Red Giant by Aharon Rabinowitz
You probably caught the news that Red Giant acquired the Audio Syncing technology (such as PluralEyes) from Singular Software. (see press release below) We’re pretty jazzed but, we know you probably have questions about what this means for the future of Singular technology, not to mention simple things like upgrade policies now that that the software has changed hands – or has it?
In this interview, I sit down with Bruce Sharpe, CEO of Singular Software to talk about what all this acquisition stuff means for the future, and how it will effect existing and new customers.
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 (July 9, 2012) – 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.