FXhome's Christmas gift - the amazing v1.2.0 update!
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 1:33pm
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Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 1:45pm
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Hurrah for FXHome!
This is wonderful news! I can't wait to get home to try this out.
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 2:10pm
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Hurray! To celebrate this, here is a nice new collection of christmas wallpapers, avatars and banners!FXhome Christmas Wallpapers/Banners/Avatars
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Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 3:13pm
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My head just exploded....... I'm soooooooooooo gonna buy Visionlab now.
EDIT: Wait a minute....... I have a dual-core PC.
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 4:00pm
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Btw, does this mean Fxhome software is now "universal software" for mac,(that it works with intel mac's all the way)
I think will give me something to do this christmas. =D
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 4:28pm
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Wow! It's great to know its even fast now. I like that "3-strip filter", that makes the footage look amazing. Great work guys, and thanks alot!
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 4:46pm
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Klut - We're not Universal Binary yet but we've done some extensive speed testing - high lights are included below...
Firstly, all the software is VASTLY faster on the Mac with this version no matter what system you own. Our benchmark system (1.8GHz Dual G5 PowerMac) was between 2.3 and 10 times faster in general use of the programs compared to the previous version!
Good news for Intel Mac users is that the PowerMac was only about 25% quicker than our MacBook Pro (2.16GHz Core Duo). The MacBook Pro would be vastly faster than any single processor G5 (i.e. a G5 iMac) or any G4 system (single or dual processor).
Given that the new MacBook Pro and iMac are now Core 2 Duo (rather than just Core Duo like ours) I expect the latest 2GHz iMac, MacBook and MacBook Pro would be as fast as the 1.8GHz Dual G5 at running our software, if not faster!
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 5:18pm
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It's settled. I'm going to buy VisionLab again when I get my new Mac (in two years). Those numbers are just too sexy. And I imagine they'll look sexiest-er in the coming years.
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 6:42pm
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Hurray. Hopefully my problems will be less troublesome with these updates
Merry (Early) Christmas everyone!!
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 10:52pm
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*spins in circles*
just as i get my macbook pro vlab gets optimized. good deal. loving the grading preview.
Posted: Mon, 20th Nov 2006, 11:18pm
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Dude these upgrades OWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. (Also if you open up the lightsaber example project and turn off all the effects it's adults fighting with sticks. I found that funny) Good job with the updates though I especially like the grade preview its a big help. keep up the good work.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 12:58am
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Having run this update quite a bit in beta, I can confidently say that it is the best thing to happen to VisionLab since the original release. I'm running a relatively old Mac (Dual 1.4 Ghz G4), but with the speed increases implemented here and the brilliant optimisations by Cogz and the rest of the crew, even on my machine it now feels quick and responsive.
As for the 3-strip filter, I was quite impressed to hear that it was finished the day after I suggested it. And it works very nicely. I should have a few presets done soon that use it to good effect.
All of the other additions and adjustments are also excellent improvements, and manage to make a superb program even better. Great work guys, and thanks a bunch.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 1:07am
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You know, you guys should add that vid to the credit movies page the one with the giant!
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 1:22am
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Bought Visionlab yesterday, updates today. That kind of thing can only happen at FXHome.
The techincolor filter looks amazing, I can't wait to try it out!
The example projects were a truely GREAT idea.
Just a question, why is the installer more than three times larger than the old one for Visionlab?
Everything here looks amazing.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 1:51am
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SGB wrote:Just a question, why is the installer more than three times larger than the old one for Visionlab?
I would imagine that the difference in size from the old VisionLab installer, and the new installer, is due to all of the new content included in the download (such as the example project files, and the media required for them). Considering what was added, the difference in size is quite diminutive.
Although I had the chance to say this a few days ago, it can never hurt to hear it again, great update guys. Your attention to detail, and optimization in this update is fantastic, and far above and beyond any ones expectations.
You guys have certainly brought the programs to another level, not just in speed enhancements, but even right down to the nice new look of the splash screen. Your hard work shows, and is appreciated.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 4:52am
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Great! I like it!
One thing though... where are the examples? I know the message said on the intro screen or menu but I cant seem to find it...
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 5:15am
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Thrawn - in the File menu, select Example Projects, and it will take you to the folder where they are found.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 9:08am
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Really pleased everyone is liking the update, we've all worked really hard to make it the best yet!
Wizard - you are correct, the increase in installer size is due to the new content, example projects and associated media; we thought that even at ~50MB each installer, that was still small enough to download.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 9:46am
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jrg2134 wrote:You know, you guys should add that vid to the credit movies page the one with the giant!
Good idea jrg2134, I imagine that's something we'll look to doing soon. Due to various time constraints outside of our control we had to put the Giant example project together in just a single afternoon, from concept to completion, so it doesn't quite have the level of finesse we'd want for a finished example clip on the website.
We were actually rather surprised how well it came together, considering it was all done on the fly - the matching of the car park and greenscreen shots all went very smoothly. However, with a bit of tweaking and enhancement I imagine it'd be very suitable for the product pages, so I'll look into that once I'm back working at full speed.
Also, am I the only person that really, really
wants to go out and make a "GIANTS ATTACK!!" movie now?
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 12:43pm
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The speed enhancements, example projects and improvements to the grade object interface look the most exciting to me. I can't wait to get home and do this update. Good timing, too, as I'm getting into post production work on our christmas film this week. Man, I wish I didn't have to work at a client site today.
Good work guys, and thanks for the early x-mas gift.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 2:53pm
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Nice! I like the new options. I haven't tested the speed upgrade yet, but I'll be looking forward to it.
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 3:48pm
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Sounds great. I will install this update immediately!
Posted: Tue, 21st Nov 2006, 9:43pm
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! This is the best ROCK ON FXHOME!!!!!!
Posted: Wed, 22nd Nov 2006, 1:13pm
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x-mas time is here already.
thanks for this great update. i love the new speed.
hope you´ll be millionaires soon. you deserve it.
Posted: Thu, 23rd Nov 2006, 11:57pm
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Thanks SO MUCH...
*I am so Impressed.*
Posted: Fri, 24th Nov 2006, 3:45am
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My God! this update is totally awesome!!!
Thanx sooooo much guys! And much sucess to you!
Posted: Fri, 24th Nov 2006, 6:04am
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Whoa, this is a great Christmas present. amzing suprise, and thanks again
Posted: Sat, 25th Nov 2006, 12:56am
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Did my first render this afternoon on a pretty detailed combination. Speed increase seems to be amazing! Thanks!
Posted: Sat, 25th Nov 2006, 6:28am
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sadly, I'm having a problem. i have installed the updates susscesfully and has all the example movies, but then when i start it up it says there is a "version 1. 2002 update" when i sav it into my files, i can't find it and it seems to have been took off.
Tthis happenes everytime i start it now. any ideas?
Posted: Sat, 25th Nov 2006, 6:16pm
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Did you download the version 1.2.2 update? It was posted like 36 hours after the origina verison 1.2 update, and has some significant bug fixes.
When you say "I can't find it", what is the it you are referring to?
Posted: Sat, 25th Nov 2006, 8:38pm
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never mind now, it seems to have fixed itself, the computer seemed to strangly restart then i opened EL, then it was fine?
Posted: Sun, 26th Nov 2006, 11:25pm
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Just in time to switch versions before my next project! YES
Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 5:08pm
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Thanks for yet more amazing free upgrades.
Will my Celeron D346 benefit from any of the speed increases?
Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 5:13pm
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The Celeron D is a single-core chip so it will not benefit from the multi-threading speed increases but it will benefit from all the others. Check out the speed increases for single-core Windows machines on the original post.
Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 5:23pm
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Thanks. I'll be saving up for my multi-theading chip...hmmm, Christmas is pretty close isn't it?
What would you recommend for a good speed increase over what I have now (at the lowest price!)
Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 5:56pm
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Intel Core 2 Duo processors are the best in the business when it comes to both speed and value for money.
I must admit that of all recent mass-market CPUs the Celeron is the one I know least about (and I don't know that much about any of them
) so please someone correct me if I'm wrong in what follows.
The Celeron D works with the Intel 845 and 865 motherboard chipsets.
The Core 2 Duo works with a bunch of chipsets but the only one which crosses over is 865PE as far as I know. Unless your motherboard is a 865PE (rather than an older 865 version) then you won't be able to run Core 2 Duo without replacing your mobo as well.
Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 6:22pm
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Have just checked and I'm grinning because mine is an 865PE so I'm off to check Ebuyer and Aria. Thanks for your help.
ADDED LATER: Pentium D processors seem to be dual core - would they benefit from the greater speed boosts?
Posted: Mon, 27th Nov 2006, 6:41pm
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Pentium D would get the dual-core speed boost but the Core 2 Duo is a much better and faster chip. Aim for an E6400 or E6600 if you can stretch that far.