alicia_chan8 wrote:Hi! *hope i've put this in the right place!*
I want to extract the fmv's from FFX. I can hook up my vcr/dvd player to my computer, and i have a video capture card and all that...but what programs should I use? So far, what i've done is taped the fmvs onto a vhs video tape, and then connected it to my computer. Then, using adobe premiere i've extracted the fmvs BUT! the sound is non-existant and the quality is absoloutly horrible. it's fuzzy and pixilated and...well you get the picture. Can anyone tell me their method for getting the FMVs? Not just FFX, but all PS games...? It would be really helpful!
there are some ps game fmvs you can get through programs like psmplay (ps1) and... some other program I forgot ya just gotta look it up in google. FFX is one that is particularly weird (so I've heard) so I've heard that the normal indirect procedure doesn't work. There is a program you'll probly find called super spiffy ffx fmv getter ;-p or something that's made just for ffx, not sure how good it is... also when getting fmvs in this <b>indirect</b> way expect it to be the res the creator originally wanted it to be, may not be what you wanted it to be.
the <b>direct</b> method is what I used in this video <a href=http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=13053>here</a>. As you can see the quality may not be the best (I'm learnin in this dept. ;-p) but it's doable, I also got the sound -_-, so if it's better than what you get than I can learn ya sumthin. what I do doesn't include the vcr at all. I have a box (looks sorta like <a href=http://www.dcslinks.com/misc_image/mav_multibox.jpg>this</a> just not an av switcher used to GATHER the video signal you want something that distributes the signal, besides most switchers won't plug into game consoles...) I bought from blockbuster (3rd party you might find one at Walmart or something...) it includes ports for those three color wires (ya know one color each, three wires -_-) and a male to male 3 color wire (called male cuz male plugs into the female type see -_-). You don't really need the three color wire but if you don't have a single yellow wire part (like one that comes with most tv out cards) than you will need part of your three color wire. Don't take apart your wire -_- youll break it, just don't use that other part (other two wires, red and white).
So now you got that male yellow wire plugged into the female part that says video or something similar (or it's highlighted in yellow)? Beside it should be two more ports that look similar but are red and white. These are used for audio, mono (as opposed to stereo) tv's may only have a red or white port <b>BUT you shouldn't be looking at the tv</b> ;-p ya catch? cuz any av box you may find will be stereo. Back to the box that's connected to the console, what you need is a wire that will connect to those red and wite audio ports. You may want to plug in the dangling male parts from that wire that's beside it (sorry -_- couldn't resist ;-p) but you most likely can't cuz I've never seen a capture card that acts like a sound card and I've never seen a sound card that has rca ports to plug in the other side of that wire
. If you have either than be my guest. also if you just want video and no audio (like most amvs have anyway) than just skip my next paragraph.
what you want is a wire that will plug into those red/ white ports but on the other end you need a 3/4 inch rca jack that will plug into your soundcard's <b>line in</b> port (make sure the line in volume in windows isn't muted). If you don't have one ask at Radio Shack, they've got answers
Finally hook your video end into your capture card like you've done before. play your game and you should see and hear it through your cap program.