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Effects Lab-Lite or Pro?

Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 10:06pm

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DrJambi

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Hello all, I'm interested in purchasing Effects Lab, what are the differences between Lite and Pro apart from the lack of HD support in Lite.

Are they both vista compatible, and could I upgrade from lite to pro?

Thanks for your time.

-Paul
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 10:21pm

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Axeman

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Yes, they are both Vista compatible, and there is an upgrade available from Lite to Pro. Of course, it is cheaper to get Pro in the first place. For other differences, have a look at the product pages. Look for the "Pro" icon next to features exclusive to the Pro version.
Posted: Sun, 28th Oct 2007, 10:31pm

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DrJambi

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Thank you for your speedy reply, was very helpful. I think I'm going to go for Pro.

Oh and by the way, taking for example the hotel scene in the promo for Effects Lab. How is it possible to add a flame effect to a hotel shot thats already moving, or is it just a case of moving the effect frame by frame to stay in line with the hotel shot?

Many thanks smile
Posted: Mon, 29th Oct 2007, 12:45am

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Axeman

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In that particular case, a large still image of a hotel was used, and the camera movement was added in post-production.

For a genuine hand-held shot that was similar, you would have to manually track the effect to line up with the footage. Using keyframes, you probably wouldn't have to move it frame-by-frame, but it still takes a lot of time and effort.
Posted: Wed, 28th Nov 2007, 8:24pm

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DVStudio

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Go for pro. Both are vista compatible, as said.