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Cospective Releases Frankie 2.3


LR_Review_window_heroCospective announced the release of Frankie 2.3, an update to its browser-based video review tool that allows users to review video in full screen mode and download original media files. Other additions include increased upload speeds and other fixes designed to enhance the user experience.

The new version’s full screen viewing mode allows the use of the drawing tools, along with zoom and pan. Reviews can be named with a text label that appears on the Projects page, making archiving of video reviews more logical.

“Many of these upgraded features came in response to Frankie user feedback,” said Jeremy Pollard, product manager for Frankie. “We appreciate their suggestions and were happy to incorporate them as quickly as possible.”

Anyone viewing a video in a Frankie session – guests as well as the host – can now download the original media files under review with one click. This is in addition to viewing the transcoded version of the video within Frankie. This opens up new workflow possibilities, as Frankie can now be used to deliver final versions as well as reviews of works-in-progress.

“For some users this means that they could start using only Frankie for their client reviews,” said Pollard. “This will save them time and money each month by making their current collaboration tool redundant.”

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