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Peter Groom
Anyone Seen / got / used Spectral Layers yet
on Aug 2, 2012 at 8:32:33 am

Hi All

Sony are distributing a new restoration software called Spectral Layers which looks very interestimg. Although its been around for a little while under a different banner, Sony have it now

Anyone used it, got it? Or used the original version from divideframe.com.

Like all of these high end restoration tools, it addresses filtering and noise removal in a far more educated way than merely adding an eq in FCP can ever hope to achieve, so when poor audio HAS been recorded it can often salvage it - at a cost.

Peter

Post Production Dubbing Mixer


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Antonis Tsoukatos
Re: Anyone Seen / got / used Spectral Layers yet
on Aug 2, 2012 at 1:45:40 pm

I am looking forward to see it myself. When I read the product announcement a while back it appeared to be a variant of iZotope's RX. Hard shoes to fill in my opinion!

I am using iZotope RX2, Cedar DNS One and Waves WNS on a daily basis and until there is one plugin that does the work of all the three I just cannot get excited... :)

http://www.antonis-t.com


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Peter Groom
Re: Anyone Seen / got / used Spectral Layers yet
on Aug 2, 2012 at 2:22:34 pm

Have a look
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/spectralayerspro?keycode=67039
Peter

Post Production Dubbing Mixer


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Bill Davis
Re: Anyone Seen / got / used Spectral Layers yet
on Aug 4, 2012 at 3:33:59 am

I'm sure this is quite a fine tool, with a lot of capabilities.

But the demonstration files left me a bit cold.

Hum in one part of the frequency spectrum removed from content in another isn't a particularly challenging deal - tho I admit this did it very well.

Show me a tool that can help clean up something like poor mic technique where some idiot used an on-camera mic to record a person in a talking crowd and my jaw will drop. Or mathematically removing reflections (lower amplitude time delayed versions of the same precise content) - I'd think those would be the holy grail of forensic audio repair.

Not just filtering out audio gunk that's significantly different from what you want to keep.

But maybe I'm just not sophisticated enough to understand why what they did here was worth the big demo.

Seems more marketing than groundbreaking. But I could certainly be wrong.

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Peter Groom
Re: Anyone Seen / got / used Spectral Layers yet
on Aug 6, 2012 at 8:21:14 pm

HI
I did posta reply to this but it seems not to have made it.

I dont think tools like this are to save the amateur from himself, more to allow high end programming to be as perfect as possible.

Peter

Post Production Dubbing Mixer


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