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Which one to buy?

Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 3:02pm

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Siobhan73

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I'm not sure which one to buy. I am trying Vision Lab Studio but want a green screen, I see there is a sale on now but want to buy the right one. Can somebody help with advice here please. There is a big difference in prices.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 3:18pm

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Travis Kunze

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This is the best deal over all, because you get.

http://fxhome.com/visionlab-premium-bundle

Vision Lab Studios, which is Effects Lab, and Composite Lab in one with a a commercial license for the most part.

VideoWrap for your file types. (Which I wish I had bought)

A huge greenscreen!

Plus bonus effects footage, and tutorial DVD's, its a good deal overall.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 3:39pm

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Siobhan73

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Thanks for the advice. Hubby kicking about it as even at the sale price it is a little expensive for a pensioner. I will have to have a think. Or a 'get round hubby' chat!!!!!
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 3:45pm

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Travis Kunze

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lol No Problem, yeah I understand that it is a little bit much for people who may not make a lot... I was stupid and when I bought it I spent half my savings and was out of a job... now Im broke.
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 3:47pm

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Simon K Jones

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VisionLab Studio, VisionLab Bundle and VisionLab Premium Bundle all contain the same version of VisionLab Studio.

The difference is that the two bundles also include other things, and therefore have higher prices. Whether you want to buy a bundle instead of the program on its own will depend on whether you are interested in the additional items or not.

You can find out exactly what is in the bundles here:

http://fxhome.com/products/
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 3:53pm

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cavickers

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how much is it to comvert clab to visionlab
Posted: Wed, 14th Jan 2009, 3:57pm

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Simon K Jones

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You can upgrade to VisionLab from CompositeLab for $259 at the moment. Check out the store to view all your options.

http://fxhome.com/store/
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2009, 2:20pm

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Siobhan73

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Travis Kunze wrote:

lol No Problem, yeah I understand that it is a little bit much for people who may not make a lot... I was stupid and when I bought it I spent half my savings and was out of a job... now Im broke.
I believe it. Hubby has said a definite NO to my buying this and I can understand. We are both pensioners and I guess we can't afford it. Will have to win the lottery I guess!!

Thanks for all you help
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2009, 2:22pm

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Siobhan73

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Tarn wrote:

You can upgrade to VisionLab from CompositeLab for $259 at the moment. Check out the store to view all your options.

http://fxhome.com/store/
I tried the 'TRY' of composote Lab but didn't find it as good. what do you think?
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2009, 2:23pm

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Simon K Jones

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Well, CompositeLab isn't stricly as good as VisionLab because it doesn't include all of VisionLab's features. But, then, VisionLab is more expensive.

So it really depends on your specific needs.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2009, 2:26pm

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Siobhan73

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I want a green screen and to be able to put sound on it - Does CL do that please?
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2009, 2:30pm

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Simon K Jones

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None of our products include sound editing features. You should use an editing package such as Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere or Apple Final Cut for that kind of thing.

Our products don't come with actual greenscreens as standard. However, if you order the VisionLab Premium Bundle or CompositeLab Bundle you'll receive a greenscreen as part of the package.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2009, 2:39pm

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Siobhan73

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Oh - so I can get a green screen with Composite which is more my price in the sale. Can I edit with SerifX3 or Power Director? Shall try this again with the free download and see how I do. Many many thanks
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2009, 2:47pm

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Simon K Jones

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I'm not familiar with SerifX3 or Power Director, I'm afraid. Personally I'd recommend Sony Vegas for beginners or people on a tight budget.
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2009, 2:50pm

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Siobhan73

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OK thanks a lot
Posted: Thu, 15th Jan 2009, 11:38pm

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junfanjohn

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Sony Vegas is a really nice editing program... Not as extensive as avid, but still quite a bit of tools to get you where you need to be, I also recommend it. Not to mention it works well with Wax.
Posted: Fri, 16th Jan 2009, 3:00pm

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Siobhan73

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I had Sony Vegas on my XP console, but wheen I got Vista it didn't ork with it and I gave it away. At least I think I did, will have tocheck