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  • ixlor8
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    Mercalli Expert - sold in the USA?

    Check out this link:

    http://declic-video-fx.com/proDAD/Mercalli.aspx#549

    Does anybody in the USA sell this software?

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  • Blast1
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  • Blast1
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    Originally posted by ixlor8 View Post
    Questions:
    Any new information on the new patches for Mercalli Expert? Improvements?
    Can the software be purchased in the USA? Where? and cost?
    Its currently $119us and You can buy it on line and download it: http://www.prodad.de/gb/products.html
    last ser pack is 1.0.10 as of jan08

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  • ixlor8
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    Mercalli Expert

    Questions:

    Any new information on the new patches for Mercalli Expert? Improvements?

    Can the software be purchased in the USA? Where? and cost?

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  • Rusty
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  • Rusty
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    Good points, knowing in the field things rarely go as planned, so I use Mercalli on important shots that demand smoothness.
    I also support companies who provide quality products and service at reasonable prices.

    Rusty

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  • mike0130
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  • mike0130
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    I would say that there are nothing free in real world. We have to pay for everything. If you have shaking video- you can fix it but it will never be the same video as taking with tripod.
    Using any antishaking software is the last resort to make your video looks better. Better, but not perfect.

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  • vortigern
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  • vortigern
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    I have not checked what version I have yet but in the Cobbett clips as below the wheels look a bit funny and it is a bit soft but it clearly gets rid of the shake. (ignore the other clips)


    www.thevideostage.com/test.html

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  • MrWin32
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  • MrWin32
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    Originally posted by THoff View Post
    I used the trial on some footage of mine, and while I tried hard to like it, I could not come up with something that didn't have conspicuous artifacts or heavy blurring along the edge of the clip.

    Maybe the trial version is behind with updates, but the issues with the Mercalli output were just as objectionable as the shaky source that I started with.
    From the FAQs:

    After applying Mercalli the video has been reduced extremely.
    In addition the borders are very large and shown as blurred areas.
    How can this be avoided?

    and

    How does Mercalli stabilise my videoclips?

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  • Angelo
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  • Angelo
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    Originally posted by THoff View Post
    Angelo, when you get a chance, can you check the version number of your Mercalli Expert? I'd like to see how close the trial version I downloaded is to that.
    I'm using v1.0.9

    ...Angelo

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  • THoff
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  • THoff
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    Angelo, when you get a chance, can you check the version number of your Mercalli Expert? I'd like to see how close the trial version I downloaded is to that.

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  • SRsupport
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  • SRsupport
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    Thanks for that information I will look in to it.

    Steve

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  • Angelo
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  • Angelo
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    Knowing ProDAD's support they should get you some answers/fixes for your issues.

    I've only used Mercalli on Canopus HQ file formats within Edius 4.51c without any artifacts issues (if makes any difference).

    ...Angelo

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  • SRsupport
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  • SRsupport
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    I think it is very nice you don't have any issues.
    There is a blur line issue when using underscan.
    There is artifacting even when using best "settings" very visible when using Helicopter shot footage and footage where you have flowing water and moving objects.
    The list goes on.
    I do agree that their support is very good.

    Steve
    SRsupport
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    Last edited by SRsupport; 10-22-2007, 10:20 PM.

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  • Angelo
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  • Angelo
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    Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
    I also have mercali expert latest service pack and a lot of issues are not fixed.
    I use precise image analyzes (intensive rendering ) without border and all the detections and settings are tuned to produce the highest quality possible.
    But on a broadcast monitor I spot the problems right away
    A lot of issues is news to me, can you expand?

    ...Angelo

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  • Angelo
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  • Angelo
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    I never tried the trial version, but I know that the retail version never had artifacts in my footage only the softness issue which was easily spotted on my HDTV. Now with the latest update it is very hard to see any softness even with frame by frame comparison. This is when I was looking at HDV converted to HQ 480p and displayed via DVStrom2 component-out (480i) to a 720p HDTV.

    Currently I'm very satisfied with Mercalli Expert :)

    ...Angelo

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  • SRsupport
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  • SRsupport
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    Originally posted by Angelo View Post
    I agree with Rusty, Mercalli is fast as I get 5 to 7x RT during analyzing process with all 4-cores running +94%! I have Mercalli Expert that gives you more control settings.

    As for quality issues I was getting softness with older revision, but the latest update fixed the softness issue as I was doing frame by frame comparison with 720p/480p footage on a 480p timeline with no shakes.

    I also use ProDAD's Heroglyph for Animated Map Routing, Titling Effects plus I use Vitascene for it's RT GPU Filmlook Effects all within EDius v4.51c.

    ProDAD's support is top notch! If you have a problems just email them as they respond within 1-2 days (or after a weekend) depending when the email sent.

    ...Angelo
    I also have mercali expert latest service pack and a lot of issues are not fixed.
    I use precise image analyzes (intensive rendering ) without border and all the detections and settings are tuned to produce the highest quality possible.
    But on a broadcast monitor I spot the problems right away

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