Red Gaint have an update to its Shooter Suite’s automated audio/video sync tool – PluralEyes 3.5. One of the editing industry’s most popular tools, PluralEyes literally saves hours or even days of audio/video syncing work by analyzing the audio from all devices and automatically syncing them up with the touch of a button.
“PluralEyes has revolutionized the way people work on and off set,” said Bruce Sharpe, who originally created the app for his own projects. “On set, it frees shooters from having to use clapboards or timecode, making shoots faster and easier to set up. At the same time, editors don’t have to pay for that freedom later. PluralEyes removes the time-consuming process of manual syncing that slows editors down, right before post-production. That lets them get projects done more quickly.”
And while it’s hard to make a product that already feels like magic even better, Bruce and his team are constantly hard at work adding new features and media support, based on user feedback.
“We want PluralEyes to be as useful to as many people as possible,” said Randon Morford, Shooter Suite product manager. “A lot of our focus for this release has been on improving and expanding support for more media types. We’ve greatly improved support for AVCHD cameras, including support for spanned clips.”
In addition, PluralEyes’ Replace Audio feature now supports many more media types than before, bringing this popular feature to a much larger group of users.
But, rest assured, while PluralEyes is expanding support for more cameras and formats, speed and accuracy are still its cornerstone. Version 3.5 includes further improvements to the sync algorithms, making PluralEyes faster and more accurate than ever before.
In another industry first, to achieve the best accuracy, PluralEyes 3.5 now includes the unique ability to correct sync drift where the audio and video begin to lose sync over time on longer clips. This lets it achieve frame-accurate syncs even for audio recorders that don’t have that level of accuracy themselves.
Also new in PluralEyes 3.5 is an integration with BulletProof, Red Giant’s footage backup and preparation tool. When you are ready to begin syncing your files, BulletProof sends the imported footage over to PluralEyes in an organized way, allowing you to sync your footage immediately.
“PluralEyes is a powerful tool for working with audio and video,” said Sharpe. “But it really addresses one of post-production’s – and life’s – biggest challenges: having more time to do what you love.”
Pricing & Availability:
PluralEyes 3.5 beta will be available soon, with a release in Q2 for $199. Existing users of PluralEyes qualify for a $79 upgrade. Customers who buy PluralEyes from today (March 31, 2014) forward are eligible for a free PluralEyes 3.5 upgrade when it ships.
Learn more at http://www.redgiant.com/products/all/pluraleyes/.
Red Giant announced the release of Magic Bullet Looks 2.5, a free update for current users of Looks and the Red Giant Color Suite. The free update includes new color correction tools, better previewing of presets and a major bump in speed.
“It might look mostly the same at first glance,” said Nate Sparks, Red Giant Color Suite product manager, “but what’s under the hood is brand-spanking, entirely new. Magic Bullet Looks has been around for a long time, and we know how much users depend on it every day in their work. But we reached a point in development where the older technology it was built on was holding us back.”
Rather than continuing to build Looks on old code, the developers chose to spend the last year rebuilding it entirely from scratch – preserving the hugely popular Magic Bullet Looks experience while giving it new life and a bright future.
“A few weeks ago, we announced an entirely new development platform and effects library called Universe,” said Red Giant co-founder Andrew Little. “That technology allows us to quickly create new effects and update existing ones quickly. Magic Bullet Looks has been rebuilt on the same flexible, GPU-enhanced technology, and it opens the door for us to do a lot more with Looks and other existing products in the future.“
In the meantime, you don’t have to wait to get new features out of Magic Bullet Looks. The free update includes the following enhancements:
- Speed increases of up to 95% on Windows® and more than 25% on Mac®.
- Improved Looks Previewing: allows users to hover over Looks to preview the results.
- Strength Slider: control the overall strength of your entire Look with an easy-to-use, keyframable slider.
- LUT Tool: allows users to import .cube LUTs as well as 12 new LUT presets.
- S-Curve Tool: makes it easy to add contrast without losing detail.
- Better Custom Looks Management: makes it easier to share your Looks with other editors.
“These updates are just the beginning,” said Sparks. “We’ve wanted to do much more with Magic Bullet Looks. And, now, with Looks rebuilt, you can expect to see big things in the future.”
Pricing & Availability:
Magic Bullet Looks 2.5 will be available in Q2 as a free upgrade for current users of Magic Bullet Looks 2.
Excerpts from Press Release