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worth the extra money?

Posted: Thu, 13th Aug 2009, 5:57pm

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joe billy

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Why is vision lab more $ than Effects and Composite lab combined? Is it better to buy those two or spend the extra money to get Vision lab?
Posted: Thu, 13th Aug 2009, 6:05pm

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DVStudio

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Vision Lab offers several different features that account for the increased price.

-Vision Lab has a commercial license, which is a big part of the prcie increas and lets you not have to put the credit for FX Home at the end of your film

-Lightning generation is only in the Vision Lab Studio, Effects Laba nd Composite Lab don't offer this

-Vision Lab also offer different enhanced features, for a full comparioson, see this here!

it is true that Vision Lab does the same things as CLab and ELab, but it also adds it's own all-in-one software interface with keying, particles, lightning, grading, and more!

DV
Posted: Thu, 13th Aug 2009, 8:01pm

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TemporalCoder

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Rating: +1

The improved work-flow is well worth the money.

Before i bought visionlab it went something like this.

CompLab: Imports Video(s), Composite shots, masks etc - Export Video

EffLab: Import Video, add all effects - Export Video

CompLab: Import Video, Grade - Export Video

Back to NLE.

It also saves on drive space as a result.
Posted: Sat, 15th Aug 2009, 12:52pm

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joe billy

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hmmm... i alredy own elab so should i spend 150 for clab or spend like, 450 on vlab. isnt that sort of like buying the same thing twice? thanks for the help smile
Posted: Mon, 17th Aug 2009, 6:10pm

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TheOutlawAmbulance

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I think if you own E-lab you can upgrade to V-lab for like $100 cheaper than the original price.
Posted: Tue, 18th Aug 2009, 2:30am

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Axeman

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joe billy wrote:

hmmm... i alredy own elab so should i spend 150 for clab or spend like, 450 on vlab. isnt that sort of like buying the same thing twice? thanks for the help smile
As already explained, there are a number of advantages to VisionLab, as compared to the EffectsLab/CompositeLab combo; thus the reason for the higher cost. However, all of the functionality of EffectsLab is included in VisionLab, so in that respect it is sort of like buying the same thing twice, except you get a discount for the upgrade, as Storm Grenade already mentioned. So you don't have to pay for that part again, just for all the other radness that is part of the VisionLab Studio.
Posted: Tue, 18th Aug 2009, 3:38pm

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spydurhank

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Yes it is worth the extra cash. Try the demo if you haven't already.
Posted: Tue, 18th Aug 2009, 5:30pm

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Goldenjabba

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I really wish I had splurged and bought vision lab, but maybe the new product coming will capture my interest more smile

Vision Lab is definetley worth the $$$
Posted: Wed, 19th Aug 2009, 1:46pm

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joe billy

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Cool! maybe ill buy it! thanks guys