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Presto synchronises a slide show in Final Cut Pro with the tracked video of the presenter. Beta now available.

The guys who bought you PluralEyes have done the same for video as they have done for audio. We know the above video is about Vegas, but you will get the same functionality in FCP. A bad day to announce a product in the wake of the Supermeet news, so give the video a couple of minutes of your time. 

Initially we were puzzled exactly what Presto did, that was until we watched the video and all the pain of editing slideshows on top of presenters came flooding back! This will be a real timesaver if you do a lot of this type of corporate work. Dare we say "Boom?"

Singular Software™, developer of workflow automation applications for digital media, is pleased to announce the public beta of Singular Software Presto™ for Final Cut Pro®. The Singular Software Presto application dramatically simplifies the creation of presentation videos. The application's sophisticated computer tracking and automation technology works alongside Final Cut Pro to automatically synchronize footage of the presenter, presentation slides, and a video taken of the screen – creating a polished video of the presentation in just minutes. "Singular Software Presto makes it fast and easy to go from raw recording to finished video. By using a number of layout templates, users can automatically create a customized professional presentation video, saving hours in the edit bay," says Bruce Sharpe, CEO, Singular Software.

How Does Singular Software Presto Work?
Users simply import video of the presenter, screen, and presentation slides into Final Cut Pro, and Singular Software Presto begins to work its magic. By automatically synchronizing the original slide images with video of the screen, Singular Software Presto creates a precisely timed slide track with bright slide images in place of the screen video. The application's innovative tracking technology automatically captures the presenter to place alongside the slides in appealing two-up layouts, and the resulting video can be used as is or customized with the provided templates and wizards. Export the slide track back into Final Cut Pro for rendering, and users have a finished presentation video that took just minutes to create.

Availability of Singular Software Presto for Final Cut Pro  
Singular Software Presto is currently available in public beta for Final Cut Pro. To download the beta, please visit:http://www.singularsoftware.com/downloads.html.

Singular Software will be showcasing Singular Software Presto for Final Cut Pro, as well as the company's line of workflow automation applications for audio and video professionals, at NAB 2011 in the Plug-in Pavilion. Visit booth SL3327F.

About Singular Software 
Established in 2008, Singular Software pioneers the development of workflow automation applications for audio and video professionals. Its breakthrough solution, PluralEyes, offers innovative technology to automate and simplify multi-camera, multi-take and dual-system audio workflows. Singular Software products support industry leading non-linear editing products. For more information about Singular Software, please visit: http://www.singularsoftware.com.


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I am the Editor-in-Chief of FCP.co and have run the website since its inception ten years ago.

I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

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Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

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BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

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Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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