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Use Frame.io with Premiere Pro and After Effects

  1. Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide
  2. Beta releases
    1. Beta Program Overview
    2. Premiere Pro Beta Home
  3. Getting started
    1. Get started with Adobe Premiere Pro
    2. What's new in Premiere Pro
    3. Release Notes | Premiere Pro
    4. Keyboard shortcuts in Premiere Pro
    5. Accessibility in Premiere Pro
    6. Long Form and Episodic Workflow Guide
  4. Hardware and operating system requirements
    1. Hardware recommendations
    2. System requirements
    3. GPU and GPU Driver requirements
    4. GPU Accelerated Rendering & Hardware Encoding/Decoding
  5. Creating projects
    1. Start a new project
    2. Open projects
    3. Move and delete projects
    4. Work with multiple open projects
    5. Work with Project Shortcuts
    6. Backward compatibility of Premiere Pro projects
    7. Open and edit Premiere Rush projects in Premiere Pro
    8. Best Practices: Create your own project templates
  6. Workspaces and workflows
    1. Workspaces
    2. FAQ | Import and export in Premiere Pro
    3. Working with Panels
    4. Windows touch and gesture controls
    5. Use Premiere Pro in a dual-monitor setup
  7. Capturing and importing
    1. Capturing
      1. Capturing and digitizing footage
      2. Capturing HD, DV, or HDV video
      3. Batch capturing and recapturing
      4. Setting up your system for HD, DV, or HDV capture
    2. Importing
      1. Transfer files
      2. Importing still images
      3. Importing digital audio
    3. Importing from Avid or Final Cut
      1. Importing AAF project files from Avid Media Composer
      2. Importing XML project files from Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X
    4. Supported file formats
    5. Digitizing analog video
    6. Working with timecode
  8. Editing
    1. Sequences
      1. Create and change sequences
      2. Add clips to sequences
      3. Rearrange clips in a sequence
      4. Find, select, and group clips in a sequence
      5. Edit from sequences loaded into the Source Monitor
      6. Simplify sequences
      7. Rendering and previewing sequences
      8. Working with markers
      9. Source patching and track targeting
      10. Scene edit detection
    2. Video
      1. Create and play clips
      2. Trimming clips
      3. Synchronizing audio and video with Merge Clips
      4. Render and replace media
      5. Undo, history, and events
      6. Freeze and hold frames
      7. Working with aspect ratios
    3. Audio
      1. Overview of audio in Premiere Pro
      2. Audio Track Mixer
      3. Adjusting volume levels
      4. Edit, repair, and improve audio using Essential Sound panel
      5. Automatically duck audio
      6. Remix audio
      7. Monitor clip volume and pan using Audio Clip Mixer
      8. Audio balancing and panning
      9. Advanced Audio - Submixes, downmixing, and routing
      10. Audio effects and transitions
      11. Working with audio transitions
      12. Apply effects to audio
      13. Measure audio using the Loudness Radar effect
      14. Recording audio mixes
      15. Editing audio in the timeline
      16. Audio channel mapping in Premiere Pro
      17. Use Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
    4. Advanced editing
      1. Multi-camera editing workflow
      2. Set up and use Head Mounted Display for immersive video in Premiere Pro
      3. Editing VR
    5. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Mix audio faster
      2. Best Practices: Editing efficiently
      3. Editing workflows for feature films
  9. Video Effects and Transitions
    1. Overview of video effects and transitions
    2. Effects
      1. Types of effects in Premiere Pro
      2. Apply and remove effects
      3. Effect presets
      4. Automatically reframe video for different social media channels
      5. Color correction effects
      6. Change duration and speed of clips
      7. Adjustment Layers
      8. Stabilize footage
    3. Transitions
      1. Applying transitions in Premiere Pro
      2. Modifying and customizing transitions
      3. Morph Cut
  10. Titles, Graphics, and Captions    
    1. Overview of the Essential Graphics panel
    2. Titles
      1. Create a title
    3. Graphics
      1. Create a shape
      2. Align and distribute objects
      3. Apply gradients
      4. Add Responsive Design features to your graphics
      5. Install and use Motion Graphics templates
      6. Replace images or videos in Motion Graphics templates
      7. Use data-driven Motion Graphics templates
    4. Captions
      1. Speech to Text
      2. Working with captions
      3. Check spelling and Find and Replace
      4. Export text
      5. Speech to Text in Premiere Pro | FAQ
    5. Best Practices: Faster graphics workflows
    6. Retiring the Legacy Titler in Premiere Pro | FAQ
    7. Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics
  11. Animation and Keyframing
    1. Adding, navigating, and setting keyframes
    2. Animating effects
    3. Use Motion effect to edit and animate clips
    4. Optimize keyframe automation
    5. Moving and copying keyframes
    6. Viewing and adjusting effects and keyframes
  12. Compositing
    1. Compositing, alpha channels, and adjusting clip opacity
    2. Masking and tracking
    3. Blending modes
  13. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Overview: Color workflows in Premiere Pro
    2. Auto Color
    3. Get creative with color using Lumetri looks
    4. Adjust color using RGB and Hue Saturation Curves
    5. Correct and match colors between shots
    6. Using HSL Secondary controls in the Lumetri Color panel
    7. Create vignettes
    8. Looks and LUTs
    9. Lumetri scopes
    10. Display Color Management
    11. HDR for broadcasters
    12. Enable DirectX HDR support
  14. Exporting media
    1. Export video
    2. Export Preset Manager
    3. Workflow and overview for exporting
    4. Quick export
    5. Exporting for the Web and mobile devices
    6. Export a still image
    7. Exporting projects for other applications
    8. Exporting OMF files for Pro Tools
    9. Export to Panasonic P2 format
    10. Export settings
      1. Export settings reference
      2. Basic Video Settings
      3. Encoding Settings
    11. Best Practices: Export faster
  15. Collaboration: Frame.io, Productions, and Team Projects
    1. Collaboration in Premiere Pro
    2. Frame.io
      1. Install and activate Frame.io
      2. Use Frame.io with Premiere Pro and After Effects
      3. Frequently asked questions
    3. Productions
      1. Using Productions
      2. How clips work across projects in a Production
      3. Best Practices: Working with Productions
    4. Team Projects
      1. Get started with Team Projects
      2. Create a Team Project
      3. Add and manage media in Team Projects
      4. Collaborate with Team Projects
      5. Share and manage changes with Team Project collaborators
      6. Archive, restore, or delete Team Projects
  16. Working with other Adobe applications
    1. After Effects and Photoshop
    2. Dynamic Link
    3. Audition
    4. Prelude
  17. Organizing and Managing Assets
    1. Working in the Project panel
    2. Organize assets in the Project panel
    3. Playing assets
    4. Search assets
    5. Creative Cloud Libraries
    6. Sync Settings in Premiere Pro
    7. Consolidate, transcode, and archive projects
    8. Managing metadata
    9. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Learning from broadcast production
      2. Best Practices: Working with native formats
  18. Improving Performance and Troubleshooting
    1. Set preferences
    2. Reset preferences
    3. Working with Proxies
      1. Proxy overview
      2. Ingest and Proxy Workflow
    4. Check if your system is compatible with Premiere Pro
    5. Premiere Pro for Apple silicon
    6. Eliminate flicker
    7. Interlacing and field order
    8. Smart rendering
    9. Control surface support
    10. Best Practices: Working with native formats
    11. Knowledge Base
      1. Known issues
      2. Fixed issues
      3. Fix Premiere Pro crash issues
      4. Green and pink video in Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush
      5. How do I manage the Media Cache in Premiere Pro?
      6. Fix errors when rendering or exporting
      7. Troubleshoot issues related to playback and performance in Premiere Pro
  19. Monitoring Assets and Offline Media
    1. Monitoring assets
      1. Using the Source Monitor and Program Monitor
      2. Using the Reference Monitor
    2. Offline media
      1. Working with offline clips
      2. Creating clips for offline editing
      3. Relinking offline medInstia

Use Frame.io to share video projects with anyone who needs to see them or provide feedback. Everything is in one place: All of your comments and reviewers’ notes are connected with your Premiere Pro or After Effects projects, so it’s easy to keep track of reviews and approvals.  

Before you start

 Have you updated to the latest version of Premiere Pro and After effects; and installed and activated Frame.io extension yet? If not, upgrade your apps or install the extension using the instructions here.

How Frame.io works

Frame.io offers a Frame.io panel within Premiere Pro and After Effects (Window > Workspaces > Review) or (Window > Review with Frame.io), a web app, and more collaborative features.

Use the Frame.io web app (app.frame.io) for the full feature experience. Through Frame.io web, you can manage versions, and update permissions.

With the panel inside Premiere Pro and After Effects, you can easily access media, add collaborators, share for review, upload your timeline for sharing, share in presentation mode, and import comments and annotations directly into your project. Make the most of Frame.io by starting within the app and then moving to the web interface for advanced features.

Frame.io is built into the latest versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects and it is included with Creative Cloud subscription.

Parts of the Frame.io panel
Parts of the Frame.io panel

A. Select from the available projects or Add project B. Upload and download media C. Manage versions D. Add collaborators E. Share projects 

When you’re ready to collaborate, create a new project inside Frame.io. In the Frame.io panel menu bar, you can upload specific files or the current active sequence and choose the specific settings for that project. 

The Frame.io web app offers additional functionality such as more powerful collaboration tools, version management, and project sharing for review and comment. The web app also includes Camera to Cloud - the fastest, easiest, and most secure way to get footage from cameras into Frame.io.

The Frame.io app on the web
The Frame.io app on the web

A. List of projects B. All media C. Links of all projects sent out for review D. Links of all branded presentations E. List of all camera 2 cloud connections 

Upload media

Frame.io will accept any file uploaded to your project. File types that support viewers and reviewing features include all standard video, image, audio, and PDF types.

Upload media in Premiere Pro

Upload your media by dragging and dropping the file or folder anywhere onto the project. (Only available in the Frame.io web app)

Upload media

Or, select Upload > Active Sequence on the top of your Frame.io window.

Upload media in After Effects

  • Active Comp uploads selected comps from the Timeline.
  • Queued Comps uploads comps that are queued for render in the Render Queue. learn more about Render Queue.

For more information about how the various Upload options work, see Using the After Effects extension.

Select Upload > Active Comp (or other options) on the top of your Frame.io window.
Select Upload > Active Comp (or any other option) on the top of the Frame.io window.

Upload active sequence and active comp

With the Active Sequence option in Premiere Pro and the Active Comp and Queued Comps options in After Effects, you can render and upload the Timeline directly in to Frame.io for sharing without leaving the app.

Upload active sequence in Premiere Pro
Upload active sequence in Premiere Pro

Upload active comp in After Effects
Upload active comp in After Effects

  • Name: What you want the file to be called in Frame.io
  • Preset: The render preset you want to use.
  • Range: Whether you want to export the whole sequence, or what's between an In & Out point.
  • Render to: Where the exported file lives on disk.
  • Export markers at comments - Turns timeline markers into Frame.io comments when uploaded.
  • Keep rendered file - Keeps the exported file on disk at the above location. Turning off deletes the files once the upload is complete
  • Auto-version - Adds new versions of a sequence to a Frame.io version stack.

Points to note

 In both cases, if you choose to upload folders, Frame.io retains the folder structure automatically.

 No need to compress your media beforehand. Upload your largest files, and Frame.io plays it back smoothly when it's ready. Frame.io uses an accelerated file uploader.
 Frame.io encodes the files into H.264 videos to play seamlessly on the web while making the original file available for download.

 After the upload is complete, Frame.io instantly creates hover scrubs for videos, and thumbnails for your still images. Non-media file types are identified with a file icon.

The proxy bitrates used for streaming are:

  • 4k (2160p): 12 ~ 20 Mbps
  • 1080p: 4 ~ 7 Mbps
  • 720p: 3 ~ 5 Mbps
  • 540p: 2 ~ 3 Mbps
  • 360p: 1 ~ 2 Mbps

Share projects for review

Share for review from in-app panel
Share for review from in-app panel

  1. Open your project or file in the Frame.io panel.
  2. Click Share For Review. A shareable link generates automatically.
  3. Copy the link to dashboard and share it offline using the chain link icon. For advanced sharing capabilities, go to Frame.io on the web.

Add comments

Reviewers can comment on specific video frames in the text field below the composition window. Use the annotation options such as font color to customize the comments before posting. These comments appear in the Comment list panel on the left, where you can view every comment along with the timestamp. You can post a reply, delete a comment, and mark a comment as complete in the Comment list.

Adding a comment with annotations
Adding a comment with annotations

Navigate the Timeline with the comment list

When you click a comment, it takes you to the specific video frame to which it was added. Simply click any comment to navigate through the Timeline.

Click the comment to navigate the timeline
Click the comment to navigate the timeline

Import comments as markers in Premiere Po

After you receive feedback from reviewers, you can import their comments as markers on your timeline.

To import comments, you first need to link your sequence with the Frame.io video. This is automatically done if you previously uploaded your sequence through the extension. But you can also link a video to your sequence manually.

  1. In the Frame.io panel, double-click the clip to open the player. Available comments display on the play bar, click a comment to jump to the exact frame in the video. If it doesn't work, click the Link Playheads icon at the bottom middle of the player.

    Clicking the Link Playheads icon
    Clicking the Link Playheads icon

  2. Once the video is linked, a purple badge is shown on the clip, indicating it is linked to the sequence.

    Purple badge indicating the video is linked to the sequence
    Purple badge indicating the video is linked to the sequence

  3. While linked, click the Comment icon, and click Import Comments.

    After importing the comments, you can see the comment, collaborator, and comment time in the marker on the timeline.

    Import comments
    Import comments

Note:

If the correct Premiere Project is open, you can open the related Premiere Pro sequence by opening a Linked clip in Frame.io.

Add collaborators

To add collaborators:

    • To add collaborators in the Frame.io web app, open the project in a browser. (app.frame.io/). Click the (+) plus user sign at the top right.
    • Follow the same steps to add collaborators in the Frame.io panel.
    Adding collaborators in the Frame.io panel within the app
    Adding collaborators in the Frame.io panel within the app

    Adding collaborators in the Frame.io web app
    Adding collaborators in the Frame.io web app

    • In the Frame.io web app, if the user is added to your account, you can search for them by name, and if they're not already part of your account, you can invite them by email address.
    • In the Frame.io panel, follow the same steps to search for collaborators and click Add. Collaborators are added or invited to your project.
    Searching for collaborators
    Searching for collaborators in Frame.io on the web

    Searching for collaborators in Frame.io panel within the app
    Searching for collaborators in Frame.io panel within the app

  1. In Frame.io web app:

    You can choose to send a personalized message with the invite too.

    The user will receive an email notification asking them to join the project.

    Users must sign in with the exact email address that has been invited.

    Inviting collaborators
    Inviting collaborators

  2. In Frame.io web app and the in-app panel:

    Enable the project invite link, which generates a URL. 

    Send this URL out so users can add themselves to the project.

    Enabling the green chain icon project invite link
    Enabling the green chain icon project invite link in the app

    Enabling the project invite link on the web
    Enabling the green chain icon project invite link on the web

Remove collaborators

To remove collaborators:

  1. Select the project.
  2. Click the Collaborator icon on the top right. 
  3. Click the - icon on the user that should be removed from that project. 
  4. Click Do it to confirm the action.
Remove collaborators
Remove collaborators

Share edits with external reviewers

You can share any project such as a Premiere Pro or After Effects project, Frame.io project, or a sequence with collaborators outside your organization in the following ways:

  • Share as Presentation: This is solely to present clips for viewing and downloading with custom branding elements.
  • Share for Review: Create shareable links for reviewers. For more information, see Share for Review.

Hand off files from Camera to Cloud

Camera to Cloud

You can directly hand off files from your camera into your Frame.io project directly from the set using Camera to cloud. Open the Frame.io panel in Premiere Pro or After Effects to start.

Want to learn more? Check out the Camera to Cloud Training Series.

Camera to cloud

Do more with other Frame.io plans

If you are looking for additional capabilities, you can consider the Frame.io Team plan. For archival storage, more active storage, additional security and more, consider Frame.io Team. To learn more about Frame.io plans, see Frame.io plans.

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