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Ok for the guys that are asking me how i make my screen shots look near on real (Or try) Ill give a quick tutorial on how to get cinematic screen shots, It will be my first live tutorial so bare with me ill try my best :D Ill give a quick guide on how to get them, Im using this guide by Bucic which is how i got into the whole DCS world camera work. You can see his commands here:

 

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=114260

 

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Ok so as not sure how many came along on two or three, Heres my write up on making cinematic screen shots.

 

Firstly i take into account the time, season, weather and also the position of your camera is also important, I keep my track IR on using that to slightly adjust my position if need be, Again a nice little thing ED have added to F2 and F3 views. I tend not to use heavy clouds in my shots. I then look at the type of aircraft im taking a screen of the quality varies from a nice L-39 shot to an A.I F-16 so pick your aircraft wisely, I also look at when im zoomed in the ground noise and textures and when using the sun, Because for me well they dont look pretty, Maybe in 2.5 things will look prettier :)

 

This is what i for me call a bad screen shot, Reason being you can see the colours clearly blending in. For me the blending of colours is to obvious

 

First screen is not enhanced using windows 10

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This one is enhanced and as you can see the blending effect is more visible. Clouds will also give this same blending effect also hence why i avoid clouds.

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This is also why when zooming im careful look how BIG that sun can get.

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This shot represents what i mean about the ground noise and textures its makes an ugly shot, Also the A.I aircraft needs some love for close up shots.

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Compared to this shot where the L-39 looks a lot neater and the background is less lets say bad while zoomed in.

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So how do you make an F-16 look good you ask simple. Give him distance again A.I models are not there best.

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So then we look at how to get your perfect shot, Well timing can also come into it, Using the F3 key and the right zoom level you can get some nice shots.

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I do however prefer the more "Im stood on the ground" looking up in the sky shot for example.

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Again A.I are not the best for screens fuel tanks are aquare and so on so keep your distance, Put the aircraft on the horizon.

So then how do we add that extra colour depth and sharpness, Well for me im using nothing fancy like vegas pro and all them other programs, Im using windows 10 viewer where by for free i can use the tools to set my colours and so on.

 

Not enhanced shot:

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Enhanced shot adding that sharpness and colour:

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As you can see with the two images one looks sharper than the other again this is all free in windows 10.

 

 

 

I hope this helps and again the camera commands are in the first post and are really handy.

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For a year i use WIN10 and I never see this enhancer :) (i never click on edit to see)

 

Nice tool for our screenshots.

 

Thanks Coxy.

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There is a little checkbox in your twitch settings that makes twitch record your broadcasts so everybody that can't be on time can watch it at a later point.

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There is a little checkbox in your twitch settings that makes twitch record your broadcasts so everybody that can't be on time can watch it at a later point.

...for next time :)

 

Hey ok thanks ill check that out very much new to twitch so still learning, Ill have a look :thumbup:

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Nice info. I didn't know about the enhance in Windows 10 photo viewer. I would have like to have seen your tutorial.

 

Although I have Photoshop and the Nikon photo editing software, I have found the tools included with Windows 10 to be very handy when I don't need anything fancy.

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Although I have Photoshop and the Nikon photo editing software, I have found the tools included with Windows 10 to be very handy when I don't need anything fancy.

 

Or like me your completely useless with photoshop and so on :) lol

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