Frame.io has recently launched its new miniseries about a fully-digitalized workflow from home. Michael Cioni (SVP of Global Innovation, frame.io) presents the series that covers a fully centralized cloud-based production workflow.
The series discusses and highlights all elements of such workflows from acquisition, through editing (e.g. FCP X, Media Composer, Premiere Pro), adding effects (e.g. After Effects) through RAW-file upload and conforming for color grading (e.g. DaVinci Resolve), to finalization and export.
The miniseries also sheds light on other elements of digital collaboration that together might be among the most relevant aspects for a successful transition to a more digitalized workflow for those, who need to get up to speed now. For those who already think they are working pretty digitalized, I guess that you’ll still find several useful insights within the use-cases presented in the program.
Workflow From Home: Introduction
The miniseries starts with this introduction here, and we’ll take a look at the first two episodes below.
As Michael Cioni puts it, this is: “A miniseries dedicated to exploring the tools and techniques that help professionals investigate and implement the workflows from within the cloud.” And it does so in a charming way, without the typical intense commercial touch.
Workflow From Home: Episode 1, “Setting up at Home”
The first episode of the series takes a closer look at questions like these:
- How do I set up and organize my work from home?
- Does it even make sense to work from home?
- What are the necessary internet/network connections for both the hybrid cloud or the pure cloud workflow?
- What are the components and technical gear needed to get going?
- What codecs and bandwidth are needed?
- How long does it take to download files and start working with them remotely? … and so on.
Here is the first episode:
In addition to answering the questions above, the series explains how to deal with file distribution (one to many), multi-purpose file streaming solutions with frame.io (for web dailies with MXF / ProRes) for multiple devices and options for remote computation. It also sheds light on lots of aspects of preparation, remote working with solutions via teradici and several other noteworthy topics.
Episode 2, “Air Gap Editing”
The second part of the series focuses on air gap editing. It portrays a specific use-case and many other interesting details that may quickly adapt to other solutions and components of your choice. It can probably serve as an example or basis for constructing or shaping your online-workflow.
Take a look here:
Within the series, Michael Cioni asks the audience to suggests more topics that they demand nowadays so that frame.io can cover these within more episodes of the miniseries in the future. Thus, you might want to pose questions or request specific topic coverage according to your current needs and watch out for more parts of the series to come.
Episode 3, “Remote Post House”
In this episode, Cioni talks to Lucas Harger, Editor & Partner at Bruton Stroube/Outpost, a video production and post-production studio, about they set up a remote video workflow for their team by using Premiere Pro and frame.io integration, to virtually mirror their onsite server structure to work remotely at home like they were at the studio.
Episode 4, “Offline Team Editing”
David Stevens, Editor at The Assembly Rooms in London and The Bothy on the Irish coast, talks about how he set up a remote post-pro workflow with Avid using mirrored hard drives for their episodic TV series, which allowed the entire team to collaborate from home.
What do you think about hybrid or pure cloud-based workflow solutions like those that frame.io provides/integrates with/enables? How do you currently collaborate with your co-workers or other creatives? Are you already digitalized and set up for a hybrid or pure cloud online workflow? Do you think this will be the future or is it already the present? Please share your thoughts and comments below.