Using the Frame.io iOS app gives users the ability to view your video, audio and image files, leave feedback and collaborate seamlessly across the web app and into all Frame.io integrations. The information below will prepare all users on how to get the most out the player and commenting features available on the iOS app, similar to the experience on the web app.
To start, open the player screen on any asset in a project by tapping on the asset thumbnail.
Note: Below will explain the process for video assets, but image and audio commenting will work similarly. At this time we do not support PDF commenting.
To play the video, press the play icon below the video and tap again to pause the clip. The play button will also show below the player to control. Navigate to another part of the video by tapping and dragging the playhead on the timeline. A frame-accurate thumbnail will show a preview of what’s at each point in the timeline. Simply let go of the playhead to navigate to the frame in the thumbnail. To the left of this play button will show the playback time and to the right is the Repeat button that, when enabled, will cycle the video playback immediately to the beginning once it ends. Turn the device from vertical to landscape mode to go into fullscreen playback.
To jump backward or forward in a clip, double tap the left or right side of the video. By default, the player will jump 10 seconds backward or forward. Quickly tap repeatedly to add additional jumps. To adjust the jump interval from 10 seconds, tap on your Profile icon at the top right of the Home tab to open the Account settings menu. Select Player Settings and customize the jump interval between 1 frame and 30 minutes.
The Precision Scrubber can be used for more precise navigation by viewing multiple frames in a filmstrip view along the playbar and enabling a slower scrubbing rate. This can be opened by selecting the Precision Scrubber icon to the far right of the play button. Playback can also be moved by scrubbing the playbar of the Player. Pinch to zoom in and increase the precision of your scrubbing. While scrubbing, a preview frame will indicate where playback will begin once it is dropped.
Note: The thumbnail preview is not available on videos uploaded before August 25, 2020.
Tap on the comment box to begin typing a comment on a single frame. If the video is in the middle of playback, it will pause to allow you to type a comment. The timestamp on your comment will also be shown, but you can choose to create a global comment that is not timestamped by tapping on the timestamp in the comment box. When you're happy with the comment, just tap Send.
Tap the Public button to turn your comment into a Team only comment. Only Team Members are able to leave Team only comments for other Team Members to see; Collaborators and Reviewers will not see these internal comments. Team only comments will appear in gold on your comment and with a lock icon to indicate the new comment option.
Annotations also work in iOS! When you need to convey an idea with more clarity you can use the annotation tool to draw directly onto the video. Tap the annotation icon and choose what shape/color you want. Tap undo/redo icons if needed. Annotating does not affect the original uploaded file.
Tapping any comment will take you to the exact frame where it was left. A unique 4-second replay range will be created surrounding the comment for more context in playback. This will also work when tapping a range based comment.
At the top of the video player is where you can access additional features.
The three dot options button will let you Change Status, Rename, Move/Copy To, Save to Camera Roll, Make Available Offline, or Delete.
The next icon is the Fullscreen button to view widescreen videos in landscape view.
Next to that is the Airplay button, allowing you to send the video to an AppleTV for TV playback of your selected Frame.io video.
You can also Share your clip as a Presentation Page directly from within the player screen. Tap the share icon on the top right and your Share settings will open.