Today Boris FX, a developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announced a partnership with Nexidia, a provider of audio analysis and dialogue search technology, to launch Boris Soundbite, a FCP plugin to locate footage by finding any word or phrase spoken in multimedia files (FCPX support coming soon).
“Dialogue search has generated more excitement amongst editors this year than any other new technology,” said Boris Yamnitsky, President and Founder of Boris FX. “We are excited to expand our family of postproduction workflow solutions with Soundbite and we are dedicated to making it a standard part of every editor’s arsenal.”
With the new Boris Soundbite, video editors, producers, and journalists will be able to instantly play all occurrences of a spoken phrase in their media, then insert the perfect take into their Final Cut Pro project, organize clips around keywords, and even find replacement words for problematic audio.
“Leading editors already know that dialogue search saves time, reduces transcription costs, and lets them be more creative,“ said Drew Lanham, SVP/GM of Media for Nexidia. “By leveraging the development power and global reach of Boris FX, we’ll be able to bring a whole new generation of dialogue search to the Final Cut Pro community.”
Key Dialogue Search Features for Final Cut Pro
• Combine multiple phrases and standard Final Cut Pro metadata terms to search hundreds of hours of media in just seconds.
• Preview results in the Soundbite player. Soundbite will search and play virtually any media file supported in QuickTime.
• One click places selected clips into a Final Cut Pro project, including markers for each dialogue match and in/out points set in the Soundbite player.
• Multiple languages and dialects are supported, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
Pricing and Availability
Boris Soundbite will be available in September 2011 through the Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Boris FX website for an introductory price of $295 USD. The introductory price will be offered for 30 days. Thereafter, the MSRP will be $495 USD.
A full-functioning 14-day trial version will be available for free download from the Boris FX website. Boris Soundbite supports Final Cut Pro v7 and v6.0.2. All Soundbite users will be eligible for a free update to a forthcoming version that supports Final Cut Pro X.
Check out the video below for a more detailed overview of Boris Soundbite.