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IBC 2012: Solid State Logic's 'world's first' ADR tool

IBC 2012: Solid State Logic's 'world's first' ADR tool
Jake Bickerton
07 September 2012

IBC 2012: Solid State Logic has launched ScreenSound ADR, which it believes is the ‘world’s first’ all-in-one product for planning and implementing audio dialogue replacement (ADR). ScreenSound ADR has been designed to try to standardise ADR for film, Foley recording and local language replacement for film and television.


The product is a turnkey system combining software applications for dialogue spotting and session preparation, session control and management and streamlined audio recording. It’s all built around an ‘industrial strength’ hardware platform.


SpotShot is the software taking care of the session preparation stage. It’s a comprehensive take logging, dialogue spotting and session preparation tool that automatically turns imported scripts into take lists. The software includes an integrated HD-capable video player with full script and annotation text overlay. 


Take lists can be filtered to show appearances by individual cast members or groups and to calculate word/line count to help plan studio and talent time. SpotShot is a standalone application enabling dialogue spotting to be done away from the ADR studio.


ScreenSound ADR’s session management tool is called SpotFire. It includes a ‘rehearse, record, review’ control panel with customisable Take Lists. SpotFire uses Solid State Logic’s Soundscape digital audio workstation for recording, editing and mixing. The system can import .ptf format sessions from Pro Tools and also export finished sessions in .ptf Pro Tools format. 


SpotFire also feeds and controls VisionCue, Screensound ADR’s artist cue system. VisionCue is a multi-screen HD video player with a customisable scrolling script, annotation, graphic timeline cue and count overlay. It can play a wide range of video formats, including Pro Res and Avid DNxHD without the need for transcoding. The system also supports BlackMagic Design video interfaces.

Solid State Logic hasn't yet released details about how much ScreenSound ADR will cost or when it will be shipping. For more details about the product,
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