Well, let's just say...fast! Really fast!
Today Red Giant released a new version of its 'blazingly fast' PluralEyes audio/video syncing software. Purchased from Singular Software over the summer, Red Giant has quickly reached some impressive milestones with this time-saving (and many filmmakers might call it, life-saving) piece of software.
Since acquiring the product line from Singular, Red Giant has released a version 3 for Mac which jacked up the sync speed by a factor of 20x over version 2; they're now coming out with 3.1 upgrade that adds MXF support and timeline sync for Avid Media Composer. This will make a lot of editors happy (happier). And a Windows version is in development - coming soon, as they say.
The press release is copied below, but you can also get more info (and purchase) here.
It's worth noting, when Red Giant launched PluralEyes 3 for Mac, they tapped into the talented and very funny (and Webby Award-winning) filmmaker, Seth Worley, to create a new short film in support of the launch called Form 17. True to Seth's sense of humor, the film follows a father/daughter team during a 'take your daughter to work' day for a school project. Thing is, the girls father works for the Bomb Squad defusing bombs!
You can also watch the 'making of' Form 17 here. In this film, you see just how Seth takes advantage of PluralEyes to sync multiple tracks of audio and video from multiple sources, incuding an iPhone. So you get to see first hand just how this thing works, and how it fits into your workflow.
So defintely check out this amazing piece of software from Red Giant!
Official Press Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Red Giant Ships PluralEyes 3.1 with Expanded Support for Professional Workflows
PluralEyes 3.1 Adds Timeline Sync and Native MXF Support for Avid Media Composer for Mac
Portland, OR (November 27, 2012) – Red Giant today announced the release of PluralEyes® 3.1 for Mac OS X, a new upgrade to the industry’s most trusted audio/video syncing software. With PluralEyes 3.1, Red Giant adds support for Avid Media Composer for Mac, MXF support for a more professional camera workflows, and a new time-saving workflow feature called “Do It For Me.”
PluralEyes 3.1 automates audio/video synchronization in seconds, giving videographers and filmmakers edit-ready footage without clappers or timecode, and with blazing speed and accuracy. The new release of PluralEyes 3.1 now offers:
- Support for Avid Media Composer: PluralEyes 3.1 now imports and exports its synced timeline directly to Avid Media Composer on Mac, along with Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro;
- MXF Support: PluralEyes 3.1 supports more professional workflows, adding native MXF support for Media Composer and Premiere Pro;
- “Do It For Me” Workflow: A new set of features quickly imports and organizes your clips. You drag-and-drop the clips as ‘Takes,’ hit Sync, and PluralEyes figures out their relationship.
“PluralEyes joined the Red Giant product family this summer, and we are still feeling the excitement from our customers,” said Drew Little, president and co-founder of Red Giant. “This software is an innovative solution that takes a very big issue for our customers — syncing audio and video — and automates it in seconds. That alone has a tremendous impact on the time and budget of every editor and producer. And now with PluralEyes 3.1, released just two months later, we’re bringing this benefit to an even broader base of filmmakers and editors.”
About PluralEyes 3: Revolutionizing the Audio Sync
PluralEyes revolutionized the post-production pipeline for audio and video syncing, allowing editors to finish their sync in seconds, rather than hours or days. Now, PluralEyes 3.1 is blazingly fast, getting the sync done up to 20x faster than PluralEyes 2. Other features include:
Sync features all in one place. Red Giant’s integration of DualEyes features has created a standalone PluralEyes application, taking audio/video syncing out of the NLEs and into its own work environment.
New interface with visual feedback. A brand new interface offers more confidence with a timeline and visual feedback. Users can identify sync problems and monitor the sync in real time.
Bring quality control to the edit. New “test & tweak” features offer important quality control options like Two-Up View and Snap to Sync for finished footage that’s ready for creative editing.
Pays for itself in minutes. PluralEyes pays for itself in saved time on the first project, and is backed by Red Giant’s Red Pledge guarantee, giving support for all editing applications for one price.
Pricing and Availability
PluralEyes 3.1 for Mac is available immediately and priced at $199.00 for new customers, and as a $79.00 upgrade for Plural Eyes 2 and DualEyes customers.
For added convenience, PluralEyes 3.1 also includes a copy of PluralEyes 2 and DualEyes, which provide support for Mac, Windows and all NLEs. For new customers, these tools give instant access to syncing on every platform and OS until the free PluralEyes 3.1 for Windows update is available.
PluralEyes 3.1 customers will receive a free update to the Windows version when it becomes available, along with an update for Media Composer support on the Mac.
For sales and product information, go to http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/pluraleyes. For more details about platforms and OSs, go to https://www.redgiantsoftware.com/news/featured/pluraleyes-3-faq/.
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