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Video Creator, Recorder & Player

Video Ride Player

The Video Ride Player is used to play Video Ride films reformatted or created by the Video Ride Creator for SimTools 2.0.

The Video Ride Player should be capable of playing back any video file format compatible with the windows media player.
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At any time you can take a peek at the data being sent to Game Engine and configure output settings as needed.

Clicking the video playback area will make the film go to full screen mode and back.
Output settings even get saved for the next time you play the same film.
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Tip #1: You must have the Video Ride Player GamePlugin installed to use this application with SimTools 2.0.
https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/video-ride-player-plugin.177/

Video Ride Recorder

Video Ride Recorder makes instantly ride-able RideFilms from any game SimTools v2 supports: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/simtools-v2-video-ride-recorder.203/

Record a race, compile the video, and then you and friends can take a spin on your new Ride Film!

Hot Keys:
CTRL + Up Arrow = Start Recording
CTRL + Down Arrow = Stop Recording

Setup Instructions (2x screenshots) are included in the zip file.

Simple slim design.
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Video Ride Recorder use details: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/simtools-v2-video-ride-recorder.11511/#post-149030

Frames Per Second: the Frames Per Second you want your video at.
Output Resolution: Upscale and Downscale as needed.
Lead In - Video: the clip shown before the ride film. (gives you time to sit back and get ready.)
Lead Out - Effect: The end of video effect you want for you flick.
CPU Limit: The maximum Cpu value.
Shutdown Limit: Stop recording if Cpu Limit is reached for x seconds.
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And here are the setup screenshots (also included in the zip file)
Notice I'm using the ( b ) Axis Assignments.
(If there is no Traction loss, use Yaw for the output show as Extra1 below)
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Video Ride Creator

Video Ride Creator enables you to make our own video rides films for our simulators: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/marketplace/simtools-v2-video-ride-creator.180/

Here are some Highlights of the Video Ride Creator.
- Creating New Telemetry files for videos.
- Editing Telemetry files for a videos.
- Re-formatting an Existing Telemetry file for SimTools.
- Telemetry Offset
- Axis Scaling (by slider, by a known max value, or by percent)
- Axis Shifting
- Axis Smoothing
- Axis Flipping
- Axis Swapping
- Undo & Redo Buttons!! (Up to 100 moves - This one was challenging!)
- Manipulate Multiple ‘Points’ at the Same Time. (You can move 1 to 201 at a time)
- Live Telemetry Recordings (with sender example source code ready to post!)
- Telemetry Point Doubling
- Exact point Value edit
- Telemetry Importer
- Axis Zooming

Video Ride Creator use instructions: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/simtools-v2-video-ride-creator.9897/#post-128160

1) Create a new telemetry file for a video.
a) Set the # of data points you want for your new telemetry file.
b) Set the delimiter you wish to use.
c) Load a video file and a new telemetry file will be created.
d) Edit as needed
e) Press write file when finished.

The telemetry file is always created in the same folder as the video file.

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2) Reformat an existing telemetry file for SimTools.
a) Open the Formatter.
b) Set the delimiter type for the existing file.
c) Load the original telemetry file.
d) Set the DOF output order. (the # above the DOF, is the SimTools Order)
e) Click ‘All Scale’ to rescale the file to within SimTools standards.
f) Set the delimiter you wish to use in the new file.
g) Name the file.
h) Click “Save Telemetry File”.

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