Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
OwenHewitt

Recording/Replay module: public beta released!

Recommended Posts

Hi,as the FS instant replay cannot save recordings and doesn't record aileron/elevator/rudder movements, and the FS flight video recorder plays back videos with terrible stuttering, I started to work on a module, which can do it better, last year.I decided to release it as freeware and sent some alpha versions to a small group of testers. As I didn't get much feedback on the last version, I now decided to release a public beta version.It can be downloaded from http://www.neusinger.net/recorderThe module has the following features:-Recording and playback of flights of unlimited length-Replaying the last minutes of the flight-Jumping forward/backward within the recording during playback-Looping part of a recording during playback-Playback at different speeds-Elevators/ailerons/rudder will move as recorded during playbackIf you are interested, please download and give me some feedback.Best regards,Matthias

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting idea. I'll try to look at it this week.RegardsBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile


Bob Scott | AVSIM Forums Administrator | AVSIM Board of Directors

ATP Gulfstream II-III-IV-V

System: i7-8086K @ 5.3GHz on custom water loop, ASUS Maximus XI Hero, 16GB 3600MHz CAS15, eVGA 2080Ti XC Ultra, Samsung 55" JS8500 4K TV@30Hz, 2x1TB Samsung SSD 970Pro NVMe+850 Pro SATA 3, eVGA 1KW PSU

SB XFi Titanium, optical link to Yamaha RX-V467, Polk/Klipsch 6" bookshelf spkrs, Polk 12" subwoofer, 12.9" iPad Pro, PFC yoke/throttle quad/pedals with custom Hall sensors, Coolermaster HAF932 case, Stream Deck XL button box

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest ben_hewitt

Wow I love it!, its exellent to see the control surfaces move in the replay. I've also noticed its much smoother and accurate than the default replay. Just one problem I have noticed when you have the controls showing while replaying the screen stutters- I don't get this when the controller is not showing.Thanks!, its a great little module.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Brianw

I'm also very impressed Matthias! Well done.I just recorded a circuit in a 737 at KSEA (approx. 10 mins) & the saved file was only 167kb! I've mailed it to a friend, along with your zip file to see it he will be able to see it on a different system. I'll let you know.I really like the fact that all control surfaces etc are recorded - and the BIG plus...the AI traffic is still there! Great!Just one bug so far. I find in spot view that I do get the stuttering you mention, but I prefer to keep the gradual transition on. I hope you can get around that somehow.Once again, great job Matthias. Thanks for sharing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, that problem is described in the manual. Are you using fullscreen mode?Regards,Matthias

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you use the FS instant replay, you will note, that the gradual transition also doesn't work there. It seems MS had the same stutter problem and just disabled gradual transition during replay.So, I'm afraid it's not possible to solve that problem :-(Regards,Matthias

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Matthias,Thank you very much for providing this very useful utility. I've just tried a quick circuit at KSFO. Watching the replay and taking on the viewpoint of a passenger it was wonderful on take-off watching the ground drop away. Something I can't normally enjoy as the pilot ;-)Unfortunately the module appears to clash with the GoFlight DLL (GFDev2k4.dll) as none of my GoFlight comms would work. Neither would the gear lever. I renamed recorder.dll, restarted FS2004 and the GoFlight modules worked as normal.I hope you can find a solution to this as it has real potential.Many thanks,


Ray (Cheshire, England).
System: P3D v4.5, Intel i7-8086K o/c to 4.6Ghz, Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, Asus Prime Z370-A mobo, 32Gb G.Skill DDR4 3000Mhz RAM, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, BenQ PD3200U 32” UHD monitor.
Cheadle Hulme Weather

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Matthias,This is an incredible new add-on--an amazing improvement over FS9's own recorder and I suspect it will become a "must have" in just about everyone's list. My system specs:P3/800 (really, that's not a typo)GEF 4200384 Megs RamWin 98I'm including them only to help others gauge the impact this has on performance. My observations--None! Other than the issues noted in the readme, I haven't had any problems. I have some other add-on modules loaded--FDSConnection, FSConnect, and F1_view, and I haven't noticed any issues with those. I've written two programs that interface to the first two modules and they have no communication issues caused by introduction of recorder.dllI've recorded a couple of flights, and they both looked great. For anyone who has ever missed FS98's recorder, that's what this reminds me of in terms of the end result. And talk about smooth playback!I am also pleased that view switches aren't recorded, but if you can, you may want to consider that a selectable option in case people wish to make "Kiosk" type recordings to showcase the sim.Great job--please keep us posted on any updates! -John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't tried it out yet but I'll be watching this with interest!


Regards,

 

Max

(YSSY)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi.Excellent idea, and so far things look very good. Here is my feedback, only with the intention to be helpful / constructive.My system: Athlon 3200, XPhome, Ch Pro Pedals, Sidewinder Precision Pro, ATI 9700 Pro 512MB RAM, 2x160GB HD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Matthais,,First off apologies....I haven't even started FS in over 5 monthes and still have BETAS to test :-( Shoot.. The first version was nearly perfect except for dealing with LDS. As a member of the of one of the original BETA testers I can wholeheartedly state that this module rocks!!!GREAT JOB !!!!Regards,Roman


Roman_Full_combo_AVSIM_2.png?dl=1  FS RTWR   SHRS F-111   JoinFS Host/Client 

 

Yamaha CR 1000/JBL 2500, AMD 965 BE OC'd @ 3.88, RipJaw 2x4GB 1600 CL7, Gigabyte GTX-1070 OC 8GB, Asus M4A87TD EVO (AMD 870), Samsung 850 EVO 256GB & 1TB SSDs, WD 1T & 500G Black, 19" & 32" LCD, Win7 Pro 64bit, TMaster T-Flight HOTAS, FSX/FS9, FSUIPC / LUA, FSRealWX Pro, PlanG, JoinFS, LittleNavMap
Copilot - Samantha the "Hound"  RIP 😞        
       samantha.jpg?dl=1

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Ozark Dogfighter

I am going to try this module tonight, I've been waiting for something like this to come along. Isn't it awesome how far FS9 has come? FS10 can wait, I'm having to much fun playing with this one!Off topic: Should we start a "Get John a New Compy" fundraiser?:-lol-Jeremy BurchThe Ozark Dogfighter http://forums.avsim.net/images/wedge.gifHappy Flying!Pilot-The friction locks are causing the throttle levers to stick.Mechanic- Umm, that's what they're there for...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to add my sincere thanks for such an incredibly useful bit of programming! Even on my somewhat anemic system (P4 2.8 GHz, 1GB DDR, X700 Pro 256MB), I've gotten outstanding results. Butter smooth...Having the AI during "replay" is a definite plus, although it did seem a bit strange to have my Liberty XL2 popup under an AI MD80 at Sky Harbor apt...Also, if the engine isn't running, the recorder won't start it. But it was incredible to watch all the panel gauges I've programmed responding correctly. ;)


Fr. Bill    

AOPA Member: 07141481 AARP Member: 3209010556

Interests: Gauge Programming - 3d Modeling for Milviz

Many Thanks to All That Donated To Our Server Drive!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Off topic: Should we start a "Get John a New Compy" fundraiser?"lol - I won't part with my computer until it parts with me :)Aside for sentimental reasons (I built my box shortly after I learned my wife was pregnant with my daughter more than six years ago), I have some great reasons for sticking with my system, even though I don't use it for work any more.About a year ago, with visions of FS10, I was going to upgrade to "state of the art" and basically build a new box. When FS10 didn't materialize I thought long and hard about whether I should upgrade just to eke out more performance from FS9. And the answer was, why? I fly MSFS for hour after hour, and with few slider compromises my fps hover around 20 or so--fine for me. I don't fly with a lot of AI buzzing around, and would rather fly over open country than over built up fps hogging cities. Lockups are foreign to me. I can start FS9 at dawn, and land my last flight at midnight. It's been several years since I've done anything close to a "tweak". I spend my time flying and not stressing over performance, or stability, or whether to spend my next check on RAM or cooling fans. I don't think anyone could argue that my screenies I post from time to time show FS9 in any less beauty than those with near Crays as their platforms.I will upgrade, but I will wait for FS10 and let that dictate my choices, rather than investing in what would amount to a technical "guess" of what FS10 would need. In tbe interim, I have all I need for FS9. FS Nirvana (even more so with this great recorder add-on!)-John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi.I forgot to include the Turn Coordinator error, on play back. It shows a continuous Right uncoordinated turn. TV

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    9%
    $2,365.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...