The Filmdatabox - or FDX Box - is a standalone device designed to empower automated workflows by providing solutions for the download, checksum verification, transcode, and upload of commonly used video formats. With a direct integration into Frame.io, FDX Box users will have the ability to enable a custom automated upload workflow of content stored on external hard drives directly to their desired Frame.io project workspace by simply mounting a drive to the FDX Box.

Use this guide to quickly setup your FDX Box for C2C with settings recommended by Frame.io.

What you'll need

  • 1 FDX Box

  • Media

  • Media Reader with any necessary power and data cables

    • FDX Box has (x9) USB 3.0 ports, (x3) USB Type-C Ports (2 of which support Thunderbolt 3), and (x1) built-in SD card slot.

  • A local network connection with internet access - WiFi or Ethernet

  • Access to Frame.io or the Frame.io iOS app

  • A Frame.io Project with C2C Connections Integration enabled

  • A Frame.io account with permissions to add devices to the Project

Setup

  1. Power up the FDX Box by plugging in power and pressing the power button on the front of the box.

  2. Once it’s completely booted up, you’ll need a computer, tablet, or smartphone to act as an interface device for the unit.

  3. You’ll then need to connect to the FDX on your chosen device. Use this guide provided by FDX to connect to your FDX box.

  4. Once connected and logged in, you will be brought to the FDX Box dashboard.

  5. Next, we’ll need to set up Frame.io as an upload destination. Use the navigation bar on the right to select Project Settings, then select your current project.

  6. Under Project Settings, select Uploads.

  7. Under Destination, choose Frame.io C2C and click Authorize.

  8. In the Frame.io C2C window, click Copy Code then Open Website. This will take you to your C2C Connections tab on Frame.io.

  9. Add a new device and paste in the code you copied from the FDX when prompted. Follow the prompts to complete the authorization process.

  10. Finally, you can add the Frame.io Upload destination to an existing or new Workflow on the FDX box. You can use this guide from FDX to create a new Workflow.

Your FilmDataBox is now connected to Frame.io and you can use it any Workflow you configure for either originals or transcodes.

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