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Battles Videos Without Music (or with sound)

Vann Wulf
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2017-05-02 15:25:11 UTC
An unfortunate fact (to me) about battle videos on YouTube for EVE Online is that they are all filled with music while the sound is completely muted. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in sharing any videos of beautifully cinematic battles where one might revel in the exquisite sound effects of the game? I long for a good video where I can just enjoy the sound of weapons firing, engines roaring and vessels exploding.
Ship spinners inc
#2 - 2017-05-05 17:26:40 UTC
eve has sound?
Sasha Nemtsov
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2017-05-05 19:28:58 UTC
It's an interesting point, Vann.

Earlier this year I laid a synth track under an ISD shoot-out, towards the end of a video I made about the event, using in-game footage supplied by them.

The reason was that the one-on-one battle itself, although not devoid of sound of course, consisted mainly of the repetitive (and rather slow) firing of the weapons (they were in battleships), and a bunch of drones. That was it. They were fighting at close quarters, so there were no prop mods in evidence. Tracking mods would have been noisy, but only heard from the ships actually using them, which is another problem, I guess. The one capturing the video isn't always in the fight.

I get what you mean, and I understand that sometimes the selection of music for this purpose is unhelpful, but that's in the hands of the video-maker - and most of them seem to feel that the music is necessary to reinforce the drama of what's on-screen.

Perhaps a compromise would be to lower the volume of the music so that the sfx could be heard; but asking most folks to 'turn it down!' is not likely to meet with success.

I wish you luck on your search, and I always check out this sub-forum for interesting stuff, so perhaps something will turn up!
Ravien Darkstarr
New Eden Film Society
#4 - 2017-05-06 05:23:34 UTC
I think something like Sasha mentioned could work. Something to keep in mind is that the sound changes depending on if you're using the tactical camera or orbit camera and on distance to the target, which could create an inconsistent sound experience if you simply let the sound play out as is in real time. Not saying that some sound couldn't be included, but if you're making an epic cinematic battle video, you're going to have to edit the sound a lot too.

Casual maker of EVE Online (and other) game videos:

Kristin Sabrioski
Caldari State
#5 - 2017-05-08 14:40:06 UTC
They're usually muted because most audio recorded by fleet fights is third party audio chats.
Sasha Nemtsov
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2017-05-10 19:18:55 UTC
Kristin Sabrioski wrote:
They're usually muted because most audio recorded by fleet fights is third party audio chats.

Thanks Kristin; that didn't occur to me.

I'd wanted the ISD fight to have a commentary, which is another way of enhancing the atmosphere, but it just wasn't possible as a live feature. It could have been added later, but it's not one of my strengths... The music could then have run under the commentary and the in-game sfx managed by whoever was tasked with capturing the action - someone not in the actual battle.

I find EVE not particularly easy to video-capture entertainingly in action sequences.