Video is a fabulous form to save memories. While I love to video these moments, I can’t keep my video still to save my life. It shakes and jumps all over the place. Mercalli Easy takes the shake out of the video with it’s easy to use software. By stabilizing the video you’ve taken with everything from a smartpone to a compact video camera, Mercalli Easy cleans up your video, without frightening you with the price. The full version is 14.95, and you can also download a free trial to test and see how you like it.
What I really liked about Mercalli Easy was the simplicity of the program. I also like that it will rotate video for you, so that if your videos are accidentally shot sideways — like a few of mine — it’s an easy correction. The drag and drop feature enabled me to pull videos from my desktop and right into the software. After processing, I was able to save in the folders on my computer that I had set up. Being able to edit the videos before I save them eliminates the need for any other video software. I can correct them as needed before exporting them.
I’ve tended to vlog as much as I could, nor share videos more often on more site due to my wobbly video work. It’s evident my work is that of an an amateurs and that deters from what I’ve been filming. Video Stabalization gave me remarkable results and as I’m not as video savvy as I’d like to think I am, made my work even easier as there are no settings to adjust. Mercalli Easy checks horizontal and vertical pan movement, roll and room, as well as horizontal and vertical tilt, then compensates.
The differences are dramatic and it smoothed out my jerky zooming and helped keep everything centered. It was fascinating comparing the original video with the stabilized version using the side-by-side feature built in the software. Using trim controls, I was able to rotate video, before saving in a range of video formats.
Mercalli Easy is just that. It’s perfect for the novice videographer or those of us seeking a simpler approach to editing.
Mercalli Easy system requirements: Intel® Core2Duo 1.6Ghz (or equivalent) CPU, 2GB RAM, Windows 7®, Windows Vista. Recommended: Intel Core™ i3 or faster, 4GB RAM, Windows 7
I downloaded a trial version of the software for review purposes and was compensated for my time in evaluating the software and writing this post but all opinions are my own.