proDAD GmbH, a popular maker of video effects plug-ins for the professional video editing market announced the availability of its Mercalli video stabilization plug-in for popular Windows®-based Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software applications. The Mercalli plug-in provides an elegant solution to the common problem of shaky video shot in the field where it’s not always possible to use a tripod or monopod to capture a scene. Mercalli differs from other post-production video stabilization tools as it does not require the user to struggle with baffling mathematical theory in determining the most appropriate settings to correct shaky video. The user simply selects the video to be stabilized on the timeline within the NLE software, selects a profile for correction, and Mercalli does the rest. The user can see the effects in real-time and make fine tuning adjustments on the fly.
“Every event videographer and video editing professional has experienced the pain of trying to correct shaky video” said Andreas Huber, General Manager of proDAD GmbH. “Mercalli is a breakthrough solution as it’s intuitive to use, fully automated, and produces spectacular results. And if that wasn’t enough, Mercalli integrates seamlessly into your NLE as with other proDAD plug-ins,” Mr. Huber added.
Mercalli is offered in two distinct versions. Mercalli Lite is offered for stabilizing Standard Definition (SD) and Digital Video (DV). Mercalli Expert will stabilize High Definition (HD) and High Definition Television (HDTV) video in addition to SD/DV. Mercalli also includes a bonus “Video Shaker” plug-in that allows the user to add shake to video when it’s desired.
Mercalli is compatible with the following Windows-based NLE Applications:
·Adobe® Premier Pro/Elements
·Adobe After Effects
·Canopus® Edius & Neo
·Sony Vegas/Vegas Pro
Mercalli Lite retails for $59.00 and Mercalli Expert retails for
$119.00; both products are currently available from the proDAD
webstore located at www.prodad.com