Red Giant Plural Eyes is my personal favorite piece of software for syncing audio because it’s so accurate and much faster than anything in Premiere or Final Cut. Red Giant has released version 4.1 that comes with specific workflow for those of you who work specifically with music videos. It syncs all audio and video to one track, and arranges and stacks takes for an edit.

A popular way to shoot music videos is to have talent performing along with the same background audio (music track) in multiple takes or even in multiple locations. During the A/V sync, PluralEyes can automatically consolidate takes on their own track, muting all audio but the master track.

Below is the full list of new features in PluralEyes 4.1:

  • EDIUS Pro support. Start a project in PluralEyes 4.1 and export the synced project as an FCP 7 XML file into EDIUS Pro 7.5 and 8.
  • A new music video workflow. Music videos are often shot with the track playing in the background, over multiple takes and in multiple locations. Now, this tricky sync is no longer a challenge; PluralEyes 4.1 automatically consolidates all takes onto their own track, muting all background audio but the master track.
  • Support for GoPro spanning media. To support longer recording times, some cameras record on multiple files or even multiple camera cards. PluralEyes detects and consolidates spanned clips into one. New to version 4.1 is spanning support for GoPro cameras.
  • Delete multiple clips together. Cleaning up a synced project now takes almost no time at all, with the ability to select multiple clips and delete them all at once before exporting the project to an NLE.
  • The ability to turn off drift-correction. Users now have the option to turn off drift-correction when the audio drift in a project would be considered minimal, ideal for larger projects when this feature could cause a longer sync time.

And a few bug fixes:

  • Addressed connectivity issues with the PluralEyes panel for Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Resolved hangs when using PluralEyes panel for Adobe Premiere Pro during the “Sending media to PluralEyes” step