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3 Ways to Work with Proxies in Premiere Pro

Proxies give you ultimate flexibility – they increase playback and editing speed without forcing you to sacrifice quality, allow you to edit seamlessly on laptops and portable drives, and provide a streamlined, no-relinking-necessary project delivery, whether that includes a hand off to a mixer or colorist, or exporting a full quality output for a client. […]

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The Editor’s Guide to Skin Tones in FCP X

Improperly exposed or saturated skin frustrates every video editor at one point or another. Maybe you thought you were shooting a subject who simply used a heavy hand with the cosmetics, but your equipment captured a living, talking cheese puff. Perhaps you were shooting near some business-casual lighting, but when you loaded the footage into […]

The Simple Formula to Calculate Video Bitrates

A codec’s bitrate can seriously affect your workflow, so as a video creator you must be able to understand and calculate video bitrates. This article explains in detail what a bitrate is and how to use it to calculate file sizes. What if you’re shooting with a new camera, and you need to know how long […]

New! Offline Viewing on iPhone

Today I’m excited to share a major update to our award-winning iPhone application.

How to Choose the Right Codec for Every Project

Codecs don’t need to be hard. No, really, they don’t. By the end of this article, you will be able to pick the best codec for you on each project. My goal is to empower you to make your own informed decisions about codecs, instead of relying on what worked for someone else. I’m going […]

Compare 50 Intermediate Codecs on One Page

We’ve pulled together a list of the most common intermediate codecs used in video postproduction, so that you can compare codecs against each other. Each manufacturer publishes their own specifications in different formats, but we’ve scoured the Internet and brought them all into a single page. If you want to compare ProRes vs DNxHD, ProRes […]

Manifesto

As filmmakers, the work we do is extremely important to our society. Video is the most emotional and impactful way to communicate in our world. It’s shaping the very fabric of the internet, and we get to work on the front lines. But this is a hard business – it requires many skills both artistic […]

How Frame.io helped make Brown Nation a Netflix hit

Brown Nation is a 10-episode series that debuted on Netflix in November. It’s a situation comedy about south Indian immigrants working in the US tech business. It was self-financed,  and independently shot and produced in and around New York City. We took the opportunity to chat with writer and director Abi Varghese about how an independent […]

Five shooting situations that require a specific camera

Does your camera system meet the specific technical needs of your project? It is no doubt versatile, but is it really the best choice for high speed, green screen, low or dynamic light, or portability? Are you giving yourself too much to fix in post? Adding extra frames of slow motion, dealing with green screen artifacts, noisy blacks […]