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Any idea why game developers make their movie cutscenes at 30fps? It seems pretty sluggish compared to the 60fps+ while playing in game? Also, the quality of the movies tend to be noticeably poorer than the gameplay. Does it have a lot to do with the filesize and only being able to fit so much onto a DVD? Because I feel like I have watched Xvid compressed movies (700mb) that are 2 hours in length and that are better quality than some of these 2 minute cutscenes. tongue.gif Maybe it's just me being picky, or maybe some game developers actually do make their cutscenes at 60FPS and 1080p quality and I am just missing them.. It seems like an easy decision to go with: 1080p all the way!
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its just how it is man. also some games i have played (Fable: The Lost Chapters for example) the cut scenes go to about 4000.FPS its crazy lol. i have only seen newer games have that 30 FPS frame cap for cutscenes
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Any idea why game developers make their movie cutscenes at 30fps? It seems pretty sluggish compared to the 60fps+ while playing in game? Also, the quality of the movies tend to be noticeably poorer than the gameplay. Does it have a lot to do with the filesize and only being able to fit so much onto a DVD? I have seen Xvid compressed movies (700mb) that are 2 hours in length and that are better quality than some of these 2 minute cutscenes. tongue.gif Any idea what gives?

All about file size - like you said. And if you play pirated games, the guy who packed it will often compress the cutscenes even more to conserve bandwidth and decrease download time. Another reason to buy them instead tongue.gif
post #4 of 10
Half the frames = half the size (roughly)
And 30fps is bearable for cutscenes IMO. I do prefer rendered cutscenes though.
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yeah File size goes very large when recording at 60fps, i remember doing a 60fps video and it took nearly 5gig's once i compressed it enough to lose minimal quality. the video was no more than 30 minutes.... redface.gif
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yeah File size goes very large when recording at 60fps, i remember doing a 60fps video and it took nearly 5gig's once i compressed it enough to lose minimal quality. the video was no more than 30 minutes.... redface.gif

That was AFTER you compressed it? Lawdy
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yeah ;v had no choice but to dump it into the recycle bin mad.gif
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Any idea why game developers make their movie cutscenes at 30fps? It seems pretty sluggish compared to the 60fps+ while playing in game? Also, the quality of the movies tend to be noticeably poorer than the gameplay. Does it have a lot to do with the filesize and only being able to fit so much onto a DVD? Because I feel like I have watched Xvid compressed movies (700mb) that are 2 hours in length and that are better quality than some of these 2 minute cutscenes. tongue.gif Maybe it's just me being picky, or maybe some game developers actually do make their cutscenes at 60FPS and 1080p quality and I am just missing them.. It seems like an easy decision to go with: 1080p all the way!

I've noticed this is almost exclusively in console ports. My conclusion is that cutscenes are made to more closely match their performance, and publishers taking games from console to PC don't feel that it's a necessary expense to ask the devs to produce a high quality cutscene.

God bless consoles and the publishers who worship them.
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I've noticed this is almost exclusively in console ports. My conclusion is that cutscenes are made to more closely match their performance, and publishers taking games from console to PC don't feel that it's a necessary expense to ask the devs to produce a high quality cutscene.
God bless consoles and the publishers who worship them.

Also space limitations on the physical disc too.

Borderlands 2 comes to mind straight away. The movies are technically at 30FPS. But you can tell they've been compressed until the cows come home, making it look like a slideshow on the PC.
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at this point in time 1080p cutscenes should be the norm but isn't because of stupid consoles.
this is why GOOD PC games such as Crysis render cut-scenes in real time.
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