By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)
Red Giant has announced an update to its magical audio sync utility PluralEyes. Version 4.1 of the software includes some new features that promise GoPro support, music video workflow, and more flexibility for auto drift correction.
“Red Giant today announced an update to its popular audio/video syncing plugin PluralEyes, the fastest, most accurate audio/video sync tool on the market and a key component of the popular Red Giant Shooter Suite. Version 4.1 of PluralEyes includes a number of new features designed for filmmakers and content producers where they need it the most.” – Red Giant announcement
- EDIUS Pro support. Start a project in PluralEyes 4.1 and export the synced project as an Final Cut Pro 7 XML file into EDIUS Pro 7.5 and 8.
- A new music video workflow. “A popular way to shoot music videos is to have talent performing along with the same background audio (music track) in multiple takes or even in multiple locations,” says Red Giant. “During the A/V sync, PluralEyes can automatically consolidate takes on their own track, muting all audio but the master track, so that this tricky sync is no longer a challenge.” What’s impressive is, that the video below shows a workflow that handles 91 separate clips covering over 2.5 hours of material. Plural Eyes is able to sync all of it automatically with the master track.
- Support for GoPro spanning media. To support longer recording times, some cameras record on multiple files or even multiple camera cards. PluralEyes detects and consolidates spanned clips into one. New to version 4.1 is spanning support for GoPro cameras.
- Delete multiple clips together. Cleaning up a synced project now takes almost no time at all, with the ability to select multiple clips and delete them all at once before exporting the project to an NLE.
- The ability to turn off drift-correction. Users now have the option to turn off drift-correction when the audio drift in a project would be considered minimal, ideal for larger projects when this feature could cause a longer sync time.
In addition to the new features, PluralEyes 4.1 comes with a few housekeeping and bug fixes including:
- Addressed connectivity issues with the PluralEyes panel for Adobe Premiere Pro
- Resolved hangs when using PluralEyes panel for Adobe Premiere Pro during the “Sending media to PluralEyes” step
It’s available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
Current Plural Eyes users can update the tool for free through the website or through Red Giant. But if you’re upgrading from a previous version, the upgrade cost is listed as $99. Edius Pro users must download the Red Giant website installer to update.