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FXHome Products: Effectslab

Posted: Mon, 19th Jun 2006, 7:39pm

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Chronicartfreak

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A group of friends and myself are planning to create a 'tv series' for our next project, and my interest has returned to the FXHome products due to this latest venture. I am particulary interested in EffectsLab and EffectsLab Pro. However, I'm slightly concerned about the difference between the two variations of Effectslab. I'm a tyro when it comes to video editing, so I am unsure of whether or not Effectslab Pro would be a good investment.

Could someone shed some light on the pros and cons of Effectslab and Effectslab Pro?

I suppose that describing the sort of effects I need might be useful. Our series is going to require a myriad of special effects. Muzzle flares, light sabers, spells, explosions will all be used. Also, more than one of these effects will most likely be required per frame. We will most likely make use of minimal overlay effects, such as the warm or cool colors filters or the Silent-hill oriented filter. Nothing else comes to mind at this particular moment; I suspect this lack of thought might be the result of fatigue, however. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted: Mon, 19th Jun 2006, 7:52pm

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Garrison

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Try to seach in this forum for the similar questions. Scroll down and look at the topics and you can get a feel for the differences in Elab Lite and ELab Pro.

Also, if you are planning to do a "TV Series" then MY suggestion would be to at least get Clab Lite as well. The options to grade and color change will greatly enhance the look of your series.
Posted: Mon, 19th Jun 2006, 8:41pm

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BackOfTheHearse

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Go to the product pages... it specifically describes the differences between the Lite and Pro options. It's what they're there for, read them.
Posted: Mon, 19th Jun 2006, 9:22pm

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TimmyD

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Garrison wrote:

Try to seach in this forum for the similar questions. Scroll down and look at the topics and you can get a feel for the differences in Elab Lite and ELab Pro.

Also, if you are planning to do a "TV Series" then MY suggestion would be to at least get Clab Lite as well. The options to grade and color change will greatly enhance the look of your series.
Yeah, definately either search or visit the product pages for the pros and cons.

I happen to be working on a Four Part thing myself (which was actually the product of watering down a "TV Series"), and if you want to make it look good in terms of grading, Clab is an excellent choice, providing, of course, that your NLE doesn't already do grading. For instance, Clab would not be a good purchase for me, because Final Cut Express, my NLE, can composite and grade just fine.
Posted: Tue, 20th Jun 2006, 1:09am

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SGB

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if you want grading, get effectslab pro. However, it would probably be a better idea to get effectslab lite and compositelab lite. It gives you more options. But if you can only get one, get elab pro.
Posted: Tue, 20th Jun 2006, 9:37am

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Simon K Jones

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If you're making a funded television series, I'd recommend going for VisionLab Studio as it offers the most options as well as a commercial licence.

Otherwise, I would recommend going for the Pro products as they offer high functionality but at a very affordable price.

The Lite products still have many features but are aimed primarily at beginners and hobbyists, so you might find them restrictive after a while if you are reaching for professional results.