FS Recorder is an addon module for FS2004 and FSX, which can record flights, save them to files and play them back like the FS instant replay and flight video recorder, but with a lot more features. The module does NOT record video files (like .avi), it records data like aircraft postition, speed, etc, so the recordings can only be played inside FS. This allows you to watch your recordings from different views.
List of main features:
recording flights of unlimited length
replay of the last minutes, even if no recording was started
recording and playback of AI traffic
playback of one or more recordings as (AI) traffic
recording a new flight during playback as traffic (e.g. for formation flights)
jumping/searching forward/backward during playback
playback control via keyboard or control window
stop playback at any position to continue manually
loop part of a recording
change playback speed
custom keyboard controls
recorded data is customizable (available are throttles, control surfaces, gear, flaps, spoilers, lights, engines on/off, propeller/mixture, nav and com radios, data/time, smoke)
Furthermore the FS2004 version includes advanced features for the tower, spot plane and VC views:
multiple tower/spot/VC views, which can be selected via the menu or keyboard
optional manual panning of the view direction in tower/spot views
saving/loading sets of tower/spot/VC views
This software is freeware.
RE: Video Recording Software -
Posted on 22-03-2007 19:30
Thanks for the tips... I'm more shocked that others have not jumped in on this thread... I looked up some software that you detailed... I also found these to be of interest. As most are shareware for 15-30 days before you buy, they still look interesting...
Here are some:
Growler Gunman, aslo requires Xvid... I tried this last night for one flight before I had to go out... I set my "trigger" switch on my joystick, you need to hold it down untill you finish the recording... Still, it's pretty easy to do... I will play with this one somemore, and then perhaps show my video here...
Fraps from Fraps.com
ZD Soft "Game Recorder"
As I get more on these, I will post for all to see...
Thanks and enjoy...
RE: Making a "FSX Flight Video" -
Posted on 22-03-2007 21:04
Fraps is very good, but does have one shortcoming. It doesn't compress any of your recordings, so they do take an enormous amount of room, something like 1Gb for 10 minutes. But if you have plenty of HD space, then the resulting AVIs can be compressed down to around 10% - 20% of the original. I have the paid version, and have learnt to live with its greed. But if you are short on space then I use another recording program, which is free, called funnily enough "Recorder", its a small dll which you put in the 'Modules' folder of fs9.
Captures whatever you see on your screen as video (with audio) and pictures. Includes Movie and Photo Studios! Record your web cam sessions, favorite games, your desktop, any program running on your desktop, any video display on your screen, record audio of what you hear from your speakers