Red Giant PluralEyes enables you to sync video footage with externally recorded sound at the press of a button in just seconds, as long as you simultaneously also recorded the sound in-camera. It does this by matching up the waveforms of the external recording to the in-camera recording.
PluralEyes 4 is standalone software, not a plug-in, and therefore imports video and audio data directly from your computer and can export the synced up file to virtually any editing system. Version 4 is, however, also capable of importing timeline sequences directly from Final Cut X, Premiere Pro, and Sony Vegas and then exporting them back out to these editors after you've made your syncs. Moreover, Version 4 has a feature called the Premiere Pro Panel, which allows you to export to PluralEyes, sync, and the import back into Premiere right from Premiere. The Premiere Pro Panel opens up PluralEyes for you and lets you work from inside Premiere. PluralEyes 4 also introduces a variety of new features that will allow for more power, flexibility, and efficiency.
The syncing process happens live in front of you. You can watch as your footage is being synced, and color-coded visuals show the status of your footage so that you can easily identify any problems that might need some attention on your NLE's timeline.
What's New in Version 4?
Syncing Is Even Easier
In previous versions of PluralEyes, there were over a dozen different sync combination possibilities (Try Really Hard, Change Clip Order, etc.), which meant you might have to run the sync several times before getting it right. In version 4, PluralEyes analyzes your footage and automatically uses the best possible options. Just hit the Sync button, and PluralEyes does the rest.
Premiere Pro Panel
Get all the power and simplicity of syncing in PluralEyes without ever having to leave Premiere Pro. Just hit the Sync button in Premiere Pro, and PluralEyes does all the work. The Premiere Pro Panel allows you to export timeline sequences to PluralEyes, perform your syncs, and then import back into Premiere - all right from Premiere. Additionally, PluralEyes will even color code your footage based on the results of the sync, so that you know which clips, if any, need your attention.
Importing media is now easier than ever. Drag-and-drop an entire folder of media into PluralEyes, and during a sync PluralEyes will automatically detect which device the media came from. Your files will be sorted so that media from the same device are on the same track.
Automatic Drift Correction
In long clips, the sound and video can get out of sync. PluralEyes has always been capable of accounting for this problem and exporting a perfect sync. But now, in version 4, if PluralEyes detects a drift, it will automatically fix it. And you get the option of toggling between the corrected sync and the original audio without correction applied.
Vertical Waveform Scaling
PluralEyes 4 adds the ability to scale audio waveforms vertically so that you can see more detail in the waveform when inspecting your media.
Select which audio waveform is shown next to the video track, and you'll be able to more easily verify that the clips have synced properly.
Red Giant Offload performs a checksum during media transfer from your camera card to your hard drive, giving you the peace of mind that your footage was backed up with no loss. New in PluralEyes 4 is the ability to detect Offload events and bring the footage over to PluralEyes for a seamless workflow between Offload to PluralEyes to the host-app.
PluralEyes 4 has the same keyboard shortcuts as Premiere Pro for a more intuitive, familiar timeline and playback experience.
Export from PluralEyes to Premiere Pro now features a color coding option for clips that don't sync properly. This is also part of the Premiere Pro panel experience, but also happens if you sync in PluralEyes and export to Premiere Pro.