January 31, 2011

Singular Software's Standalone Audio Sync Software, DualEyes, Now Available for Mac

Singular Software's PluralEyes is the go-to plugin for editors who need to ingest footage from a dual-system shoot. When the audio was recorded on a separate recorder, and the recording medium lacks proper timecode (like, say, any HDSLR), PluralEyes analyzes the on-camera (low quality) audio and automatically syncs it to the audio recorder's (high quality) files. Voilà! To date, this software has only been available as a NLE plugin on the Mac, because DualEyes -- the same technology in a standalone software package -- was only available on Windows. Now Singular has released DualEyes for Mac, which lets you sync your files and bring them into any NLE (Final Cut Express or iMovie, for example). It's also discounted for a limited time (since expired):

Now through February 21, DualEyes is available for 20% off the normal $149 retail price (which brings it down to $119). As I've said in the past, this is software that pays for itself the first time you use it; that's how much time it saves if you're shooting dual-system. It's also available for Windows Vista (at full retail price, however).

Links: Pluraleyes, DualEyes

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Thanks for the heads up Koo.
But on the website they say "until Feb. 21, 2011" not the 22nd.

- Sebastian

January 31, 2011

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Gotcha -- "until" Feb 22, not "through." Corrected...

January 31, 2011

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Ryan Koo
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This software sounds amazing. Is there any advantage to having the stand alone software over the plugin?

January 31, 2011

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@Darren,

One reason might be that the sync could be used across platforms. It would suck having to spend another $150 if you found yourself switching from FCP to Premier Pro for instance. Another is if you are using iMovie or other unsupported editors. I wonder if it works as well. It would be nice to have some user reviews on this?

Mike Kleven

February 4, 2011

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I'm curious why one would want it as a stand alone app, rather than a plug-in. I've been experimenting with the trial of Plural Eyes, and when it works properly, its an amazing time saver. Though I've had it botch a few projects (not permanently).

February 3, 2011

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Luke

I think mainly if your NLE is not supported.

February 4, 2011

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Ryan Koo
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