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Question about FX lab pro

Which is better to get for your average 14 y/o filmmaker who wants some serious BAng for his buck!

Compostlab20%[ 2 ]
Fxlab80%[ 8 ]

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Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 12:09am

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Fxmasta

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Ok, so I am going to get Fx lab here in a month or so. I have the demo but before i get it i have one question. I've been using the demo and in the effects there is the grading and you can do day for night, Night vision ect. Is this in the full version? Cause i need that for something im shooting. If its not in FXlab I'll have to get Composite lab. Thanks!
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 1:26am

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Thrawn

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Everything that's in the demo will be in the program.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 2:21am

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Serpent

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Fxmasta wrote:

Ok, so I am going to get Fx lab here in a month or so. I have the demo but before i get it i have one question. I've been using the demo and in the effects there is the grading and you can do day for night, Night vision ect. Is this in the full version? Cause i need that for something im shooting. If its not in FXlab I'll have to get Composite lab. Thanks!
CLAB and ELAB do completely different things. Look at the features. CLAB is all about compositing several pieces of footage together for visual effects and ELAB is all about the generators. Both programs are great. Personally, I find CLAB more useful in more situations, I find it more capable of infinite possibilities, ELAB seems to have more specific functions (I know stock footage, grading, and particles can have infinite results; that's the best way I thought to explain it).

So really, the best answer is "both." Start with the one that will do the most for you at first, and save your pennies if you feel you need the functions of the other.
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 8:25pm

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jawajohnny

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You should check out the comparison chart...

http://fxhome.com/products/comparison
Posted: Tue, 17th Jun 2008, 11:03pm

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SketchWork

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Hey Fxmasta,

If I was 14 years old then I think I would go for EffectsLab because you will get an imediate WOW factor added to your movies through the inbuilt particle effects, muzzle flashes, etc.

CompLab is the product to invest in when you want to start playing around with greenscreen keying and digital grading effects.

To be honest if I was still 14 (I'm now 31 - eek) then I would have a lot more fun adding light swords, realistic gun firing effects, magic and smoke effects, etc and for that you need EffectsLab.

I hope that helps you out. If you need a little more why not download the demo version and test drive both products.

Take care future film buddy,

Justin
Posted: Wed, 18th Jun 2008, 12:36am

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Plainly

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Just to show you the side opposite to SkethWork's:

I'm 14, have VLab and use it mostly for its compositing work and grading (aka the stuff CLab's better at). I find it awesome to be able to make my movies take any settings I want which, accompanied with some knowledge in 3D, makes me be able to do practically whatever I want.

Elab, on the other hand, does great optics, I think. It's the feature I like best.

Really, I think you should just go with what floats your boat. And if your boat doesn't float, greenscreen it, cause otherwise you'll drown.

Plainly
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 2:36pm

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razerlazer2

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Hi im 13 and i find composite lab the product i use most out of the two.
its realy fast to get two grips with and you can produce amazing shots there both great but my favourite i would say is composite lab.

razerlazer2
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 2:43pm

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B3N

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Seeing as everyones giving their age, I'm 16.

I think you should think about what it is you want to do. Do you want to do effects or compositing? Think about it then purchase.
Posted: Fri, 27th Jun 2008, 2:46pm

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Travis Kunze

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Compostite lab is for stuff like green screen etc.

Effects Lab is for things like Muzzle Shots, explosions.

I am 15, start drivers ed in two weeks. YAY