updated 08:00 pm EDT, Mon April 16, 2012
Software unites separate video and audio
PluralEyes 3.0 has debuted at the NAB convention, offering video editors a wholly re-designed way to sync separate video and audio sources automatically, quickly and accurately. The product, aimed at videographers who use various cameras to record multiple video angles and get their audio from a separate source, analyzes and unifies those sources to stay in sync throughout the editing process. The new version functions as a standalone program.
The program now handles the syncing process within itself, enabling more user information and more control over the process. The synced files can then be added to most major video-editing programs for Mac or Windows. The program is able to sync audio and video without the need for timecodes, clappers or other special preparations.
The new version offers enhanced robustness, accuracy and speed of operation over the previous version, meaning editors can often entirely skip what had been one of the most tedious parts of video editing -- syncing the sources -- and proceed straight to choosing angles and shaping the visual storytelling. Singular Software is demonstrating the new version at their NAB stand (SL2426).
Pricing, availability and upgrade pricing on the new version has not yet been announced. The 2.x version sold for $149 and works with Final Cut Pro X, Sony's Vegas Pro, Avid's Media Composer and Adobe's Premiere Pro among others. The company also makes a product called DualEyes that marries up single-source camera and audio, and Presto for doing much the same thing with slideshows and video (and audio) of presenters.