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The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: FOURTEEN VIDEOS!

on: October 10, 2006, 12:50:12 pm
BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING REGARDING THESE VIDEO TUTORIALS, DOWNLOAD THE TECHSMITH CODEC
(needed for recording/watching)

For recording your own videos use:

- Camtasia Studio (costs money, but they have a 30day trial available on their site)
- Auto Screen Recorder (freeware)
- AviScreen Classic (freeware)


Video-tutorials done by our community members:

- Robot - By Helm
- Creature - By Evil-Ville
- Shooter -  By robotriot
- Dawn Razor Portrait - By Helm
- Shooter - By pkmays // Currently Down
- Robot - By Lawrence // Currently Down
- Ruins - By Helm
- Another Shooter (Mirror) - By pkmays // Currently Down
- Insect - By Sherman Gill // Currently Down
- Platformer Mockup - By Helm
- Index Painting a Quake Texture - By Ptoing
- Robot - By Rhysd
- EGA Owl - By Ptoing
- CGA Portrait - By Lackey
- Sprite - By setz
- Sailor - By Monsoon2D

- Matriax Flash Tutorials - Video tutorials done by Matriax in the past (various links on that post).

Reformatting of post by Panda, and now Pkmays. Thanks, you guys!
« Last Edit: October 07, 2007, 09:03:20 pm by ptoing »

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project

Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 02:06:03 pm
We should have a program that records only the changed pixels over time. Our own pixel codec if you will. That would mean we have to make a recording program too though, which is kind of hard.

Didn't Matriax make video's before? What did he use? You around Matriax?

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project

Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 02:19:54 pm
Is there any capable coder for something of the sort?

Matriax only captured a bit of the screen, and he worked super-slow, but I remember the videos being only like, 30 pixels of alteration in 5 minutes.

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project

Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 02:39:03 pm
Yes there is an excellent peice of software good for this, I recorded a few of my sessions a couple of years ago.. still have one of the files at least.
The name of the software is Camtasia Studio, it costs money though (or you can obtain it other ways ;) It uses it's own codec. It has settings to tinker with timing.
Looks like there is a free trial edition (I'm not sure about its limitations, didn't check)

http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp

And you can use this codec which is ideal for capturing applications/game/low-color/resolution content:

http://www.techsmith.com/download/codecs.asp
« Last Edit: October 10, 2006, 02:55:35 pm by Frychiko »
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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project

Reply #4 on: October 10, 2006, 05:38:37 pm
Through secretly-practised occult means I have aquired the above software and will begin my testing.

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project

Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006, 05:46:49 pm
i could record me making a simple sprite but it would be done within 10min's, perhaps i could do a bigger more detailed one to ;D

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project

Reply #6 on: October 10, 2006, 06:25:54 pm
http://www.canadiancontent.net/tech/download/AutoScreenRecorder.html

This seems to work very well with the codec that Frychiko posted, and it's freeware.

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project

Reply #7 on: October 10, 2006, 07:39:02 pm
That's a pretty swish Idea, I like the sound of it.
Not only will it be something cool to watch, it can also help several pixel artists learn how others work, and in turn develop their skills.  :y:

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project

Reply #8 on: October 10, 2006, 07:54:28 pm
Holy shit, the Camtasia/Techsmith Codec combo, without much fiddling, produced a 16 minute clip (30 minutes, sped up twice), 500x500 capture screen, lossless avi of 6 megabytes.This is perfect. Here is the upload, I will make something more interesting and less hurried next time I sit to do this, so don't mind the test-subject-robot.

Here be robot video!

This is the end result:


 

If anybody needs exact specs I used, I can supply those as well, but it seems to me it was pretty easy. Let's get this rolling, people! Record yourselves!

(I suggest people listen to Maitreya - .74 while watching this, as that is what I was listening, and it suits it.)

EDIT: Since people have already asked, if you can't see this, you'll need to get the codec discussed above first! It takes 3 seconds to install.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2006, 08:21:09 pm by Helm »

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Re: The Recorded Pixel Art Project :: NOW WITH FIRST VIDEO!

Reply #9 on: October 10, 2006, 08:35:07 pm
Great video, I learned a lot from it. I'd try to make something too but I always tend to mess things up when I am recording, I guess I am not confident enough.

I couldn't resist, I made one already but I'll upload it tomorrow. Here's the sprite though.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2006, 09:44:01 pm by Evil-Ville »