View Full Version : First attempt at a video...Don't laugh too hard!
07-14-2004, 02:19 PM
Well this is my first attempt at entering the video realm of FS. Here's my first and very much disastrous video. Too many transitions breaking up the "flow" of the video. Either way here it is...
Tips and Tricks from the experienced video makers out there would be much appreciated.
07-14-2004, 02:44 PM
Thats a very nice video - the transitions were just fine :D
Except in the beginning you put Eric Canut, rather than Eric Cantu :-lol
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07-14-2004, 02:54 PM
Not a bad start at all. I dont think the transistions we bad. They, along with any music added, really dictate the feel for the plane by setting the pace of the movie. Slow gradual transitions obviously suggest something more graceful than fast snappy trasitions with short sequences. That said, you don't want to leave a sequence running too long without breaking it up somehow. I like the fact that you havent tried to use too many different types of transitions. Fading or cross-fading is probably the most simple yet most effective transition. I hate vids where it looks like someone was trying to use every transition under the sun.
What "breaks up the flow" of movies for me is where you see obvious panning or zooming movement. This is only a personal preference, but I try to keep any movement that doesn't look like natural eye movement out of my videos (not that I did that with my first 2 movies though). This can get quite hard to acomplish, but using the pause a lot with the external views gradual transitions in FS04 does allow movement of the camera without looking like someone panning around.
I adore the shot of the aircraft going overhead. very nicely done. The best shot of the video IMO. One thing I have learnt to do just recently is to remove all the on screen messages when filming. It may be something you might like to try. It allows you to take footage in replay mose and record it without the replay message appearing. This, like not using external panning, hopefully helps give the illusion of reality. Under the sim section of my FS9.cfg file, I add the line "HideInfoText=1". I just turn this on or off as I need it and walla, no more replay text flashing on the screen drawing attention away from the plane.
Great first attempt. I look forward to viewing more of your videos. I really need to do a "heavies" video next as well. You can see a couple of my movies by clicking on my banner below.
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07-14-2004, 03:08 PM
It doesn't look too horrible Jon! Unfortunately i can't help you much on the video thing... Lol i better get back to work on the 340, the problem i had was the fuel pump.
07-14-2004, 04:32 PM
Actually, I very much liked the transitions, at their fast-paced speed :9
07-14-2004, 07:11 PM
Thanks for all the input guys. The issue with the replay message was bothering me but I wasn't sure if or how I could remove it. Thanks for code to hide it though!
I can't beleive I misspelled Erick's name! Sorry Erick!
Great video, I enjoyed it very much!!
07-14-2004, 09:17 PM
Love the video, looking good there.
07-14-2004, 09:24 PM
That's a great first effort :) Better than my original.
Its taken me a long time to reach the sort of level in the new concorde tribute. (conctrib.zip in the file library) and I still have a looong way to go.
07-15-2004, 04:16 AM
Grover could not have said it better...
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