One of the new products Olympus introduced at CES 2012 was the LS-100 audio recorder. I had the chance to sit down with the LS-100 for a few minutes during a press briefing. Check out my hands-on report below. [Read more…]
Singular Software has released a beta version of Plural Eyes for Final Cut Pro X. While FCP X offers the ability to automatically sync audio and video clips natively, it still comes up quite short for all but the simplest of setups. Multi-cam is next to impossible with FCP X; however, the new Plural Eyes beta release gives a glimmer of hope for editing basic multi-cam projects in FCP X by syncing multi-cam footage. Likewise, syncing multiple takes to a single audio clip is a challenge in FCP X, but is something that the new Plural Eyes beta shreds through easily. [Read more…]
Carl from Digital SLR Shooter put together the above comparison video between the new Rode Videomic Pro and the original Rode Videomic. I’m pretty impressed with the difference the +20db gain setting makes on noise for the new mic. Thanks for sharing your test Carl. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to try one out for myself soon.
DualEyes is a standalone program from the maker of PluralEyes and will sync your audio files for without the need to use another editing program. You may be familiar with PluralEyes, which is an audio-syncing plug-in for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Media Composer and Vegas Pro.
Singular Software has announced that DualEyes is now available for Mac. The standard price is $149 for the software, while the Mac version is available at a special introductory price of $119. There’s also a free 30-day trial available. Get more details from the Singular Software website.
This is for all of you guys out there trying your hand at working with DSLR video.
If you’ve tried working with multiple video and audio tracks in a non-linear editor, then you know what a challenge that it can be to sync up the audio wave forms among different tracks. It’s not necessarily hard to do manually, but it can be tedious and time consuming when you start piling on cameras and audio-recording sources.
Enter Singular Software’s PluralEyes.
Read the full review over at Tech Tilt: PluralEyes Review: Magic Sauce for Syncing Multi-Cam and Multi-Source Audio
You knew the Canon 7D could capture video, right? The better question is whether you know how to take advantage of this capability.
In case you missed it, Chad Mumm of Engadget posted a nice little piece on his impressions of the Canon 7D as a filmmaking tool. Chad’s the video producer over at Engadget and he clearly knows a little more than the average bear when it comes to shooting video. He’s also got some great advice about working with mics and sound.
His points will largely apply to the Canon 5D Mark II as well.
So, if video DSLRs are your thing, you might want to check out Mumm’s word on the 7D.