Got fisheye? proDAD Debuts Defishr


Slight curvature can be overlooked in a still image — but it can make me nauseous in a moving video. Thankfully digital video effects developer proDAD has come out with the Defishr — an automatic video fisheye corrector application for Windows.

The $79 software removes the warp and perspective distortion caused by very wide angle camera lenses. Simply drag a video clip into the Defishr app, select the camera model that recorded the video from a drop-down list, and the fisheye distortion is instantly corrected, the company says. If your camera & lens combination is not in the list of camera profiles, the calibrator tool, can create a custom camera profile.

Defishr also includes manual lens correction tools to fine-tune the lens angle and zoom, or to rotate the video and correct minor camera placement problems.

Samples of fixed video are here.

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Paul Worthington is a journalist and consumer imaging consultant. He produces the annual Future Imaging Summit at PMA@CES, and writes for PMA Newsline and PMA Magazine, as well as other publications.