a question for you MP: how did you record the shots? Was it in REplay mode? or you recorded the mission "live" in fraps?
If it was in a replay, what do you need to set so that all of the mission is recorded?
Thanks in advance!
Well, that would be telling
I flew the mission about three times, but what you have to do to record the whole mission is set the guncamera (from memory) to record all, rather than just trigger press. This then saves the whole file and you can then try and get your head around the replay controls
They are no-where near as intuative and user friendly as IL2, and I am sure their is more to be done with them than I found.
One thing that I did have to do though is edit the sequences together with live recordings.
So firstly I flew the missions, and then recorded them with Fraps and edited all the action together.
Then, because the replay doesn't record any cockpit views, I had to refly the missions again and record 'live' with fraps, and 'coax' the enemy planes into positions that matched the edits I had made on the exterior views.
The cockpit views were then edited into the final footage to complete the movie.
It's time consuming, but with so many positive replies, it's well worth the effort.
Unfortunately at the moment, I have no time to create another BoB movie as I am working on a Documentray of the 325th FG "Checkertail Clan", that I started in 2007, and look like it will be mid-2009 before I finish it.
I'm travelling to California in mid August to interview Art Fiedler, P-51 Ace of the group along with Monguse (of Fallen Angels) who is flying all the IL2 missions with his Fallen Angels Squad for me to edit from .
Currently the script is being Narrated by 'someone' from the US who sounds like James Earl Jones...seriously, this project is the biggest one I've ever under-taken, and will (unless I get paid for the next one
) will be my last 'biggie'
When finished it will be available, for free, to download off the internet as a DVD image which will include extras, including, and this is the bit that got me hooked, nearly 1-hour of never before seen, full colour footage, filmed by one of the pilots on his own 8-mm camera of the P-51's in Lesina and some of their missions!
This is currently being edited into the Documentary along with re-creations of some of their famous battles...but it's taking a lot longer to do than I originally imagined, with so much historical data needing to sourced and re-created!
Ahhhh, who'd be a movie-maker?
Cheers and hope that helps, MP.