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Posted: Thu, 13th Mar 2008, 8:15pm

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RyanZ

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Hi all--- first post. I am wowed by Fxhome, however, have yet to buy it. I just spent some money on Pinnacle for editing, etc my movies. I am a true NOVICE, however, have a question. I have Pinnacle Studio Plus now for editing. And i really like how Vision Lab looks- I want to see if i am thinking about this correctly. I can edit clips, etc in my other pinnacle software, and then when done, do i open that clip in Fxhome and add the effects? Confused on how all this works--

thanks
Posted: Thu, 13th Mar 2008, 8:34pm

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FXhomer46784

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Yeah, you've got the right idea here.

You would export your video from Pinnacle (as an .avi or .mov) and open that clip in VLab, add effects, etc. Then you would re-render the clip in VLab with the effects. Finally, you would probably want to import the clip with the effects back into Pinnacle or a dedicated sound editing app as VLab has very limited audio support. This way, you could add sound back in, or cut the effects shot into a larger sequence.

So to get to your point, yes, VLab is fully compatible with any other video program.
Posted: Thu, 13th Mar 2008, 9:00pm

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RyanZ

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Thanks! I love this site--- i just need to save up $500:)
Which is tough with a fam and all--- better start selling my stuff on ebay! is vision lab a HUGE upgrade over the regular $150 pack?
Posted: Thu, 13th Mar 2008, 10:09pm

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FXhomer46784

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It depends on what you want to do with it. There are actually 2 $150 choices:

Composite Lab-chromakeying, garbage mattes, grading effects, and the like
Effects Lab-lightswords, particle effects, some grading effects, muzzle flashes, etc.


What VisionLab does is combines these two programs and adds a lightning effect generator, as well as a commercial license (I think there might be other minor improvements as well).

So, for example, I primarily use this software for lightsaber effects and some basic color grading. On the rare occasions when I need to chroma key something, my video editor is usually good enough. So, I just use EffectsLab. It's good enough for me.
Posted: Thu, 13th Mar 2008, 10:40pm

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MillerBros

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You can also check out the comparisons of the products here.
http://fxhome.com/products/comparison