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Posted: Tue, 26th Aug 2008, 2:29pm

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Lerman Productions

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would it be smarter to buy composite and effects lab instead of vision lab? it would save American $200
Posted: Tue, 26th Aug 2008, 2:51pm

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Axeman

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If you don't mind including an FXhome credit in your movies, and using separate programs for compositing and effects, then yes, it is a good idea. Many people are running both apps and are quite happy with them. Other people need the commercial license offered by VisionLab, or prefer the workflow of everything being in one interface. Its basically a matte of budget and what exactly you require from the programs.
Posted: Tue, 26th Aug 2008, 4:09pm

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Lerman Productions

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do composite and effects lab still have the adds that come with the demo version of vision lab?
Posted: Tue, 26th Aug 2008, 7:22pm

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SilverDragon7

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Lerman Productions wrote:

do composite and effects lab still have the adds that come with the demo version of vision lab?
What? adds? Do you mean adds (as in advertisements) or add-ons (Presets)?
Posted: Tue, 26th Aug 2008, 9:50pm

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Axeman

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VisionLab has exclusive features that aren't in either of the other programs. If you must have these features, then VisionLab is the only option. But the far majority of VisionLab's features can be found in either EffectsLab or CompositeLab.
Posted: Wed, 27th Aug 2008, 12:16am

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pixelboy

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It should be mentioned that VisionLab is the only one with the Lightning engine, which is pretty darn useful in my experience.
Posted: Wed, 27th Aug 2008, 12:54am

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Qbeck

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I'd say if your a really basic movie maker go with elab only. But I think you should go with visionlab if you want both. It's so much easier to handle if you need to do both effects in 1 scene