Red Giant Software Acquires Singular

 

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

If you’re a fan of Magic Bullet, then you know about Red Giant Software.  If you’re not, then Magic Bullet is a great Red Giant plugin for your NLE, that allows for professional grade color correction and film look, and used by over 100,000 editors worldwide.  Pretty powerful utility for getting the right look in post.  But the Portland Oregon-based film software company is about to get even more powerful, as they’ve acquired Singular Software, who’s automated sound sync capability adds a new dimension.

This partnership is a perfect fit for two companies with a similar vision and culture. Singular Software products are an exciting opportunity for Red Giant customers who want professional syncing for their audio and video. And Singular Software technology is an important part of Red Giant’s plans for new filmmaking and workflow products. – Singular Press Release

Who hasn’t had to deal with the hassle of trying to sync audio to video after an import?  That’s the benefit of Singular, who’s Plural Eyes plugin automatically analyzes audio and syncs them properly to multi camera video.   Other applications include “Dual Eyes,” a stand alone version of the Plural Eyes utility, Cloud Eyes – which works from the Cloud, and Presto, produces quick and easy video presentations.

While both companies complete their integration, all products will continue to be sold and supported through the Singular website, which is good because Plural Eyes 3 for Mac is on track to be released sometime this summer.   By the fall (Q3), all products will then be available at RedGiant.com.

Press Release:

Red Giant Acquires Singular Software Technology, Including Their Flagship Product PluralEyes

New Partnership Addresses the Audio/Video Workflow Needs of Filmmakers and Editors

PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwire -07/09/12)- Red Giant today announced its acquisition of the products and related intellectual property of Singular Software, a developer of workflow automation applications for video production. This partnership is a natural fit for two companies with a similar vision and culture, and the upcoming release of PluralEyes® 3.0 will make professional syncing for audio and video fast, easy and accurate.

Red Giant develops video tools for filmmakers, with their Magic Bullet product line leading the way for color correction and visual storytelling. Singular Software’s PluralEyes is the leading tool for audio/video workflow synchronization which works seamlessly with all the major video editors. Together PluralEyes and Magic Bullet bring filmmakers and editors into the edit faster.

The entire Singular Software team is partnering with Red Giant, which keeps an important continuity in engineering and support. All development for Singular Software products will continue full-steam, with PluralEyes 3.0 for Mac scheduled for release in Summer 2012. Going forward, Singular Software technology will be a crucial part of Red Giant’s plans for new filmmaking and workflow products.

Beginning July 9, 2012, all Singular Software products will become part of the Red Giant portfolio, including:

  • PluralEyes for automated syncing of audio tracks and multi-camera video.
  • DualEyes for audio replacement for DSLR users.
  • CloudEyes, a set of audio/video synchronization services for developers.
  • Singular Software Presto, a quick, easy way to create professional quality videos of presentations.
  • All intellectual property for the related technology.

The products will continue to be sold and supported through Singular Software’s website over the next couple of months. In Q3 2012, Red Giant will complete their integration of the Singular Software products, and all sales and support will move to RedGiant.com.

Pricing and product offerings will remain unchanged during the transition, and pricing for PluralEyes 3.0 will be announced on release. Because this is a private transaction, the companies will not disclose financial information. Further details about the partnership are available at Redgiant.com.

About Singular Software
Since 2008, Singular Software has pioneered workflow automation for audio and video professionals. The breakthrough innovations of PluralEyes and DualEyes automate and simplify multi-camera, multi-take and dual-system audio productions, and integrate with the industry’s most widely used video editing software. For more information about Singular Software, please visit: www.singularsoftware.com.

PluralEyes, DualEyes and CloudEyes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Singular Software Inc. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

About Red Giant
Founded in 2002, Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities. We provide software for motion design, photography and color correction that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Avid Studio. Our effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT. Join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) and get free content at Redgiantpeople.com.

 

About James DeRuvo

James has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. A writer about the technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James is also an award winning film director, having garnered a Telly Award for his short film Searching for Inspiration. He's also worked as a producer of many talk radio programs in Los Angeles with topics ranging from entertainment to travel to technology.

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