B&H has the Tascam DR-40 XLR audio recorder along with a free copy of audio syncing sofware, PluralEyes 3, for $149 (reg. $199). It has dual XLR inputs and provides phantom power to popular shotgun mics used in video productions. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Along with the updated Magic Bullet Looks, Red Giant has also announced an update to PluralEyes audio/video sync software with version 3.5. The new version improves support for AVHCD, including spanned clips. And now, PluralEyes’ Replace Audio feature supports many more media types than before. [Read more...]
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.
Red Giant has updated PluralEyes to version 3.3. The new version adds a Smart Start feature that automatically organizes footage and allows you to drop entire folders full of audio and video clips inside of PluralEyes and the software creates bins containing the relevant footage and audio. [Read more...]
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...]
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 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 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.
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.
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.