Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

Media Player with Matinee Create a Movie

I've got a Media Player and am controlling it through my level blueprint. It works fine in normal editor "Play" mode but when I try to write out a moviefile with matinee's "Create a Movie" tool it doesn't stay in sync with the global clock. If i write out an avi file it's mostly in sync but if i write out pngs or bmps it's way out of sync. It looks like the longer write time with the pngs/bmps is highlighting that the media player clock is not tied to the global clock. I looked at PlayLevel.cpp and it does look like the -BENCHMARK flag is being passed to the game instance in matinee's Create a Movie tool so i'd think that that would keep media playback in sync. any ideas?


Product Version: Not Selected
more ▼

asked Nov 07 '14 at 07:07 PM in Blueprint Scripting

avatar image

11 1 1 3

avatar image scragnogg May 09 '16 at 07:13 PM

Thirding this one, being able to sync the framerates of the media player and the matinee movie recorder would be incredible. I'm having to create all my tests for this in real-time with screen capture, which is just horrible compared to the Matinee Movie Recorded

avatar image Cartamania Oct 04 '16 at 08:39 AM

Hi guys same issue here when i capture from sequencer the Media player is going really fast and it's not synchronise any solution on that thanks this kind of problem i got, the video is 2 minutes but when it capture it capture all but really fast you can see the video playing in the TV, what cause this problem any help




avatar image schmigel Oct 05 '16 at 01:29 PM

Yet no solution for that

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

4 answers: sort voted first

You are correct, the clock of the video decoders is completely independent. Matinee will render as fast as it can while the video decoder will retain the video's playback rate. There is currently no way to synchronize playback during movie recording. We might change this in the not too distance future. See also Media Framework Roadmap.

more ▼

answered Mar 24 '15 at 06:55 PM

avatar image schmigel May 03 '16 at 02:29 PM

Any news about this issue? I have exactly the same problem.

I often need to use video as texture and when I try to capture the scene the video is out of sync. (I can tell because I use more than 1 video texture and the videos play in sync in the play mode, and out of sync in the capture.)

That happens in matinee and also in the sequencer in the 4.12

avatar image schmigel Jun 15 '16 at 06:01 PM

Any news? I will just start another project with video textures. And again I will need to record.

avatar image gmpreussner STAFF Jun 15 '16 at 06:12 PM

Still working on it...

Still working on it

avatar image maffew Jan 05 '18 at 02:33 PM

Is there any update on this? I've tried limiting the frame rate/playback rate of the media player but can't get it to stay in sync when recording from sequencer

avatar image gmpreussner STAFF Jan 08 '18 at 04:10 PM

No update yet. This has been reprioritized. I don't have an ETA, sorry.

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

Thanks for the update. Hoping for the best for this topic =)

more ▼

answered Jan 08 '18 at 06:18 PM

avatar image

48 4 6 10

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

Hey guys,

First of all - this seems to be a very well known and sadly even harder to tackle issue, especially as the ArchViz community is growing and clients are breathing down many necks to get videos to play on video walls, jumbotrons etc.

I've read through all the explanations, and while it really is desirable for this issue to be reprioritized after having been reprioritized ;), I can say that this workaround did the trick for me:

alt text

Adding the "Delay" node was the key element that had been missing and cost me half a day to find in another thread, so I've included it here with the final result.

It's probably still far away from an elegant and perfect solution, but if your situation is anything like mine, you'll probably appreciate this workaround very much. In my case, it delivered a reasonably stable, controllable result.

Best of luck until the "big solution" is at hand - so long,



setrateissue.jpg (452.3 kB)
more ▼

answered Jun 11 '18 at 09:51 PM

avatar image

1 1

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

I find out that adding a delay node to this has be accurately measured for you to get the pleased results, but by using "IMG Media Source" you can source your source video file to play an image sequence, this allows the engine to sync the frames for the output video inside the screen you're trying to play inside the unreal with the render of the project video, yeah true it's a work around but it works fine with synced frames fro both the in game media and the final rendered video.

more ▼

answered Jul 08 '19 at 01:52 PM

avatar image

6 1 1

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 5.2 MB each and 5.2 MB total.

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question