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Post by eliaskeme » May 14th, 2011, 11:45 am

I did try that but along with the sound it cut off the video as well (although only the audio tab was marked).
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Post by Hierophant » May 14th, 2011, 7:35 pm

That's why you would first ungroup the video and audio tracks. When you import any gameplay into Vegas, both tracks will be grouped by default so that you can move them together on the timeline.

To ungroup them, go right click on one of the tracks (doesn't really matter which one since there's only two in the group to begin with)>Groups>Remove From. Now you can split the audio track on it's own near the desync point and zoom right in on the timeline to carefully try and resync it to the video. Once you're satisfied with the result, you can shift click all the parts to select them for regrouping, if you want. With all the parts selected, go right click on one of the tracks>Groups>Create New, and it's all fixed.

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Post by eliaskeme » May 15th, 2011, 10:32 am

Hmmm I do that but it seems that the audio is muted in some parts NOT cut. I did find another trick however. It seems that the last 10 seconds of the video have this audio problem (I saw it at the MSHVSF video I'm making now) so this is what I did: I played the 2 first stages (which I want to show on the video) and completed the 3rd stage as well. It turned out that the audio problem appeared in the end of the 3rd match but since I won't include it it doesn't matter!! Elias - Audio: 1-0
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Post by eliaskeme » May 15th, 2011, 12:55 pm

And yes!!!! After so much time (and so many desyncs) I managed to make a fine Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter gameplay video and add it to my related review. Here's the video:
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Post by Hierophant » May 15th, 2011, 6:46 pm

Hah... finally! The date of your first post about MSHVSF here in the Recording thread was Nov 01, 2009. Here's my post with the full solution and my MSHVSF test vid from about two weeks after that - viewtopic.php?p=2373#p2373.

Now, the thing I don't get is why did you make your long-awaited vid letterboxed? :confused:

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Post by eliaskeme » May 16th, 2011, 8:18 am

What do you mean "letterboxed" ??
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Post by Hierophant » May 17th, 2011, 12:51 am

Letterboxed is short for black bars at the top and bottom. A letterboxed 4:3 vid will end up being windowboxed on the 16:9 YouTube player (windowboxed = black bars all around = bad). If a 4:3 vid is full screen then it will only be pillarboxed on YT (pillarboxed = black bars at sides = good).

Of course, it's also possible to stretch a 4:3 arcade gameplay vid out to 16:9 to use all the available real estate on YT. Doing that does alter the facts of a game's graphics though, so I prefer to keep the original aspect ratio and just have 4:3 stuff pillarboxed on YT.

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Post by eliaskeme » May 17th, 2011, 8:19 am

Well I just put the video in Vegas, cut the parts I wanted and then rendered it as a 3Mbps video. I didn't touch anything else. Is that bad??
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Post by Hierophant » May 23rd, 2011, 6:28 am

The only way I could explain it any better would be with diagrams.

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Post by Hierophant » May 29th, 2011, 9:36 pm

Maybe this can help - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2320.

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