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#1 Hapeyron

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

Hi! I read there's need for video editing, and I'm interested. I'm currently working with video edition and video effects. Once I enjoyed the game, I created a video, but I'm having troubles with screen capture. I don't know if it's my computer limitations (i5 3.2Ghz, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 64Mb) or if it is a codec issue (I created with CamStudio, Microsoft Video 1). There are some reasonable shots, but mostly there are lags. I posted it in Youtube, you may take a look: 0 A.D. promotional video. So, take it as an example and, if you like this one, tell me what do you need now.

I hope you like the video.

And about the screen capture, if it is possible, tell me a good (free) software for doing it. I know Camtasia, it is great, but I don't have it, and can't afford it right now. I use Windows and Ubuntu, so, if there is an Ubuntu alternative for doing it, I'm able to do it.

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#2 Gen.Kenobi

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:22 AM

I liked your video editing. Looks really nice!

I guess there's just one mistake on the video: When you said about Celts...I guess they were the Iberians :P
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#3 Hapeyron

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:35 AM

Oops, sorry, I didn't see. And I think I left two cultures out (Celts and Romans). Thank you for point this. I'll pay more attention next time. Anyway, I intend to make another video (with the right names Posted Image and all cultures) as soon as I get better images from the game.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:42 AM

personally, I would stick with more "RTS" camera angles. The game doesn't look so good at more cinematic camera angles. :/
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:44 AM

**dreams** Ah if just... Normal/Bump/Spec maps...**dreams**

/ Wakes up :P
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:58 AM

personally, I would stick with more "RTS" camera angles. The game doesn't look so good at more cinematic camera angles. :/

Agree with ya there ... keep the camera at a good distance, showing off huge arrays of buildings and massive land fights ... that's more suitable for a strategy game like 0 AD (y)
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#7 Pedro Falc„o

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:39 PM

The shining water attract the attention of most gamers, so show the quality of our water. Also you forgot to add the game slogan "0 A.D.: history is yours for the taking!".
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

And about the screen capture, if it is possible, tell me a good (free) software for doing it. I know Camtasia, it is great, but I don't have it, and can't afford it right now. I use Windows and Ubuntu, so, if there is an Ubuntu alternative for doing it, I'm able to do it.

I have found that recordmydesktop works fairly well. I have a slower processor but better graphics card, so I would expect this to be ok for you as long as the game runs normally without lag.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

I've recorded most of my 0.A.D. videos like this one using Camstudio. I'm hoping this enhancement ticket gets completed soon so that the Camstudio recordings can show the 0.A.D. cursor. I also have Fraps, but that's not free.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:59 PM

CamStudio? Are we talking about the same program? :P
What were your settings? How did you get CamStudio to record in such High-Quality? And ingame?
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:28 PM

CamStudio? Are we talking about the same program? :P
What were your settings? How did you get CamStudio to record in such High-Quality? And ingame?

I use the Xvid codec on high compression, so the videos aren't actually that good quality, but are sufficiently smooth and the filesizes are tiny in comparison with other programs.
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#12 Hapeyron

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

Thank you, quantumstate. Indeed, recordmydesktop is very good. It still lags, but comparing to CamStudio, it's better (at least in my computer). I'm going to use it for my next video.
shnbmwn and Mythos_Ruler, I'll take your suggestions. It was fun doing that kind of cinematic angles, (maybe I keep a few), but I'll emphasize the RTS. I'll try to make a good war. By the way, If somebody have a game saved, or a scenario (from the game) with a nice war running, is it possible to send me that saved game? I'm actually using Scenario Editor for creating the battles I want, but would be nice to have some gameplay of the standard scenarios of the game (it would take too long for me 'playing' those scenarios and record it). Anyway, thanks for pointing that and I'll focus RTS next video.

Pedro Falc„o, I agree with you, about the water. Some of my footage were recorded directly in Scenario Editor (because of "slow" feature, idk if there is such thing ingame and I don't know how enable those water effects in Scenario Editor). About the slogan, It'll be on the next video, thanks for the observation. I'll try to use recordmydesktop and switch footages of this video. Within a week, I'll post it here again.

Nice quality, Pureon, what codec do you use? Or is your computer too powerful? I have no idea how reach such quality with CamStudio in my computer. I even tried DivX. Image quality increases, but fps keeps at 6-10.

If someone has anything to suggest, feel free. And if is there any feature of the game that should be highlighted, just tell me.



I use the Xvid codec on high compression, so the videos aren't actually that good quality, but are sufficiently smooth and the filesizes are tiny in comparison with other programs.


Nice. I'll try it. Thanks.

Edit:
It worked! Now, I'm going to create some video. Posted Image

Edited by Hapeyron, 03 February 2012 - 10:57 PM.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

Pedro Falc„o, I agree with you, about the water. Some of my footage were recorded directly in Scenario Editor (because of "slow" feature, idk if there is such thing ingame and I don't know how enable those water effects in Scenario Editor). About the slogan, It'll be on the next video, thanks for the observation. I'll try to use recordmydesktop and switch footages of this video. Within a week, I'll post it here again.


You can use the in game console (F9) and then enter Engine.SetSimRate(0.5) which would play the game at 0.5 times speed (any number should work though it does funny stuff if you slow it down too much). I don't think that it is possible to get animated water in the Scenario Editor.
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#14 Hapeyron

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:14 PM

You can use the in game console (F9) and then enter Engine.SetSimRate(0.5) which would play the game at 0.5 times speed (any number should work though it does funny stuff if you slow it down too much). I don't think that it is possible to get animated water in the Scenario Editor.


Got it! Having this option in game will help me. Thank you!
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

It worked! Now, I'm going to create some video. Posted Image


Glad it worked for you too :)
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:04 AM

I'm going to try to give you any game saved with battles.

If we make a game with 3 players recording, can you make a collage to show the three perspective sync at the same video?
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#17 Hapeyron

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:07 AM

I'm going to try to give you any game saved with battles.

If we make a game with 3 players recording, can you make a collage to show the three perspective sync at the same video?


Yes. No problem. I can do it. If I may ask, each one will play with different civilization, right? Can one of you use romans? I'm having problem to use it, maybe it's a bug, but I'm not able to choose romans here and I'd like to have some images of this civ.
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#18 Jeru

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

Romans are not yet released. :)
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