Recording both DS Screens

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  1. Ricoboy
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    So, I was wondering. I have a R4DS, and after i've seen some trailers of games, and television programs where they show in-game footage of DS Games without using a digital camera or anything, .. is there any way of recording both DS Screens with some piece of homebrew, or trick? Since I would like to know the best way for doing so.. maybe a DS Emulator that records both screens? I hope someone knows a good solution for this.
     


  2. Nero

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    The Developers of the games use a special recorder to record the two screens in action.

    So.. You're out of luck.

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  3. Grimalkin

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    Companies who do video reviews and trailers/commercials are given a special cable from Nintendo apparently. I don't know of any Homebrew app that allows recording but I'm sure demo dumps are possible.
     
  4. Nero

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    Actually, I think Ensata works.. But don't ask me where to get it.

    Because I don't know where to get it, and I'm pretty sure it's an Illegal Emulator.

    (Ensata is the official Nintendo Emulator that they use to test out their Commercial games)

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    There was a topic about this a long time ago. Intelligent Systems (Yes the one's that helped make Paper Mario) made a official emulator for game company use only. They also made a device that can be used to record video off a DS screen.
     
  6. Ricoboy
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    Hm, .. ok. I was actually thinking about something like... a regular DS Emulator and then just fraps it or record the emulator with another program.
     
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    Depending on your computer, it can potentially wreak havoc on your RAM. >_>
     
  8. pasc

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    Now if this friggin cable would just be purchaseable sometime soon...

    BTW: Cool sig Twiffles I like it.
     
  9. Nero

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    Too bad it'll never happen..

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    I remember they had E3 footage of Metroid Prime Hunters being displayed on a big monitor with DS systems below for control.
     
  11. Twiffles

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    They have special modded DS games for that. I saw one during the Japanese Tetris DS tournament. It has a cable thing connected to the cartridge and it goes somewhere and ends up being displaying the top screen on a TV.
     
  12. Heran Bago

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    If you're referencing that old leaked/hacked 1.3 then no it will not.
     
  13. Grimalkin

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    The other end is just a standard Composite or S-Video connection.
     
  14. War

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    I think the TV plug will eventually be out. However, about the recording thing... I'm not sure. But I HAVE seen people in youtube (regular people, mind you) using some sort of camera that captures it perfectly.
     
  15. Grimalkin

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    They just use a regular DV Camcorder with a Direct Sound Feed to the Camera using Stereo cables. It's a popular technique nowadays for do-it-yourself video capture for DS. There's a whole tutorial on how to get near perfect results on the speeddemosarchive wiki page.
     
  16. MrKuenning

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    TV out on a cart would be cool...
     
  17. Nero

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    You mean like the PSP can use a TV?

    Yeah, that would be cool... However, the graphics in most 3D games would probably be screwed up if it was stretched to fit a 40" LCD Screen TV.

    Or, it'd be impossible to play Elite Beat Agents, well at least while looking at the TV screen.

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  18. Ricoboy
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    Hm, i've tried using my DV Camera, .. but still is hard to get a "sweet" recording of the two screens.
     
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    Nintendo use a modified DS called the Nitro capture unit. However, if you wanted to make one yourself, see jumbotron DS (http://home.comcast.net/~olimar/DS/jumbotron/)
     
  20. Grimalkin

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    OMG Touch LCD HDTV and you play with Nerf Guns! (Imagine how good your timing must be to play)