updated 10:15 pm EDT, Mon May 11, 2009
Sonicfire Pro 5 plug-in
SmartSound has released a Sonicfire Pro 5 plug-in for Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software. Features of the plug-in provide mood mapping and timing control; it also enables users to create music soundtracks from Sonicfire Pro 5. The Sonicfire Pro 5 plugin automatically reads the Final Cut Pro markers and in/out points from a video sequencer and delivers custom-fit music tracks within any of their markers. Once a track is in Final Cut Pro, the "Open in Editor" command enables roundtrip editing of the track.
Additional abilities of the plug-in allow users to access individual instruments and preset mixes with the mood mapping and move beats with the timing control. Users are able to search through thousands of tracks using keywords, categories, or the "Tap Tempo" function, which searches using the tempo created by clicking the mouse. When users are finished customizing the music simply click on a send to button to export the music directly to Final Cut Pro.
The Final Cut Pro plug-in for Sonicfire Pro 5 is available to purchase by itself for $50, or in either the Sonicfire Pro 5 Deluxe Bundle or Mega Bundle, priced at $250 for the deluxe and $500 for the mega.