Batch Processing Events with Mercalli 4 Plug-in

wwaag wrote on 10/30/2015, 3:03 PM
Just upgraded to the Mercalli 4 plug-in and was disappointed when I couldn't batch process multiple events, one of its advertised capabilities. I contacted ProDAD and they replied with a new extension attached to the email. To install, just copy the dll and png into the application extension folder under Program Data. Tried it and it seems to work very well. Here is a screen shot.




Basically, you set the parameters on the first event and it will do the analysis with those parameters for subsequent events. It works pretty much the same way as the SAL version. Another thing of interest is that unlike V2, you can now save presets.

Perhaps everyone is already aware of this, but in the event not, just thought I'd share the info. If there is any interest, I can upload the extension file to Dropbox.

wwaag

Here is the link. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vlaavwilt2rj4gt/AddMercalli_V4_1.00.zip?dl=0

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Steve_Rhoden wrote on 10/30/2015, 6:11 PM
Prodad, always fast on the ball.
This feature i guarantee will be included in their next Mercalli 4 update.
gripp wrote on 11/2/2015, 3:15 AM
Dear wwaag,

" If there is any interest, I can upload the extension file to Dropbox."

Yes please!

gripp
wwaag wrote on 11/2/2015, 10:51 AM
I added the link the first post in this thread.

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Barry W. Hull wrote on 11/3/2015, 7:20 PM
Thanks!
Gabonviper wrote on 11/4/2015, 7:41 AM
"To install, just copy the dll and png into the application extension folder under Program Data"

I am using Vegas Pro12. Can't seem to find this folder - or did you mean Mercalli - no such folder there either.
wwaag wrote on 11/4/2015, 12:41 PM
Look under C:\Program Data\Sony\Vegas Pro for a folder titled "Application Extensions'. If you don't have one, simply create a new one.

wwaag

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malowz wrote on 11/5/2015, 5:13 AM
a simple "analyze videos" script would be awesome. but mainly, analyze only the ones not analyzed yet, or modified that need re-analyzing.

but i don't think the script/extension have a way to detect if the file is analyzed or not. :(

Gabonviper wrote on 11/8/2015, 8:38 AM
The cmos fixer is not only extremely slow on Pro13 but also produces awful distortions and judder especially in strongly backlit (stage lights) concert footage. Anybody with similar experiences?
malowz wrote on 11/8/2015, 5:35 PM
have you set the "sensor speed" properly? its the main option that affect a good or bad result.

also, it uses GPU for processing. as i have a "onboard video", its considerably slow too.

Gabonviper wrote on 11/8/2015, 11:46 PM
Malowz,
Isn't sensor speed the only thing it actually sets by itself? Should I not trust tge reading it returns but alter it? How do I know what the right speed is?
malowz wrote on 11/9/2015, 3:36 AM
From the manual:

The Precise option automatically defines the method Wobble/Vibrations (Precise/GPU). There are videos that require the use of a more intense correction (GPU is utilized); this correction uses more computer power and therefore requires more time.

The Super fast option uses the method Wobble/Vibrations (Fast/GPU). Here, the GPU is used as well. In addition, the option Faster (higher latency) is activated, which speeds up the correction.

7.8. Sensor speed

A CMOS sensor reads the image data with reference to the model and location of use at different speeds. The correction of the CMOS distortion enabled by proDAD only works optimally if this speed is known. The Estimate button determines a probable speed value.

If incorrect speed values are used, this could cause an over or under correction.



i tried the "estimate" with various videos, and around 1.5~2 was the best value. i tried with a very wobble scene and got great result.
tripleflip18 wrote on 10/3/2016, 4:10 AM

hello, anyone got this to work for New Vegas pro v14?  Thank you

wwaag wrote on 10/3/2016, 10:58 AM

I haven't tried it, but since it's an application extension, it's not surprising that it won't work.  I suspect that you will have to wait for ProDad to make the necessary changes or simply use V13.

AKA the HappyOtter at https://tools4vegas.com/. System 1: Intel i7-8700k with HD 630 graphics plus an Nvidia 1050ti graphics card. System 2: Intel i7-3770k with HD 4000 graphics plus an AMD RX550 graphics card. System 3: Laptop. Dell Inspiron Plus 16. Intel i7-11800H, Intel Graphics. Current cameras include Panasonic FZ2500, GoPro Hero11 and Hero8 Black plus a myriad of smartPhone, pocket cameras, video cameras and film cameras going back to the original Nikon S.

Eagle Six wrote on 10/3/2016, 12:35 PM

Thank You wwaag, works great......

Best Regards......George

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Kinvermark wrote on 10/3/2016, 1:37 PM

hello, anyone got this to work for New Vegas pro v14?  Thank you


Vegasaur 3.0 can batch apply either Sony Stabilize or Mercally v4  in Vegas 14

malowz wrote on 10/3/2016, 1:45 PM

 

Kinvermark, can it also "analyze" the videos automatically?

Kinvermark wrote on 10/3/2016, 1:59 PM

 

Kinvermark, can it also "analyze" the videos automatically?


Yes.

malowz wrote on 10/3/2016, 2:00 PM

UHHHH, that is something then ;)

 

tripleflip18 wrote on 10/3/2016, 9:06 PM

hello, anyone got this to work for New Vegas pro v14?  Thank you


Vegasaur 3.0 can batch apply either Sony Stabilize or Mercally v4  in Vegas 14

Hello, Thank you, didn't know of such function.  I do have Vegasaur 3.0 . When i use it it applies Mercalli as the Very first Effect to the clip. even if i have CMOS Fixr there before i apply the batch stabilization.  But you have mercalli after CMOS Fixr.  Anyone knows of a fix, ?Thanks!