Just watched the intro and it's pretty solid (then again I am no way an audio\dubbing expert). As you mentioned you need the the subtitles, other then that it looks perfect to me.
One thing about the video: The blue text that flashes across the screen... Why can't you just capture it? There are times when it's the only sound from the video.
Originally posted by Merick@Sat, 2005-11-26 @ 10:14 PM
I don't do any encoding myself so I can't really say if this is true, but for putting subtitles in the video, if you can make an "srt" soft-sub I've heard that Virtualdub has a filter that can hardcode the text into the video stream. However, since you need to re-encode the whole video file I don't know what effect this would have for playback on the saturn.
Originally posted by Justus@Sun, 2005-11-27 @ 09:15 PM
Woah! I hope my poor bandwidth is up to it. I only get 25 GB/month. So, at 11 MB per intro download, that means I can handle...a bit over 2000 hits per month?
Thanks for the heads up racketboy. Keep selling those chips. I think I'm going to be buying 2 or 3 of them pretty soon.
Originally posted by Kushami@Sun, 2005-11-27 @ 05:06 PM
A couple questions. When you export your video from CPK to AVI, what AVI codec are you using? Are you using Divx/Xvid or are you using something lossless? If you're using Divx, this may be why you're getting the weird blocks. You want to grab a lossless codec, I use HuffyUV, for your export. The filesize will be HUGE, but that way you're not using something lossless to compress it between the CPK -> AVI -> CPK rigamarole.
As for subtitles-
You can do them with Virtual Dub's srt subtitle filter. Srts are pretty advanced, and you can do a lot with them. You can also do compositing in Premiere, maybe. That might look a bit better, though I'd have to poke at it myself maybe for feasability.
On the dub-
I like your dubbing a lot- The captain(dude in charge?)'s voice is really good.
I think some of the lip flaps are off, though, which might be the only thing to work on.
Looking at how the flaps work in this video, though, I know you can't be perfect. There's some points (especially where the old guy at the end is giving orders) where the frameage is erratic. I sort of wonder if rearranging some frames here and there may help. I've had some success with that in the past without lengthening the video.
Then I guess I shouldn't submit it to digg biggrin.gif
If you're worried about bandwidth, make a torrent, and I'll help seed.
PM me if you decide to.
And the chip deal sounds good wink.gif
Originally posted by Justus@Mon, 2005-11-28 @ 06:01 PM
Also, not to veer too far off topic, but since I have your attention here, I tried contacting the guys you recommended for modding services for Saturns, and they never responded. It would be nice if I could get someone else to do the soldering for me. I managed to mod my own Saturn, but my controller ports have been kind of messed up ever since, and I really don't have any confidence in my soldering skills. Any advice? (the obvious being "get better at soldering")
Originally posted by Sixfortyfive@Tue, 2005-11-29 @ 01:25 AM
I've only read the first half of the topic and skimmed over the rest, so this might have already been said, but shouldn't "Baster" be "Buster?"
And I guess I'm fine with swearing up a storm, but "Shit! Damn!" does sound a little weird.
"Shit! Damn!" laugh.gif
I'm quite impressed by the girls' voices, especially.
Originally posted by knights0fdragon2@Tue, 2005-11-29 @ 02:17 PM
YO justus havent spoken to u in a while, Ive had those little battle talks translated for the arcade version, but i had to do some moderations to it due to size, when i finish the saturn version tonight Ill pass them to u
Originally posted by Omni@Tue, 2005-11-29 @ 03:35 PM
Heya. Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the intro video. Extremely nice work.
Have one question though. When Secretary Igarashi asks Tengai how his son is doing, does Tengai say that Baster could not fly any straighter if he had wings? I couldn't quite tell if they were talking about Guy...whom I assume they were talking about.