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Will CompositeLab Pro do it?

Posted: Sat, 5th Jan 2008, 6:41pm

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Truckeedude

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I'm looking for video editing software and so far CompositeLab Pro and Adobe Premier CS3 have my attention. My question is….will Compositelab edit anywhere close to the performance of what Premier professes to do?
Posted: Sat, 5th Jan 2008, 8:40pm

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Axeman

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They are entirely different programs, really.

CompositeLab is not an editing program. It is specially designed for compositing, and has an incredible array of tools designed and optimized for that purpose.

If you are looking for editing software, then Premiere is much more what you would want. It is specifically designed for video editing, and is a very powerful and solid contender in that field. It also has some limited compositing tools, but nowhere near the power and abilities of CompositeLab.
Posted: Sun, 6th Jan 2008, 1:31am

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Like he said, Compositelab is for compositing and Premiere is for editing the final product.

I recommend Sony Vegas for editing over Adobe Premier. All my friends either use Sony Vegas or Pinnacle. They are both very user friendly and good programs. Try the trial versions of these three programs and see which you like the best.
Posted: Sun, 6th Jan 2008, 2:46am

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Mandalorian wrote:

All my friends either use Sony Vegas or Pinnacle. They are both very user friendly and good programs. Try the trial versions of these three programs and see which you like the best.
Vegas is great, but is not user friendly at all! razz (at least if you've never used a very complicated NLE)

As for you question, as everyone said, their entirely different. Premier is meant for editing and it has some filter presets with limited control over them. Composite Lab is meant for masking, keying, grading and such with complete control over them. It's NOT for editing, a lot of people that are new to film making seem to think that CLab is an editor.

The best choice for you would be to buy both, or get VisionLab studio instead of Compositelab Pro, it can do everything Clab and Elab can do, but more!
Posted: Mon, 7th Jan 2008, 11:10pm

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Mandalorian

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I guess that's true. I've used various NLE's such as premiere and AVID, and IMO compared to those, Vegas is a lot easier to learn. It's obviously harder to learn that say WMM or IMovie, but I like it a lot, and think it's pretty easy to get to grips with after a little esperimentation.
Posted: Sat, 26th Jan 2008, 2:50pm

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FreshMentos wrote:

Mandalorian wrote:

All my friends either use Sony Vegas or Pinnacle. They are both very user friendly and good programs. Try the trial versions of these three programs and see which you like the best.
Vegas is great, but is not user friendly at all! razz (at least if you've never used a very complicated NLE)

As for you question, as everyone said, their entirely different. Premier is meant for editing and it has some filter presets with limited control over them. Composite Lab is meant for masking, keying, grading and such with complete control over them. It's NOT for editing, a lot of people that are new to film making seem to think that CLab is an editor.

The best choice for you would be to buy both, or get VisionLab studio instead of Compositelab Pro, it can do everything Clab and Elab can do, but more!
Vegas I haven't tried, but what I can say about Pinnacle is FORGET IT!!!
If you want to move your editing to the next level you'll need a product like Premiere Pro or Final Cut... Vegas might be good, I don't know since I haven't ever tried it, BUT Pinnacle is good for beginners but it really isn't worth spending the money. Premiere is great. I'm using Premiere Pro 1.5 which is really OLD, but it's great. So CS3 would definitely be way way BETTER! biggrin
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 7:30pm

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karmacomposer

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Vegas 8 Pro is professional grade video editing software that competes, and in my opinion, surpasses adobe Premiere (I have used Premiere extensively and had numerous problems and crashes, none with Vegas).

Compositing/green screen wise, definitely buy an external program meant to do that.

Mike