C2C uploads high-quality, low-bandwidth H.264 proxies and either uncompressed, full-quality audio WAV files or AAC proxies directly into Frame.io for immediate viewing or editing—all while you’re still shooting.
The response to our February announcement and beta release has been overwhelming and we’ve received an enormous amount of positive feedback.
That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that the beta program has concluded and we’re now shipping Camera to Cloud.
As we’ve seen over the past six weeks, it’s already changing the way people are creating motion picture and video content. We’ve all been taking photos or videos on our phones and instantly sharing them with anyone in the world for years, which made us wonder: Why can’t professional production be just as easy?
We invented Camera to Cloud to break down the barriers of time and distance. What was once a linear process of shooting and waiting for footage to be processed is now a parallel process.
With Camera to Cloud, your creative team can work together collaboratively without waiting to exchange any physical media. And later this year, Frame.io users with proper authentication credentials will also be able to view a live stream from the comfort of their computer, iPhone, or iPad.
Our industry-leading TPN and SOC2, Type 2 security with user-level permissions, authentication, and XXHash checksums means that you have full control over who has access to your account and your content, wherever they are.
Camera to Cloud training series
To help you get started using Camera to Cloud, we’ve created a 13-episode training series to step you through what you’ll need and how to use it.
With the help of some industry friends, like network expert Willis Chung and post-production workflow expert Valentina Vee, we take you through what Camera to Cloud is, how you can set up a stable on-set network, and how you authenticate the Teradek Cube 655 encoder and Sound Devices 8-series to Frame.io.
We cover post-production workflow options like how to create instant dailies through DaVinci Resolve or Colorfront Express Dailies, and how to relink to hero dailies with original camera files.
There are also episodes dedicated to working with H.264 proxies in Avid, and how to create an end-to-end workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve. We even cover some tips and tricks, and give you examples of some of the kinds of new workflows Camera to Cloud enables.
The list of C2C-compatible cameras and cloud devices is growing daily, and rental packages are available through AbelCine. Or, if you’d like to purchase your own package for picture-only capture or for picture plus sound, B&H now has both options available.
As for pricing, Frame.io C2C comes with all paid Frame.io plans at no additional cost.
Camera to Cloud represents the biggest change in video production since the shifts from film to tape and from tape to digital filmmaking, and it’s here to stay. With advances in technology, the ubiquity of 5G and, most importantly, your help, it will only become more robust over time—to the point where in a few years we’ll wonder how we ever worked any other way!
It’s why we truly hope you’ll give us your suggestions and feedback. Together, we can create the massive change that is Camera to Cloud and build the workflows of the future.
If you have more questions, you can email us at email@example.com. You can also dive deeper into all the episodes and get more information at frame.io/C2C.