Blackmagic Design built a native Frame.io integration that is only available on Resolve 16 Studio and 17 Studio. Previous Studio versions and any free versions of Resolve are not supported. If you have any questions or feedback regarding the integration, please contact Blackmagic Design support.


Frame.io in DaVinci Resolve Explained

Getting Started

To get started, click DaVinci Resolve > Preferences, select Internet Accounts, and enter your Frame.io credentials. Click Sign In.

Viewing your Frame.io account in Resolve

Once you're signed in to your Frame.io account, you'll have access to all of your Frame.io accounts, teams, projects, and folders under the DaVinci Resolve Media tab.

Select and drag your Frame.io clips to the Media Pool. Once in the media pool, they will begin to download automatically, which allows you to begin editing on the proxy version. At the same time, you wait on the full resolution file to download in the background.


Resolve will automatically swap the proxy with the full resolution file once downloading is complete.

Automatically synced, frame-accurate comments

Frame.io comments, replies, and annotations are automatically synced to your DaVinci Resolve timeline. Teammates and collaborators can see comments made on your timeline in DaVinci Resolve in Frame.io. Replies to comments will show up as a marker in your timeline.

Improved Frame.io Marker Navigation (New to Resolve 17 Studio)

You can now specifically navigate only markers created in Frame.io while in the comment dialog of a Frame.io marker, using the Previous Marker (Shift+UpArrow) and Next Marker (Shift+DownArrow) commands. This allows you to skip directly from comment to comment in Frame.io without having to either navigate all markers in-between or double-click each Frame.io marker individually to respond.

Exporting media

Upload your timeline or a section of your timeline to Frame.io 

Click the Deliver tab in DaVinci. Select the Frame.io preset. This allows you to render the sequence to a file, give the file a name and select the project you want to send it to in Frame.io.

After clicking add to render queue, the job is pooled in the Render Queue. To kick off the render and upload, click the Start Render button  ✨

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