ProDAD Mercalli V4 SAL+ ESD

by ProDAD MFG# PDAD/Mercalli V4 SAL+

Mercalli V4 SAL+ Now with Rolling Shutter / CMOS correction!


Examples  WITHOUT  stabilization, CMOS correction only:



Sound familiar? 

You’ve stabilized your video but the following issues remain:

    • Shrinkage

    • Image compression

    • Shaking

The reason for this is that almost all action cameras, DSLR cameras and many pro cams rely on CMOS imaging sensors. When cameras with CMOS sensors are subjected to shaking or vibrations the recorded images are often full of CMOS distortions like wobble, jello, vibration jitter, and skew.

These issues are a real challenge for typical video stabilizers, which can smooth bumps and shakes, but can’t do anything for CMOS distortions. Only Mercalli V4 SAL+ is able to correct BOTH shakes & CMOS distortions – and its automatic!

Have a look at the video on the left hand side, you will see what ONLY correcting CMOS distortions in the video looks like. Notice there is virtually no zoom-in.




First remove CMOS distortions and look forward to better overall video quality.

Jitter and wobble-free video is a critical first-step before applying any stabilization to further correct undesirable camera movements!

Forget worrying about vibration, shakes, or complicated mounting devices. Don’t get frustrated with expensive or heavy gyros or gimbals, which are not able to remove CMOS distortions and shorten battery life (if you’re shooting from an aerial plane/copter) due to added weight. Forget incam stabilization, which only decreases the video resolution, often does a sub-optimal job of stabilizing, and can’t correct CMOS distortions.

Simply mount the camera wherever you want on whatever you want and focus on getting that fantastic shot  – leave the stabilizing and distortion corrections to Mercalli V4 SAL+.


Treat yourself to the best stabilization available.


Examples for CMOS-Correction  PLUS  stabilization:












New features of Mercalli V4 SAL+ include:

Dynamic zoom-in feature reduces the need to zoom-in, improved 3D correction, and the option to de-noise video, while editing, to ensure dramatically improved results.

New “Forensic View” illustrates how images are being stabilized and assists with customized adjustment of parameters.

Quick preview provides instant side-by-side split screen comparison and helps to assess how effectively the video was corrected.

Mercalli V4’s extensive system of customization offers beginners an easy application, as stabilization and CMOS correction happen automatically. Advanced customization settings are an option for those who want more control. 

New Storyboard-function lets clips to be re-ordered freely and exported into a single file. This is a quick and easy way to export short films directly from Mercalli without needing to use an NLE.


Changes to the previous version - at a glance

    • Greatly improved video stabilization, faster and more efficient than ever!

    • Improved stabilization, optimal perspectives 
      (3D X, Y, and Z-axis stabilization)

    • Optical-Warp-Image-Stabilize-Function (Fisheye-Distortions have no negative effect anymore on stabilization process)

    • Because the Fisheye-Effect doesn´t need to be removed before stabilization rendering is faster overall and less zoom is needed

    • Numerous cameras are supported. Universal profiles included as well.

    • Dynamic Zoom Reduction (significantly reduces the need to zoom-in)

    • Improved border-boundary adjustments, which also
      reduces the need to zoom-in.

    • Increase in focus can be selected easily DURING editing

    • Enhancement of adjustability in handling of camera movement

    • Straight forward storyboard function makes arranging clips and exporting into a single file effortless

    • Super fast full screen preview with new comparison modes, original/optimized, and Forensic View makes evaluation
      of corrected video a snap 



Comparison Mercalli V4 with older versions

  Mercalli V4 SAL+ the previous version Mercalli V2 Plugins
Automatic CMOS correction      
Skew ok Limited Limited
Vibration ok - -
Wobble/Jello ok - -
Advanced CMOS Tools ok - -
3D (X,Y,Z axis stabilization) Enhanced ok ok
Dynamic Zoom-in ok - -
SmartBorder Options Enhanced ok ok
Stabilize warped (fisheye) image Optimized Limited Limited
Universal Camera ok ok ok
Glide Camera ok ok ok
Rock-steady Camera ok ok ok
Action Cam ok - -
Forensic Camera ok - -
Action Camera Optics Profiles ok - -
Editing Tools      
Clip Trimming ok ok -
Clip Rotation ok - -
Storyboard clip merging ok - -
Full resolution Preview ok ok -
Video de-noising & sharpening ok - -
GPU Support ok - -
Batch analysis of clips in media bin Enhanced ok -
Easy Storyboard function ok - -
Export Formats      
H.264/AVC - MP4 ok ok -
H.264/AVC - MOV ok ok -
H.265/HEVC - MOV ok - -
MJPEG - MOV ok - -
Apple ProRes - MOV ok - -
Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) ok - -
AAC ok ok ok
AC-3 ok - -
PCM ok - -
Import Formats      
Container MP4, QuickTime, MXF, MKV MP4, QuickTime -
Codec AVC/264, HEVC/265 AVC/264 -
File Types .mov; .mpg; .mpeg; .mp4; .mts; .m2t; .m2ts; .m2v; .avi; .wmv; .mxf; .vob; .vcd; .3gp;.mkv; .jpg; .tif; .png; .tga; .gif; .bmp; .dpx .mov; .mpg; .mpeg; .mp4; .mts; .m2t; .m2ts; .m2v; .avi; .wmv; .vob; .vcd; .3gp; .jpg; .tif; .png; .tga; .gif; .bmp; .dpx -
System requirements      
Windows 64 Bit: Vista, Win7, Win8, Win8.1, Win10,
4GB available RAM, GPU, 
recommended for max. performance:
i7-CPU, 12 GB RAM, 

graphics board with GPU and 1GB RAM

Windows 64 Bit/ 32 Bit: Vista, Win7, 
Win8, Win8.1, Win10 – 2GB-memory, 
recommended: i7-CPU, 6 GB memory
Windows 64 Bit/ 32 Bit: Vista, Win7, Win8,
Win8.1, Win10, 2GB-memory, recommended: 
i7-CPU, 6 GB memory, 
Editing application required
An actual list of supported plug-ins