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Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 9:38pm

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KeenToLearn

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Hey,

I am new to scene and have a few questions:

1. Can I use Effectslab and Compositelab with any NLE? Or does it only work with some?

2. Is there a specific reason you would want to switch from just getting Effectslab (and using it with your existing NLE) to getting Visionlab?

3. If I am thinking about getting Visionlab, why Visionlab and not AfterEffects?

Thanks!
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 10:11pm

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MoltenWhale

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1. They work with any NLE.

2. VisionLab comes with a commercial license, EffectsLab doesn't. VisionLab also can do green screen and lighting effects all in one program.

3. Because VisionLab is freaking awesome same with all the other FXhome software!
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 10:22pm

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KeenToLearn

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Thanks

on 3. - although I trust the conclusion, could you elaborate on how you got to it? smile
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 10:23pm

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MoltenWhale

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KeenToLearn wrote:

Thanks

on 3. - although I trust the conclusion, could you elaborate on how you got to it? smile
You mean how I bought the program?

Products/EffectsLab Pro/Shopping Cart
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 10:28pm

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KeenToLearn

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No more like, how did you decide you wanted it vs. other products? I mention After Effects but were there other that you considered and why did you ultimately decide FxHome was the best?
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 10:33pm

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goddard996

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1. As mentioned above, yes you can use effectslab with any NLE but you can only import .MOV and .AVI video into effectslab.

2. Vissionlab is both compositelab and effectslab in one application with a few extra features (such as the lightning engine) and a full commercial licence frown in. It is a lot faster and more practical to be able to do compositing and visual effects in one application instead of switching between the two; also a commercial licence is vital if you want to charge for your work ECT.

3. The main reason to go with Vissionlab is that you can do a lot of cool effects that you can do in AfterEffects but for a fraction of the price. But if you are interested in some slightly more advanced visual effects and want to go in to the visual effects business it might be better to buy AfterEffects.

Hope this helps biggrin
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 11:06pm

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KeenToLearn

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Thanks that is very helpful - to be honest, I think it will just be a hobby for me smile...so the process of trying to figure out where to start seems like it is much more work than it should be

Do a lot of people on here want to "be in the business"?
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 11:14pm

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goddard996

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I’m sure there are many here that want to go into the VFX business (me included smile) and I think there are a few that already make a living form filmmaking and visual effects. As you want to do this as a hobby a highly recommend getting Vissionlab.
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2008, 11:16pm

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spydurhank

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What made me choose this programs over others was the price at first. I was a bit intimidated by it after I first bought it and for a second thought I was a little over my head but then I watched the video tutorials and read the text tutorials as well. Even then I was still taken back but I asked a few questions in the support forums which is great because there are a ton of folks in this community that have years and years of experience that can help you out. For A while there I even considered buying After Effects but I realized that if you use your imagination you can figure out how to get effects that other programs are capable of. I'm not knocking After Effects but with this program you get more bang for your buck and you can achieve some amazing visuals once you get the hang of it. the site and its products are always getting updates, getting better and better. this program is user friendly and fun to use but its up to you to make up your own mind. so make the right choice for you. tard
Posted: Mon, 1st Dec 2008, 4:46pm

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KeenToLearn

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Thanks this is very useful - it is just very useful to get other people's take on the decision

Any others?