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Vision Lab (Is it Really worth it?)

Posted: Tue, 3rd Oct 2006, 5:42pm

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Dancamfx

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As you can see I own EffectsLab Pro and CompositeLab Pro but Ive looked into vision lab and noticed in sense its just effectslab pro and composite lab pro put together, along with the commercial License and some more filters. But the question is, Is it really worth $270.00 USD to upgrade? Is there any thing thats just amazing with Vision Lab?
Posted: Tue, 3rd Oct 2006, 6:59pm

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Dancamfx wrote:

Ive looked into vision lab and noticed in sense its just effectslab pro and composite lab pro put together, along with the commercial License and some more filters. But the question is, Is it really worth $270.00 USD to upgrade? Is there any thing thats just amazing with Vision Lab?
Amazing? Maybe not, but even in what you state, the commercial license itself is a deal. Having both products in one interface is nice to have so I don't have to flip back and forth between programs, BUT you also get to use EVERY preset that comes out if you have VLAB.

I think it's worth it, but I never bought Elab and Clab prior to Vlab so maybe it would be better to use that money somewhere else. It depends on your financial situation really.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Oct 2006, 11:16pm

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The primary difference is not intended to be cool other features; the difference IS the commercial license.

Some of the exclusive features are very nice; Bleach Bypass and Diffusion are filters I find myself using a lot, for example, but these exclusives are more of a bonus than a reason for the price difference.
Posted: Wed, 4th Oct 2006, 1:53am

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Dancamfx

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Alright, Thanks you Guys!
Posted: Wed, 4th Oct 2006, 2:45am

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I upgraded from both pro versions because of the commercial license (I was able to budget it in so that was handy) every once in a while I find myself making shots that would require me flip flopp (quite a few of the shots in True Love Waits would have been harder with seperate programs) however most of the time I find myself using features in Composite Labs, but I don't have tons of gun battles mix in with stylistic grading. So if you need gun flashes/lens flares/light sabers AND grading and time is more valuable then money VisionLab will become amazing because of saved time. But if you have all the time in the world and it's a choice between a light + a C-Stand or VisionLabs, I would go with the hardware.
Posted: Wed, 4th Oct 2006, 11:55pm

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Dancamfx

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SlothPaladin, so you think if I can get the money, I should Upgrade? I mean After you made the switch, Did you regret it a little or would you never go back to having the two pro programs?

Oh yeah and another question. Does the Commercial license just mean that you dont have to put FXHOME in your credits or is there more?
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 1:02am

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SlothPaladin

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I don't regret it at all, I was creating a web page intro for The Fresh Element (see it here until they get there site live) and there was no way I could credit FXhome, so it was either buy VisionLab or not use FXhome software, and I had to use it, so I just added the upgrade price to my bid on the job, when I got the job I was able to pay for the upgrade, the price did not cut into my profits. If I was working on a shot that required both EffectsLab and CompositeLab I would find it frustrating, but if I was working on simple effects I don't think I would be that bugged. I would have been very bugged on True Love Waits though, lots of effects in that movie. It's very nice, I don't know how much spare money you have lying around so I don't know if it's the right choice for you. If I did not have it right now, but had used it for the job at a friends house I would not buy it because I am very short on cash. Right now hardware is much higher on my priority list then software. But right now I have a hard time justifying spending money on a night at the movies.

Am I glad I have it? Very! But do you have the extra money to spend on your movies? Do you find flipping back and forth between ELab and CLab annoying? Do you have the movie making hardware you need at this point? I can't deside for you.
Posted: Thu, 5th Oct 2006, 1:49am

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Alright, thanks for the response SlothPaladin.
Posted: Sun, 8th Oct 2006, 6:01pm

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I do agree, that the commercial license is a great thing in VLab, but I still think that 500$ is a big price, around 350 to 400$ would seem a lot more better, of course I do understand that you want the best price for your work which you've created. But please concider lowering the price at least a bit biggrin unsure
Posted: Sun, 8th Oct 2006, 8:23pm

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Dancamfx

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If the upgrade price from Clab pro & FXlab pro to Vlab was a little cheaper I would buy it no questions asked. But Im now considering buying Vlab once Im able to get the money. Thanks everyone for responding to this post, It really helped me make my decision.
Posted: Sun, 8th Oct 2006, 10:13pm

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SlothPaladin

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No problem man!
Posted: Mon, 9th Oct 2006, 2:24pm

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Whong wrote:

I do agree, that the commercial license is a great thing in VLab, but I still think that 500$ is a big price, around 350 to 400$ would seem a lot more better, of course I do understand that you want the best price for your work which you've created. But please concider lowering the price at least a bit biggrin unsure
I don't think the price is too cheap. The FXhome team have to live to and the amount of features, quality, support, customer interaction is well worth every cent. Besides, if it was much cheaper, it would almost be free wink
Posted: Mon, 9th Oct 2006, 4:18pm

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Digerati Media wrote:

Whong wrote:

I do agree, that the commercial license is a great thing in VLab, but I still think that 500$ is a big price, around 350 to 400$ would seem a lot more better, of course I do understand that you want the best price for your work which you've created. But please concider lowering the price at least a bit biggrin unsure
I don't think the price is too cheap. The FXhome team have to live to and the amount of features, quality, support, customer interaction is well worth every cent. Besides, if it was much cheaper, it would almost be free wink


Yes I fully agree! The FXhome team have worked a lot to bring us these great products, and they deserve their money!
I just have to wait that I'll have enough to buy it, luckily it isn't around a 1000 $ like the Adobe After Effects, now I don't really know, but what I have seen is that VisionLab is much more simple than AE and is still "in my opinion" much better than AE.

I have to just wait. I love those tutorials on this Website!biggrinbiggrinbiggrin
Posted: Sun, 15th Oct 2006, 8:59am

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Chief Corn

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well i'm an old alamdv user that upgraded to effectslab pro when it was released, and i finally made the jump to visionlab studio just a few hours ago and to me it was worth it. it seems like a lot of money up front but sometimes when you go cheap you do end up spending more.
Posted: Wed, 18th Oct 2006, 2:49am

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Whong wrote:

I do agree, that the commercial license is a great thing in VLab, but I still think that 500$ is a big price, around 350 to 400$ would seem a lot more better, of course I do understand that you want the best price for your work which you've created. But please concider lowering the price at least a bit biggrin unsure
Well, as you can see, I own neither of the products, so I may not know much, but I DO know that $500 for VisionLab Studio is the ideal price for special effects programs:

1). You have the features of EffectsLab Pro

2). You have the features of CompositeLab Pro

3). It negates the requirement of giving FxHome credits (don't get me wrong, FxHome is the greatest resource for getting special effects).

4). Lowering the price (I think) would lower FxHome's budget, just by a couple hundred dollars (or GBP).

5). You won't find any other reasonably priced software anywhere else.

So, Whong, (I appologize if it sounds like flaming), keep these reasons in mind why VisionLab Studio has a big price...
Posted: Sat, 21st Oct 2006, 1:36pm

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Whong

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kingofbladeslv wrote:

Whong wrote:

I do agree, that the commercial license is a great thing in VLab, but I still think that 500$ is a big price, around 350 to 400$ would seem a lot more better, of course I do understand that you want the best price for your work which you've created. But please concider lowering the price at least a bit biggrin unsure
Well, as you can see, I own neither of the products, so I may not know much, but I DO know that $500 for VisionLab Studio is the ideal price for special effects programs:

1). You have the features of EffectsLab Pro

2). You have the features of CompositeLab Pro

3). It negates the requirement of giving FxHome credits (don't get me wrong, FxHome is the greatest resource for getting special effects).

4). Lowering the price (I think) would lower FxHome's budget, just by a couple hundred dollars (or GBP).

5). You won't find any other reasonably priced software anywhere else.

So, Whong, (I appologize if it sounds like flaming), keep these reasons in mind why VisionLab Studio has a big price...
Yes kingofbladeslv, you're right. It is a fair price for a software like VisionLab. I just have to save some money to get one. biggrin