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Singular Software Unveils DualEyes and PluralEyes 2.0

July 13, 2011 | By

Singular Software unveiled new 2.0 versions of its DualEyes and PluralEyes synching tools. Thanks to a combination of algorithm improvements and multiprocessing techniques, DualEyes and PluralEyes 2.0 automatically synchronize video and audio clips at speeds three-to-10 times faster than their predecessors.

“In terms of speed, both DualEyes and PluralEyes version 1 releases were already miles ahead of any manual synchronization methods, but faster is always better and we are pleased to introduce new versions of the software with enhanced sync capabilities that perform at record-breaking speeds,” said Bruce Sharpe, CEO, Singular Software. “Daily rushes, same-day edits and quick-turnaround event videos all benefit from faster postproduction techniques.”

“Development is moving along smoothly and we expect to have all remaining 2.0 host releases out within the next few weeks,” said Sharpe. “Simultaneously, we are also looking at the new Final Cut X release and walking through the qualification process. As with all of our hosts, the intent is to support new releases and provide free updates for users who want to move forward, as well as offer the product for users who want to stay with their existing versions.”

PluralEyes accelerates the workflow for multi-camera, multi-take and dual-system audio productions. By analyzing audio information, PluralEyes synchronizes audio and video clips automatically, without the need for timecode, clappers or other special preparation.

Patrick Walker, partner and co-owner of WalkerVision Interarts, shoots and edits video of musicians and dancers and uses PluralEyes almost daily. “I bought PluralEyes right when it was released – principally for its time-saving features, but it’s a much more accurate and stable way of synchronizing than trying to do it manually. The musicians and dancers I work with are extremely good at picking up any asynchrony at all. PluralEyes is better than frame accurate. I never hear any complaints.”

Designed as a standalone application for the automatic synchronization of video and audio clips, for dual-system audio production DualEyes can be used with any video editing software for quick and efficient postproduction results. DualEyes is powered by the same technology as PluralEyes, but is streamlined for the task of replacing in-camera scratch audio with separately recorded high-quality audio.

Filmmaker Andy Coon recently had the chance to review DualEyes and was impressed with its dual-system capabilities. “Singular Software has done it again with software that syncs audio with video…perfectly,” he said. “If you shoot with a DSLR and record audio on a digital recorder, [DualEyes] is the perfect solution for your postproduction needs.”

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