Yeah, thanks for this thread.
Anyway, I took your advice Bob and loaded up Edius 7.42 demo
for 30 days. I had no trouble installing even though it took almost an hour due to wanting to update itself right away as the free demo version was an older one.
So I began testing and after tracking down the different settings, got it to display 3D on my secondary monitor.
Joe Clark's claim the player is better than Vegas Pro. Yes it is. Played 3D from my TD10 and Z10K at full 29.97 and 23.976 fps effortlessly never losing a beat. I like that.
I plan to hit on Sony developers about that at NAB
Moving clips around on the timeline is effortless same as Vegas Pro but far superior to PD13. I can see if I take the time to learn Edius as well as I know Vegas, I could be more efficient with Edius.
It took me a little time to figure out how to do the stabilize and here's my opinion comparing to Mercalli:
First of all it did a nice job of working with 3D files, something that Mercalli can't do.
Second the application and ready to use was very fast.
But the results were only effective for high frequency shaky video, not for smoothing out large bumps along the way but I saw it didn't auto zoom in either so it only corrected little shake, not smooth out any low frequency bumps which Mercalli can easily do but then it wants to Zoom in on your wide angle shots so there is the tradeoff.
Barry, you were correct in your early assessment and that is Edius stabilize can be used for most corrections while Mercalli called in for the really bad stuff.
Question 1- how do you bring up the effects adjustments? Maybe stabilize doesn't have any??? I didn't get time to play with any of the other effects like color control or 3D adjustments, maybe later on tomorrow.
Question 2- Is there a way to set the secondary monitor so it has no vu meters nor run time on that little transparent overlay. I want it on my 1st monitor but not the second one. Also, I want the second monitor to show 3D but the one on the gui editor to be 2D. can that be set?
I have not yet tried to do the separate into left and right files yet, nor try to pair two camera clips to 3D yet. At some point I will probably be ready for the tutorial or video training classes.
FYI- I decided to test this out now before NAB so I can stop by the GV both and see if there are any show deals to buy it. You never know but I felt getting prepared before the show I will be better prepared to make that decision when I'm there.
I also saw there was some videos and web pages on that talked about how to reset the date to extend the trial demo indefinitely. Have you guys checked into these and do they work? I saw most of these were rather old.