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Red Giant Upgrades its Shooter Suite

July 30, 2014 07:51 | By

PluralEyes 3.5 Screen grab.

PluralEyes 3.5 Screen grab.

Red Giant released Shooter Suite 12.5, which includes new versions of two Shooter Suite products: PluralEyes 3.5 and Instant 4K. New to the suite is Denoiser II, Red Giant’s video noise reduction tool. Also included are the recently updated BulletProof 1.2, as well as Frames and LUT Buddy.

PluralEyes 3.5, the latest update to Red Giant’s automated audio/video sync tool, offers expanded media support, updated accuracy and drift correction. PluralEyes analyzes audio from all devices and automatically syncs them up with the touch of a button.

“PluralEyes has always been great at taking what came out of your camera and audio devices and making them work together, as is,” said Randon Morford, Shooter Suite product manager. “But there are many issues created in camera that make a sync virtually impossible. In this version, we’ve added a new feature called Drift Correction that allows PluralEyes to actively fix audio/video issues, generated directly in camera, that can cause an inaccurate sync.”

Drift correction is a new feature unique to PluralEyes 3.5, and a solution to a problem that plagues many shooters. When filming long clips, cameras can lose sync with audio recorders because their recording speeds don’t match precisely.

An additional focus for this PluralEyes upgrade has been on improving and expanding support for more media types – including improved support for AVCHD cameras, with support for spanned clips. In addition, PluralEyes’ Replace Audio feature now supports many more media types bringing this feature to a much larger group of users.

Denoiser II Screen Grab.

Denoiser II Screen Grab.

“PluralEyes has revolutionized the way people work on and off set,” said Bruce Sharpe, the original creator of the app. “On set, it makes the shoots go faster by freeing up shooters from having to use clapboards or timecode, or for having to account for many cameras’ limitations. At the same time, editors don’t have to pay for that freedom later. PluralEyes removes the time-consuming process of manual syncing that slows editors down, right before postproduction. All around, it lets people get projects done more quickly.”

Also new to the suite is Denoiser II, Red Giant’s video noise reduction plug-in. Denoiser II gives shooters a tool for improving the quality of the video they shoot, especially when shooting in low light or at high ISOs.

The Shooter Suite upgrade also includes tools for bringing older or smaller formats onto your large-format timeline. Red Giant Instant 4K, an update to Instant HD, includes speed optimization (up to 3-4X) and new presets geared towards higher resolution formats. Also, Red Giant Frames, a tool used to deinterlace older footage and convert it to 24P, is included as part of the suite.

Instant 4K Screen Grab.

Instant 4K Screen Grab.

Red Giant recently released BulletProof 1.2 – a free update for owners of the Shooter Suite and BulletProof. Red Giant BulletProof is the Shooter Suite’s stand-alone application for reliable on-set backup and review of footage.