Tascam DR-60D & Rode NTG-1 for $499 – Deal Alert

Tascam DR-60D-1

B&H has the Tascam DR-60D XLR recorder with the Rode NTG-1 shotgun mic for $499.99. Additionally, you get PluralEyes 3, a SD card, shock mount and XLR cable in the bundle. The NTG-1 mic alone is a $250 mic. It’s a great shotgun mic. It’s not as nice as the NTG-3; however, that’s a $700 mic. There’s quite a bit of value in this kit. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

PluralEyes 3.2 Adds Windows & Vegas Pro Support

PluralEyes 3 - Windows 8

Red Giant has released PluralEyes 3.2 (the automatic audio-sync software for video and audio files) with added support for Windows and import/export for Sony Vegas Pro timelines.

The new release of PluralEyes 3.2 for Windows is a free update for existing customers, and offers a number of new benefits including:  [Read more...]

PluralEyes 3.1 Adds Avid Media Composer Support

PluralEyes 3.1

Red Giant has released PluralEyes 3.1 for Mac OS X, which adds support for Avid Media Composer, MXF support and a new feature called “Do It For Me.”

Details from Red Giant:

  • 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 3.1 for Mac is available for $199. Existing PluralEyes 3 users can download the update for free. More details on Red Giant’s website.

RØDE Giving Away PluralEyes 3 with VideoMic Pro or Stereo VideoMic Pro

RØDE has a great offer in giving away a free copy of PluralEyes 3 with a VideoMic Pro or Stereo VideoMic Pro through the end of the year.  This is a solid deal considered that the PluralEyes 3 is a $200 program and the VideoMic Pro and Stereo VideoMic Pro are only $229 and $299, respectively.

You can get the deal directly through B&H Photo at the above links, or check out more info on RØDE’s website.

Red Giant’s ‘Form 17′ is Multicam Mayhem to Show Off PluralEyes 3

Red Giant’s latest short, Form 17, takes on a 14-page script packed with dialog and shot in one day with multiple cameras and a Tascam DR-100.  This combination made for a massive amount of footage and audio to sync up in post, which Red Giant made short work of thanks to its new PluralEyes 3 audio-syncing software.

If you want a closer look at the BTS after watching the short film above, check out the making of video here on Red Giant’s site.

PluralEyes 3 Free Beta Now Available

PluralEyes 3

Singular Software unveiled PluralEyes 3 back at NAB 2012.  If you aren’t familiar with PluralEyes, it is a audio syncing program that took the HDSLR video editing world by storm a couple of years ago.  Read my PluralEyes review from 2010.

Some NLEs, like FCP X, offer syncing capabilities in the box; however, it’s not near as full-featured as what you can do with PluralEyes 3. I caught a brief demo of it and the sync speed with tons of clips is remarkable.  Additionally, the interface is not near as clunky as the older versions.  If you want to give it a try, the free beta for PluralEyes 3 is now open.

Right now, it’s only available for OS X 10.7 and will work with FCP 5/6/7 and FCP X 10.0.4 and Premiere Pro CS5/5.5/6.  Media Composer is not supported in this iteration of the beta release.

You can get it on Singular Software’s website.

B&H Photo Now Carries PluralEyes and DualEyes

For all of you HDSLR users out there, B&H Photo is now carrying PluralEyes and DualEyes.  If you aren’t familiar with this software, it’s a mix of genius engineering and voodoo.  You can check out my previous PluralEyes review to learn more this great program.

You can find the software (available for immediate download) on B&H Photo’s website here.