Perhaps it's not the wind itself but the animation of affected objects. I don't know what's behind it, I just know that I ran a pass, closed LFS and did something else for a while, launched LFS and ran a second pass of the exact same replay file, the shots were perfectly identical except for the flags.
AVI is still the most widely used and accepted container. I use it as well, for raw footage.
For final videos these days i've settled with the mp4 container format, using H264 compression (+ac3 audio).
I also so wish AviSynth had import capabilities for image sequences, because then ppl could use MeGui to convert their screendumps to any format they want.
Well, Thanks victor for this usefull tool, making video editing in LFS getting to another level.
Personnaly, i used virtual dub to convert the 800 bmp into avi... for 11 seconds, 1280X720, 1,45 Go AVI in the end.
Quite big, but once in vegas, no problems
So it was pretty easy to make that camera movement.
Just one more thing, you say full resolution, but i personaly can't record at 1366X768, instead i have to use 1280X720 (still HD but.) any way to get my resolution suported in the future?
About the resolution, yeah hm, currently I'm filtering resolutions with odd aspect ratios and only showing you 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10, thinking those make the most sense. But I guess it's really up to the user to decide what he wants to record and how, so in my version I've removed the aspect ratio filter, meaning you can select all available resolutions in the next patch.
edited message with link.
Thanks for answering. I had another idea too...
In the video, i made a circle with the "look at" tool. but the cars are doing the roundabout like 30times. i'd like to make a circle, then copy past it so i won't need to make circles over and over again in lfs record.Only one, then repeated. any way to make that feature ??
I have uploaded LFS Record version 2.0.5 .
(For download links, see first post in this thread).
Changes for 2.0.5
Fix : Correct bezier control auto-adjust when inserting keyframe
Fix : Correct undo action recording when inserting keyframe
Fix : Now showing all available 32bit resolutions (project -> recording)
Fix : Keyframe pacing for keyframes other than those that form a path
Fix : Project name was always set to filename after save and load
Fix : Undo keyframe delete crash in certain cases
Fix : FreeCamera 3D view pitch adjust didn't work
Fix : 3D view camera adjust undo capability
New : invert axes for 3D view adjustment
I'm having an odd problem. I'm using a replay that came from a larger one that had been edited using mpredit into more manageable chunks. (It's pretty time consuming to develop a camera sequence from an incident late in a large replay).
When I play the replay through LfsRecord, it will progress so far then give me an error: "Replay Error: the position you want to play from is beyond the length of the replay." This is less than a minute into a replay of well over an hour. It also will not let me generate a time offset keyframe from farther into the replay.
Edit: This doesn't happen with the original 6 hour long replay, nor a replay of the start of the race generated from mpredit
Edit2: It only seems to happen with that particular replay, so not really a bug, I guess.
Also, when I closed LFS when LFSRecord was displaying this error, LFSRecord crashed.
OK, thanks for the report. I can indeed reproduce this (both parts) and I'm looking into it.
Edit: It appears that LFSRecord will let you set a replay offset that is longer than the length of the replay. The error message is being sent by LFS to LFSRecord, as LFSRecord is trying to move the replay to a place that doesn't exist.
To easily reproduce this error, load a relatively short replay (say 10 seconds) and set the replay offset to a value that's greater than that (say 20 seconds). Now start playback from the start of the replay. After 10 seconds (when the replay finishes) this error will occur. The reason is that as the replay has ended LFSRecord is trying to set the replay position back to the start, but the start offset is longer than the replay length.
Um... I think I'll leave this one to Victor to fix.
Nifty. That isn't exactly the problem I was trying to describe (the replay I was using is well over an hour long, but I think there must be a problem with that replay file). Oh well, a more useful report than I thought.
Yeah I know the steps to reproduce it are different, but I believe it's the same actual bug. Those steps I posted are an easily repeatable way to reproduce the error, regardless of the scenario you find yourself in . Still you're right I can never be 100% sure that your bug is not (subtly) different, so we could investigate the matter further.
If you like you can send me your LFSRecord project and the edited replay that causes the issue, that way I can watch the code executing while the error occurs and will be able to confirm that this is indeed the same bug (or not).
If you don't want to upload it here, send me a PM and I'll give you my email address.
Edit: I should just point out that I'm not just a random forum poster, I'm working on this project with Victor.
Here is a mpredited replay (not the original one, though) that gives me the error. I started with a fresh project with lfsrecord.
Really, i wasn't expecting anything new. I really thought the project's been left for good, so i just enjoyed the last version, and get the thing right down to the gutter. Knowing about you again was like a bit of fresh air coming from a closed window into a closed room. It gives you back a bit of life. Don't get in account all the hard feelings from the mass: I'll keep renewing my LFS, whatever will come. Hang on it. It's lasting. Cya on the road.