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Can VisionLab's effects compare to stock footage?

Posted: Fri, 20th Nov 2009, 3:00pm

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When you walk into the store, there are of course mass products. I have VisionLab Studio and when I see those Footage: Blood, Footage: Explosions, Footage: Fire and Footage: Gore and those Footage products so I wonder if you can do all the effects of Footage things in VisionLab Studio. If you watch the film so it is an icon with VisionLab studio brand. But I'm not really sure if we can make the effects so well with VisionLab studio .. Can it?

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Posted: Fri, 20th Nov 2009, 3:15pm

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Fxhome Dude

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In reference to most stock footage the answer is no. Stock footage can create better explosions, fire, or smoke, persay that most any particle engines. That's not to say V-lab is useless. With time and work it can create awesome effects. Like muzzle flashes, optics, grading, keying. You can't do that stuff with stock footage (except muzzle flashes). Both can create awesome effects.
In referance to the video, the explsoions were done with stock footage.
Hope that helps...
Posted: Fri, 20th Nov 2009, 3:18pm

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Simon K Jones

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Are you asking whether you can create the same results as the stock footage using just VisionLab Studio?

The answer is no, although you could maybe get some close approximations in some cases.

However, to ask that questions is to slightly miss the point: the whole point of stock footage is so that you don't HAVE to spend ages trying to recreate those effects.