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Post Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
With the imminent release of Star Sonata 2 to Steam we have need of a new and updated trailer to better show off the features of the game!

We thought it would be appropriate to reach out to the players and community members who have spent a great deal of time making this game what it is today, by holding a contest! We'll be accepting short clips (no more than 30 seconds) of gameplay.

What are we looking for?

  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Framerate: 30fps
  • Video Codec: h264
  • Audio Codec: Audio can be encoded in .aac/.mp4a
  • Container Format: .mp4
  • Length: 15 seconds or less (You can submit more than one clip!)
  • Footage: Bosses, DGs, Zones! Blue Outpost, Bonnet, Arctia, Mira, Paxius, The Serengeti, Subspace, Base Building, PvP! Whatever you think would be fun and interesting to look at! :D

If you want to give this a try and you don't have any experience video recording, not to worry!

http://plays.tv/ is an application that fits almost all of the criteria listed above, the only thing you have to do is change the resolution and you should be off to a great start![EDIT] The linked application doesn't seem to be working, and I do not have another substitution that would be easy to use. Open Broadcaster, CamStudio and tons of other free and paid video recording software exists though. You can and should ask those amongst you who have posted video clips in this forum what they use! :)

Here are some things you should keep in mind while recording:

  • Please do not record the music! We will be putting music over the video.
  • Record the sound effects like weapons!
  • Zoom in! We want people to see what's happening, if you zoom out too far everything looks really small.
  • Easy on the inventory! If you decide to feature any UI elements, make sure you are showcasing something that is clearly understandable to a person who’s never seen the game before. The map is fine. A long inventory list is probably not.
  • For group content: Easy on the multiclienting, and don't showcase client-switching in the video. We want people moving around and playing active roles, showing one person controlling multiple characters is tacky.

What are the rewards?

The winner/s of this contest will receive a special holoprojector! I promise it'll be awesome. :D

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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
Full bar skills or cba

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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
redalert150 wrote:
Full bar skills or cba


So lazy.

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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
If you don't know how to make a recording and send it in you can download OBS.
https://obsproject.com/download#mp

It's very simple and straightforward to use.
https://vid.me/I7Iz (Also there is no sound because i'm not playing with sound :P)
(Also Also: the quality of the recording of OBS is actually good. Its just the site that i uploaded this video on isn't HD.)


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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
Yea I'm using obs although my videos are leading really bad on it even though i have no in game lag.

The one hober suggested doesn't work at all for me though.

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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
You don't say what to do with them once you made it? Where to upload?

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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
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You don't say what to do with them once you made it? Where to upload?


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Will update the first post with that information shortly, sorry.

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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
Uploads will be on an ftp server.

"ftp://ssvids:ssvids@starsonata.com/", most browser do not support ftp uploads directly so if you click the link you will probably be given a page with the existing files.

To upload, copy paste that inside a file explorer window address bar (for instance, the "my computer" window) to use the ftp client that comes with all versions of windows. Otherwise you are welcome to use any ftp client of your choice.

Keep in mind since this is a temporary server, not much is added in the way of securities to it. Download from it at your own risk (its here for uploads anyway). Every operations are logged, dont be stupid and everyone will be happy.

user and pass are ssvids and server is starsonata.com port 21. Please include your account name in the upload filename so that we dont have to chase you down by IP :P.

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I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! We had really good participation on the screenshot contest for C2 beta. It's time for SS to have a really awesome new trailer.

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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
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I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! We had really good participation on the screenshot contest for C2 beta. It's time for SS to have a really awesome new trailer.


Agreed.

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Wtb youtube Honest Trailer for SS...


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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
This is a great example on how a SS Trailer should be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdcARt3 ... freload=10


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This is a great example on how a SS Trailer should be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdcARt3 ... freload=10


It has some good aspects, but there are a couple things that we would like to see done differently for this.

-Too busy. Cut down on the number of fighters/bots on the screen as the names underneath them make everything look like a confusing mess.
-Too long. It's OK to submit clips of this length but we will need to cut them to 5 seconds, tops. Try to pick one interesting visual feature of the game and showcase it in a couple seconds.
-Doesn't use game sound and music.
-A bit choppy. Ideally folks who are submitting videos should be running the game smoothly on high or very high graphics. For example, you can see some graphic lag when the player in this video enters a wormhole.

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Post Re: Official Star Sonata 2 Video Trailer Contest!
Jey123456 wrote:
Uploads will be on an ftp server.

"ftp://ssvids:ssvids@starsonata.com/", most browser do not support ftp uploads directly so if you click the link you will probably be given a page with the existing files.

To upload, copy paste that inside a file explorer window address bar (for instance, the "my computer" window) to use the ftp client that comes with all versions of windows. Otherwise you are welcome to use any ftp client of your choice.

Keep in mind since this is a temporary server, not much is added in the way of securities to it. Download from it at your own risk (its here for uploads anyway). Every operations are logged, dont be stupid and everyone will be happy.

user and pass are ssvids and server is starsonata.com port 21. Please include your account name in the upload filename so that we dont have to chase you down by IP :P.




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