FXhomer10246 wrote:Does Effects Lab Pro work with Final Cut Express?
Yes, EffectsLab (and the other Lab products) can import and export standard video and image formats, which includes QuickTime on the Mac.
Here's a rough workflow:
1. Import footage into Final Cut Express and make your edit
2. Export various clips from FCE as QuickTime movies (use 'DV', 'Animation' or 'None') which you want to work on in EffectsLab
3. Import clips into EffectsLab, add your effects, then export (called rendering) as QuickTime 'DV', 'Animation' or 'None'.
4. Import those new files into FCE and insert them into your timeline. So you replace the original footage clips with the ones you rendered from EffectsLab.
In terms of QuickTime codecs:
'None' is uncompressed, which means you get the best quality but at the price of using more disk space than if you compressed it.
'Animation' is a good option for quality and smaller disk usage.
'DV' can be used if your footage is from a MiniDV camera. Repeated encoding using the DV codec will eventually cause quality loss, though.