What is SSL Screensound?
ScreenSound ADR is an integrated suite of specialised tools specifically designed to deliver faster
and more efficient ADR workflow. ScreenSound ADR is a turnkey system that combines a set of
software applications (for spotting, session preparation, session management and network friendly
audio recording) running on an industrial strength hardware platform including host PC, I/O and
Nucleus hardware control surface. ScreenSound ADR delivers significant workflow efficiencies that
accelerate production cycles and cut the amount of expensive studio time required for each project.
ScreenSound ADR is all about efficient workflow: The session preparation stage of the process is
handled by SpotShot, a comprehensive take logging, dialogue spotting and session preparation
toolkit. Imported scripts are automatically turned into take lists and a dedicated interface
streamlines the dialogue spotting process with 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.
At the heart of ScreenSound ADR, SpotFire presents a dedicated session management and
automated ADR interface which provides complete control of recording session workflow. SpotFire
offers a unique interface that combines a ’rehearse - record – review’ based transport control
panel with a versatile and customisable Take List that makes viewing, navigating and controlling the
recording process simple and efficient. SpotFire relies on SSL’s Soundscape DAW as the underlying
platform for audio recording, editing and mixing with all track arming, transport and recording
functions controlled entirely by SpotFire’s dedicated ADR interface. ScreenSound ADR imports
native .ptf format sessions from Pro Tools and can export finished sessions in native .ptf Pro Tools
format. If projects need to be mixed within ScreenSound ADR it includes SSL’s Soundscape DAW
with comprehensive audio editing tools and SSL’s legendary EQ & Dynamics processing plug-
ins. ScreenSound ADR ships with a mixer environment template suitable for most monitoring
requirements but for those with more complex routing or monitoring requirements, the system
features a comprehensive customisable mixer. SpotFire also feeds and controls VisionCue,
Screensound ADR’s powerful artist cue system. VisionCue is a fully integrated multi screen HD video
player with a completely customisable scrolling script, annotation, graphic timeline cue and count
in overlay. All of the text overlays are added in real time enabling edits during studio sessions and
eliminating the need for time consuming rendering. VisionCue can natively play a huge range of
video formats all the way up to Pro Res and Avid dnxhd without the need for transcoding and the
system supports BlackMagic Design video interfaces.
ScreenSound ADR is a turnkey hardware based system: The multi award winning SSL Nucleus
hardware control surface delivers uniquely customisable hands on control for accelerated operation
(Nucleus also provides 2 x SSL SuperAnalogue™ mic pre’s). SSL’s Alpha-Link audio converters offer
versatile and scalable I/O options to cater for recording. The assurance of a fully tested SSL certified
PC system completes a truly unique end-to-end solution to speed up your production workflow.