Multicamera Made Even Easier: PluralEyes™ Gets an Update

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PluralEyes™ from Singular Software is an application that works with Final Cut Pro to dramatically accelerate the workflow for multi-camera and dual-system audio productions. By analyzing audio information, PluralEyes synchronizes audio and video clips automatically and without the need for timecode. The new release works for an even wider variety of media projects.

Singular Software Inc. has released a beta update for PluralEyes™ 1.1, a companion application for Final Cut Pro that automatically synchronizes audio and video clips without the need for timecode. Targeted at the independent video professional, PluralEyes™ drastically simplifies multicamera and dual-system audio productions, both during recording and in post-production.

PluralEyes™ determines synchronization information from audio that is already present in the recorded material. During the shoot, there is no need to connect cameras and audio recorders or take any other special steps to prepare. And when shooting is done, the creative editing process can get started right away without the time-consuming step of matching clips manually. This removes the biggest bottlenecks in both production and post-production.

Since its release in April of this year, PluralEyes has been used by hundreds of video professionals and their feedback has been incorporated to make PluralEyes™ work better than ever for productions like weddings, live performances, music videos, reality TV, and indie films. The new version of PluralEyes™ adds support for:

  • in and out points on clips, to add flexibility and accuracy
  • subclips, especially useful for DV where cameras are turned on and off
  • markers to indicate sync points to improve speed and accuracy
  • clips in chronological order, so projects with large numbers of clips can sync even faster
  • boosting sound so sync can be found even in a wide range of difficult recording situations

Bruce Sharpe, CEO of Singular Software, said, "We want to make multicamera and dual-system audio productions as easy as possible. By improving the sync algorithm and adding support for commonly-used features like in and out points we have made PluralEyes™, more than ever, the obvious choice for doing multicamera work in Final Cut Pro. It now works especially well with the increasingly popular technique of recording separate audio for video from a DSLR."

PluralEyes™ works with Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software and is priced at $149 USD. A fully-functional 30-day trial and the beta update of PluralEyes™ 1.1 can be downloaded from the product website at http://www.singularsoftware.com/autosync/.

SPECIAL OFFER! PluralEyes™ has been integrated with ImageFlow from CoreMelt to provide quick and easy montages from synchronized clips. Customers who buy both products before July 7, 2009 receive a $30 discount. Details are available at http://singularsoftware.com/imageflow.html.

About Singular Software
Singular Software Inc. makes software for audio and video professionals. Already well known as the developers of the popular podcasters' tool The Levelator, the company specializes in creating new technology to automate and simplify production workflow.

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