the standalone web application: setting up teams and collaborators, sharing projects and files, commenting and annotating projects, and understanding versioning and permissions. She also looks at the integration of Frame.io within two major nonlinear editing applications: Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X.
- What's special about Frame.io?
- Starting a Frame.io project
- Commenting, annotating, and collaborating
- Sharing projects
- Exploring versioning capabilities
- Using the Frame.io extension for Premiere Pro
- Looking at the Frame.io companion app for Final Cut Pro X