Fair warning: while I do have three RØDE mics (the NTG-2, a smartLav and a smartLav+) and I really do use the RØDE recording app on my iPhone 6, I’ve never ventured beyond FCPX for audio synching and don’t have hands-on experience with PluralEyes.
But this is the kind of deal that could make me change my mind.
Ever find yourself in the following situation?
You’re recording on a DSLR like the Canon 5D Mark III through its mic for synching purposes, and separately recording on a dedicated device like the Zoom H4n with a wireless Sennheiser lav or boomed shotgun like the NTG-2, and it’s all working just fine – until you upload both sets of files to your computer.
That’s when you realize that while you turned your camera on and off after every shot to conserve the battery, you just let the Zoom run – and now Final Cut Pro X just can’t synch the clips properly.
PluralEyes is supposed to be able to handle a situation like this.
Can anyone confirm that PluralEyes does?
Because if true, then for anyone who doesn’t already have PluralEyes and is in the market for a new RØDE mic (with the exception of the smartLav series), this is a pretty sweet deal. [bctt tweet=”Sweet deal: free Plural Eyes with RØDE Mic”]
RØDE Announces Free PluralEyes Offer for 2015
Via RØDE Press Release:
Tuesday, April 7th 2015, Sydney Australia – Pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is once again partnering with RedGiant to offer an incredible dual-system audio solution to its customers for 2015.
Customers who purchase an eligible RØDE microphone from an authorized dealer worldwide and register online for their free extended warranty will also receive a free copy of RedGiant’s audio syncing software, PluralEyes Express. Valued at US$99, PluralEyes Express is an exclusive version of the award winning PluralEyes that has been specially tailored for RØDE users.
Revolutionizing the dual-system audio workflow, PluralEyes analyses the audio from multiple cameras and other audio devices and syncs them up in seconds, eliminating the need for clapboards, time code, or manually syncing audio to video in post-production. With an ever-expanding range of broadcast microphones applicable for dual-system setups, RØDE recognizes PluralEyes as a vital tool in post-production for enthusiasts and professionals alike.
“We’re extremely thrilled to collaborate with RedGiant once again and offer this amazing software which compliments our range of microphones perfectly.” Commented RØDE’s Global Marketing Manager, Scott Emerton. “We had such an overwhelming response to our first partnership with RedGiant back in 2012 that we knew we had to provide a similar offer. We’ve listened to our customers and expanded the range of eligible microphones this time, so more people will get to experience the incredible workflow of PluralEyes.”
“Red Giant is honored to be partnering with RØDE. This collaboration once again combines the best of breed products in the pro audio and filmmaking software industries and ultimately benefits our shared customers” says Robert Sharp, Vice President of Global Sales for Red Giant.
About RØDE microphones:
RØDE Microphones (www.rode.com) designs and manufactures high-quality microphones and related accessories for studio, live and location use. Its products are designed and primarily manufactured in Sydney, Australia and exported to over 100 countries globally.
(cover photo credit: snap from RØDE microphones)