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Old 09-30-2018, 08:07 AM   #1
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I just wondered how do they get the gfx to look so good on these DCS trailers? , I mean im using the recommended system for high gfx settings and im maxed out on a gtx1070 but the graphics look not as good as like some of their stuff they show and they say its actual gameplay most of the time. Great sim though, Thanks E.D, and many thanks too to the "Aerobatics Online" team for hosting a great server(s)
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:18 AM   #2
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:21 AM   #3
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It's just max settings, lowered gamma, and dramatic lighting/scenes. There isn't any more to it.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:29 AM   #4
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The trailers possibly have some color correction and sharpening filters?

I shot and recorded this in the raw (No filters) 1440P @ 60fps.



YouTube compresses it down. If you watch this full screen @1440 it does not look as good as it does in game. Looks very good if left small tho.

Artists filter for a compromised balance for large and small etc.

This is what it looks like when playing around with color correction and sharpening then up loading, possibly to much here, it really pops.
I only tinker around with this stuff.

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Old 10-01-2018, 05:50 PM   #5
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Good editing and some color correction, all games do this for their promos, it's meant more for attracting new costumers than it is keeping old ones. Plus DCS is an ongoing type of project, so the people who the play the game know what the graphics look like without the minor enhancements so it sticks out more to them, Whereas a new game can get away with it easier because nobody has played it before so they have nothing to reference
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:27 PM   #6
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Good editing and some color correction, all games do this for their promos, it's meant more for attracting new costumers than it is keeping old ones. Plus DCS is an ongoing type of project, so the people who the play the game know what the graphics look like without the minor enhancements so it sticks out more to them, Whereas a new game can get away with it easier because nobody has played it before so they have nothing to reference
Just want to chime in here and say that there is no color correction applied to any footage in official DCS trailers/videos.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:37 PM   #7
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Just want to chime in here and say that there is no color correction applied to any footage in official DCS trailers/videos.
So how do they look so good, especially yours? Are there extra settings you have access to?
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Of course not, but key factors make it look good:

Max settings (only I may have visibility set to Ultra, not "Extreme).
Gamma in-game is at 1.7.

And the biggest factor in-game is time of day. Pretty much all footage is done at early morning and/or evening in-game to get that nice yellow and warm look.
Everything else is just a good mix of camera angles and zoom level.
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Recommended system to run it and ideal system are two different things.
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