Pluraleyes_logo-224x54It looks like Singular Software isn't sitting on its laurels when it comes to its popular audio synching software, PluralEyes.  They've announced version 3.0, and with a new version comes faster synching speed, greater accuracy, a more informative interface, and less of a plug-in feel:

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For those who don't know, PluralEyes is a program that lets you skip manual sound synching.  Say you are recording sound from your Zoom H4n, and you want to synch it to the internal sound recorded to your T2i.  You drop your sound files into the timeline and the software will synch the sound up.  In other words, no need to look for the matching clapboard spikes or wonder if the audio files are a split second or two off.  This is particularly helpful if you have lots of sound sources (i.e from a multi-camera shoot, or from several recorders during a live event).  For you visual learners, this video provides an overview:

The new version features new algorithms that make it 10-20 times faster than 2.0 while being more accurate.  With a more stand-alone interface it also allows you see more of what's going on during the synching process (so you can pin-point the problem sections of your audio if the program is having issues).

For a free trial of the current version (2.0) check this link out.  The new version will go into Beta this May and be out for purchase by June.

[Update: According to the folks at Canon Rumors, if you buy PluralEyes 2.0 in the next couple of months, you will get a free upgrade to 3.0 when it comes out.  So I'm guessing they'll be keeping 3.0 at a similar price point, ~$150.]

[via Creative Cow]