ftrack Studio Integration

To browse your ftrack instance for files, you can use either the on-screen playlist from the bottom left corner (this works with the ‘Web UI’ integration) or the Integration menu.


Whatever way you will decide to add the files via ftrack, you will first see a popup window asking for your ftrack Studio site name or URL.

Please note: To be able to log in, you need to be first logged in to your ftrack Studio account.


ftrack Studio ‘Integration’ menu

Under the ftrack Studio ‘Integration’ menu, you will find two separate ftrack Studio integrations: ‘Application UI’ and ‘Web UI’. They can be used interchangeably, but they work slightly differently.

Functionally, the main difference is that everything done in the Application UI is contained within cineSync and then exported/published to ftrack Studio at the end of the Review session, whereas actions in the Web UI are carried out directly against the versions in ftrack Studio.

  • Application UI

Browsing your ftrack media via the ‘Application UI’, on the Projects page, you'll see by default all your active projects.


You can list all the projects, active or not, via the drop-down by selecting 'All Projects'.


Clicking on the required project, you can either choose to see the Versions, the Reviews, or the Lists in that project.


To add Reviews, Lists, or Versions to your cineSync 5, simply toggle ‘Add to Review.’

Please note: Any added Version will be included directly in the Review session.

  • If you use hosted media, it will download into the session, and if you use local media, it will be just added from the local storage.


While double-clicking on the selected Version itself, you will see the information about that version (including the previous comments and the notes history).


Tip: Once the file is added to the review, you can also check its information and notes during the session using the ‘Info’ and ‘Feedback’ buttons, which are located at the transport bar.



  • Web UI

You can also access your ftrack media by browsing the Web UI.


This will take you to the web browser that allows you to browse between all the projects.


Choosing a specific project, you can see a list of all the versions, which you can then ‘Add to Playlist’ from the same window.

Please note: In this integration, there is no access to the ‘Reviews’ or ‘Lists’, but you can select any Version and add it to the playlist.


Like with the ‘Application UI’ integration, If you use hosted media, it will download into the session, and if you use local media, it will just be added to the local storage.

You will also get automatic access to the feedback section of all the files that have been added from ftrack.

In ‘Web UI’, this allows you to add comments directly to the Versions individually, while in the ‘Application UI’, there is a publishing process at the end.


cineSync 5, in integration with ftrack Studio, allows users to export notes per review individual notes along with associated thumbnails, alongside the ability to batch export. This feature enhances the specificity and traceability of feedback within the project pipeline.

Users can opt to export individual notes directly to ftrack Studio during or after a review session in cineSync. Each note, complete with an associated thumbnail for context, will appear in the ftrack Studio project, making it easy to assign and track specific tasks.

To see the completed review, just choose 'Export' from ftrack Studio ‘Application UI’ menu.


This provides you with a preview of all the notes that are going to be published to ftrack.

Export window

A. From the dropdown on the lower left corner you can choose to Export a note per movie or a note per frame. (The default preference can be set from the Server settings).


B. And If you wish to edit or remove any annotated frame or note and frame, open the 3dots menu on the right of the note and select the preferred option.

Server Settings

To change any ftrack settings, select the ‘Preferences’ from the ‘Integrations’ ‘ftrack Studio’ menu.




  • Hostname - Enables you to Sign in or switch the ftrack instance.
  • Components - The 'Component Search' dropdown can be set to include any local files that have been added to your ftrack instance.

  • Entities Per Page - Enables you to set the number of entities per page that cineSync will return, allowing for quicker navigation.

  • Note Style - Enables you to select if you want to export a note per movie or per frame.

Previously all the notes of the same file were bundled under one note (per movie) while now you can also set to export a note per frame so once exported back to ftrack they will all appear as individual notes.


Tip: The same setting you can toggle also during the export from the ftrack Studio > Export > Application UI’menu.

  • Enable/disable login
  • Enable/disable the ability to show all versions
  • Enable/disable ‘Hi-res Web Media’- Allows you to select either the high resolution (if available) or the default version when viewing the Web Review Component.
  • Enable/disable the auto delete for downloaded files
  • Enable/disable encryption for downloaded files
  • Enable/disable watermarking for encrypted files
  • Set your Watermark message

Tip: for the last security settings, see more in the File Encrypting & Watermarking article.



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