Ok one more question.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 7:21am
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So I have yet to buy this product but am close, Like next two weeks close. I wanted to see how I would do with the trial first- which so far so good ... i'm pretty happy with it. What I'm confused about and please excuse my noob-ness is AlamDV needed in order to use the plugins on this site ... which some look really cool , or can I just import the files into FXhome and chromakey away ... I've never done 3d rendering and am not very artisticly inclined . I downloaded blender and opened it and felt my soul shrivel in terror, I just want to use the effects here for my little fan fun movies with friends. Please let me know. Thanks and by the way I enjoy the community here I read a lot of th posts and watch a lot of the movies and you all are very helpful and welcoming.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 7:25am
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AlamDV is a very old product which was completely replaced by the 'Lab' products.
EffectsLab, CompositeLab and VisionLab are NOT plugins - they are stand alone video products. Check out the demos to see which one is right for you.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 8:14am
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The old AlamDV plugins are provided as free downloads, and can be imported in to the Lab products like normal stock footage clips. You definitely don't need AlamDV, which is a good thing as it hasn't been sold for about seven years.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 4:47pm
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Ok great ...thanks .. I know these questions are very basic but ... how do you know if you never ask apparenty i'm 7 years behind LOL . So I'm thinking i'm just gonna do EffectsLab. I think it will work just fine for me. I have 2 compositing programs now. The AlamDV plugins would work wih that right? Can you key out the background in effects lab? Or are most of the plugins on a transparent BG. Again hi Tarn and I appreciate all the help I can't wait to post some fun home movies up here. Should be entertaining.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 7:37pm
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Most of the AlamDV plug-ins will work with EffectsLab, yes. This knowledgebase article
deals with how the plug-ins should be handled in EffectsLab.
There are some instances where plug-ins won't work the way you would like in EffectsLab, mainly due to the fact that they are mostly user-created, and sometimes the methods used to construct them weren't ideal. It really depends on who the builder was. But the majority of them will work fine. For the ones that don't, the very end of that article explains ways to work around it.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 9:14pm
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Great! Thanks Ya'll!
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2011, 6:36pm
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I just wanted to say thanks for helping me make my decision, I purchased the Effects Lab Pro and look forward to sharing my movies with ya'll.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Apr 2011, 6:49pm
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Awesome! We look forward to seeing them. Have fun with the software!