Posted: By Kathleen Maher 08.27.21
Frame.io offers an established set of cloud-based video and review services. The company is upping the ante with the introduction of Camera to Cloud (C2C) a set of new capabilities, devices, and services that accelerates the production process from capture to finish.
Frame.io says they’ve ticked several all-important boxes in the development of this system. Chief among them is security. Camera-to-Cloud relies on secure WiFi/LTE hotspots. To get going, customers connect their equipment to devices and the cloud through an encrypted link which can be established and encrypted via mobile phone.
Customers can instantly upload and stream content from on-set cameras where it can be made available to production teams wherever they are located. The company has teamed with Teradeck and ColorFront to build the system and add capabilities including Teradeck’s file transfer and encoding and ColorFront’s Express Dailies.
|The Teradeck Cube 655 enables live video streaming over IP, point-to-point workflows (encoder to decoder), local wireless video monitoring, and proxy file uploads for camera-to-cloud. The includes 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs, a high-power 820.11AC WiFi router I a rugged chassis with a locking 2-pin connector.|
Frame.io offers its services on a subscription basis. It is making its C2C services available within all its subscription packages. Depending on the services need customers will need to buy the required hardware including compatible cameras and software licenses.
The company put together a video for their launch event that provides a great backgrounder for what’s going on in C2C.
The complete press release follows:
|Frame.io has built a cloud-based video review and approval platform accessible through several subscription plans. (Source: Cloud.io)|
New York, NY, February 11, 2021 — Frame.io, the world’s leading cloud-based video review and approval platform, today announced Frame.io Camera to Cloud (C2C), a secure camera-to-cloud workflow that lets customers instantly upload and stream images from on-set cameras to creative post-production teams anywhere in the world. Frame.io C2C represents the largest change in film, television, news, and commercial production workflows since the advent of digital filmmaking.
Customers can view the launch event on-demand at the Frame.io website and sign up for the beta today. Frame.io C2C will be available this spring to all customers at no additional cost.
Frame.io C2C provides two unique services. First, C2C enables instant proxy uploads the moment cameras stop rolling so editorial can begin within seconds of calling “cut.” In addition, Frame.io C2C can live-stream footage to an authorized user’s device on or off set, allowing customers to watch production as it’s happening. This is ideal for productions working during COVID, as it greatly reduces the number of people needed on set. Frame.io C2C lets editorial and other traditionally linear parts of the creative process work in parallel while footage is still being shot.
Getting footage from a camera into post-production is a time-consuming process that requires backing up files, transferring them to a hard drive, and shipping them to another facility. Frame.io C2C eliminates that, letting customers simultaneously view a live stream of footage as it is being shot, while automatically capturing and uploading proxies as soon as the camera stops rolling.
The camera-to-cloud workflow requires a Frame.io C2C-certified device connected to compatible cameras from Arri, RED and Sony. Once authenticated, certified devices such as the Teradek CUBE 655 and Sound Devices 888 or Scorpio recorders will record, encode, and send timecode-accurate proxy files with matching filename metadata directly to Frame.io via an encrypted and secure LTE hotspot or WiFi connection. This allows for near real-time delivery of editable proxy files to a producer, dailies facility, or editor anywhere in the world.
“Frame.io C2C is disruptive technology that changes the traditionally linear filmmaking process, allowing both on-set production and remote post-production teams to work together at the same time,” said Michael Cioni, Global SVP of Innovation at Frame.io. “This level of collaboration brings creative teams together and allows them to work faster and more collaboratively than ever before.”
In addition, Frame.io users with proper authentication credentials can view a live stream of footage while it's being shot from the comfort of their computer, iPhone, or iPad—whether they are on set or halfway around the world. This lets collaborators instantly share ideas to help bring their creative vision to life, while everyone who needs to track production progress can stay informed.
“In today’s socially distanced world—where remote work has become the norm and the number of people on-set is limited—Frame.io C2C is a game-changer,” said Emery Wells, CEO of Frame.io. “Camera to Cloud gives film, television, and commercial productions a seamless new way for creative teams to do their best work, no matter where they are.”
Frame.io C2C features best-in-class security with full TPN and SOC 2 Type 2 compliance. Created by the MPAA and CDSA, TPN is the global, industry-wide initiative that defines requirements and best practices for protecting content. Combined with rigorous access controls, Frame.io C2C is an incredibly safe way to share media with authorized viewers and collaborators.
Also introduced today, the new Frame.io Cloud Devices API and C2C certification program enables hardware and software manufacturers to create their own C2C- compatible products. Frame.io C2C is launching with three groundbreaking partner integrations from Teradek, Sound Devices, and Colorfront, making it compatible with more than a dozen professional camera systems from RED, Arri, and Sony.
Manufacturers interested in building Frame.io C2C Certified software and hardware can find details at developer.frame.io.
Pricing and Availability
C2C features are included at no additional charge for customers with a paid Frame.io account. Flexible, new monthly enterprise plans let customers and studios purchase the service they need for the duration of their production.
Frame.io C2C is currently in beta and will ship this spring. Customers can apply to participate in the beta program at the Frame.io website. Live streaming features will be available later in 2021.
Frame.io C2C Launch Partners
Teradek designs and manufactures high-performance video solutions for broadcast and cinema. A Frame.io authenticated CUBE 655 encoder delivers live streams and camera proxy files directly into Frame.io
Sound Devices designs and manufactures the world’s leading production sound field recorders. The latest 888 and Scorpio recorders capture and transmit original audio files directly into Frame.io.
Colorfront has developed the world’s first fully cloud dailies platform. Their Express Dailies integration with Frame.io allows labs to instantly access the video and audio assets to create dailies.
Frame.io is the world’s leading video review and approval platform with over 1 million users. Integrated with most major professional video tools, Frame.io streamlines the creative process by centralizing assets and feedback in the cloud. This allows remote creative teams to collaborate securely in real time from anywhere in the world.
Conceived and designed in 2015 by video creators Emery Wells and John Traver, the UI is intuitive and simple, yet powerful enough to use for creative professionals, technical administrators, and clients with little (or no) training. Frame.io accelerates workflows and eliminates obstacles to creativity. From script or storyboard to dailies through delivery, Frame.io has reinvented the modern video workflow.
Watch: Frame.io C2C announcement [LINK]
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