Frame.io

These instructions describe how to upload video files from Premiere Pro to Frame.io.

Prepare for export

In Premiere, double check that you have an appropriate front-sequence for the work you’re about to upload (e.g., slate, countdown, film school leader).

In Premiere, make sure that the sequence is named correctly. For example, if the file needs to appear as lastname_wp1 in Frame.io, make sure the Premiere sequence is also named lastname_wp1. (If you forget to do this, you can rename the file in Frame.io, but it’s an extra step that you’ll need to remember to do.)

Click on “File” from the top drop down menu and select Export > Media…┬áThe Export panel in Premiere will open.

It is very important that you keep the file size of your export small, because it’s going up on the web and there’s a finite amount of space available on Frame.io, so be sure to input the following settings before you hit Export:

  • Format: H.264
  • Preset: Vimeo 720p HD
  • Output Name: Click to set the appropriate export destination

After your export is finished, log in to Frame.io using a web browser.

Navigate to the project and folder within Frame.io where your export needs to be delivered. Go to the upload box and click select:

In the Finder window that opens, navigate to the file you just exported from Premiere and select Choose.

Your file will now upload to Frame.io. Once it’s finished uploading, watch it through in Frame.io to check for errors.