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Matinee movies not being saved anywhere?


I'm attempting to render out a matinee movie, but it doesn't seem to be saving in my project/saved folder. Unreal plays the matinee correctly (the matinee sequence works, I have the level BP quitting once it's finished playing, etc.), I'm just not seeing an .avi get saved anywhere.

The only files/folders in my /saved folder are autosaves, backup, config, logs, and an autoscreenshot. Should I be looking somewhere else?

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asked Jan 02 '15 at 10:32 PM in Rendering

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avatar image Ironbelly Jan 10 '15 at 07:08 PM

Yea, it should be in Saved/VideoCaptures but I'm experiencing the same thing today.. I was recording just fine yesterday and now today it's not playing. I have everything exactly the same but it's not saving anything or is it applying my settings for the video like resolution, close editor, etc etc

restarting UE4 fixed this

avatar image AndrewHurley Jan 12 '15 at 06:19 PM

Hello guys,

Which version of the engine are you running so I can test this issue on my end?


Andrew Hurley

avatar image Kazhiim Jan 12 '15 at 06:42 PM

I'm using 4.6.1

avatar image AndrewHurley Jan 12 '15 at 07:53 PM

Okay, thank you. I will run some tests in 4.6.1 to see if this occurs on my end.


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avatar image AndrewHurley Jan 14 '15 at 10:48 PM

Hello All,

Would any of you be willing to provide me with some reproducible steps as to how you are setting up your Matinee to record?


Andrew Hurley

avatar image Dunco Apr 23 '15 at 05:11 PM

Hi Andrew, I've been dealing with the same problem these people have. For some reason Matinee isn't saving my video captures anywhere. Did you come to a conclusion on how this happens?

avatar image AndrewHurley Apr 23 '15 at 05:41 PM

Hey Dunco,

Which version of the editor are you using and have you attempted to restart the editor?

Also, how are you setting up your matinee to record the cinematic?

avatar image Dunco Apr 26 '15 at 12:19 AM

Hi Andrew,

I am using 4.7, and if by setting up your matinee to record the cinematic, you mean I have a director group and everything, yeah.

It's weird. It records and saves it if I set it to capture it as still images. But if I set it to capture as an AVI it gets all wonky. It'll play the video in a small window, so I can see that it knows what to do, but for some strange reason it won't ever save the video.

avatar image AndrewHurley Apr 27 '15 at 01:51 PM

What are the options you select when pressing the 'Movie' button?

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avatar image Maxxi Jan 16 '15 at 02:20 PM

Hi Andrew. I quit and restart Unreal Editor and it was working again so it's not really a big issue for me.

avatar image Maxxi Jan 13 '15 at 07:32 PM

Same problem for me, It was working 3 days ago, and now nothing is saved when I want to record a matinee sequence

avatar image unit23 Mar 23 '15 at 03:48 AM

When i first tried to record a movie it didn't work, but on the second or third try the movie was created inside the VideoCapture folder (same settings).

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This option is available, you might just be overlooking it.

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answered Dec 15 '15 at 03:32 PM

avatar image dranders Dec 15 '15 at 02:30 AM

Where is the Capture Type dropdown in 4.10.1?!?!?! I want to (need to, because exporting and AVI crashes UnReal) export a series of images and this option isn't available?! Thanks!

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