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#141 Edel

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Posted September 07 2010 - 01:57 PM

So I followed the instructions in the thread like I've done before with another video.

Strangely, my result is a weird black and white video, slightly slanting to the right, with a duplicate slanting next to it on the left to fill a gap. It's like watching the game through a security camera.

What did I do wrong?


Try this. On the encoder configuration, hit presets, load all, default. This will revert the codec to it's default settings. Then go back and change everything like it tells you in the video (Encoder, Mode, bitrate) and leave everything else alone.
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#142 Toothy

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Posted September 07 2010 - 04:49 PM

I'll just pull a random one I'm using.

auto-20100905-1612-cp_steel.dem

The first set of numbers is the date. This one is from 2010, September 5th. The next is the time using a 24-hour clock, so this one was recorded at 4:12pm Pacific.

there you go


Oh wow,thanks.
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#143 Phosphatide

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Posted September 07 2010 - 08:00 PM

SOMEHOW I FIXED IT

Uninstalled ffdshow, reinstalled it, this time clicking the checkbox during the installation that mentions VirtualDub. Like magic, everything works.

#144 Phosphatide

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Posted September 16 2010 - 05:15 PM

Ok, new problem.

That one Scout rush video I made was about 66mb. It's also 2:16 minutes.

This new video I got is only 24 seconds or so. It hit 2.4gb.

how did i do that

Nothing is different in settings. I think.

#145 Edel

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Posted September 16 2010 - 06:20 PM

Sounds like it didn't compress. At all.

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#146 Phosphatide

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Posted September 16 2010 - 07:14 PM

Fantastic. I went to save it as an AVI again in an attempt to compress it this time around (I realized I didn't actually select a compression), and I'm getting the black/white slanting video effect again.

I know it's something up with the ffdshow, but I can't figure out what.

edit: This is starting to piss me off; I can't figure out why this codec is doing this to me. Someone please help me.

#147 Phosphatide

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Posted September 21 2010 - 05:48 PM

Problem solved. I guess 1366x768 doesn't count as 16:9 resolution, despite it being in the drop-down for TF2.

Gotta remember to switch to 1280x720 when recording.


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