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Capture Videos to PinballX Media - Table, Backglass, and DMD

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rablack97 - did you ever get pbx recorder working with future pinball? I agree, i tried to flowing the instructions and still can't get it to work.

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@GatorCoop yes i've had it working for awhile now, with FP and VPX, i have 2 .ahk instances one for each and both run perfectly.  The only thing that didn't work for me was the record one table feature.  I have to let it search the xml and find the table itself.

You have to be more specific on which part is not working, it did take some tweaking, and i can't remember everything i did, with this hobby, its get it working and move on to figuring out the next roadblock.

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I use this with great success with VP, I would like to know if anyone has this working or modified to work with PinballFX2?

 

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3 hours ago, slydog43 said:

I use this with great success with VP, I would like to know if anyone has this working or modified to work with PinballFX2?

 

It's not like there is camera tuning for PinballFX2. One video looks like another for the most part. I just use the ones that were uploaded to the FTP. 

Because DMD videos were often not getting included on the FTP. I did write this capture script for myself. It is not automated like PBXRecorder or my ports of PBXRecorder for FP and Unit3D.

This was done before Zen added better cab support. I have a newer version of this script that at least is no longer looking for a separate child window for the DMD which was hanging up the script that I am linking to. If you are interested in it great. If not, I've uploaded my captures to the FTP. I think that I'm just missing a couple that I have not gotten around to capturing yet because my cab crapped out.

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Does anyone have a working link to download the Future Pinball version of PBXRecorder(PBXRecorder v1.5)?   The links in this thread are all dead and I have around 150 FP tables that I'd like to capture the play field and back glass from.

 

Thanks!

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I need the config file for PBX recorder Future Pinball. is  it possible to put new link?

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Looking at putting a pin2dmd in my cabinet but i can't seem to get a video to look like it does when playing the table. I have tried the recording from pbxrecorder of the color attack from mars dmd from my 3rd screen but when playing the video through pinballx and displaying on the pin2dmd its just doesn't look right. I am using freezys dll is there any settings that will make the video from the lcd look good on the pin2dmd . 

Cheers

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You want to record the virtual dmd at 128x32 pixels since that is what PIN2DMD size is

There are also real dmd videos available on the PinballX ftp site

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Thanks for the info gtxjoe, i will check out the ftp. I have set the size to 128x32 in dmddevice.ini and recorded a video but the output file looked terrible, i will play around some more.

Cheers 

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So when I try to run the exe, it opens up a table but then I get a popup saying that windows cannot find obs64.exe. I followed rablacks installation instructions (also on Win 10 x64) and my PinballX folder is on D, not C, so I changed the directory inside obs as well as PBXrecorder. I had originally gone to OBS website and did the windows installer, so I'm not sure if windows is looking for the registry location of the originally installed location. I deleted that installation manually and then had to go to the registry to delete the instance of obs. I'm going to try restarting and then re-installing everything with 1.5FP following rablacks instructions and report back.

 

EDIT: I reinstalled everything and still getting the error. I even did a windows installation of the new obs studio to the root of C drive and no luck. Turns out I may have some corrupted system files and that might be why it can't open obs64.exe automatically. Running System File Check now, hoping I don't need to do a full wipe or reinstall.

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20 hours ago, Carny_Priest said:

Don't use the installer. Use the portable (zip) release on the project github.

https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases

 

I had used that originally, and it wasn't working, so I had a thought that windows didn't know the path to obs64.exe, which is why I used the windows installer, well I've uninstalled it again thru windows, restarted, and used the portable installation and still get the pop up saying "Windows cannot find obs64.exe. Make sure you typed the name correctly" I'm really starting to wonder if my windows system might be corrupted. Time for a repair/reinstall and then I'll try everything again! I really want to be able to run this script to get videos for my Future Pinball Tables, even though I only play on a desktop with 1 monitor so I only need playfield videos. Its much easier then downloading them all off pinsimdb and then using a video converter to rotate them

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Have you modified the script? You will need to if you are installing on a different drive. The script currently assumes that helper apps are installed in the root of C drive. Open the ahk in Notepad or any other text or code editor. Look for OBSPath and change it. Recompile.

Also, I haven't run this in a couple of years. My cab has been down for a long time. This worked with OBS Studio a couple of years ago, but I don 't know if OBS has changed anything since then that might impact functions of the script. 

A benefit with the script is simultaneous capture of two or three screens.

If all you need is playfield capture then you might find it easier just to use your graphic card's built -in capture. Output files will be large in size and it won't capture in batch, but in the end it may take you less time to finish the job than hassling with the script if it is continuing to be difficult to use. Guess it depends on how many FP tables you are trying to capture. Most people are heavy into VPX and may just have a few FP. 

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Hi Carny, thanks for your help on this older thread. So when I launch the recorder, it opens up Future Pinball in fullscreen, and in doing so it causes my explorer to crash. Since explorer crashes, the script can't find obs64 to start the record process. I'm not sure if it is because the programs are trying to rescale to a different resolution or something. I want to be able to run the batch because I have around 100 FP tables that I currently use. I'm going to check all my resolution settings. I don't have much experience recompiling scripts. I'm currently using Notepad ++ to change the ahk file, but I run the exe. Does the executable rely on the information in the ahk file or are they entirely separate scripts?

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The exe is the compiled form of the source code in the ahk. Install AutoHotkey.

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