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    The Abracadabra: the first UT3 movie

    Hey, I've already posted about this in "Full releases" section, but I believe that some of you does not check that section regularly, that's why i wanna post about this movie in this section too.

    Name: The Abracadabra
    Version:1.6
    Description:
    Author: wIz4
    Length: 05:13
    Filesize: 240 MB
    Resolution: 1280x720
    FPS: 30
    Video codec: x264
    Audio codec: AAC-FAAC - 160 kB/s, VBR

    ===== Music tracks =====

    1. Konami - Metal Gear Solid 3 Theme song
    2. ATB - No Fate

    ==========

    Hi people, as far as I know, this is the first real UT3 frag movie with real frags and well known high skilled players! I have to say, we had different plans with Rypel for this contest, but we couldn't make them real, so I bring you at least this vid.
    Well, I thought UT3 was the perfect engine for moviemaking and it indeed has good potential, but there are still basically no tools except the RypelCam and client-side demos ain't working (even getting footage was kind of problem xD). But RCam is luckily the only tool UTer needs to make a movie. The other problem was recording footage, because once again, there wasn't any "dumpframes" tool. But hey, we have Rypel :>, who coded some sort of dumpframes. One needs uberpc in order to record in HD, because it doesn't record at stable FPS. Welll, I don't have such a PC, so you might find this quality a bit worse than you expected, but I did my best and think that it's not that bad .).
    Anyway, creation of this movie took like 2 weeks (I made a log of my progress, because I was curious how much time I was gonna spend on it ).
    This movie was released in three versions:
    - 720p x264 - HQ
    - 720p XviD - MQ
    - 400p XviD - LQ

    Special thanks go to all people who sent demos and helped me with this project in any way .). Oh btw, do not forget to check out #ut3.coverage for the best UT3 coverage, video streams and shoutcasts! That's probably all you need to know, enjoy watching this UT3 movie and thanks for downloading!

    ===== FAQ =====

    Why there are no in-game sounds in this movie?
    - Because there are nearly no sounds in server-side demos

    Why are weapon models sometimes visible and sometimes hidden?
    - Because weapon models were bugged that time I was recording, so I
    decided to hide those, which were not displayed properly.

    I can't see video in mp4 version, just sound.
    - Try to watch it in VLC player (http://videolan.org/vlc).

    This movie sux, how can I contact you and tell you?
    - I'm always at #ut3.coverage

    Why is it short?
    - Not enough footage, not enough time, not enough songs. Pick one. xD

    Why is there Xan in UT3 movie?
    - Xan rox and so does UT1.

    I can't think of any other question now, have a nice day .)

    Screenshots:









    Credits:wIz4
    Download:
    own-age.com :: HQ 720p :: x264
    own-age.com :: MQ 720p :: xvid
    own-age.com :: LQ 400p :: xvid
    dualchaos.com :: HQ 720p :: x264
    unreal.ie :: HQ 720p :: x264
    unreal.ie :: MQ 720p :: xvid
    multiplay.co.uk :: HQ 720p :: x264
    multiplay.co.uk :: MQ 720p :: xvid

    #2
    edit: sorry for acting like a jerk, that vid is awesome ^^
    No really, that was the SWEETEST video I EVER saw about ANY game!

    No words...just astonishing.

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      #3
      <3 YOU NEED TO WIN AND I LOEV CAPS!

      Awesome vid...

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        #4
        Amazing vid and awesome music choice. Reall, really enjoyed watching that. Please keep em coming

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          #5
          Really sweet vid man, make some more!

          Originally posted by Belgian General View Post
          a .rar file? I'm not going to put time in unrarring sorry :s
          lol...it took my PC 8 seconds to extract the video

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            #6
            Finally, a real frag movie! This goes directly to my vids of fame folder, I really like it. GJ

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              #7
              put it on youtube.. can't be bothered to dl these hugeass movies. I got decent results on one I made last night (link in sig) most of it is UT2004 but I did a couple of frags in UT3 also. Recorded live 1st person with fraps so it kind of limited how well I could do..

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                #8
                good video

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                  #9
                  Dude that video is beautiful!

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                    #10
                    HOT it be

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                      #11
                      gonna dl and check it out / im rendering my newest vid atm, so i cant watch it yet.
                      brb with my review. im sure ill love it, judging from the responses here.

                      yes i agree capturing video is quite a challenge.
                      i go from my video card to an analog to digital converter called DVD Xpress DX2
                      converts vid to divx avi on the fly and sends it to my PC#2 via USB cable.
                      then i use Premiere Elements and add titles and then i render to WMV format for distribution to the web.

                      I looked at Rypelcam but since client side demos are broken in multi i feel like im locked out of Rypels tools.

                      so i do as best i can with what i have.
                      i cant wait to see your video!
                      downloading now.

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                        #12
                        I'm sorry, but I'm not going to upload it to youtube in upcoming days. I'm busy with college + I do not really like how youtube can screw up the quality of vid. This is 720p with excellent image quality, on youtube it will look like ut1 :/. I might upload it on weekend, certainly not sooner. If any1 wants to convert it and upload, go ahead .)

                        For capturing: rypel made an experimental version of dumpframes (can be found on his sites), which makes much easier, but it still needs some improvements. And ye, if we had client-side demos, frags could be much better :/. Shame we gotta use server-side demos and therefore usually miss very nice frags :/

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                          #13
                          wiz, despite the fact that you don't have all the wanted materials/content, you still did a great job on the editing/music/effect and all the stuff. I enjoy watching it. Make me wanna go frag some right now.

                          Waiting to see some more

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                            #14
                            ==================

                            1st link = unwatchable my machine chokes.
                            2nd link= BAD pixelation both in WMP and Divx player = unwatchable.

                            3rd link = WATCHABLE! EXCELLENT QUALITY!

                            Review: OMG! my vids will NEVER look like this.
                            I dont have access to anything this high quality.
                            perhaps "some day" i can play with some HQ source video, and make something truly rockin!
                            i cant wait !

                            Man.... Bravo!

                            im gonna keep on keeping on with what I "do"

                            thanks for sharing your stuff with the community.
                            im stupified ......LOL great video!

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                              #15
                              Great movie.

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