Frame.io, a workflow management platform for video, has rolled out the first of many new features to come in what the company is referring to as the all-new Frame.io. The new advanced Image Review tool brings all of the platform’s review and collaboration capabilities to more types of visual media, like photos, illustrations and graphic design.
The expansion of Frame.io’s toolset to support high-resolution images will enable professional video teams to collaborate on visual content and manage their video creative assets in one place.
Filmmakers will be able to collaborate on imagery from location scouts, castings, mood boards and other graphical assets; content marketers can now collaborate with their teams on video branding concepts and high-res imagery; and digital agencies can share creative campaigns with clients using safe and secure review tools on a variety of projects, from ad spots to Instagram Stories.
Image Review tool’s main features:
• Commenting and annotations
• High-resolution renders up to 8K
• Graphical assets for previewing graphical or animated elements as PNGs
• Zoom, pan, and loupe. Users can zoom by pinching, pan by dragging and magnify at 100% resolution with the new loupe tool
• Full-screen viewing
• Mini image map preview. If you are zoomed in and looking at a large image, the new mini image map will help find your current area of focus
By Randi Altman
Many of you are likely familiar with the remote review and approval tool cineSync from Australia-based software company Cospective. cineSync has been used on some big-name film and television projects (Christopher Nolan is one outspoken fan) since its introduction in 2005. Back then the company was called Rising Sun Research, which grew out of VFX studio Rising Sun Pictures. So, users solving a problem by developing their own solution.
Well the minds behind the Academy Award-winning cineSync technology have Continue reading
Autodesk has purchased Tweak Software, the developer of RV, an image and sequence playback tool. Tweak be joining forces with Shotgun Software, also a recent Autodesk purchase. Effective immediately, the Tweak and Shotgun teams will be working together to advance review and collaboration technology.
The entire Tweak staff is joining Autodesk, continuing to work as a unit in the Shotgun team under the leadership of Tweak’s Jim Hourihan, Seth Rosenthal and Alan Trombla, in close partnership with Shotgun’s Don Parker.
This collaboration between Shotgun and Tweak is not new. Shotgun and Tweak had partnered in the past to integrate their technologies, and since many customers were using Tweak’s RV and Shotgun in tandem to manage their pipeline and reviews there were many synergies. Tweak also shared space in Shotgun’s booth at several past SIGGRAPH conferences.
In addition for looking for new avenues to further integration between RV, Shotgun and Autodesk, Tweak will continue to develop, support and sell RV as an open and pipeline agnostic tool.
Check out this link for the official FAQ.
This VFX supervisor/filmmaker shares his thoughts on this newish cloud-based platform for reviewing, approving and collaborating.
By Hasraf “HaZ” Dullul
We now work in an industry where talent isn’t restricted to being local or location dependent. The same can be said about clients. In any project there is always “review” or “dailies” to be done for feedback on the work or sign-offs.
Software like CineSync does a very good job in providing that remote collaboration dailies session, but for a small boutique studio or freelancer working from home the price tag is a bit out of reach. There are other tools out there in the market, and online reviews/dailies feature is a core component in VFX management tools like ftrack and Shotgun. These are feature rich and Continue reading