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Antman Rages: Episode 8

February 3rd, 2012 by

Apologies for the blank segment in yesterday’s episode, you see, Sony Vegas 11 really isn’t as stable as Vegas 10. I record the game footage with trusty Fraps and insert the 4 minute segments into Vegas. From there I sync that up  with my local voice recording and then I have to render. Rendering is taking all the various segments and other pieces and crunching it down into a package: the final movie file which I then upload to Youtube. Typically rendering a 30 minute video @480p will take about 30 minutes. Ironically it is faster to render a 720p video than 480p, probably due to Vegas 11 having CUDA support: the ability to let my graphics card do the work instead of my CPU, a much faster process and easily largest advantage over Vegas 10.

But there are bugs. Sometimes Vegas will randomly not see a segment of the video, rendering a blank screen for that 4 minute piece. Other times it will not complete the render, leaving the full size .temp file and no video, forcing me to entirely render again. It is like having the hottest girlfriend who will do anything you want on the one condition that she can kick you square in the happy-sack once a day. Is it worth it? Probably, but swwet baby Jebus it is annoying.

So to today’s episode. I’ve previewed the finished product and all seems present and correct, it is the content however that concerns me. After the good times of platforming Nirvana I’ve come up against the next boss, and he is a Grade A shithead. I even tried to push through in the hopes of Lady Luck coming to my aid. However I fear that luck is the last thing you want in a game like this. Enjoy.

Note: Parental advisory, explicit language and battles of attrition.

You can find the whole series of Antman Rages here.

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