SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aerial drone and GoPro-type action camera users who use a Mac know all too well there has not been an easy way to fix shaky, janky, and warped videos without spending serious money, but that ends today. proDAD is pleased to announce that its Mercalli EZ Mac software is now available, and it delivers big improvements to problem videos for a small price. Mercalli EZ Mac is based on the same technology as the professional-grade Mercalli SAL Mac video stabilizer and CMOS correction application however EZ is a mostly automatic tool with very simple interface for those who just need a quick cleanup of a shaky, wobbly, warped video clip and don’t need all the pro-level adjustments.
proDAD’s Mercalli video stabilization technology is legendary and is relied on by major studios, video editors & post-production specialists around the globe for one simple reason: It works. And works well, delivering the best possible stabilization with minimal resolution loss due to zoom-in that is required for stabilizing video. proDAD also pioneered CMOS distortion correction to remove jitter and wobble from video, something completely different from camera shake that stabilization alone can correct. Automatic fisheye warp removal is also a proDAD innovation as is stabilizing warped videos correctly when the fisheye warp is a desired look. Wrap all 3 of these technologies into a single macOS application and automate them and you have Mercalli EZ Mac.
“Drone-flying and GoPro-wearing consumers and enthusiasts want their videos to look great but don’t necessarily have the skills or the budgets that professionals have to fix them,” said Robert DeMoulin, CEO of proDAD, Inc. “While some camera and drone makers have in-camera stabilization, Mercalli EZ actually does a better job smoothing things out, and significantly better than even iMovie’s stabilizer. Because Mercalli EZ does its magic after the video is recorded, it gives people the freedom to forget about clumsy sticks and just focus on catching the action.”
Mercalli EZ Mac Features
- Automatic 3-axis video stabilization and rolling-shutter distortion correction;
- CMOS distortion correction to remove jitter, wobble, and “jello” from video clips;
- Fisheye warp removal;
- Automatic warped video correction by simply selecting the camera model used;
- Video clip editing features including simple trim editing and rotating the video clip in 90-degree increments;
- Side-by-side or top-bottom preview of corrected video with the original clip;
- Export clips in ProRes 422 or H.264/AVC formats. H.265/HEVC will be supported in an upcoming update;
- Fully functional 30-day trial version; exported video contains a watermark which is removed when the software is activated.
- Economical upgrade to Mercalli SAL Mac if advanced features & capabilities are desired.
Pricing & Availability
Mercalli EZ Mac is available today for an introductory special of $29 until October 31, 2017 at which time it will be $39.95. Upgrades to Mercalli SAL Mac are $110. Download the free trial version or learn more about Mercalli EZ at prodad.us.
proDAD develops and distributes innovative video effects and image enhancement solutions for creative video editing and multimedia applications. Founded in 1990, the company serves the international market with numerous renown, and award-winning, products including Adorage® and VitaScene® video effects products, Heroglyph® video titling, and Mercalli® video stabilization and rolling-shutter correction plug-ins for popular video NLEs. proDAD also develops action/sports camera video enhancement as stand-alone tools, including ProDrenalin, ReSpeedr, and DeFishr. Headquartered in Immindingen Germany, proDAD also maintains a branch office in the US.