Frame.io transcodes video and audio into different resolutions for playback. Just upload a high-quality file, and we'll make sure it looks great and plays back great. The original file is always stored for download.
Resolutions: 2160p (4k), 1080p (HD), 720p, 540p, 360p
Codec: H.264/H.265 (HDR-only)
Profile Level: closest is High 4.0
Bitrate: HD is maxed 4Mbps, and SD is maxed 2.2Mbps
Framerate: same as the source
Interlaced videos: interlace videos are de-interlaced to playback on the web. The original interlaced video is available for download.
Color Space: Rec 709
Audio specs cover both audio-only and audio-video files
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Channel layout: Stereo (single channel, see below)
Frame.io does not support multiple audio tracks. Only the first track would be extracted when downmixing to a stereo file. Therefore, we recommend flattening it into one channel before uploading to Frame.io.
However, when multiple audio channels are sent as a stereo/3.1/5.1/ 7.1 channel layout on the same audio track, all channels will be played back in the Frame.io player.
If a file has more than 8 channels, the transcode will not be able to play it back in Frame.io, but the file will still be able to be downloaded and played locally.
NOTE: Channels 1-8 & 16 are supported, 9-15 are not supported.
Q: What about formats of other asset types? How are they converted?
A: Image types are converted into JPEG and PDF and AI file types will convert to PNG.