View Full Version : Movie: Plane panic!

11-02-2005, 08:29 PM
It's March 1940 and I'm Northwest of Scapa Flow in U49, a type VIIB. I finish my patrol of AM97 and am out of torpedoes and am headed home. On the way home the weather clears so I take advantage of my deck gun by killing several helpless merchants.

This time I emergency surface to a merchant guarded by three planes. My crew efficiently sinks the merchant and downs one plane after a frightful near miss. The remaining two planes fled and I submerge into the depths once more to continue my journey home.

This movie is much smaller than my last one and is guaranteed to be viewable by everyone in Windows Media Player.

It's not that impressive of a movie because I didn't start recording until too late, but I hope you enjoy it none the less.


11-02-2005, 08:33 PM
Your afraid of Swordfish!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

11-02-2005, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz:
Your afraid of Swordfish!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Are you trying to say, "You're afraid of Swordfish!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif"?


11-03-2005, 01:13 AM

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ..I knew you€d keep getting better €¦

Small, easy D/L and worth a look for what it is.
Good capture of the flaming Swordfish against the black sky, and great job getting the camera on the impact.

Not that you€ve asked for any suggestions, but I€ll offer a couple as food for thought anyway. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

1 €" You€re engaging in surface combat, close-quarters €" and the only effect of remaining rigged for silent running, is that it will complicate your-issuing and your crew hearing & following your orders.
(Not to mention, in scene such as you€ve captured here, the voices of your crew should be yelling over the diesel engines and the din of your .88 and 20mm guns firing - for more-plausible effect as a gestalt).

2 €" Hide the Interface for everything captured.

3 €" Edit out any scene / frame(s) in which the Mouse Cursor is visible.

Obviously, these are suggestions purely from a selfish, mono-focal viewer, and are offered over & beyond the awareness that any clips like this one have value in-themselves simply in capturing a moment which occurred while on Patrol or etc€¦

All-in-all, I like it!
Good job, Wntt2rd€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~ C.


11-03-2005, 01:28 AM
What do you use for video-capture?
I've yet to come across a program that doesn't kill the framerate while capturing.

11-03-2005, 10:45 AM
Thanks for the tips Chrystine. I'm glad you liked the movie.

I think I'll take a bunch of movies and make a compilation video of each patrol--I'll only include the good stuff. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I'm still learning Windows Movie Maker, but I'm excited about adding transitions and effects and things. Stay tuned!

Wyrmo, I use a program called FRAPS. It's super simple to use and you can set your own frame rate and recording settings. I record at 30 frames per second, full screen and full sound. The only problem with Fraps is that the movies it produces are HUGE. I import them into Windows Movie Maker (included with Windows XP Pro) edit and save them. Windows Movie Maker does a great job of reducing the file size while having okay quality, although there's tons of quality/size options to play with.