Red Giant has recently released Shooter Suite 12.5, with upgrades to PluralEyes, Instant 4K, Denoiser II, and more.
This update seems to focus quite a bit on establishing tighter integration between the Shooter Suite apps themselves, in addition to expanding the camera support for several of them and providing greater accuracy in each of their tasks. Here are some of the changes coming to each product in Shooter Suite 12.5:
- AVCHD and Canon MXF Support
- New file reference mode
- Bullet Proof/Plural Eyes Integration
- Export LUTs for LUT Buddy to import
- Drift correction – fixes audio/image when it loses sync with audio recorders because their recording speeds don’t match precisely
- Expanded media support
- More accuracy
Newly added to Shooter Suite*
- Provides immediate one-step results.
- Removes noise while preserving detail.
- Cleans up footage shot in low light or at high ISOs.
- Fast field-blending algorithm for quick results.
- High quality motion-adaptive algorithm for intelligent smoothing.
- De-artifacts and repairs lost color information in DV and HDV footage.
- Better results than scaling tools provided by host applications.
- Simple resolution presets that make it easy to upconvert.
- Up to 400% faster than Instant HD.
- Export a 1D or 3D LUT to easily communicate color with compliant software.
- Create LUTs for use in BulletProof, or read LUTs generated there.
- Works in Multiple Host applications including Premiere Pro and After Effects
Shooter Suite 12.5 is available now for $399, or a $99 upgrade for those who own the suite already. You can find out more about the changes in Shooter Suite 12.5 in the press release below, as well as visit RedGiant.com.
New PluralEyes 3.5 Released as Part of Shooter Suite 12.5 Update
PluralEyes 3.5 upgrade. Denoiser II. Instant 4K. BulletProof 1.2. Frames. LUT Buddy.
July 29, 2014 – Today, Red Giant has released Shooter Suite 12.5, which includes new versions of two Shooter Suite products: PluralEyes 3.5 and Instant 4K. New to the suite is Denoiser II, Red Giant’s powerful video noise reduction tool. Also included are the recently updated BulletProof 1.2, as well as Frames and LUT Buddy.
PluralEyes 3.5, the latest update to Red Giant’s automated audio/video sync tool, brings expanded media support, more accuracy, drift correction and more to one of the editing industry’s most popular tools. PluralEyes literally saves hours or even days of audio/video syncing work, by analyzing the audio from all devices and automatically syncing them up with the touch of a button.
“PluralEyes has always been great at taking what came out of your camera and audio devices and making them work together, as is,” said Randon Morford, Shooter Suite product manager. “But there are many issues created in camera that make a sync virtually impossible. In this version, we’ve added a new feature called Drift Correction that allows PluralEyes to actively fix audio/video issues, generated directly in-camera, that can cause an inaccurate sync.”
Drift correction is a new feature unique to PluralEyes 3.5, and a solution to a problem that plagues many shooters. When filming long clips, cameras can lose sync with audio recorders because their recording speeds don’t match precisely. PluralEyes 3.5 can fix this.
An additional focus for this PluralEyes upgrade has been on improving and expanding support for more media types – including improved support for AVCHD cameras, with support for spanned clips. In addition, PluralEyes’ Replace Audio feature now supports many more media types than before, bringing this popular feature to a much larger group of users.
“PluralEyes has revolutionized the way people work on and off set,” said Bruce Sharpe, who originally created the app for his own projects. “On set, it makes the shoots go faster by freeing up shooters from having to use clapboards or timecode, or for having to account for many cameras’ limitations. At the same time, editors don’t have to pay for that freedom later. PluralEyes removes the time-consuming process of manual syncing that slows editors down, right before post-production. All around, it lets people get projects done more quickly.”
New to the suite is Denoiser II, Red Giant’s powerful video noise reduction plug-in. Denoiser II gives shooters an essential tool for improving the quality of the video they shoot, especially when shooting in low light or at high ISOs.
The Shooter Suite upgrade also includes tools for bringing older or smaller formats onto your large-format timeline. Red Giant Instant 4K, an update to Instant HD, includes speed optimization (up to 3-4X) and new presets geared towards higher resolution formats. Also, Red Giant Frames, a tool used to deinterlace older footage and convert it to 24P, is included as part of the suite.
This all comes on the heel of Red Giant BulletProof 1.2 – a recent, free update for owners of the Shooter Suite and BulletProof. Red Giant BulletProof is the Shooter Suite’s stand-alone application for reliable on-set backup and review of footage. The free update includes support for AVCHD and Canon MXF, opening it up to a world of new, popular cameras. BulletProof 1.2 also includes a new file reference mode to help drastically speed up the process. And, with the release of PluralEyes 3.5, comes BulletProof/PluralEyes integration, making it easy for BulletProof to hand off files to the popular audio/video sync app.
BulletProof also allows you to export your color grading decisions, on set, as LookUp Tables. Red Giant LUT Buddy, Shooter Suite 12.5’s color tool, allows you to bring those LUTs (and those from many other sources) directly to your editing timeline.
All-in-all, this release of Red Giant Shooter Suite delivers more integration, greater camera/format support, and fantastic workflow, speed and accuracy improvements, making it easy to bring your footage from set to post with confidence.
Pricing & Availability
Shooter Suite 12.5 is available now for $399. Existing users of Shooter Suite 12 are eligible for a $99 Upgrade. Learn more: redgiant.com/products/
All Shooter Suite upgrade options can be seen here: resources.redgiant.com/
PluralEyes 3.5 is available now for $199. Existing users of PluralEyes qualify for a $79 upgrade. Learn more at redgiant.com/products/all/
Instant 4K is available now for $99. Existing users of Instant HD are eligible for an update to Instant 4K for $29. Learn more at: redgiant.com/products/all/
Members of the media are invited to review Red Giant Shooter Suite 12.5 by contacting Anya Oskolkova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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