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Effectslab Pro + CompositeLab Pro or VisionLab Studio

Posted: Sat, 10th Jun 2006, 9:02am

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fleller

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I was just wondering if there was any difference between having
E-Lab + C-Lab or VisionLab studio, for example are there more grading filters and features in VisionLab Studio that i would miss out on if i got C-Lab? unsure
Posted: Sat, 10th Jun 2006, 9:14am

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Hendo

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fleller wrote:

I was just wondering if there was any difference between having E-Lab + C-Lab or VisionLab studio, for example are there more grading filters and features in VisionLab Studio that i would miss out on if i got C-Lab? unsure
On the VisionLab overview page, the filters marked with "Exclusive" are exclusive to VisionLab.

VLab also has a commercial license, which means you don't need to credit FXhome in your productions. (Although you still can if you want!)

Having all the features in one program also means that your workflow is simplified. E.g. if you need to do some greenscreen keying combined with some visual effects, then you can do it all in the one project, and render just once, instead of having 2 projects and having to render twice.
Posted: Sat, 10th Jun 2006, 7:53pm

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brennanmceachran

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Some one should sticky this and keep it at the top. There are several of the eaact same question in the forum...
Posted: Sat, 17th Jun 2006, 10:37am

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Jazzmanian

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Good timing on this, as I had a similar question I've been wrestling with. For those of us struggling to keep our non-existant budgets under control, I'm thinking I may really need to add the SFX capability to my set of tools, but VLab is still a bit pricey for me at the moment. (I'm in the process of getting a new camera and it's straining the piggy bank.) What I am fuzzy on is the "upgrade process." I currently have CLab Pro and I see that for one price I can upgrade to Vlab. However, it would be significantly cheaper at this time to just get ELab.

If, in the future, I decided I really needed those exclusive features, is there an "upgrade" option for people who have both CLab and ELab to upgrade to VLab, and if so, how much would that specific upgrade run?
Posted: Sat, 17th Jun 2006, 12:03pm

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JackPot

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The upgrade from both pro's to vlab is £179.99 - not sure about $

http://fxhome.com/store/
Posted: Sat, 17th Jun 2006, 12:49pm

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Jazzmanian

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Thanks for that. That does seem to put the shopper in a bit of a quandry, though. Having already sunk (in pounds for purposes of this discussion) 90 into CLab Pro, the upgrade from there to VLab is 240, which works out to just 20 more than if I'd just purchased VLab outright in the first place. (Both pretty high figures for some folks' wallets.) But ELab Pro is only another 90. (180 total for both Pro level products) So at that point, going the upgrade from two products route puts VLab at 360 pounds vs. dropping 180 for the combination of CLab and ELab at the pro level. Since the "professional license" really only releases you from using the FXhome logo (which isn't an issue for the fans, I bet, since we don't mind advertising the products) then I'd say that those exclusive features to VLab would have to be awfully attractive to justify another 180 pounds beyond what you get with the two pro packages. biggrin

Looking more like having the two and putting up with using two working files and giving a pass on VLab unless I hit the lotto this week. wink
Posted: Thu, 29th Jun 2006, 12:22pm

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toma41

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Think I'd go for the two. Could you not sell anything which is made with either of them, just visionlab?
Posted: Thu, 29th Jun 2006, 12:35pm

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Simon K Jones

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You can do whatever you like with projects made using EffectsLab and CompositeLab (Lite or Pro) - the only requirement is that you include the FXhome credit. As long as you do that, we don't mind what you do with your work. smile

The reason we offer a commercial licence with VisionLab is that some productions aren't able to include a credit - professional music videos, advertisements etc.
Posted: Fri, 14th Jul 2006, 8:05am

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Whong

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How many exclusive filters/effects are there for VLab approximately?

When you buy a VLab does it come with tutorial CD? I think it would be a good thing if it did, because there are many things that can be tough to learn just by yourself like masking! (Thanks Tarn for you tutorials, I've been watching a few of them, they're really superb!)
Posted: Fri, 14th Jul 2006, 8:16am

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Simon K Jones

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Glad you've been enjoying the tutorials!

You can see the exclusive filters on the right hand side of this page:

http://fxhome.com/visionlab/

VisionLab Studio (as with all our products) are available as online downloads, so it doesn't come with a tutorial CD. That's why we make all our tutorials available online for free.

We have lots more tutorials in the works which should start to appear in the next few months. If you haven't watched it already, there's a masking tutorial that might be informative.

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24572