Recent Content by Explode

  1. Explode
    I'm not sure what you mean. They can't be turned off in Premiere, since it's baked into the video. They must be disabled in-game. For KH3 you turn off subtitles in the menu. For a lot of KH games there's no option, so they need a mod to remove them.

    Subtitles are off in our newer videos, but not in many older ones.
    Post by: Explode, May 23, 2022 at 2:19 PM in forum: Community News & Projects
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    I use Adobe Premiere Pro. PS4 versions unfortunately don't have those options (though KH3 does have a subtitle toggle). The options are only on PC, and even then require a bit of modding to turn it off completely.
    Post by: Explode, May 10, 2022 in forum: Community News & Projects
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    I turned the music off in-game, then manually added the soundtrack back in, using my editing software.

    Then exported two different audio tracks, and used ffmpeg to add both of them to the video.
    Post by: Explode, May 3, 2022 in forum: Community News & Projects
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    Coming eventually.
    Post by: Explode, May 2, 2022 in forum: Community News & Projects
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    Hey everyone, today we're releasing the first batch of Kingdom Hearts III cutscenes in 4K / 60FPS, at Max PC Settings.

    You'll definitely need a beefy hard drive to fit these, as this set alone is nearly 40 GB, and KH3 as a whole will probably be around 130 GB once it's done! As you can imagine though, the quality is stunning; it looks nearly identical to playing the game in real-time on a high-end PC. I understand this isn't feasible for everyone, so we'll be uploading them to a YouTube Playlist as well. The quality won't be quite as good, but for those who want the next-best thing, it's there.

    Going with our recent trend, these scenes have 2 audio tracks, one with background music and one without. And thanks to the USMToolkit made by Rikux3, even most pre-rendered scenes can have their music turned off. Those pre-rendered scenes have a few caveats on the music-less tracks: it uses mono audio, so no panning effects, and a lot of sound effects are missing due to how the 5.1 surround was divided up. But dialog is all good: think of it as a cool bonus ;)

    You can download them here:
    Kingdom Hearts III Cutscenes (4K)(60FPS)

    This set goes from the start of the game to Kingdom of Corona. I'm doing it in parts because of how much space the raw capture files take up. If I did everything in one go it would fill up my hard drive haha, so I'm moving them to an external drive every now and then. Plus I figured it's better to give people access as soon as possible, what with how long this takes. Hopefully the next part will come out a bit faster.

    You can check out our full Cutscene Archive for the rest of the series. See ya around!
    Thread by: Explode, May 2, 2022, 9 replies, in forum: Community News & Projects
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    Welcome back, friendo.
    Post by: Explode, Dec 2, 2021 in forum: The Spam Zone
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    Hey everyone! Got another batch of videos for ya.

    This time it's Kingdom Hearts 0.2 in 4K! This is the first game in the series that was made with HD/4K in mind, so you'll really notice the difference here: all that fine texture detail looks beautiful. And as a first for us, all real-time cutscenes run at 60 frames per second. Unfortunately this game has a considerable number of pre-rendered scenes so this only applies to about half of them. But it's very exciting dipping our toes into the new world of 60FPS. Maybe we'll see more of that in the future...

    To account for double the number of frames, I had to double the bitrate in order to preserve video quality, so just bear in mind these files are going to be on the chonky side.

    You can download these gorgeous, silky-smooth cutscenes here:

    Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -a fragmentary passage- (4K)(60FPS)(No Subtitles)(Music Toggle)

    Other features of these videos include:
    -Opening movie upscaled to 4K (using Topaz A.I. Gigapixel V3.1.1)
    -Credit text from Opening movie removed. Possble thanks to the textless version of the OP that Square Enix uploaded to YouTube. (Can also download the version with text)
    -No subtitles
    -Dual audio tracks: one standard, and one without background music

    Check out our full Cutscene Archive to download scenes from all throughout the series.

    More to come, enjoy!
    Thread by: Explode, Oct 24, 2021, 0 replies, in forum: Community News & Projects
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    It was a mod I created (with a lot of help from more competent people :P). There's a version for most games, including BBS. You can find the download from my nexus page.
    Post by: Explode, Sep 27, 2021 in forum: Community News & Projects
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    I do have plans for it, I'm just not sure when. It'll either be the next one I do or the one after KH2. KH2 is giving me a little grief cause it has stuttering issues, and BBS may or may not have its own set of issues.
    Either way it will be at least a few months away, as it takes a while to record and edit.
    Post by: Explode, Sep 26, 2021 in forum: Community News & Projects
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    Hey everyone!

    Two days ago marked the 19th anniversary of the original Kingdom Hearts game's release in North America. And with fortuitous, only slightly delayed timing, I just finished my most recent project: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix cutscenes in 4K! Just like our recent 358/2 Days and ReCoded releases, they have some really cool features: no subtitles, and an additional audio track that has the background music turned off, so you can isolate the dialog/sound effects.

    And since this was captured from the PC release I took advantage of a couple texture mods. I used the HD Textures mod by TieuLink to make things look even crisper, and the Vanilla Heartless mod by DaniZaya to restore the Heartless to their original, non-Final Mix color palette. Also of note, the music toggle was made possible by TopazTK's Re-Fixed mod by allowing the game's volume sliders to fully mute the BGM when set to 1). And I personally created a mod to Disable Subtitles.

    And finally, the pre-rendered Opening, Ending, and Secret Endings have all been upscaled to 4K using machine learning software (Topaz A.I. Gigapixel V3.1.1). Meaning the overall quality should be higher than in the actual game!

    Due to the larger file size of these vids, we couldn't include the option to download all of them at once. You will have to download each individually. Apologies for the inconvenience, but I promise they're worth it ;) You can download these absolutely stunning scenes here:

    Kingdom Hearts Cutscenes (4K)(no subtitles)(music toggle)

    I'm particularly excited about this release as it's a bit of a turning point for us. From here on, our focus is on high-end videos with the absolute clearest quality. 4K resolution is a huge part of that, but we've also moved on to a new video codec. The H265 codec uses a more complex form of compression, which gives us a massive boost in quality without having unreasonably large files (though don't get me wrong: they're still 3-4 times larger than our 1080p vids).

    Unfortunately this makes them a bit less compatible. I highly recommend using VLC Player for viewing purposes. If your video editing software is on the older side (more than 5 years old) it may not support them. If this is the case you'd either need to upgrade your software, find a plug-in that fixes it, or re-encode the videos to H264. If you go with the latter, Handbrake is an amazing video encoder (in fact it's what I used for these cutscenes). It can even preserve multiple audio tracks (which most/all future videos will have, in the form of the music toggle). Just go to the Audio tab in Handbrake and click Add Track>Add All Remaining Tracks for each vid.

    Had a lot to cover there lol The next announcement will be more brief.

    Thread by: Explode, Sep 19, 2021, 6 replies, in forum: Community News & Projects