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My eyes open - Chromanator is dead, long live CompositeLab!

Posted: Wed, 10th May 2006, 10:03am

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As some of you know, I've been working on a feature film Quest for the Golden Rod for about 7-8 months now. I've been stuck in post for about 2 months. Lots of blue screening to take care of (didn't use green, because one of my actors was painted that color). I've been limping along with Chromantor. WAY BETTER THAN ULTRA 2 and Preimer's built in keying option. However, a slight blue halo would haunt my actors on occation. I would do various things to fix the problem, but always get stuck with a dancing border of some kinda (mainly because the actors were too close to the matte).

I just finally tried CompositeLabPro. What was taking me 4-6 hours to do in Chomantor I acheived in under 20 minutes and best of all NO HALO! It was amazing and the interface was more user friendly. I had been shy about purchaseing it before, because I had owned Chromantor for less than three months when CompositeLab came out and I felt "cheated" having just made the purchase and not really gotten into using it for anything major yet. BUT TODAY I TRIED THE DEMO. I tried it with almost every scene, even those I had previously already composited. EVERY TIME IT WAS BETTER! Plust the grading filters helped to emulate light that wasn't present in the foreground filmings. Soon as I have the money ChromantorPro is mine!

William A. McDonald

(Just might take a month or two... I'm a poor college student that is praying to what gods might be that this film makes it's money back cause I'm in debt up to my eye balls.)


PS - The website is out of date, it will be updated SOON. I'm wrapping up the interviews as we speak and the it will have a stylish new FLASH interface.
Posted: Wed, 10th May 2006, 10:11am

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Simon K Jones

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Great to hear you are finding the products useful and easy to use! CompositeLab is indeed a fairly massive jump from Chromanator, as you've noticed, and we're still working on improving it.

Thanks for your past and future custom, and I look forward to seeing your completed movie! Best of luck in recouping your invested funds.
Posted: Tue, 23rd May 2006, 12:00am

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I'm going to purchase CLab later in the summer, once I've bought a new iMac, and bought everything I need for my new movie.