Frame.io's new Camera-to-Cloud workflow will be supported by Teradek devices, starting with the Teradek Cube 655.
At launch, scheduled for March 2021, the Teradek Cube 655 video encoder will be the only device capable of capturing color-accurate proxy files directly from camera video feeds and uploading them into the Frame.io cloud system via WiFi, LTE or 5G.
“Teradek and Frame.io engineers have been working together to integrate the two platforms and achieve seamless handover from the camera to the cloud,” says Creative Solutions CEO Nicol Verheem. “Users just hit ‘record’ on the camera, and when they hit ‘stop,’ the file shows up in the cloud.”
When connected with a C2C-compatible camera such as Red, Arri or Sony, Cube 655 utilizes the camera’s record trigger to capture and store color-accurate H.264 (AVC) proxies in manageable file sizes, which exactly match the filename and timecode of the original camera files. When stop-record is triggered at the end of a take, Frame.io will automatically upload Cube 655’s proxy file into its cloud-storage system via proprietary link over WiFi or compatible cellular modem (such as the Teradek Node LTE Modem).
As proxies are uploaded into the cloud at a continuous rate, postproduction can generate dailies and editors can begin work on the NLE timeline from anywhere in the world. Because the recorded proxies are stored locally on Cube 655, productions are able to upload their proxies later or continue downloads from the hotel room on a distant location.
“Teradek has been working with Frame.io for years to innovate new solutions and simplify collaboration in filmmaking,” notes Greg Smokler, vice president of cine products at Creative Solutions. “This new ability to instantaneously upload proxies from nearly any location allows us to finally bridge the gap between production and post.”