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Company Profile

Add special effects, titles/credits/trailers, and even stabilize shaky video with proDAD’s award-winning line up of plug-in products. Designed to seamlessly integrate with NLE solutions from Adobe®, AVID®, Canopus® Magix, Microsoft®, Pinnacle®, Sony®, and ULead, proDAD’s lineup of plug-ins are easy to use, yield amazing finished products, and are very attractively priced.

Camera Support, Stabilization & Motion Control Plug-Ins & Effects

proDAD’s Mercalli Video Stabilization plug-in is the ideal solution for taking the “shake” out of otherwise great video. Mercalli seamlessly installs in popular Windows-based NLE packages from Adobe, AVID, Canopus, Magix, Pinnacle, and Sony to perform highly effective video stabilization of video right from within the NLE’s timeline.

Mercalli analyzes the video and displays a preview of what the video will look like after stabilization, and provides specific stabilization profiles (example: stabilize video shot from moving car) and fine-tuning of the stabilization before committing to make the changes permanent. Mercalli Expert stabilizes HD/SD video, and Mercalli Lite stabilizes SD video only.

ADORAGE
Special effects packages for hobbyist and casual video editors. 10 different effects packages are currently available as well as a money saving “all-in-one” package.

HEROGLYPH
Add professional animated titles, credits, and trailers to your video with Heroglyh. Create 3D text walls like in Star Wars, lower thirds, and much more.

MERCALLI
Stabilize shaky SD or HD video with amazing results using Mercalli. Extremely easy to use and includes several stabilization “profiles” with real time preview for SD video and near-real time for HD video.

VITASCENE
Professional special effects, filters, and transitions. 500 fully GPU accelerated effects included with amazing creative possibilities.

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Articles Mentioned
The Moving Picture: Shoot, Edit, Deliver
Jan Ozer | Over the years, I've gathered some thoughts on what it takes to produce and deliver a high-quality video experience and, to a degree, succeed as a video producer. While most of this will be old hat to grizzled veterans, perhaps some newbie will find these ramblings, and the associated resources that I point to, of use.
What's New in Sony Vegas Pro 10? NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL ADDED JUNE 27!
David McKnight | After months of speculation about what would be in the latest full-step upgrade to Sony Creative Software's popular pro NLE, the new version has brought users new features and increased performance—without sacrificing stability. In this overview we'll cover many of these new features in Vegas Pro 10 that will benefit event videographers and filmmakers. Also, bookmark this page: we'll be adding new Vegas Pro 10 video tutorials every month through the first half of 2011.
Review: proDAD VitaScene V2 Pro
Jan Ozer | I've always been a sucker for a cool special effect or transition, which is one of the reasons that I've enjoyed working with proDAD VitaScene over the years. With VitaScene V2, proDAD retains the same easy to use and highly configurable workflow found in the previous edition but adds a number of very cool effects and 64-bit operation.
Video Tutorial: proDAD VitaScene v2 Pro
Jan Ozer | EventDV contributing editor and video production expert Jan Ozer provides a look inside proDAD's powerful new effects and filters plug-in, VitaScene v2 Pro
proDAD Announces VitaScene V2 Pro Effects Plug-in for Leading NLEs
Supports 64-bit NLEs from Sony and Adobe, features 100 new customizable effects, including tilt-shift
A Look Inside the New EDIUS 6
Philip Hinkle | It's been a long wait for EDIUS editors and others looking for the new full-step upgrade to Grass Valley's popular pro NLE. Was it worth the wait? Longtime user Philip Hinkle says yes, highlighting such key new features as native Canon XF and DSLR editing, new timeline functions, full-screen preview/playback, and more.
ProDAD Unveils New Adorage Effects Package 12 – Worldwide Effects
New Effects Package 12 Contains 2,000 New Travel-themed Effects including Skylines of Major Cities, Landmarks, Contours, and More - in Full HD Resolution, plus New 64-bit Plug-ins for Adobe® Premier Pro CS5 and Sony® Vegas 64-bit Platforms
proDAD Mercalli V2 Video Stabilization and Rolling-Shutter Correction Plug-in for Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Mac Now Shipping
New Mercalli V2 Mac Plug-In Offers Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, and Premier Pro CS5 Mac Users Extremely Effective Video Stabilization and Automated Rolling-shutter Correction Right on the Timeline
Sony Creative Software Licenses proDAD Video Stabilization Technology for New Vegas Pro 10 Video, Audio, and Blu-ray Disc Creation Suite
proDAD's Renowned Video Stabilization Technology Allows Vegas Pro 10 Users to Easily Rescue Shaky Video and Automatically Correct Skew, Wobble, and Jello Distortion on the Vegas Timeline
In the Studio: proDAD Mercalli 2.0
Philip Hinkle | Depending on how much you need an anti-shake filter—and particularly if you've experienced rolling shutter issues with your HDSLR or other CMOS camera—Mercalli 2.0 could be a great investment. The combination of improved shake reduction, reduced picture degradation from zooming in, and the much-needed rolling shutter correction make for a great update for a tool that was already my anti-shake plug-in of choice.
In the Studio: Can Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 Get the Job Done?
David McKnight | Sony Vegas expert and 2009 EventDV 2009 finalist Rusty Brown consider the pros and cons of Sony's feature-enriched $99 Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 for pro wedding and event videographers and others contemplating taking the Vegas plunge.
proDAD Unveils Revolutionary New Mercalli V2 Video Stabilization Products With Rolling Shutter Correction Technology
New Mercalli V2 Products Feature Exclusive New 3D Video Stabilization with Automatic Rolling Shutter Correction, Support for Windows & Mac NLEs, and a 20% Off Pre-order Special
Sony Creative Software Licenses proDAD Video Stabilization Technology for Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10
proDAD's renowned video stabilization technology allows Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum users to easily "rescue" shaky video from within the application
Sony Introduces New Versions of Consumer Software for Creative Content Production
Popular Products Including Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum, ACID Music Studio, and Sound Forge Audio Studio Offer Consumers New Solutions for Creating and Producing Digital Content
The Nonlinear Editor | NAB 2010: Random Notes
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | A few scattered thoughts on the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters show
In the Studio: Grass Valley EDIUS 5.5
Mark Von Lanken | Owning your own business has many rewards, but at the same time, it comes with frustrations. Don't let your NLE add to your stress and frustration levels. Find an editor and assemble a system that makes your editing process smooth and manageable, no matter what acquisition codec you use. Now that I shoot AVCHD and DSLR footage—which means I'm always working with codecs not designed for editing, and which is about as demanding as it gets in the wedding filmmaking world—EDIUS 5.5 is the answer for me.
EventDV-TV Presents: The NAB Show with Shawn Lam
Roving reporter Shawn Lam reports from NAB in Las Vegas in this three-part EventDV-TV series
proDAD Opens US Office, Debuts New Mercalli and Mac Support
At NAB 2010, proDAD announces opening of new stateside office in California and new version of Mercalli stabilization software with Mac support and rolling shutter feature
The 2009 EventDV 25 Awards Show
Welcome to the 2009 EventDV 25 Awards Show, presenting the 25 hottest and most influential event filmmaking studios in the world as elected by the readers of EventDV Magazine and EventDV.net. Your new all-star team will be presented over the course of 4 days--February 22-25, 2010--on EventDV-TV. Click here to see editor Steve Nathans-Kelly reveal the all-stars announced so far and show some of their signature work.
In the Studio: proDAD Adorage 11
Jan Ozer | If you're looking for a source for theme-specific transitions, check out proDAD Adorage, now up to its 11th transition package.
In the Studio: proDAD Adorage 11
Jan Ozer | If you're looking for a source for theme-specific transitions, check out proDAD Adorage, now up to its 11th transition package.
proDAD Rings in Holiday Season with Free Heroglyph Video Titling Software
Title, Subtitle, Trailer Animation Effects Software Plug-in Works With Popular Video Editing Software Programs
proDAD Expands Adorage Product Line With Effects Package 11—HD Global Travel & Flags FX
Newest Effects Package Includes Over 5,000 Stunning High Definition Global Travel Effects and Transitions
proDAD Announces Three New Creative Packs for its Popular Heroglyph Title & Trailer Animation Package
Creative Packs 3, 4, and 5 Expand Hereoglyph's Capability to Create Stunning Titles, Credits, and Trailers for Wedding, Family, Sporting Event, and Other Professional Video Productions
In the Studio: proDAD Adorage Effectpackage 10
Jan Ozer | Whether you plan to use it as a collection of theme-specific transitions or an inexpensive platform for custom effects generation, at $79, Adorage is a cost-effective and worthwhile addition to your editing suite.
What's New in EDIUS 5?
Philip Hinkle | A Guided Tour for Videographers
proDAD Announces Adorage Effects Package 10--Full HD Effects Generation
Newest Effects Package Includes Over 700 Stunning High Definition Effects and Transitions, up to 40 Percent Faster Rendering Over other Solutions
MAGIX Presents Professional Video Editing Software Video Pro X
The software is characterized by a great depth of function, flexible work flow and interface design, all coupled with the ease of use and format variety typical of all MAGIX products
proDAD Offers VitaScene and Adorage Starter Kits
Starter Kits Include up to 170 Effects and Plug-Ins for Most Popular NLE Applications
proDAD Announces Adorage Effects Package 10--Full HD Effects Generation
Newest effects package offers hundreds of stunning HD effects and transitions, up to 40% faster rendering over other solutions
NEW VIDEO TUTORIAL: Stabilizing Your Video With proDAD Mercalli
In this video tutorial, EventDV Moving Picture columnist Jan Ozer explains how you can stabilize your video effectively and efficiently with proDAD Mercalli using a host of well-chosen presets and more.
Review: proDAD Mercalli
Jan Ozer | proDAD's Mercalli is a versatile and usable image stabilization plugin that produces excellent results on footage with a range of stability issues. In testing, it produced results that were clearly preferable to SteadyMove, and it proved much more usable than After Effects. So even if you have both of these options at your disposal, Mercalli is well worth a look, especially since it only costs $119.
proDAD Introduces Mercalli Video Stabilization Plugin
Easy-to-use new video editing plugin allows you to eliminate camera shake in no time at all
Review: ProDAD Vitascene
Jan Ozer | The transitions and effects provided in Vitascene are highly distinctive and very applicable to a variety of events, including weddings, ballets, and other artistic productions. Many effects would apply equally well to business and training videos. All tested effects rendered to very high quality, and the common themes make it easy to create a consistent, polished look. As a plugin with Premiere Pro, Vitascene proved very easy to use.
Review: proDAD Heroglyph Rapid 2.6
Marc Franklin | I found proDAD's Heroglyph Rapid 2.6 to be a very capable tool for animated text effects. With minimal effort, I was able to create a number of complicated animated graphics that would have been difficult to produce in other tools. With the time it saves you, you'll recoup your $99 investment after a single job.
proDAD Presents VitaScene
Brand new render technology with fully interactive operation