I would LOVE to say that New Toy Tuesday is going to be a weekly occurrence, but sadly it won't be... This was just too good of a deal that I couldn't pass it up. About a year ago I had a little extra cash and so I purchased a RØDE Videomic. I have been highly impressed with the quality of audio that this Mic produces.
Most filmmakers record their audio on a separate recorder. In my films I am able to use an H4n Zoom. While great audio is recorded using this device, it is very time consuming to sync everything up in post. Red Giant has put together a FANTASTIC piece of software called Pluraleye3. All you have to do is dump your video (with audio [no matter how crappy]) file & separately recorded audio file in PE3, hit a button... and in seconds it is ALL. SYNCED. UP.
This is definitely a piece of software that I had planned on buying... eventually... when I had some money... Then I stumbled upon a website and saw that RØDE and Red Giant had partnered together so that if someone buys a RØDE Videomic Pro, Pluraleye3 will be included for FREE. So, if I spend just a little more money than PE3 costs, I can get a brand new pro version of the mic I have, plus this awesome software that I planned on buying... eventually... when I had some money... Since I had some money, I went ahead and did it! I am beyond thrilled for how these products are going to help the quality of my films and speed up my editing process.