DeFishr is a professional tool that allows you to eliminate subsequently the Fisheye effect and correct the perspective distortion, that occurs frequently when the footage has been captured with a bent lens, for instance. Therefore DeFishr is a very important tool for optimizing of valuable takes, particularly those that have been captured with Action cameras or using extreme wide-angle lenses.
DeFishr contains various camera profiles that help you correct the Fisheye effect. It also allows you to create an own profile for your camera. This is relevant when you can't find your camera on the profile list or when you are not satisfied with the results of the profiles. You can calibrate your footage directly in the program using the Calibrator. The filming of the Calibration Grid and the following analysis process the profile which is necessary for the correction.
The following reading formats are available:
mov, mpg, mpeg, mp4, mts, m2t, m2ts, m2v, avi, mxf, vob, vcd, 3gp, jpg, tif
I tried correcting three fish-eyed videos from different cameras with Defishr, and it worked very well on all of them. The interface is simple, and lets you preview the either the original video, the de-fished video, or both side-by-side. If the video has stabilization problems, Prodad recommends that you take care of those after using Defishr. That said, I took care of it up front with decent results. Jitter and other artifacts are more noticeable in de-fished video.
While Defishr comes with 14 profiles, including one generic, to handle a number of cameras, you can also create your own by recording the provided calibration grid, then feeding the video to the program. There's an embedded link to an instructional video in the separate calibration module.
Defishr does have some rough spots, all interface-related. It's apparently not bright enough to discontinue the looping playback when you want to export a file. The program sat there, failing to export until I cancelled said export, stopped playback manually, and restarted the export process. The inability to paste in the product serial number rather than type it in is a nuisance, but at least it's just a one-time nuisance. Also, without the third-party codecs Defishr wants to add to your system during installation, Defishr wouldn't open MP4 files, even though I have Xvid installed to handle that particular codec(and the reason I initially skipped installing the others).
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