Right from the launch, we have always been a big fan of Frame.io, the online video review and commenting service. For NAB 2018, they are previewing a new version with over 150 improvements.

We have used Frame.io right from the launch as Final Cut Pro X was the first NLE the online reviewing service offered. Every client has mentioned how convenient and easy the way it allows everyone in a team to effectively return their feedback on projects.

So when we saw that Frame.io was announcing a preview of this Summer's release, we obviously wanted to find out more and they very kindly supplied information on the update.

What’s New in Frame.io

The all new Frame.io sets a new industry standard with a never-before-seen set of collaboration tools for content creators. Used by all types of creatives – from freelancers working with individual clients to small internal teams and massive distributed organizations – Frame.io offers both professional and enterprise solutions to meet the unique needs of anyone creating video.

New features in the all new Frame.io will include:

  • Advanced media browser with enhanced search and a new uploader with nested folder support. The new Frame.io will be up to one-hundred times faster with a new media browser that enables users to fly through thousands of assets at lightning speed. New sorting and search options make it easier for users to find exactly what they need in less time. The all new uploader can support speeds above 1 Gigabit and retains full nested folder structures during upload.
  • Revamped core video playback and state-of-the-art media experiences for video, audio, images, multi-page PDFs and animated GIFs. The Rebuilt Core Video Playback Engine means faster/smoother playback with less buffering, at up to 4K resolution.
  • Rich, range-based commenting. Comments that support attachments and new range-based feedback. Range-based comments unlock a whole new level of communication. Users simply drag the comment handle over the timeline to create a range and better reference the underlying content.
  • Presence. See who's currently watching (live) and who's already watched with clip history. Clip statistics show you play count, historical views, and even let you set up a notification when a specific person or group of people start viewing.
  • New version control. The new version manager in the all new Frame.io lets users add, remove or rearrange versions from the stack.

And over 150 additional features and improvements:

  • All new apps and integrations for enhanced workflows
  • Improved playback performance with HLS and DASH streaming
  • Visual watermarking
  • Media lifecycle management
  • Dozens of security features in support of a commitment to offer the most secure platform available for video review

Now, as great as this all sounds, it looks like we won't see the full release until this Summer.