These are common questions regarding Frame.io Camera to Cloud and related workflows.

General

What is Frame.io Camera to Cloud?

Frame.io Camera to Cloud (or C2C) is a brand new ecosystem of C2C Connected Devices that connect Frame.io to the production set.

Who can use Frame.io C2C? How much does it cost?

Frame.io C2C is included with all paid plans. Free plans will not be able to see C2C Connected Devices.

Who can manage C2C Connected Devices on my account?

Admins and Team Managers on Enterprise plans or Admins and Team Members on Pro or Team plans can pair or disable C2C Connected Devices on an account. Free plans do not have access to C2C Connected Devices.

How do I get started?

You need a Frame.io account and a supported C2C Connected Device. Click here to find out how to authorize a device on your account.

What are C2C Connections?

C2C Connections are hardware devices and apps that connect directly into the Frame.io C2C ecosystem.

What’s the difference between a C2C Connected app and other Frame.io software integrations?

A C2C Connected app uploads into the C2C fixed folder structure for easy and automatic organization during production.

How do I connect a C2C Connection app to my Frame.io Project?

Each C2C Connection app will allow you to log in to your Frame.io account. Once logged in, you’ll be able to select the project to share or upload to. Please see the app’s support documentation for more information.

What devices are supported?

You can see a list of all C2C Connections here.

Does Frame.io C2C support 4K?

While 4K is supported across Frame.io on certain plans, none of the C2C Connected Devices supported at launch create 4K files.

Does Frame.io C2C support HDR?

While HDR is supported across Frame.io on certain plans, none of the C2C Connected Devices supported at launch are HDR compatible. Learn more about HDR on Frame.io here.

How many devices are supported at once?

There is no limit to the number of devices you can connect to your account.

Where do my files go?

C2C Connected Devices upload into a fixed folder structure in your Frame.io project. Once you begin uploading, look for a folder called Cloud_Devices.


Click here for more information on the C2C Connected Devices folder structure.

Can I rename my C2C Connected Device?

Yes! Under the C2C Connections tab on the web app, mobile web, and the Frame.io iOS app, tap the context menu for the device and select Rename. This will reflect in the fixed folder structure.

Who can see my C2C Connected Devices files?

All members of a project can see the Cloud_Devices folder. You can limit who has access to C2C files by creating a specific C2C Project or making the Cloud_Devices folder private if needed.

How do I disable a C2C Connected Device permanently?

In the C2C Connections tab, navigate to your C2C Connected Devices tab, find the device you want to disable, tap the context menu for device settings, and select Forget Device.

💡Note: Forgetting a device will remove its authentication with Frame.io. You will have to repeat the setup procedure to reconnect.

Click here for more information on Pairing, Pausing, and Forgetting Devices.

How do I disable a C2C Connected Device temporarily?

In the C2C Connections tab, navigate to your C2C Connected Devices tab, find the device you want to disable, tap the context menu for device settings, and select Pause Device. Pausing a device will prevent the device from uploading until it is resumed. Files recorded while a device is paused will not upload to Frame.io. Currently uploading files will complete.

Click here for more information on Pairing, Pausing, and Forgetting C2C Connected Devices.

Can I Pause or Forget all C2C Connected Devices on my Project?

In the C2C Connections tab, select Project Options for your project and select either Pause all device connections or Forget all devices.

Click here for more information on Pairing, Pausing, and Forgetting C2C Connected Devices.

What information on my account can a C2C Connected Device access?

None. The C2C Connected Device is completely unaware of your account information. Through the authorization process, Frame.io is aware of the device which is uploading data and routes incoming data to the connected Project.

What account information is stored on a C2C Connected Device?

None. When a C2C Connected Device uploads a file, Frame.io places the file into the Fixed Folder Structure of the bound Project.

How do I get a C2C Connected Device to “forget” my account?

A C2C Connected Device can be removed from an account by Forgetting it in the iOS app. Additionally, expiration can be set that will automatically remove a Connected Device from a Project after a set date and time. No account information is ever stored on a Connected Device. Every C2C Connected Device also has a "Deauthorize" command to remove it from a Project.

Click here for more information on Pairing, Pausing, and Forgetting C2C Connected Devices.

What do the various badges in my C2C Connected Devices tab mean?

The Online badge indicates that a C2C Connected Device is connected to the internet and is able to upload to Frame.io. The Offline badge indicates that a C2C Connected Device is not connected to the internet. The Paused badge indicates that a device has been “Paused” by a member of your team. In the “Paused” state, the device won’t upload to Frame.io until it is unpaused.

Does using Frame.io C2C require the internet to be on set?

Frame.io C2C requires the internet to upload files to Frame.io and to authorize a device. If internet access is lost during a record, that file will upload once internet connectivity is restored. However, since all files are recorded locally on the C2C Connected Device, they can be manually uploaded if needed as well.

What happens if I lose my internet connection during a record or an upload?

C2C Connected Devices will keep a queue of files to upload and will upload them once an internet connection is restored. You may see “incomplete” or “queued” files in your Frame.io Project until they are uploaded.

💡Note: A C2C Connected Device’s queue expires after 24 hours.

How do I get my C2C files to Frame.io if I can’t restore the internet to the C2C Connected Device?

Each C2C Connected device has local storage that can be accessed for manual uploads.

How do Frame.io Video C2C Connected Devices impact on-set playback roles?

Frame.io C2C is designed to enable key stakeholders to view playback when they are not on the set. It does not necessarily change any traditional approaches to on-set video assist. Frame.io C2C files (H264 and audio .WAV files) can also be near-instantly downloaded into editorial so editors can see what is happening while production is still shooting.


Video Devices

What Video devices are supported?

At launch, Frame.io C2C is supporting the Teradek Cube 655. Current Teradek Cube owners can gain access to Frame.io C2C with a firmware update from Teradek.

What cameras are supported?

Currently, RED DSMC2 and Komodo cameras, Panavision DXL2, and ARRI Alexa family cameras are fully compatible with Frame.io C2C.


Click here for more information on camera compatibility.

Can I use a C2C Connected Device to encode and upload proxies and Livestream at the same time?

The Teradek Cube 655 allows you to create C2C proxies as well as stream to a platform supported by Teradek at the same time.

What do I need to get started with a Video C2C Connected Device?

You need a compatible camera, a supported C2C Connected Device (at this time, only the Teradek Cube 655 is supported), a Frame.io account, a memory card for the C2C Connected Device, an SDI cable, and an internet connection.


Click here for more information on camera compatibility.

How do I set up my camera to work with a Video C2C Connected Device?

Your camera must be configured to send timecode and record flags over its SDI connection. Refer to your camera’s support documentation for more information.

Click here for more information on camera compatibility.

Can I use a wireless transmitter with C2C?

Yes, if the wireless transmitter supports passing through record triggers, timecode, and clipname. Currently, the Teradek Bolt XT and the Teradek Bolt 4K line (Bolt 4K LT, Bolt 4K, and Bolt 4K MAX) support all three.

Does Frame.io C2C work with original camera files?

At this time, there are no cameras that support uploading original clips directly to Frame.io using C2C.

The camera I shoot with only has HDMI. Is there a solution for HDMI cameras?

Frame.io is constantly testing new camera systems for compatibility. Let us know what integrations you would like to see.


Audio Devices

What Audio devices are supported?

Frame.io C2C supports Sound Devices 888, Sound Devices Scorpio, Aaton Cantar X3, and Aaton Cantar X3 Mini recorders.

Do the C2C Audio Connected Devices upload proxies or the original broadcast WAV files to Frame.io?

Each C2C Audio Device can upload either WAV or proxies to Frame.io. This is configurable on the device.


Post Production

In Frame.io C2C workflows, what files are made and uploaded from C2C Connected Device?

Video C2C Connected Devices create H.264 proxy files from an SDI stream and Audio C2C Connected Devices can be configured to upload either the original BWF files or AAC proxy files.

Where can I find my uploaded files?

C2C Connected Devices upload into a fixed folder structure in your Frame.io project. Once you begin uploading, look for a folder named Cloud_Devices.


Click here for more information on the C2C Connected Devices folder structure.

How do I get C2C Connected Devices files into my workflow?

Once the files from C2C Connected Devices are on Frame.io, they’re accessible just like any other asset on Frame.io. They can be accessed and downloaded (provided the appropriate permissions are enabled) through the web app, Frame.io Transfer, or any of the Frame.io integrations.

Can I relink the C2C Connected Device proxies to original camera files or dailies created by a traditional lab?

Yes! The Teradek Cube 655 supports passing timecode and clipname to the proxies, allowing for easy relinking and conform.


Click here for more information on camera compatibility.

The C2C Connected Devices proxies don’t have sound. How do I get sound on my proxies?

The Teradek Cube 655 supports embedding audio over the SDI stream as well as through an audio input jack and will mux that into the proxy files.

The C2C Connected Devices proxies have no color correction. How do I get color on my proxies?

Most cameras can be configured to output a graded or gamma-corrected signal over SDI. However, if that does not fit into your workflow, the Teradek Cube 655 has a LUT module that can apply a LUT to the incoming signal. Finally, the Teradek Cube 655 can be downstream from a DIT’s LUT box. Some boxes, however, may strip necessary metadata, like record triggers and timecode.

My workflow requires geometry, reframing, extraction, matte, or burn-ins. How do I fit Frame.io C2C into my workflow?

Frame.io C2C can be used in tandem with a traditional lab dailies workflow. Proxies generated and uploaded to Frame.io by the Teradek Cube are a great solution for viewing dailies for the production team. In addition, these H.264s match in ClipName and Timecode, which means they can be relinked to OCF or lab-generated “hero” dailies.

How do I use Frame.io C2C with AVID?

The H.264s generated by the Cube can be used to quickly make AVID dailies using a dailies tool with Frame.io integrations like ColorFront Express Dailies or DaVinci Resolve. These AVID dailies can be conformed back to the OCF during Online. H.264s are much more performant than most OCF formats and can be made while shooting instead of overnight. Alternatively, the H.264 proxy files can be used with AMA to quickly cut into a sequence, which works well for pickups and inserts.

For insurance purposes, my workflow requires dailies to be made from the original camera files. How do I fit Frame.io C2C into my workflow?

Frame.io C2C can be used in tandem with a traditional lab dailies workflow. Proxies generated and uploaded to Frame.io by the Teradek Cube are a great solution for viewing dailies for the production team. In addition, these H.264s can match in ClipName and Timecode, which means they can be relinked to OCF or lab-generated “hero” dailies.

How do I use Frame.io C2C with over-cranked/slow-motion/offspeed shots?

Frame.io is working hard to expand features over time. Due to the limitations of SDI recording, any over-cranked/slow-motion/offspeed shots will be recorded in “real-time” and playback as such on Frame.io.

How do I control who can see dailies being uploaded to Frame.io C2C?

Frame.io C2C files are placed in a Cloud_Devices folder in your Project, which can be seen by all members of the Project. If you would like to restrict that further, you can make that folder private or create a Project that's only for Frame.io C2C and restrict the colleagues that join it. Frame.io C2C files can also be shared as Presentation or Review Links.

Can I upload all my cameras into the same folder in the Fixed Folder Structure, instead of having them split up by device?

C2C Connected Devices upload into the Fixed Folder Structure in order to maintain organization and reduce setup complications. However, once assets have been uploaded to Frame.io C2C, they can be used just like any other asset. This means they can be moved, copied, or shared as usual.

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