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Cutscene Archive Update - Kingdom Hearts Final Mix in HD!

News in 'News & Updates' posted by Misty, Oct 21, 2014 at 11:25 PM (148 Views / 6 Likes)
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Today I'm excited to announce an exciting and long-anticipated addition to our Cutscene Archive... scenes from Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, presented in lovely 1080p HD, for your viewing and editing pleasure!

For some time now the sole scenes we've had available from Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix have been from the Japanese release, recorded by @Mixt over a year ago. With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix now upon us, I've kicked my butt into gear to personally provide you all with the HD scenes you've been waiting for. Of course, there was a steep learning curve for me, which was part of the delay! I can't tell you how many times I started recording from the game, found a better recording process, then started again from scratch. Still, I feel it was all worth it -- they're some mighty nice lookin' videos!

Each video is encoded using H264 for maximum quality and compatibility, and is available in both AVI and MP4 format (choose whichever works best for you -- quality-wise, they're identical!). Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix's native resolution is 1440x810 for most cutscenes (the FMVs are 720p), so the videos have been slightly stretched to 1080p for ease and familiarity. But really, seeing is believing -- so check out one of the videos, uploaded to our YouTube Channel:


Now I will warn you that just a few videos are missing -- I still have to grab the secret endings, Another Side, Another Story and Deep Dive, but it shouldn't take long! As such, we've yet to put up the bulk download links until we have a complete collection. Once that's finished, I'll set my sights on Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, while @Karuta continues plugging away on videos from Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix.

The videos are available for stream and download via our Cutscene Archive...


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KH-Vids Podcast Death of a Handheld

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Oct 21, 2014 at 2:35 PM (194 Views / 3 Likes)
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It's Tuesday and you know what that means! Time for a new episode of the Podcast!

This week @Misty and @libregkd are joined by staff guest @Plums and member guest @Mish to discuss handheld consoles, inspired by their recently plummeting sales. We begin by reminiscing about the handhelds of yore, (namely the Gameboy and the PSP), then speculate about the future of the PS Vita and the 3DS. Will these former stalwarts of the gaming industry continue to have a place in the next few years? Or will they too join the graveyard of devices replaced by smartphones? Only time will tell, but that doesn't mean we can't make some predictions!

Following that we answer user-submitted questions! @Eric Luna inspires some bathroom humor, @Graxe wonders about our weight on other planets, @Sweeney Tummer gives our censor noise its proper praise, @Robiɳ asks us about our Halloween plans, and finally, @Plums forces us to select just one fictional character to become our best friend / soulmate. In short, we confront the real questions on the KH-Vids Podcast once again!

Please everyone enjoy the episode, and participate by sending in questions, submitting to be a guest, suggesting a topic, or just leaving us a comment!

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EU Casting Call for Kingdom Hearts Collab Video

News in 'News & Updates' posted by Calxiyn, Oct 20, 2014 at 5:07 PM (124 Views / 3 Likes)
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Similar to the Official Square Enix (US) Blog had posted a few months ago

The Official Square Enix (EU) Blog has posted a Casting call for a "KINGDOM HEARTS Collaboration Video." For European fans.

From the Blog Post:




This seems to be a bit different then the US Casting call a few months ago, but still has the same purpose. What do you guys think they are going to do with this footage? Never the less, this is an awesome chance for the EU fans of Kingdom Hearts, and is something you won't want to miss out on!

Top 5 Introducing: The Top 5 Seasonal Spotlight

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Stardust, Oct 19, 2014 at 6:10 PM (123 Views / 4 Likes)
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Hey guys! Stardust here, with some excellent news. As I mentioned when we started the Top 5 up again this summer, we had some new plans for the competition in the works. It's now time for the "big reveal": say hello to Top 5 Seasonal Spotlights!

So what are these Seasonals? It's simple: While during the summer we run the Top 5 as we have in the past, we take a break with periodic themed contests the rest of the year. Each season has its own competition with a corresponding theme for the editors to work with!

Want to get involved? It's easy. The contest works as follows:

  • Editors have two weeks from the time of this posting to make and submit a video that matches the given theme.
  • Post in this thread when you've completed your video (Unlike summer's Top 5, embedding on our Portal is not an automatic submission due to the specific nature of the contest -- simply posting a link in the thread is fine!)
  • We will take a week following that to judge the submissions.
  • The results will be posted the same way as the usual Top 5 on our homepage! As always, you can earn a Pin for placing.

We're looking forward to seeing your videos! If you have any questions, please contact a member of staff or post here. For this competition, normal Top 5 content & footage rules apply.

Our theme for fall this year is: Halloween! Make 'em spooky.
You have until Sunday, November 2nd to turn in your entries. Please post them in this thread!
(& Make sure to check out the home page on Sunday, November 9th when we reveal the winners!)

Fandub Encounter (Birth by Sleep - Volume 2)

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Mike, Oct 18, 2014 at 12:25 AM (191 Views / 3 Likes)
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The future of the Kingdom Hearts series continues with a new video between Aqua and Ven. The events continue from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, which leads to Birth by Sleep - volume 2.

Aqua begins to telepathically hear Ven, who's telling her not to give up. She's suffering from fighting, walking and remaining alone for years without her friends . Ventus encourages Aqua and gives her advice to continue her journey through Birth by Sleep - Voulme 2.

The future Kingdom Hearts videos focuses on a couple of characters that reveal information to each other based on what we know from start to end in the series. This gives a feel for how the character may interact with others if they were able to telepathically communicate. All information is accurate, however what makes theses videos interesting is how they're able to talk to each other even though they are not able to see each other in person.