View Full Version : Does this kind of software exist? Or am I just making it up as I go along?

1st Jul 2002, 22:20
I appreciate that there’s some knowledgeable people who hang out here, so I’ll ask my question here…. it’s to do with Thief anyway :) Say I want to capture some video footage of some in game action, which I want to put into an FMV. Is there a type of software that can do this? Or is it a simple case of filming the action on a camcorder and then downloading it on to my computer? How do the professional game makers create the in game footage of their games?



Thorin Oakenshield
1st Jul 2002, 22:30
The best way Rich is using TV-out from the graphics card. There is some software available called [b]Camtasia[b] but I've heard it kills your framerate for obvious reasons but it works.
Some other taffer may give you more info about it cos I haven't used it yet.

I think it's from www.camtasia.com

1st Jul 2002, 22:42
That’s great Thorin, many thanks!!! If I understand you correctly? I could connect my computer to my camcorder through the TV-out on my G-card, and just record what I want then transfer it back again. Is it that simple?

Thorin Oakenshield
1st Jul 2002, 22:52
Yes, have you got tv in to get it back?

1st Jul 2002, 23:21
I’m not sure Thorin, it’s my friend who’s has the digital camcorder not me. But I’m sure it’ll have an s-video connection, and he’ll have all the software so I can download the footage I need. I just need to blackjack the taffer and do a runner with his camcorder :)

Thanks again

Edit:Ah I see what you mean? On my computer right? We’ll I do have a digital camera and that just connects to a usb port so I can download images, I guess a digital camcorders the same…I hope ;)

Thorin Oakenshield
1st Jul 2002, 23:26
No problemo, I hope it all works for you:)
I know who to ask when I need it done ;) :D

1st Jul 2002, 23:52
And if that doesn't work, aiming a camera at the moniter and taping should. Just make sure you have no lights behind you to eliminate glare :) I heard that this is how one of the MOD teams did there gameplay footage.

2nd Jul 2002, 00:13
RiCh, its just all in your imagination......really......:p

2nd Jul 2002, 05:31
There are some software programs that will capture game footage like "Screencorder", however when I last tried it (with an Athlon 900, 128mb Ram and a TNT2) my pc wasn't powerful enough to provide a decent frame rate. Maybe PC's are now or maybe the software has improved etc...

You may be interested to know that the <a href="http://cosas.ttlg.com">CoSaS</a> trailers were done by pointing a camcorder at the screen :)