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Wayne Waag
Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 23, 2015 at 3:26:50 pm

Given all the gloomy prognostications regarding the future of VP, here's a bit of good news, a Mercalli 4 plug-in that allows batch stabiliztion. Also a plug-in for fixing CMOS distortion. I use the SAL of V4 which is quite impressive, but this should be even better--no more rendering out and importing back.

http://www.prodad.com/home/products/video_optimization/mercalli_v4_plug_in_...

wwaag


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Graham Bernard
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 23, 2015 at 3:29:27 pm

Thanks Waggie! - Been waiting for this'un. No extra charge huh?

Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
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Wayne Waag
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 23, 2015 at 4:21:07 pm

No extra charge huh?

Yeah, it's a freebie. LOL. For owners of V4 SAL, it's $79 US, which I think is a bargain. That includes both the Stabilization and CMOS fixer plug-ins. The 20% discount seems good through the end of October.

wwaag


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Graham Bernard
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 23, 2015 at 4:27:04 pm

Well, I went through the upgrade option - having the SAL already - and it "appears" I am paying for the SAL again. Look at the list on the proforma. I could be wrong.

Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge


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Wayne Waag
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 23, 2015 at 5:06:37 pm

Here's what I get for upgrade from SAL to the Suite.



Once I enter my SAL activation code, I get this.



I seems you're only paying for the 2 plug-ins.

wwaag


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Graham Bernard
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 23, 2015 at 5:13:14 pm

Yeah, I went further than that screen and the next screen lists SAL aswell.

Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 23, 2015 at 7:59:20 pm

I purchased the package, as the reviews and demos are amazing.

Here's what I got ...

A fully functional standalone product
A CMOS plugin for Vegas that I cannot register (it rejects my code)
A Mercalli plugin for Vegas that doesn't even appear in the effects list.

I've emailed for help; we'll see what they say. But so far I'm (obviously) not very happy.


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 25, 2015 at 5:20:42 am

So, this is interesting ...

Customer Service was able to get my CMOS plugin working (they don't have a solution, yet for the absent Mercalli plugin) .... but the CMOS plugin is acting weirdly.

This is source video ... https://www.dropbox.com/s/4iwn36n8m5vayi9/G0016077.mp4?dl=0

The CMOS Fixer plugin produces this output, with a really weird flicker on the left side of the frame.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0y6qev22fp1iw5n/prodad%20test.mp4?dl=0

Note, that that's the side covered up by the "source" when you have the system set for horizontal compare ... you'd never see this when testing until you do an actual "results" output.

The same results happen with the SAL+ application, as well ...


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Tenchi Muyo
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 25, 2015 at 9:18:24 am

Lol i used your orignal clip and stabilized it with SAL4+
with intensive repair with level 6.

But i have other problems see my clip:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jukgkghxfygoq4z/G0016077.mp4?dl=0


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 25, 2015 at 9:08:19 pm

Wow ...that wobble is something else.

the clip I did, something's gotta be wrong in the CMOS Fixer functionality ... the LEFT side has issues, but the RIGHT side does not ...

Makes me really wonder ...


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 26, 2015 at 2:13:55 am

Ok, so new clip ...

The previous one used a rubber shock mount on the GoPro, which may have produced wobble past what prodad can handle.

This clip is a straight mount w/a bicycle seat-post mount clamp. It seems much a much better output ...

Remember this is CMOS fixer only ... no Mercalli.

Split view : https://www.dropbox.com/s/zu5hcjwcyk3rdoc/prodad%20test%202%20split.mp4?dl=...

you can really see how the CMOS plugin stabilizes things.

Result output : https://www.dropbox.com/s/yodht4oxxphtbfn/prodad%20test%202.mp4?dl=0

this one it almost looks like (yes, pardon the pun) the camera is on rails.


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 27, 2015 at 11:35:57 pm

So, I gotta ask ... has ANYONE been able to successfully install the Mercalli v4 vegas plugin?

ProDAD is telling me they can't reproduce the issue, and I can't get it to work on any PC I own, on any OS (win7 through 10).

No matter what, the Mercalli plugin just doesn't appear in vegas.


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Mark Barton
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 3:22:32 am

I just downloaded the demo version of the Mercalli 4 Suite and I see both plugins in SVP 13 under proDAD Mercalli v4 and proDAD CMOS fixr.

Running Windows 7 Pro


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 3:30:21 am

Ok, so what's different then?

I do the same thing, I only see CMOS fixer in Vegas Pro ... I've tried both 12 and 13.

Win7 pro, x64, with an AMD R9/270 video card. It's fully up to date on all drivers and windows updates.

I tried the same thing on a windows 10 system ... same exact result ... and that's an nvidia box.

Both systems are intel chipset motherboards.

Got any ideas?


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Mark Barton
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 4:21:06 am

Check the Mercalli log file for clues. I found mine in the appdata roaming. See image for the path, replace my username with your login.



My log chose detecting Vegas Pro 12 and 13 and copying files to each version.


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 4:25:49 am

Nothing useful there ...

Per that log, both plugins are installed and registered.

Yet, only the CMOS one appears in Vegas.


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Mark Barton
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 4:43:01 am

Very strange. So did you confirm the file is where the log said it put it? The screenshot shows the location and file size of the ofx file within the bundle on my system. This is the demo version of the Mercalli v4 Sony Suite.



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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 4:45:41 am

Yeah,

Same file, same location, same size. Matches exactly.

There's no difference, btw, between the demo and the purchased product ... you just enter your registration code and it changes from demo to normal.


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Mark Barton
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 5:24:18 am

So, you mentioned it happens on every machine you own. Is there anything similar to each of those machines? Same antivirus software perhaps? I know that is a slime chance that it is detecting a false positive on only the stabilizer plugin and not the CMOS Fixr. How about the way you invoke the installer? Are you using an account that is normally an administrator or is it a restricted user and you put in the admin password when prompted? You could try running the installer with the right-click option to "Run As Administrator". In my case my account was already administrator.


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 5:32:08 am

Yeah, I'm running as administrator. do have the same antivirus; but the antivirus logs don't show any record of picking up the file ... it's ESET NOD32.


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 5:34:01 am

And tried disabling antivirus ... no effect.

What's bizarre is the same exact behavior on win7 and win10.

The two systems couldn't be more different than each other ... different video cards, motherboards, etc.


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Mark Barton
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 5:51:10 am

I own Mercalli v3 SAL. I just noticed that although the demo installed for me both plugins, I cannot find the v4 SAL+ application to compare to v3.


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Aleksey Tarasov
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 28, 2015 at 5:53:17 am

> " I cannot find the v4 SAL+ application to compare to v3."

V4 has its own installer


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Martin Rockwell
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 29, 2015 at 2:53:38 am

Anyone already using V2 plugin? After i install V4 no vegas project using more than one instance of V2 will open. I have to uninstall V4 to open those projects.

Uninstalling V2 makes no difference as vegas still is looking for the plugin when it opens a project.

rocky


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 29, 2015 at 3:02:57 am
Last Edited By Jonathan Deitch on Sep 29, 2015 at 3:38:57 am

Okay, today windows update decided it needed to update on the win7 system ... and lo and behold, now Mercalli appears in Vegas! So .... check this out ...

The original video (w/lens correction to fix fisheye) :

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3f98bvyhjtn4skq/prodad%20test%202%20nocorrect.mp4...

The corrected video ... cmos fixr / mercalli v4 :

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q62vym87gjsg6qb/prodad%20test%202%20corrected.mp4...

and in case you don't realize just exactly what magic this has wrought ...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zu5hcjwcyk3rdoc/prodad%20test%202%20split.mp4?dl=...


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Wayne Waag
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 29, 2015 at 3:32:47 am

[Jonathan]

Your second link is the same as the first--uncorrected.

wwaag


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Jonathan Deitch
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Sep 29, 2015 at 3:39:25 am

eyooooooooops ....

edited and fixed.


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Mercalli V4 Plug-ins for Vegas Pro
on Oct 2, 2015 at 8:38:34 am

Having no issues here at all from the initial start.
All i can say is finally! been waiting for this Vegas plugin
version for a while, and its exceptional, just as the stand alone.

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
http://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia


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