Northridge, CA (April 10, 2008)–SmartSound’s customizable library music application, Sonicfire Pro 5, will debut with new music timing controls and search features at the NAB Show.
Sonicfire Pro 5 features new enhancements to its award-winning Mood Mapping feature to precisely match the timing of a score with events in a production. Users will be able to grab a beat in a piece of music and drag it to a nearby edit point or other key event in a video timeline without changing the rhythm and length of the rest of the score. The company believes this will be the first time such a capability has been available for pre-recorded music.
Also added to this release is the ability to adjust the tempo of any SmartSound music track while maintaining customization control. These enable Sonicfire Pro 5 to create music scores without requiring time-consuming and complex manual editing.
The new Spotting and Timing feature in Sonicfire Pro 5 also increases the precision with which musical events can match events in a video. Editors can mark key points in the production where additional musical emphasis is required and Sonicfire Pro 5 will recommend the best-fitting music and provide different options and methods for achieving the best overall fit with the key points in the visual.
In SmartSound’s reconfigured Express Track search tool, Sensory Searching uses an individual’s personal musical preferences to drill down to the right piece of music, changing search results in real-time as the user modifies parameters.
SmartSound Software, Inc.