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Old September 20th, 2008, 05:17 AM   #1
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Hi,

Does anyone know if Mercalli works with the new 8c version? I have it on 8b and it's fine but I just want to make sure before I download 8c.

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Old September 20th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #2
 
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yes, it works fine
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Old September 20th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #3
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Many thanks Bill.

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Old September 20th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #4
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Yup. I used it last nite.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 04:24 AM   #5
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I'm very grateful Sean.

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Old February 25th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #6
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I'm considering buying Mercalli for a big project. Those of you that have used it with Vegas Pro, are you satisfied and does it integrate well? I really haven't found anything comparable that works in Vegas Pro. Thanks.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 11:14 PM   #7
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I'm considering buying Mercalli for a big project. Those of you that have used it with Vegas Pro, are you satisfied and does it integrate well? I really haven't found anything comparable that works in Vegas Pro. Thanks.
It integrates well, but overall I'm not that impressed. Do a search for Mercalli in this forum for a few threads on it.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:03 AM   #8
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I got it during a half price promo. It's worked well enough for anything I've used it on. I'm sure there are better products out there, but for the price I'm not unhappy with it. It does indeed make handheld shots less seasickness inducing.

I'd give it an "OK"

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Old February 26th, 2009, 05:25 AM   #9
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Rick,

I did buy it and it works fine in 8c. It doesn't cure all faults but it's a very useful tool for most situations.

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Old February 26th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #10
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Yeah, I heard about the registration issues. That's another fear I have since the company is in Italy. Any other recommendations for a similar plug-in or standalone that works with Vegas? I have a lot of shaky video to fix. ;)
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Old February 26th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #11
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I had zero problems with registration. By the way proDad is in Germany not Italy. I own 3 proDad products and I have never had any issues with any of them. The only real problem I have with Mercalli is that it doesn't play well with Neat Video.

This link is to a video that I used Mercalli on. I intentionally left the border so you can see how Mercalli is stabilizing it. You just need to watch the first minute.
http://www.bhagavideo.com/CProjects.html
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Old February 26th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #12
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Any other recommendations for a similar plug-in or standalone that works with Vegas?)
The free Deshaker (from John Meyer) is worth a try.
Here's the link to the page where you can get it.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 05:03 AM   #13
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Yes, the John Meyer deshaker is an excellent product. The only problem is that it involves an extra step outside Vegas but if you can live with that it is certainly worth looking at (especially as it is free!).

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Old February 27th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #14
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Thanks, Mike, but I have no desire to work with VirtualDub. Just another layer of complexity my workflow on this project doesn't need. Guess I'm stuck with Mercalli, but at least I can bill the client for it. ;)
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Old February 28th, 2009, 05:11 AM   #15
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I don't think you'll be disappointed as I have been pleased with the results far more often than not - a lot depends on choosing the best correction profile for the shot in question and this can sometimes involve a bit of trial and error although this can be quickly done. Good luck.

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