Granted Software has released ReVision 1.1, an update of the ReWire-enabled QuickTime player that allows a QT movie to be played in sync with the Reason and Live music production solutions. The update adds AIFF stereo audio export, support for using multiple ReWire devices simultaneously, and more.
ReWire from Propellerhead was designed as the software equivalent of a multi-channel cable between two audio applications; it’s used for transferring audio data between software applications. Live from Ableton is an audio sequencer you can play like an instrument; it integrates multitrack recording and editing functionality, so you can play studio arrangements on stage or record live improvisations and edit them in the studio.
ReVision was built to leverage the built-in music production capabilities of these two products by providing full transport control compatibility including play, stop, fast-forward, rewind and frame advance for precise positioning of music. You can also use it to loop video in sync with the music for iterative composition. Scoring markers can be used for establishing points within the video and accessing those points when you wish. An SMPTE timecode display is also provided. ReVision’s project window can float over Reason or Live, so that the video is always visible, even if you’re working in those apps.
As of version 1.1, AIFF stereo audio export has been added with up to 24 bit/96kHz resolution. New level meters and a clip indicator help you keep the audio levels in check. There are now tempo and time signature changes at the marker locations, which allows the musical performance to change styles to match the video presentation.
A new demo movie export feature lets you add a new soundtrack to a video for quick turnaround. For users working with burned-in timecode, the SMPTE display can now be matched correctly.
ReVision 1.1 provides enhanced scrubbing capabilities with either a mouse (using either a scrollwheel or dragging across the movie display) or keyboard (via the arrow keys). Plus, the space bar can now be used to start and stop playback.
The application no longer requires a QuickTime movie in order to access most of the features. Now window dimensions are saved with the project, simplifying the ability to work with multiple videos having different aspect ratios.
ReVision 1.1 costs US$29.95 for a single-user license; volume discounts are available. The software requires Mac OS X 10.2 and higher. And you’ll need Propellerhead Reason, Ableton Live or some other ReWire 2.0 compatible device.