Dropbox has introduced a time-based commenting feature, designed to streamline the review process for video and audio files.
The function allows users to place a comment at a specific point on the file’s timeline, as the company explains: “Instead of commenting, ‘There’s a popping noise on the soundtrack about a minute in,’ reviewers can place a comment at the 0:51 mark that says, ‘Remove popping noise.'”
Further benefits include:
- Enhanced playback: adjust speed and scrub through 1080p video previews with thumbnails and audio previews with waveforms.
- Broad format support: preview and comment on over 30 video and audio file types, including QuickTime, MPEG-4, MXF, MP3 and WAV.
- Multi-gigabyte file sharing: send files big and small – no need to compress files to fit in under an email attachment size limit.
- Fast approvals: @mention team members, clients and vendors to notify them of your comments.
Time-based commenting is available on dropbox.com and the iOS app, with support for Android coming soon.