Frame.io Unveils Camera to Cloud

Frame.io C2C, a secure camera-to-cloud workflow, allows users to instantly upload and stream images from on-set cameras to creative post teams anywhere in the world.

Frame.io has announced Frame.io Camera to Cloud, a secure camera-to-cloud workflow that lets customers instantly upload and stream images from on-set cameras to creative postproduction teams anywhere in the world. 

Customers can sign up for the beta on the company’s website. Frame.io C2C will be available this spring to all customers at no additional cost.

Frame.io C2C provides two services: It enables instant proxy uploads the moment cameras stop rolling, and it can livestream footage to an authorized user’s device on or off set, allowing customers to watch production as it’s happening. Frame.io C2C allows editorial and other traditionally linear parts of the creative process to happen in parallel while footage is still being shot.

Getting footage from a camera into post typically requires backing up files, transferring them to a hard drive and shipping them to a facility. Frame.io C2C eliminates that, allowing users to 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, Sound Devices 888 and Scorpio recorders will record, encode and send timecode-accurate H.264 proxy files with matching filename metadata directly to Frame.io via an encrypted, secure connection using LTE, 5G or WiFi.

“Frame.io C2C is disruptive technology that changes the traditionally linear filmmaking process, allowing both on-set production and remote postproduction teams to work together at the same time,” says Michael Cioni, an ASC associate member and global senior vice president of innovation at Frame.io. “This level of collaboration brings creative teams together and allows them to work faster than ever before.”

Frame.io users with proper authentication credentials can use their computers, iPhones or iPads to view a live stream of footage being shot regardless of their location. “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,” says company CEO Emery Wells. “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 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.

Frame.io has also introduced the Cloud Devices API and C2C certification program, which enables hardware and software manufacturers to create their own C2C-compatible products. Frame.io C2C is launching with 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 here.

C2C features will be included at no additional charge for customers with a paid Frame.io account. New flexible, monthly plans allow customers to purchase the service they need for the duration of their productions.  

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