Mercalli 4 and Vegas 13

RZ wrote on 3/15/2015, 8:30 PM
I have Mercalli stabilizer 4. It is not a plug in. I find it painful to render out every clip from the Vegas timeline so that it can be imported into Mercalli4 and then brought back into Vegas. Is there a better workflow to integrate the two.

Also if I were to add magic bullet looks into the mix, at what stage should I apply the effect. Thanks in advance.

RZ

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NormanPCN wrote on 3/15/2015, 8:51 PM
I stabilize the camera source file(s) and then plop those into Vegas. One way trip.
Dexcon wrote on 3/15/2015, 9:50 PM
Same here ... stabilize in Mercalli 4 first and then import the stabilized files into Vegas.

You can directly import files singly or severally into Mercalli 4 without having to go through VP, and you can bulk render (export) from Mercalli 4 into you nominated folder ... then just access that folder via VP Explorer for all your stabilized files.

I always stabilize the original video clips first and apply FX (such as Magic Bullet Looks) later for the simple reason that I can always refine the FX later on without having to re-stabilize. I would think that if you add FX before stabilizing in Mercalli 4, you'd need to stabilize again any time that you want to change the FX that was used before stabilizing.

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RZ wrote on 3/15/2015, 10:44 PM
Thanks for your input. What file format do you use to export from Mercalli 4
NormanPCN wrote on 3/15/2015, 11:28 PM
AVC, Medium quality for me. GoPro Protune 1080p30, 1080p60 35Mbps sources are my input.
Richard Jones wrote on 3/16/2015, 5:21 AM
I tend to render from Mercalli in MP4 for transfer to Vegas.

It is true that, when I was using Mercalli as a Plug-In I had to be careful about what FX I used after stabilization --- some would bring up the message to stabilize again but usually colour correction, levels and curves were OK wherever you used them in the chain.

Richard
Barry W. Hull wrote on 7/8/2015, 7:41 PM
Anyone know if Mercalli is having problems? I think their website is www.prodad.com, can't seem to get it to work.
altarvic wrote on 7/8/2015, 10:03 PM
You can try Mercalli here
redpaw wrote on 7/9/2015, 6:31 AM
www.prodad.com works ok here.

also, was talking to someone from prodad (middle of june) and they said the plugin for vegas should be released 'soon' - maybe by the end of the month or next month (july)...
so hopefully it will be out really soon...
Barry W. Hull wrote on 7/9/2015, 7:08 AM
Thanks, working here now too. Same with me, I was hoping for the Version 4 plugin.
R0cky wrote on 7/9/2015, 12:12 PM
Anyone using the "intense" CMOS correction option in Mercalli 4? I do a lot of GoPro work that needs it and it crashes most of the time trying to run the analysis.

These files up to the full length that the camera records before automatically splitting.(~4 GB). It is a Hero 1. Short files usually work but when I'm shooting I usually just let the camera run since it's quite inconvenient to start and stop and you don't generally know when there is going to be a good shot.

When it doesn't crash the intense mode works amazingly well. The stabilization is much better than the plug in.

rocky