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Vignette Mercalli V2.1 SAL

Have you ever heard about Mercalli ?


As you already know, Mercalli is available in three versions:

  • SAL version (for Stand-Alone) is a full version but is not integrated with your favorite non-linear editing software;
  • PRO version includes the SAL version and a Plugin that allows integration into your favorite NLE software. But be advised that the plugin has fewer parameter settings than the SAL version;
  • EASY version which is a simplified SAL version


Currently it is the Mercalli version V2.1, which is ongoing. If you want a more precise idea about the conditions of installation and ownership of the software in its SAL version, you can refer to our new tutorial :

>> "Installation and Overview Mercalli 2.x Stand Alone Version" <<

If you want to know more about Mercalli, you can consult our previous articles on the subjects, read proDAD Mercalli new version = V2 or Mercalli V2: unlocked Studio plugin available  as well as Mercalli EASY (proDAD). You can also consult:What is Mercalli and our video.

Take note that it exists multiple possibilities to upgrade from Mercalli V1 expert or light edition as well as Mercalli Easy to V2 SAL or V2 PRO. The 25% discount on proDAD Mercalli is still available on our website in exclusivity:

For Pinnacle Studio / AVID Studio :

For all (compatible) non linear video editing software (excepted Pinnacle Studio) :

Mercalli EASY, to be used outside non linear video editing sofware:


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Thursday, May 2, 2013 6:33 PM
I purcheased the Avid studio plug in but it didn't seem to contain the SAL version.I do not have the Easy version,it is defintely V2 Pro.I have recently restored windows and that brought all the functions of Pinnacle 16 back to original. I haven't looked at the software since I got it working inside of studio 16.Is the SAL included with what I have and if so how to I activate it, or is there in advantage to having the Stand Alone?
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Friday, May 3, 2013 10:55 AM
Hello Graham,

Did you purchase on our website ? On AVID website ? On Pinnacle website ? On proDAD website ?

If you have V2 PRO, you should find in the start menu the SAL version. But honnestly, if you have the plugin, there is no interest in having the SAL...

Friday, May 3, 2013 11:05 PM
Thank you.That is exactly what I wanted to know. I looked it up and I purchased this from Avid's website.Won't be doing that again. The version I have is Pro V2 SE (for studio).
Another question, I have pre ordered ProAdrenalin for my GoPro.Will I still need Mercalli V3 for other non GoPro mp4 files?
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, May 4, 2013 1:24 PM
Hello Graham,

The version you bought from AVID is only valid for Pinnacle/AVID product.
If you bought on proDAD website, it's valid for all non linear video editing software (and in addition on our website you enjoy a 25% discount).

For non GoPro camera, you will need DefishR or Mercalli V2.
Anyway, wait a little bit to check proDRENALIN if it can be used for non go-Pro (might be a trick).

Sunday, May 5, 2013 6:13 PM
Thanks for the advice.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Monday, May 6, 2013 11:46 AM
Hello Graham,

I had the following information which might interest you:

proDRENALIN is more rudimentary (but quicker) than DefishR (one of the reason of the low price for proDRENALIN).

Defisher is a specialist in its field. So it can reduce optical distortions in the best condition, and in addition it has lots of detail adjustments as well as it can be used on any camera and not only the given profiles. proDRENALIN is dedicated to GO PRO camera.

Same for Mercalli which is a specialist in its domain.

Monday, May 6, 2013 5:20 PM
I will end up with both.My only complaint about DefishR is it's speed.Them hamsters must be working as hard as the ones in Mercalli.I've notice a slight loss of picture area due to what appears to be the use of zoom but it does do a very good job of takeing out the artifacts of the extrme wide angles.I have used it with the Hereo HD and 3.I have also found that it is worth experimenting with the different presets to get the effect you want.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:50 PM
Thanks for this feedback Graham, very much appreciated.

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