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number at the end of the file name indicates the version number, and the number of comments is indicated at the bottom right. I can take the second version
and drag it over top of the first to put them together.
The number shown in the little triangle in the upper-right corner of the clip indicates how many versions
the clip has in it.
No matter how many versions I’ve put together, when
I click on a clip, it opens up and looks the same as if I
only had one clip—except right above the clip, where
there’s a V2 with a drop-down arrow. When I click on
this, I can select V2 or V1, or I can compare the versions (Figure 8). When I select Compare, Frame.io puts
V1 and V2 side by side so I can see what the changes
were in between the first version and the second version, which is very handy.
The downside to versioning is that you can only listen to one clip at a time by clicking on the headphone
icon above it. This makes it a bit harder to compare
audio changes between versions. In addition, you can’t
read the comments from the first version, and you
can’t make comments on the second version. There’s
no commenting ability when you have the side-by-side
windows. This is something that I’ve asked Frame.io
to change because I can’t see the comments I made to
know what changes to expect, and I can’t make comments on the new version. I don’t want to have to constantly toggle in and out of this tool to be able to make
comments on the second version.
As you can see in Figure 1, I have the Ted & Anthony
project, and I have the WIC Health project. The lat-
ter is the one that faces my client. There are only two
videos here. These are the two that I had approved,
and then my editor uploaded them to this project. As
he finishes the edits and I approve others, they will
appear here as well. You can add or remove people
from a project in the dialog shown in Figure 9.
As shown in Figure 10, you can also choose your
When you sign up for Frame.io, there are different
levels: Starter, Professional, Team, and Business (
Figure 11 on the next page). In Starter, you get 10GB of
storage for three projects with 10 collaborators. For
the project that I’m doing, 10GB was nowhere near
enough. Professional is a little bit more: 50GB of storage for unlimited projects—so I can have multiple things
going on—and 25 collaborators.
Fifty dollars a month gives you 100GB, unlimited
projects, 50 collaborators, and five team members.
This means that you can have five different people
creating projects and deleting files and managing
the media. Collaborators can’t do that. Collaborators
can upload media, but they can’t create projects. They
can’t manage other people. When you have five team
members, that means you can delegate those duties.
You still have authority, and other people have authority as well. There are enterprise-level plans as well.
Figure 11 shows the monthly prices, and you could also
switch from monthly to yearly, lowering the price a
little bit per month. For example, the $15 a month
Starter price is reduced to $13 per month with a yearly
subscription. But if you need Frame.io in some months
but not others—as with this one big project that I’m
going to be dealing with for a month or two—it may
make more sense to go month by month. That was
important to me. I don’t always have projects with 29
videos and multiple versions of each video all at different stages of review at the same time.
The dashboard (see Figure 12 on the next page) is
where you create users and teams. I am the main user,
and because I don’t have any team members, there’s
nobody else listed here. Everyone else I have working
Click here to compare different versions of the same clip.
Manage users here.
You can choose your resolution.