Good news for anyone shooting video with DSLR cameras or any camcorder without proper sound recording capabilities, as Red Giant Software has released version 3.2 of its PluralEyes software.
DSLRs are notorious for having shockingly bad sound quality so the software is used to synchronise a high quality sound track, usually recorded on a standalone recorder, with a ‘guide track’ recorded on the DSLR.
PluralEyes is designed to speed up and automate the whole tedious process of synchronisation, so instead of having to do it by eye and ear, you can simply give the software both the good and bad soundtracks and it works out how they match up. The duff track is then deleted.
Version 3.2 has a couple of major advancements; first it now supports Windows and second it works with Sony’s Vegas Pro editor. Developer Red Giant also says the new release is twenty times faster than its predecessor and will also export a synch’d timeline to Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and Avid’s Media Composer.
It also now combines with the previously stand alone application, DualEyes, which does a similar process but for a single camera where PluralEyes handles multicamera shoots.
Owners of version 3 or 3.1 are being offered a free upgrade, subject to terms. Upgrades from version 2 or from DualEyes are $79 USD. Otherwise it retails at $199 USD.
Full info is at http://www.redgiant.com/products/all/pluraleyes/