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question about effects lab pro and production order

Posted: Wed, 28th May 2008, 8:27pm

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RyanZ

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Okay, so i am probably dumb for asking, but i have Pinnacle right now-- so , is effect labs pro, etc used for after i film and edit in Pinnacle? Like an after effects? Or do i take the raw footage, first put it in effects pro and then edit it, then take that and open it in Pinnacle? Confused... thanks
Posted: Wed, 28th May 2008, 8:51pm

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D3L3T10N

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They are used for adding special effects and grading etc. after you have already done the basic editing with software like pinnacle. First put your raw footage in Pinnacle, edit it, then import whatever footage you want to add effects/grading to in to Effects/Composite/VisionLab. Btw, there's no such thing as a stupid question, only a stupid answer.
Posted: Wed, 28th May 2008, 9:08pm

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RyanZ

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Thank you very much! I thought so, so had to ask-- i appreciate it
Posted: Wed, 28th May 2008, 9:42pm

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Limey

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D3L3T10N wrote:

Btw, there's no such thing as a stupid question, only a stupid answer.
There's no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.


yo, here is a list:

1) capture the footage from your camera to the computer

2) take that footage and import into elab

3) add the effects that you want to add

4) render the footage

5) take the rendered footage and import it into pinnacle

6) now you can edit the whole movie in pinnacle

The reason why you just put in the raw footage that needs effects instead of the whole film is so you can save time on rendering. Rendering the whole film out of pinnacle and then out of elab would take a lot longer than if you only rendered the clips you needed out of elab.

Good Luck Man
Posted: Thu, 29th May 2008, 9:51am

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Simon K Jones

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You're not forced into doing things in any particular order, but there is a generally accepted order of post-production that is worth sticking to:

1. Complete a rough edit in your editing program.

2. Export the specific shots that require effects.

3. Create the effects, then export them out of EffectsLab (and any other effects programs you use).

4. Import the completed effects shots into your editing program and complete the final edit.

5. At this point you can do grading and sound editing, as the visuals should now be locked in place.

Hope that helps!
Posted: Fri, 30th May 2008, 2:35am

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Jabooza

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Limey12345 wrote:

D3L3T10N wrote:

Btw, there's no such thing as a stupid question, only a stupid answer.
There's no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.
Or you could just stop trying to sound intelligent about it and accept the fact that there are such things as stupid questions, stupid answers, and stupid people. smile
Posted: Fri, 30th May 2008, 10:26am

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SketchWork

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Tarn wrote:

You're not forced into doing things in any particular order, but there is a generally accepted order of post-production that is worth sticking to:

1. Complete a rough edit in your editing program.

2. Export the specific shots that require effects.

3. Create the effects, then export them out of EffectsLab (and any other effects programs you use).

4. Import the completed effects shots into your editing program and complete the final edit.

5. At this point you can do grading and sound editing, as the visuals should now be locked in place.

Hope that helps!
This is the order we perform everything in our company.