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Old July 26th, 2008, 01:59 AM   #16
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Image softness is dramatic.
I drop a very light sharpen filter on the event and the render looks perfect.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 02:45 AM   #17
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I drop a very light sharpen filter on the event and the render looks perfect.
Nice one Tony! Smart thinking.

I have DeShake, SteadyHand and now Mercalli.

Merc:
Pros for me - Inside Vegas; Stupidly easy to use; Tweaks for when I want them; registration was painless and final "cleared" registration/activation happened 12 hours later.

Cons for me - Not found much yet. The Frame edge fill is a bit "slurppy". Ah yes! Keyframing WITHIN VEgas is not available - and this was one of the variables that I would have preferred to have. I saw the demo of is being change over time. Looks like it's back to Split Event procedure. When will Vegas get the plugin option more available to 3rd party creators?

What I am really interested in are the aerial shots that appear to be awesomely corrected.

30 quid? No brainer. - But I still have deshake and SH up me sleeve if needed!

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Old July 26th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #18
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registration was painless and final "cleared" registration/activation happened 12 hours later.Grazie
Hmmm . . . I'm now just over the "usually within 24 hours" for my download/activation link email. The money has been taken from my credit card though. I'm guessing that if there is a human being involved in this transaction then I won't see my software until after the weekend. Not very impressive.

I can't understand why an online trading company has to take so long to process an order. Why can't it be instant like so many other web vendors? In this day and age we (rightly) expect downloadable software to be available instantly.

This kind of thing smacks of an underfunded/understaffed business that doesn't have the wherewithal to invest in a decent online trading experience for its customers.

Let's hope the funds are being channelled into R&D instead!

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Old July 26th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #19
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WOW! That is a long time!! I must've been lucky?

After I got the software - see below, my registration doc was generated and THAT took only 2 hours.

I did my "deal" overnight and during the working week. So overnight maybe that was useful - dunno . . ? And you not got any software yet? Blimey-Riley!

Here's my experience:

Day 1 - Paid 10:30pm - went to bed!

Day 2 - 1:30pm - Access to download - Downloaded and checked and fiddled a bit. OK, access to download was 15 hours later not 12 hours - but not MORE than 24 hours?

Day 2 - 2pm - Sent registration details

Day 2 - 4pm - Final registration in place

So my final registration only took 2 hours. But I was up and running well within 24 hours?

Hope you get it soon. 24 hours? And no software? Woah . . .

However, you can play with it while you wait for final registration.

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Old July 26th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #20
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Yeah, bummer huh?!

Hey ho - big family and friends bbq at our house today so too much to do now and too little inclination to stare at a screen tomorrow!!

Have a good weekend.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #21
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I drop a very light sharpen filter on the event and the render looks perfect.
I do that too. Otherwise the footage would be too soft to use (for me).
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Old July 26th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #22
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Hmmm . . . I'm now just over the "usually within 24 hours" for my download/activation link email. The money has been taken from my credit card though. I'm guessing that if there is a human being involved in this transaction then I won't see my software until after the weekend. Not very impressive.

I can't understand why an online trading company has to take so long to process an order. Why can't it be instant like so many other web vendors? In this day and age we (rightly) expect downloadable software to be available instantly.

This kind of thing smacks of an underfunded/understaffed business that doesn't have the wherewithal to invest in a decent online trading experience for its customers.

Let's hope the funds are being channelled into R&D instead!

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Same for me. It's ridiculous that in 2008 we have to wait a day or three (over the weekend) for an emailed registration key?

What's next, installing on dual 5 1/4" floppy discs?

Oh, my other complaint, the shopping cart MADE me buy a backup disc for $25. Glad I had a discount code.
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