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Is it necessary to buy Composite lab if...?

Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 2:08am

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ChromeHeart

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Is it necessary to buy composite lab if i get final cut pro? I know that in final cut pro you can work with blue/green screens.. isn't that what composite lab is all about? btw.. im new to keying or greenscreening and im trying learn but this would help me get a start so i know where to put my money. thanks..
Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 3:06am

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brennanmceachran

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I dont think it is necessary to buy composite lab if you have Final Cut Pro but if you do you wont be disaponted.
A list of features:
http://fxhome.com/compositelab/compositelab-techspec.html

Im sure you can do some of these things with Final Cut Pro but I think Compositelab is so worth it! Try the demo, test it out for yourself
Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 4:43am

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Axeman

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It is not necessary. For basic compositing, Final Cut can do a fine job.

This is not to say, however, that it would be pointless. Getting a good, clean greenscreen shot can be rather difficult on an amateur, no-budget or low-budget production. These are the situations where the advanced tools and capabilities of CompositeLab really show their worth. When the shot you need to key is mediocre or poor, or has other elements that need to be removed with garbage mattes, CompositeLab will come through for you.
Posted: Tue, 4th Apr 2006, 6:18am

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ChromeHeart

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cool thanks a lot.. i will definitely think about putting money into since i am working with no budget and i'm already incredibly impressed after i bought effects lab... thanks again.