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Michael Denford
Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Aug 12, 2014 at 8:24:56 am

Hello again,

I would like give some old video footage a bit of a facelift. Ideally, I'd like to stabilize, uprez, add the usual transitions trimmings etc and render in some sort of HD Format to burn to Blu Ray.

Source footage is:
25.000 fps interlaced, 720x576x32, MPEG-2

I was looking to use the Mercalli V2 plugin to do the stabilisation, and the Boris CC Uprez plugin to try and enhance the footage.

I guess I have 2 questions. What would be the best workflow (to achieve best quality result) to do the above project? And what settings in the Mercalli stabilize, Uprez and Vegas Pro would be recommended?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks, Michael.


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John Rofrano
Re: Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Aug 24, 2014 at 3:05:48 pm

[Michael Denford] "I guess I have 2 questions. What would be the best workflow (to achieve best quality result) to do the above project?"
You always want to stabilize the original media so the correct order is to stabilize first and then uprez the result.

I show you how to use UpRez in this Boris TV episode:

UpRez SD footage to HD in Sony Vegas Pro 10

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Michael Denford
Re: Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:27:18 am

Thanks for your reply John. I checked out your tutorial episodes, which were very good.

What stabilisation settings would you recommend whilst not sacrificing too much quality?

As for the uprez, is there much difference in quality compared to a crop and resize, then render in Hd?


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John Rofrano
Re: Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:34:33 am

[Michael Denford] "What stabilisation settings would you recommend whilst not sacrificing too much quality?"
I usually start with the default Universal Camera and see how stable it gets. I like to use Glide Camera if there is panning in the shot. You can adjust the Border property to add more or less stabilization based on how much zoom you can tolerate in your content.

Check out my Mercalli tutorial: ProDAD Mercalli V2 for Sony Vegas Pro Quick Look





While not exhaustive, this will give you a good idea of how to use it.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Michael Denford
Re: Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Sep 2, 2014 at 7:12:14 am

I tried stabilising the footage as media fx, but Mercalli wouldn't let me. It said that I had to click on the clip. It seems that I need to drag the whole clip onto the timeline, then apply Mercalli as an Event fx. Does this sound right?

Would I need to render before editing? Or save this project, and nest it in another project?


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John Rofrano
Re: Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Sep 2, 2014 at 11:28:00 am

[Michael Denford] "I tried stabilising the footage as media fx, but Mercalli wouldn't let me."
Yea, the mercalli plug-in that comes with Vegas Pro needs to be used as a Media FX but the full version doesn't. It's confusing I know.
[Michael Denford] "It said that I had to click on the clip. It seems that I need to drag the whole clip onto the timeline, then apply Mercalli as an Event fx. Does this sound right? "
Yes, that's the correct procedure.
[Michael Denford] "Would I need to render before editing? Or save this project, and nest it in another project?"
All good choices and it's really up to you. I like to render the stabilized media and drop it back into the project but that's a personal preference. If you are going to use UpRez I would definitely render it out because UpRez requires that you change the properties of the media which would probably confuse Mercalli so... Stabilize -> Render -> UpRez is my suggested workflow. You could also use a nested project. That should behave the same way as rendering.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Michael Denford
Re: Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Sep 2, 2014 at 11:47:22 am

Thanks for your advice again John. Very helpful and much appreciated.


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John Rofrano
Re: Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Sep 2, 2014 at 12:05:33 pm

You're welcome Michael. I'm glad I could help.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Michael Denford
Re: Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Sep 6, 2014 at 10:38:25 am

Hi again. I have stabilised the footage, now need to uprez. I have checked out your tutorial for BCC Uprez. Before I get started, just would like to know if the results from Uprez will be superior to a crop and resize, then a render to HD?


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John Rofrano
Re: Using Mercalli V2& BCC Uprez plugin in Sony Vegas Pro 11
on Sep 6, 2014 at 2:11:20 pm

[Michael Denford] "Before I get started, just would like to know if the results from Uprez will be superior to a crop and resize, then a render to HD?"
Yes. The key to this is because of the complex sharpening that is done when you use the Magic Sharp option. It "intelligently" sharpens rather than blindly sharpening everything.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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