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  • I have the shakes!

    Since I started shooting with my EX-1 hand held, I continue to mess up a good shot trying to get focus. I bought a shoulder brace but when using it I had to use the fold out monitor rather than the eye piece. In the bright sun it just does not work. So I am shooting handheld and many times I get a bad shake when trying to get focus. I saw the product by Prodad (Mercalli) that is supposed to work with Edius 4.x.

    Question: Does it Work as advertised?
    What effect does it have on the audio?

    Thanks folks....

    Ronnie
    www.dirtracingvideo.com
    Ronnie Martin
    Kato Video Productions
    main system: custom built by Edit HD Ultma 277,Intel (R) core (TM) i7 2600K cpu 3.40 GHz 3.40Ghz, 16GB ram, Windows 7, Intel HD (R) graphics 3000, NVIDA Gforce GT 440, C drive Samsung SSD 850 pro, video drive WD 3TB SATA, 2 LG Bluray drives, External WD SATA 2TB storage/backup drives in thermaltake Black device. edius 8.3 WG

  • #2
    It does as it says!

    I've saved badly shaken walking shots and they end up looking like steadycam.
    Because it's an imperfect world, I've also had some that look seasick and go in the trash.
    Rusty Rogers | Films
    >TYAN S7025 - 32GB RAM, 2 x Xeon X5690's, 4 x 10k video HD's, Win10 x64, BM DecklinkHD, nVidia TITAN, 12TB DroboPro w/iSCISI connection
    >RAZER BLADE - QHD+ - 16GB RAM, i7-6700HQ Quad, 512GB SSD, Win10 x64, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

    An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
    Twain - "Glances at History" 1906

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    • #3
      I guess that since I shoot and edit in HDV then down convert to SD dvd
      for my end product that I should order the Expert version since the lite version works only in SD.

      Ronnie
      Ronnie Martin
      Kato Video Productions
      main system: custom built by Edit HD Ultma 277,Intel (R) core (TM) i7 2600K cpu 3.40 GHz 3.40Ghz, 16GB ram, Windows 7, Intel HD (R) graphics 3000, NVIDA Gforce GT 440, C drive Samsung SSD 850 pro, video drive WD 3TB SATA, 2 LG Bluray drives, External WD SATA 2TB storage/backup drives in thermaltake Black device. edius 8.3 WG

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      • #4
        What effect does it have on audio?

        Thanks
        Ronnie
        Ronnie Martin
        Kato Video Productions
        main system: custom built by Edit HD Ultma 277,Intel (R) core (TM) i7 2600K cpu 3.40 GHz 3.40Ghz, 16GB ram, Windows 7, Intel HD (R) graphics 3000, NVIDA Gforce GT 440, C drive Samsung SSD 850 pro, video drive WD 3TB SATA, 2 LG Bluray drives, External WD SATA 2TB storage/backup drives in thermaltake Black device. edius 8.3 WG

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        • #5
          Your audio does not need any stabilizing I hope?:) Because Mercali only touches the video.
          Steve
          EDIUS Trainer, Grass Cutter Gold
          A proud EDIUS EDITOR
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          • #6
            Makes my audio sound like Kenny G.

            :~♫ ♫♪
            Rusty Rogers | Films
            >TYAN S7025 - 32GB RAM, 2 x Xeon X5690's, 4 x 10k video HD's, Win10 x64, BM DecklinkHD, nVidia TITAN, 12TB DroboPro w/iSCISI connection
            >RAZER BLADE - QHD+ - 16GB RAM, i7-6700HQ Quad, 512GB SSD, Win10 x64, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

            An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
            Twain - "Glances at History" 1906

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SRsupport View Post
              Your audio does not need any stabilizing I hope?:) Because Mercali only touches the video.
              No the audio is fine. Just the shaky camera shots from moving my hand to the focus ring. The Ex is not very easy to hand hold. However, the nature of the video requires me to move quickly from up on a tall platform about 30 feet above a stadium, down to the track quickly. I am just getting there huffing and puffing when I need to be shooting trying to get focus. Then I have to run back up the stadium climb up a ladder to my perch before the next race starts. By the time of the last race I am quite pooped.

              You can see an example of the shakes here www.magnoliaspeedway.net
              or here www.dirtracingvideo.com.

              These two clips were not as bad as some. Some times they are worse.

              Thanks for your help

              Ronnie
              Ronnie Martin
              Kato Video Productions
              main system: custom built by Edit HD Ultma 277,Intel (R) core (TM) i7 2600K cpu 3.40 GHz 3.40Ghz, 16GB ram, Windows 7, Intel HD (R) graphics 3000, NVIDA Gforce GT 440, C drive Samsung SSD 850 pro, video drive WD 3TB SATA, 2 LG Bluray drives, External WD SATA 2TB storage/backup drives in thermaltake Black device. edius 8.3 WG

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              • #8
                Ronnie:

                We just bought it at the office, and it does work as advertised. If you check out www.digitaljuice.com, you may still be able to buy it for half price.

                Jim

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the tip, i bought mercalli at digital juice.....
                  but when trying to apply it to terrible clip in edius, it looks like I
                  filming a bent mirror or something liket that.....
                  Is there something I am missing ?
                  A computer with a lot of stuff in it :)

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                  • #10
                    Some settings work better than others.
                    The bending is a real problem, so experiment.
                    It's not perfect, but can save some (not all) shots.
                    Rusty Rogers | Films
                    >TYAN S7025 - 32GB RAM, 2 x Xeon X5690's, 4 x 10k video HD's, Win10 x64, BM DecklinkHD, nVidia TITAN, 12TB DroboPro w/iSCISI connection
                    >RAZER BLADE - QHD+ - 16GB RAM, i7-6700HQ Quad, 512GB SSD, Win10 x64, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

                    An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
                    Twain - "Glances at History" 1906

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