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Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

Dear creative experts,

because some people are asking for capturing movies, I believe they are not aware of the download-section. There is an entry named "High Quality Movie Capturing".

I'm taking the opportunity to move my project over to this thread now, pls ignore the other download location from now.

 

  • Please be aware, that MovieCapture is not an officially supported feature-pack.
    So the only support for it is THIS thread on the forums.

 

Movie Capturing

  • Capture movies in any resolution, framerate and duration needed
  • Adjustable compression in h.264-format, in selectable containers like mp4/mkv/wmv
  • Synchronized with the simulation-time, or if needed slower or faster
  • Produce movies in side-by-side-stereo for playback on stereo capable devices
  • Introducing cameras, camera-views and camera-motion during simulation
  • Fast and easy modelling of camera pathes, saved as operations
  • Use camera like a robot or in a flow-operation or simply attach it to an object
  • Add overlays to add information and protect your property
  • support's PS/RE/PSonTC) from 10.1, for x86 and x64 architecture
  • little Bonus: a button that slows PS down to real-time on versions older than 12.1

Attached MovieCapture-package includes:

  • Manual for installation and operation
  • dll's and configuration files to be copied into \eMPower folder
  • ffmpeg executable (opensource from https://www.ffmpeg.org)
  • 2 simple demo-movies
  • a link to Bino, a free stereo-movie-player, allowing to play stereo on non-stereo displays

Comments, Kudo's, created movies and anything that pushes my motivation to continue the project is highly appreciated ;-)

 

 

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Betreff: Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

Hi Guido!

 

I want to try MovieCapture and RealTimeSync, but I have some problems to add the buttons to a toolbar.

I copied the DLLs to the DotNetCommands-Folder and the XMLs to DotNetExternalApplications.

Then I started PS 11.1 on Win7 x64.

But there is no AddOn category and there are no commands for MovieCapture and RealTimeSync in the All commands category - see picture.

 

Betreff: Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

that sounds bad...

 

It should definitly work on 11.1 without problems...this is really strange.

Please double check, that the path is like eMPower\DotNetCommands\MovieCapture.dll

 

If correct, let's try to recreate the xml's.

  1. remove the xml's
  2. start eMPower\CommandReg.exe
  3. browse one of the dll's for the Assembly entry
  4. the "classes"-listbox should show some entries
  5. click "create" and enter a name, e.g. MovieCapture.xml
  6. click register
  7. do the same for the other dll
  8. start PS and check for "AddOns" category

If that doesn't work, I need to check.

Betreff: Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

Hi Guido,

 

I tried this already.

The following error always occur.

Betreff: Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

[ Edited ]

This is a win 7 problem...

 

The dll is locked by windows itself.

 

Solution: right-click on the dll. In the properties (general tab) you will find "unlock" in the bottom right corner

Betreff: Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
Good to know  :-)
Never knew dll’s can be locked...

So it works now?


Betreff: Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

Yes, this is an automatic safety mechanism if you obtain your dll directly from internet.

 

Win 7 locks the dlls to prevent from automatic execution.

 

Betreff: Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

Good morning!

 

It works now! Thank you Patrick for the hint.

 

Maybe the package should be provided with an installer.

Re: Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

Hello GuidoDamm,

Thank you for this amazing Moviecapture feature. I tried it roughly a month ago and it worked like a charm!

Tested it with PS version 12.0 on Win7.

 

Best regards

SaMe

Re: Movie Capturing, time-sync, high resolution, cameras

Thank you for the flowers ;-)