perjantai 5. kesäkuuta 2015

I Got 99 Problems And 1080p Is One

Doing the Dead Rising Let's Play has been fun. It has also given me good practice on the spoken English front. However, I have found also that making videos at 1080p is way too resource extensive for my set-up.

I could do 1080p videos, but rendering and upload times are too long for more than 10 minutes per day. To get best compromised result I export high bitrate video from Premiere and compress it using HandBrake. This is due to the fact that Premiere just can't give as good compression/quality balance as the HandBrake.

For 20 minute 720p video, Premiere takes about 40 minutes to render 1080p master, HandBreak compresses and resizes that to 720p in another 40 minutes and upload to youtube takes about an hour. However for 1080p result, times required are 40m, 130m and 180m! That is massive difference!

It would also seem that better audio-interface/compressor would be nice thing to have...

tiistai 26. toukokuuta 2015

perjantai 22. toukokuuta 2015

Dead Rising Let's Play

Little "is this good as I remembered" -play session grew to a full playtrough of the Dead Rising.

I will aim to upload one episode per - at least in avarage.

sunnuntai 17. toukokuuta 2015

Dead Rising Again

Now that, I have finished the Witcher 2 again, it is time for some zombie mall action. Dead Rising made really good impression when I played it back in the day - and I am happy to see that it has hold up really well. It was always a game of rescuing other people more than it was zombie massacre simulator. Because of that, I always felt that the sequels were not as good because they focused too much on the slaughter. I also like the graphics that the first game has; they are clear and close enough of realistic without dipping into the uncanny valley. For new playtrough I decided to start a clean new game, so no maga-buster for the psychos.

God damned Lindsay Harris and her stupid dog!

perjantai 15. toukokuuta 2015

Still Playing the Witcher 2

I am kind of surprised how fresh this game feels. I think major reason is that I took the Iorveth's path on my first playtrough and that stuck to my mind the most. Ihave played the Roche's path before but there are things that still manage to surprise me. Maybe I just breezed trough it before?

Sometimes Roche deserves every punch coming his way.

keskiviikko 13. toukokuuta 2015

Playing the Witcher 2 again...

I got this game first for the Xbox360 and loved it enough to read few of the books and get video card for my PC in order to play Witcher 1 properly. Now I am playing it first time for a PC and still liking it even though it is my third or fourth play-trough.

Stay classy, Dandelion.

Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket problems

I have been testing this video capture unit for amonth or so and I have found some problems.

In this video I will be highlighting some issues that I have had with the video capture device Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket. I have tried different cables, memory sticks and set-ups and still the problems persist. These problems are:

  • 1) Audio distortion (like clapping or footsteps) that can be in game or in microphone audio.
  • 2) Corrupted or unusable video files.
  • 3) Flickering colors on the interlaced signals that are passed trough the component cable.