A few weeks ago we published a couple of stories about the demise of the phonetic dialog search tool Get for Final Cut Pro. It looks like the comment from Nexidia that it would return was true as Wednesday night at the LAFCPUG meeting Boris Soundbite was introduced.
Check out the video above and you can see Soundbite in action. It looks to be the same cool tool that Get was as it looks nearly identical! They seemed to have added a few little things here and there but overall it’s the same application just under new management. Bullet points from the Boris FX website:
Find any word or phrase spoken in your media
Search hundreds of hours of video in just seconds
One-button import to Final Cut Pro, with markers and in/out points
Fix noisy dialogue or change intonation with alternate takes of problem words
Multiple languages supported
There’s some good info available from Boris including a pdf user guide. The product is coming soon at the introductory price of $295. They state the regular price as $495. That’s more than I would have expected since when Get left us they had had a significant price drop. It’ll also be interesting to see how successful Soundbite is being only available for Final Cut Pro 6.0.2 and 7 at its release. Yes there’s still a lot of people using FCP7 but it is at the end of its life. I’m sure it might support FCPX someday if XML gets to working there. Hopefully we’ll see it support Adobe Premiere Pro someday.