PDA

View Full Version : Mak'n movies



XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 06:04 AM
I was sitting here one day when my cable internet went out, and I decided to really get deep into some of the single player aspcts of FB. I soon dawned on me that if I could put a bunch of video clips together and set it to music, it would be really cool, and also a good (albiet small) way to thank everyone for all the help they give dee n0obs. Are there any good tutorials on the making of FB vids?

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 06:04 AM
I was sitting here one day when my cable internet went out, and I decided to really get deep into some of the single player aspcts of FB. I soon dawned on me that if I could put a bunch of video clips together and set it to music, it would be really cool, and also a good (albiet small) way to thank everyone for all the help they give dee n0obs. Are there any good tutorials on the making of FB vids?

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 07:35 AM
DesertPhox, if you're lacking any video capture hardware, as I am, head on over to www.fraps.com (http://www.fraps.com).
It's more than just an FPS counter. It captures video, and does a fantastic job.

Fraps 1.9 is free, and can only capture a 640 X 480 window.

If you use that, you'll have to fly at a normal resolution, save the track, and play it back at 640 x 480.

However, you can download a trial version of Fraps 2.0. It does have some limitations, though. It puts a "demo" watermark on the edges of your movie, and will only save them in half-size.

The purchased version allows you to capture video up to 1024 x 780, and works great. I liked it so much, I bought it.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Almost forgot. Version 2.0 also records the sound, too!


There are a few very useful programs you can download for free, like VirtualDub, which will compress those huge AVIs to a far more manageable DivX format. You can also use it to import WAVs, MP3s. etc, for your soundtrack. Free download, BTW.

Working with raw AVIs takes far more memory than most of us have, so I like using smaller clips. Once those clips are compressed, I use AVI/MPEG Joiner to make one continuous movie. It works very well, and seamlessly joins video and sound with no stutters or pauses. This program is a 7-day trial.

I ALWAYS want to edit my raw AVIs before compressing them, so that I can crop the screen, and add any special effects, using Jasc Animation Shop 3. That one's a 30-day trial.

However, if I edit the AVI in Animation Shop, I lose my sound, so BEFORE I begin editing, I extract the sound with OSS Audio Exctractor, which is a free download.

After the visual effects are added, You can use Virtual Dub to add in the original sound.


So, to summarize:

-Capture video clips with sound using Fraps 2.0.

-Extract sound, and save as a seperate WAV file using OSS Audio Extractor.

-Edit, Crop, etc. using Jasc Animation Shop 3. Save it as "uncompressed" here.

-Use Virtual Dub to compress the raw AVI to DivX format. Replace the audio you extracted earlier.

-Use AVI/MPEG Joiner to join all of these clips.



If you DO have a vid cap card, then ya don't need this, but maybe it'll help some other folks. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'm no expert, and perhaps there's a more streamlined process, but I'm teaching myself as I go. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Hope I helped a bit.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



http://mysite.verizon.net/res0yn9h/notpostcount.jpg

Message Edited on 07/24/03 07:37AM by BPond

Message Edited on 07/24/0307:37AM by BPond

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 10:04 AM
Thanks for sharing BPond. I'm new at this too, but love playing director! Tried Fraps 2.0 last night and was surprised by what the small app could do. My problem though was dealing with the large avi's and determining the proper codec settings. So I'm going to do the VirtualDub thing and do some testing!
The best image quality I can get so far is through s-video, Ati9700pro output & Ati7500AIW input, then through them into Pinnacle 8 or Adobe Premier. Problem is I dont have a 50ft s-video cable to connect them! LOL

If i get any positive results i'll let you know DesertPhox!



do you guys have any video's you're sharing?

S!



<center><img src=http://home.bresnan.net/~krojas/img/77banner.jpg alt="Click here to visit Maddog-Simulations.com!"> (http://www.maddog-simulations.com)</center>

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 10:08 AM
I've foun thatusing Virtual dub and TMPGE both lead to crappy, jumpy vids. I moved over to Adobe premier on a school machine. The results were - perfect! My squad leader and I are planning on making a movie about the Taran tactic used by early war Soviet airmen. Look for the movie in a week or so. We're looking for pilots for our squad. Anyone who wants to sign up should head over to www.jg51.com (http://www.jg51.com)



http://www.student.richmond.edu/~vk5qa/images/forumsig.jpg


"Come on in, I'll treat you right. I used to know your daddy."

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 10:16 AM
To bad you gotto pay for fraps 2... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

But then again i would propally also wanna get payed /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Making FB movies is fun and it can be really frustating..goodluck /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Boos16
249th
RSO

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 10:47 AM
Thanks for the help guys, ill be sure to let you know if I have any success!

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 11:03 AM
BPond wrote:
"Edit, Crop, etc. using Jasc Animation Shop 3"

There are actually possible to join, edit, crop, resize etc with virtual dub.
Be sure to check "Video->Filters"!

Editing large movies with anim.shop freezes my puter.
Otherwise a great program.

I use it primarily to make guncam vids like these ones:
http://w1.171.telia.com/~u17124028
/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



Neo_3div, now F16_Neo

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 11:26 AM
ok i have a question too. how to capture only the sound of a trk?

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 04:33 PM
UR Spine, it's been my experience that TMPGEnc has led to choppy video, whereas VirtualDub seems to do just fine for me.

F16 Neo, I use Animation Shop to add any special effects, like motion blur, shaky cam, etc. Since I'm already using it, I just do all the cropping there. But hey, that's just me!http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BTW, those are some really nice GunCams! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://mysite.verizon.net/res0yn9h/notpostcount.jpg

Message Edited on 07/24/0304:51PM by BPond

XyZspineZyX
07-24-2003, 07:21 PM
BPond wrote:
- "Edit, Crop, etc. using Jasc Animation Shop 3"
-
- There are actually possible to join, edit, crop,
- resize etc with virtual dub.
- Be sure to check "Video->Filters"!
-
- Editing large movies with anim.shop freezes my
- puter.
- Otherwise a great program.
-
- I use it primarily to make guncam vids like these
- ones:



Good stuff, your guncam's....Thre are some WWII guncam's that show those spikes on the sides, but i can't recall Which Cameras/aircraft porduced those type...perhaps you know?

Are those spikes added by you as you make your guncam film/video? OR, are they present in the FlightSim you used for screencaptures? What FlightSIm did you use?? I know IL2 and FB do Not have those spikes..
EDIT: Disregard! I now Get It!! VOW means Virtual Online War??? And that must have the guncam view?With the Spikes? (I know nothing about Virt OnLineWar, obviously.

I'd suggest that your GC clips look most realistic in grey scale...In fact, if you'd like I'd maybe be able to Host/showcase your VOW3300 on my Site..let me know...via PM on this forum or Email thru my Site. Greyscaling with virtualdub is a piece of cake, by the way...





<center>Wiley</center><center><font color="#FF0000";font size="3pt">Click HERE to visit Wiley'sWWIIGunCameraWorld (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/flightsims/oberstguncam/Frameset/)</center>
<center>http://imagehost.auctionwatch.com/preview/wi/wileycoyote2/IwoJimatiny2.gif (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/flightsims/oberstguncam/Movies/SandsOne.WMV) </center>
<center><font size ="2pt">Click Flag-Raising for the Full-Size(4.2Mb) Version</center>


Message Edited on 07/24/03 11:46AM by OberstWiley

Message Edited on 07/24/0311:55AM by OberstWiley