Okay so I played with the software for a bit now, and I find it pretty amazing so far!
I only have trouble with one thing: creating lightsabers. As there is no built-in engine for lightsabers I guess the only way to make one is creating a white plane, masking it to the shape of the lightsaber and applying the neon glow effect to it. Now, I have several problems with it:
First of, I've created a simple lightsaber that goes off the edge of the canvas as you can see in the attached screenshot. now, the core goes straight until the edge, while the glow fades out when it gets near the edge... Is there any way to prevent this?
Second, on a black background, the saber looks alright, but as soon as I put in onto my footage, it starts looking really nooby... With blend mode at normal, the glow looks too solid, and with it set to screen it looks way too thin.
And last, it seems that you can't edit a mask while the plain is set to invisible. That's a bit annoying, because I'd like to draw the shape of the saber without it's core and glow covering parts of the footage to precisely adjust it...
So, it'd be great if there was a tutorial on making good looking lightsabers (which for me was no problem in visionlab) coming up soon.... please?