Singular Software, developer of workflow automation applications for digital media, has announced DualEyes and PluralEyes 2.0. By analysing audio information, PluralEyes synchronises audio and video clips automatically, without the need for timecode, clappers or other special preparation. Dual Eyes is streamlined for the task of replacing in-camera scratch audio with separately recorded high-quality audio. Thanks to a combination of algorithm improvements and multiprocessing techniques, DualEyes and PluralEyes 2.0 automatically synchronise video and audio clips at speeds three to 10 times greater than their predecessor.

"In terms of speed, both DualEyes and PluralEyes version 1 releases were already miles ahead of any manual synchronisation methods," says Bruce Sharpe, CEO, Singular Software."But faster is always better and we are pleased to introduce new versions of the software with enhanced sync capabilities that perform at record-breaking speeds.Daily rushes, same-day edits and quick-turnaround event videos all benefit from faster post-production techniques."

"Development is moving along smoothly and we expect to have all remaining 2.0 host releases out within the next few weeks," comments Sharpe. "Simultaneously, we are also looking at the new Final Cut X release and walking through the qualification process. As with all of our hosts, the intent is to support new releases and provide free updates for users who want to move forward, as well as offer the product for users who want to stay with their existing versions."

PluralEyes 2.0 for Final Cut Pro is available today for $149 (around £93). Version 2.0 is a free update for all existing PluralEyes and DualEyes users. Students and instructors receive an academic discount of 50 percent, which can be applied to individual purchases of PluralEyes.

Free 30-day trial versions of PluralEyes and DualEyes, including the new 2.0 preview versions, are available .