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General Product FAQ

Posted: Tue, 3rd Oct 2006, 7:16pm

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Garrison

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Aloha People,

I have taken it upon myself to create a General Support FAQ for the most common questions. Hopefully those new to the site will find these useful.

Thanks,
Garrison


GENERAL QUESTIONS

PRODUCT REVIEWS
Set 1
Set 2

TUTORIALS
Video
Text

WHICH TO BUY?
VLab vs ELab & CLab
ELab vs CLab
VLab vs ELab & CLab
DV/Lite vs Pro
ELab vs CLab
Opening ELab in CLab
VLab vs ELab & CLab
General Elab Questions
Which to Get?
CLab and ELab Compatability
Color Grading Filters
Producing TV Series
Mac Universal Binary
Pro Vs Lite
Compatability

UPGRADING FX SOFTWARE / UPDATES
Lite to Pro Upgrade
Free Updates

WHAT VIDEO FORMATS WORK WITH FXHOME PRODUCTS?
Types of Files
Supported Video Formats
Importing Photoshop Files

PLAYBACK PROBLEMS
Choppy Playback
Rendered Clip Stutters
Render Formats

MOVING FXHOME SOFTWARE FROM MAC to PC / INSTALLING ON MORE THAN 1 COMP
FXHome on Mac & Windows
Installing On Multiple Computers

WIDESCREEN and 24P QUESTIONS/PROBLEMS
16 x 9 Resolution
Rendering 16 x 9
Footage No Longer Widescreen in NLE
24p Footage
Import and Export 16:9 Anamorphic

AUDIO
Retaining Audio
Uncropped Audio Layer
Retaining Sound
Setting In and Out Points
Sound Issue Using Windows Movie Maker

STOCK FOOTAGE
Compositing With Black Background
Compositing with White Background
Looping
Keying With "Add" or "Screen"

PRESETS:
Everything you need to know about Presets
Importing Preset PACK Problem

ALAMDV PLUGINS:
What is a Plugin versus a Preset?
How Do I Get The AlamDV Plugins?
Converting AlamDV2 Plugins in ELab
FXLab Won't Recognize AlamDV Plugins
Duration of Plug-Ins In Timeline

GREENSCREEN:
Set Up Placing Image
How Green is Green?
Key Grading
Can I Use Green Tarp?
Pre Key Grading

CLONING
Tutorial
Limits on Cloning?
Cloning Problem

INTERLACING
Interlacing Issues
Render = Lines?
Muzzle Flash Disappearing

Last edited Wed, 26th Dec 2007, 2:34am; edited 18 times in total.

Posted: Tue, 3rd Oct 2006, 7:18pm

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mattio

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Nice FAQ there Garrison, good for fxhome newcomers. +1
Posted: Wed, 4th Oct 2006, 11:35am

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Simon K Jones

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Good stuff Garrison! I'm sure lots of people will find this of use. I've stickified it to help people spot it.

Thanks for all your hard work!
Posted: Wed, 4th Oct 2006, 11:46am

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Jazzmanian

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Holy cow. You used on of my questions in your list! Excellent collection Garrison. +1 for sure.
Posted: Wed, 4th Oct 2006, 5:38pm

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Garrison

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You're welcome guys! It's the least I can do for the great site, community, and awesome software to boot.
Posted: Fri, 6th Oct 2006, 1:57pm

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film freak

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Good FAQ Garrison!biggrin It should really help with general problems people are having with Effectslab, Visionlab, or Compositelab.
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 11:18pm

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Lattestone671

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Nice FAQ Garrison! This helped me.
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 8:34pm

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Antilles

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Very nice, but the "What is a PLUGIN versus a preset" link seems no longer to work...