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FSRecorder replacement?

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Not sure if this is a replacement for FSRecorder or not, but it looks like it could be.  If anyone has taken the plunge, I'd be keen on opinions.

 

It's over at Simmarket - Flight Control Replay

 

 

 

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original version was released 6 years ago

 

That's what bothers me.  Even though it's been around for 6 years, I've never heard of it - so clearly no-one has ever made much of a fuss about it.  #cantbethatgood 

 

But I hope it is.

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Fsrecorder 1.31 works in P3D, I currently use it.

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Fsrecorder 1.31 works in P3D, I currently use it.

 

Does it work also in Windows 10 64bit?

Cheers, Ed

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No mention of whether it's compatible with ConcordeX by FS Labs. It needs to record reheat and nose / visor. Suspect it can't record those unfortunately. :sad:

 

I've sent the chap an email asking those questions. I'll post his reply.

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Fsrecorder 1.31 works in P3D, I currently use it.

It doesn't work well though. There are some parameteres on PMDG aircraft which are not captured well. Constantly spinning wheels is an example.

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I have forsaken the notion of FSrecorder, generic or specific, by Shadowplay recording what I feel will be important, at least to me, events in the sky.

 

Can somebody explain to me why I would use FS recorder when ultimately, I intend to "Shadowplay" the flight, with or without it?

 

"Shadowplay" is in quotes because I also own DXstory and Fraps; both of which provided me with unacceptable frame rate loss, on my previously mediocre I-7 2600K/GTX 770 flying machine.

 

Thanks,

Chas

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I have forsaken the notion of FSrecorder, generic or specific, by Shadowplay recording what I feel will be important, at least to me, events in the sky.

 

Can somebody explain to me why I would use FS recorder when ultimately, I intend to "Shadowplay" the flight, with or without it?

 

I thought shadow play in quotes because I also have DX story and frappes both of which providing me with unacceptable frame rate loss, which on my previously mediocre flying machine (I-7 2600K/GTX 770).

FSRecorder type functionality records track data (flight data) which is good for flying inside the aircraft and performing a procedure (take-off/landing) and then viewing that from an external viewpoint with FSRecorder playback.

 

As far as I'm aware Shadowplay is a video recorder so it's recording what is on screen at any given time. You therfore cannot fly an approach from the VC and play it back from an external viewpoint.

 

A good recorder also need a higher sample rate of flight/parameter data so the playback is smoother and more natural looking - as opposed to the jerky mess that the built in P3D recorder functionality has.

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It doesn't work well though.

 

Also, it would pop up a warning message everytime I started P3D.  Is there a way to turn that warning off?

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I emailed Fabio and he will email Lefteris regarding ConcordeX. He'll need access to the SDK. Hopefully a solution can be reached. Nothing more exciting than watching Concorde take-off! :smile:

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Fsrecorder 1.31 works in P3D, I currently use it.

 

 

Also, it would pop up a warning message everytime I started P3D.  Is there a way to turn that warning off?

 

Thanks, both of you have concurrent installations of FSX with P3D v3?

Cheers, Ed

Seems to me that if you don't have FSX installed in your machine, FS Recorder will not work in P3D. Any comments?.

Cheers, Ed

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Thanks, both of you have concurrent installations of FSX with P3D v3?

 

Yes, I do, so that's a possibility.

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It doesn't work well though. There are some parameteres on PMDG aircraft which are not captured well. Constantly spinning wheels is an example.

 

Warning will appear everytime, just click OK.... I'm using it on Win10 64bit - I fly PMDG 777 ????what parameters? Flaps ,gear,smoke,reversers and spoilers....all I need in a replay :) In the settings you can change what parameters you want FSRecorder to "record"....Never seen constantly spinning wheels....very odd. May take another look at my replays.

 

 

Im using P3D 2.5 and have FSX installed concurrently.

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I think LM have to work in a diferent recorder or a different replay system. I don't like the sound of engines when you are seeing a replay video.

 

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I think LM have to work in a diferent recorder or a different replay system. I don't like the sound of engines when you are seeing a replay video.

 

Absolutely agree.  A good playback utility should be an inherent part of the sim - especially as the platform has been designed with training as its aim.

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Not sure if this is a replacement for FSRecorder or not, but it looks like it could be.  If anyone has taken the plunge, I'd be keen on opinions.

 

i tried it out, at 15 euros i figured i wouldnt have too many regrets..

 

so far i did two flights, one with the mann/visser c-47 and one with the pmdg 737-700.

 

it seemed pretty stable and reloaded the aircraft positions and stuff correctly and played their flight paths back pretty well.

 

however, it didn't really seem to be manipulating the control surfaces during playback, some things worked and some didn't, like the pmdg ailerons, flaps and speedbrakes did not animate.. but the gear extension, and the spoilers popping to full on landing did work.

 

i need to experiment with it more before i can really say one way or another if i would recommend it. there are some configuration options i havent' really explored, so i'm not sure if the control surfaces stuff should work and i'm not doing it right ,or if it is related to non-default aircraft using stuff it doesn't record with their animations, or what.  it actually seems pretty nicely polished in general. also, and i must stress this as a main point, i only tried it in fsx-steam, and not p3d, so it may be slightly off-topic for this forum, but hopefully it is useful information for somebody.

 

cheers

-andy crosby

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i tried it out, at 15 euros i figured i wouldnt have too many regrets..

 

so far i did two flights, one with the mann/visser c-47 and one with the pmdg 737-700.

Andy, thanks very much for your feedback. Very useful. I might give it a go myself based on your feedback. Can I just confirm that the playback itself is smooth (movie like) - and doesn't have any of the jerky/stuttery movements that the FSX/P3D playback functions have?

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I have contacted the developer of the new recorder utility FSControlReplay.  He said that he hasn't specifically tested it on PMDG aircraft but is willing to look at it further if I wanted.    I said he probably would have a few takers if he did.  We'll see what happens.

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 Can I just confirm that the playback itself is smooth (movie like) - and doesn't have any of the jerky/stuttery movements that the FSX/P3D playback functions have?

 

it seems the position updates are based frames in the sim when it is recording. mostly looked quite smooth.. but when i had stutters in the sim i could see the playback positions also update in a stuttery fashion. this was mainly noticeable in the 1sec pause i get when i get near an airport and fsx:se cleans up its memory. i want to try the 'automatic' speed setting and try at 30 and 60 sampling rates to compare, so far i just set it at 60.

 

i havent tried the fsx playback in so long i can't remember it to make a comparision haha. i'll give it a look later this week when i have a chance.

 

another issue i noticed is that trying to fraps during playback of the flight had an unusually low framerate. the playback was basically the same or slightly better than my normal frames in the sim, but with fraps on it dropped in half, not really sure why, as i do not see anywhere close to the same drop when i use fraps normally.

 

mainly i'm still trying to figure out if the control surfaces are supposed to animate or if it's just a setup problem on my end. i may have to email the dev again, seems to be responding to people's questions but didn't answer my support queries yet heh

 

cheers

-andy crosby

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For anyone who is interested....

 

I contacted Fabio Merlo, the maker of Flight Control Replay and asked whether he would be able to add animations for PMDG aircraft.      He emailed me this morning and said that he had updated the utility to record animations on the PMDG aircraft as well.  

 

I will be trying it out this weekend.  Seems like we might finally have a FSRecorder contender.

 

erich

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Thanks Erich, excellent news! ;-)

For whatever reason I can't use keyboard shortcuts with FCR.

It simply doesn't work even after disconnecting/reconnecting.

Any clue someone?

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For anyone who is interested....

 

I contacted Fabio Merlo, the maker of Flight Control Replay and asked whether he would be able to add animations for PMDG aircraft.      He emailed me this morning and said that he had updated the utility to record animations on the PMDG aircraft as well.  

 

I will be trying it out this weekend.  Seems like we might finally have a FSRecorder contender.

 

erich

That sounds great

 

Seems i also gonna have to look into it . Is there also Recording playback as AI traffic ?

 

So you can follow yourself in an aircraft for instance ?

 

FSFX is proberly not supported during playback

 

 

UPS!

is it 3.4 ready ?

 

 

Michael Moe 

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Michael Moe, on 23 Sept 2016 - 09:43 AM, said:

Is there also Recording playback as AI traffic ?

I've just asked Fabio about this and he responded by saying it is a feature that will be added in the coming months.

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