Update includes PluralEyes 3.5 upgrade, Denoiser II, Instant 4K, BulletProof 1.2, Frames and LUT Buddy.
Red Giant has 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 powerful 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, brings expanded media support, more accuracy, drift correction and more to one of the editing industry’s most popular tools. PluralEyes literally saves hours or even days of audio/video syncing work, by analyzing the audio from all devices and automatically syncing 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. PluralEyes 3.5 can fix this.
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 than before, bringing this popular feature to a much larger group of users.
“PluralEyes has revolutionized the way people work on and off set,” said Bruce Sharpe, who originally created the app for his own projects. “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 post-production. All around, it lets people get projects done more quickly.”
New to the suite is Denoiser II, Red Giant’s powerful video noise reduction plug-in. Denoiser II gives shooters an essential 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.
This all comes on the heel of Red Giant BulletProof 1.2 - a recent, 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. The free update includes support for AVCHD and Canon MXF, opening it up to a world of new, popular cameras. BulletProof 1.2 also includes a new file reference mode to help drastically speed up the process. And, with the release of PluralEyes 3.5, comes BulletProof/PluralEyes integration, making it easy for BulletProof to hand off files to the popular audio/video sync app.
BulletProof also allows you to export your color grading decisions, on set, as LookUp Tables. Red Giant LUT Buddy, Shooter Suite 12.5’s color tool, allows you to bring those LUTs (and those from many other sources) directly to your editing timeline.
All-in-all, this release of Red Giant Shooter Suite delivers more integration, greater camera/format support, and fantastic workflow, speed and accuracy improvements, making it easy to bring your footage from set to post with confidence.
Shooter Suite 12.5 is available now for $399. Existing users of Shooter Suite 12 are eligible for a $99 Upgrade. PluralEyes 3.5 is available now for $199. Existing users of PluralEyes qualify for a $79 upgrade. Instant 4K is available now for $99. Existing users of Instant HD are eligible for an update to Instant 4K for $29.
Source: Red Giant
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.