Ranneko Plays Year on Year Improvement – Channel Update 2017-10-13

I have finally completed all of the recording I need to do before Australia. All I have left is a little bit of editing and uploading and I will have videos scheduled for every day until early December.

Last year I remember pulling off something similar, but at that time my release schedule was a little more relaxed, I think I was only doing 3-4 videos a week but it still took a lot of time and effort to build up the buffer enough to cover everything. This has been a similar amount of work despite the fact I am producing about twice as many videos.

I think the biggest difference, besides simple practice, is changes to the video editor I use. Last year exporting a video would take several hours and I would need to manually kick off the next in sequence. It was hard to speed things up, because ultimately I could export maybe 3 videos in an evening with long stretches of downtime (and leaving the app open overnight).

Nowadays, VideoPad has a queue system which means I can edit the next video while the first exports, but even more significantly, the export process itself is significantly faster because the developers have made the program work smarter. Previously every frame of the video would be re-encoded, regardless of the original source. Now, if I haven’t made a change in a large section of video, and the source is the same quality as the export, VideoPad will literally just copy the data. Where previously I could render a few videos a night, now I can render half a dozen or more.

Are there any apps you use regularly that have improved like that? Also if you edit videos yourself, what is your workflow?

The last week’s releases were:

Saturday and Thursday: Torment: Tides of Ranmenera
Sunday: Curious Ranpedition
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: The Ransistance: War of the Chosen
Tuesday: Heat Signature Hot Tips / Ranneko’s Tuesday Tips

The videos

Torment: Tides of Ranmenera

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I get the feeling we are heading towards the end game here, most of the sidequests in the Bloom have been completed and now we are headed to its very heart. Given our tendency to ignore the warnings and slice through Maws rather than pay the toll I don’t think it will be very happy with us.

Curious Ranpedition

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This week we take Roald Amundsen to the place his character is best suited, the looming arctic. He is the only character to start with tickets used as a secondary currency there as well as snow boots.

Ransistance: War of the Chosen

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We had a busy week this week. We took on the Viper King at an alien facility, meaning we have taken down 2 of the 3 alien rulers and we also took Jarenth out on his first mission, one which was specifically restricted to low-level XCOM soldiers, I wonder if the Advent were similarly restricted.

Heat Signature Hot Tips / Ranneko’s Tuesday Tips

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I got this tip from watching the videos that come with the Signature edition of Heat Signature. It stems from when the game was entirely mouse driven and at first just seemed like a neat piece of trivia but I have found myself increasingly using it all the time. It is surprising how often I need to head back to the start to take out a pack of guards so I can hijack the ship.

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