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ACC V1.2 Screenshots beginner guide

Discussion in 'ACC Screenshots & Videos' started by phil, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. phil

    phil Alien

    Hi everyone and merry Christmas . A small "trick" good to know before you start asking everywhere, why you don´t get the good result (like i´ve done) on your final screenshots.

    Thanks to D.Jankovic for his help ;)

    So what to use? F8 (default ACC screenshot key) or F12 (default STEAM screenshot key). Normally by instinct, you should want to use the F8 key. But at the moment F8 will not give you the best result.

    So if you want to SAVE your best race moment, here is a small "guide" for beginner.

    Let say, that you are watching you last race on a saved replay and you want to "eternalise" your best action on track.

    1-If you want to use it during a replay:
    -"PAUSE" the replay.
    -Press F7 key first (free camera movement ), move with UP/DOWN/RIGHT/LEFT key to find, what is for you the best camera "angle".

    2-Now "click" on the scroll mouse. The CINEMA HUD shows up. Here there is two setting "tab". CONTROLS & DEPTH OF FIELD (DOF). By default it will be the CONTROLS one.
    Here you can play with the FIELD OF VIEW options, by default set on 90 (i use 35 as a default value, in most of the case and after i use the direction keys UP/DOWN/RIGHT/LEFT).

    Cinema HUD ACC_01.jpg

    3-On the right you have the DOF option (DEPTH OF FIELD). Here is the way your talent will be shown on front using and mixing the different values.
    Cinema HUD ACC_02.jpg

    4-Ok, so now you have your image "set" the way you want and ready to be "printed":
    -Click on the scroll mouse to close the CINEMA HUD window.
    -Click on PLAY for the replay if you want to have the "MOTION BLUR EFFECT" on your final screenshot (if not skip that step)
    -DON´T USE THE F8 key for the final result but F12 (STEAM DEFAULT SCREENSHOT KEY). It´s the way all visual game effects (MOTION BLUR specialy) will be applied. The F8 game key is not "optimal" at the moment (release 1.2). It will be fixed ASAP ;)
    -If for your screenshot you make it during a replay and the car moving, use (in the replay toolbar) the 5 sec backward option to leave the time the this toolbar to "hide". If not it will be visible on your final screenshot.
    Cinema HUD ACC_03.jpg

    NOTE: you don´t have to stop the reply and using the CINEMA HUD option all the time to take a screenshot. But WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO is to use the F12 key AS MENTIONED above ;)

    I hope it will help you if you are new with this game.

    5- For static screenshot use F7 for FREE CAMERA movement + CLICK SCROLL MOUSE +UP/DOWN/RIGHT/LEFT and use F8 if you want. The result is fine (image below)

    PS: below are two examples between F8 and F12 result on a static image in game with a TRIPLE SCREEN setting 5760x1080. So for the best results use a simple screen default setting



    @AC Support maybe this could be "sticky"

    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
    ladose, Nikipili, Son and 8 others like this.

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  3. D.Jankovic

    D.Jankovic Alien

    From what i know and it has been reported on foruma by me also was that F8 camera does not give blur effects. Witch could be result of the photo above
  4. phil

    phil Alien

    Title and first post edited .

    Thanks to @D.Jankovic for your help ;)
    D.Jankovic likes this.
  5. Awesome stuff!
    I was wanting this and didn't know it was a feature.
    The default cams are good for quick replays but THIS is a must for screenshots

    By the way I had to use CTRL+F7 ?
  6. D.Jankovic

    D.Jankovic Alien

    Let me just add some tricks i use :)
    Try to up your game resolution if your graphics card allows it for example i have 1080p monitor but my GPU can upscale to 4k
    or as you can see on Tino66`s screenshots even smaller resolution picture will result some amazing screenshots,now all depends what you aim for.

    also most important thing for screenshots RESOLUTION SCALE 200%!!! (or put that on as much as your PC can handle it) so you dont have slide show while trying to take photos :)

    Resolution scale is upping the details on objects
    Example bellow check the car lines,also biggest noticeable difference is fence much better detail witch results with better picture
    Scale 100%

    Scale 200%

    And one thing i learned recently in video settings on bottom
    Exposure gain (gives some nice deep colours i like it)
    Image contrast (self explanatory)
    and new option Tone mapping.. play with those around. And you will get the best effect :) Have Fun
  7. phil

    phil Alien

    Normaly F7 works.
  8. Phil has clearly spent a lot of time tweaking, testing, and learning screenshot trickery within AC/ACC.

    Below are the type of results Phil can produce.
    This was just a quick before/after using a predefined custom file.



    Tweaked by Phil - PAUSED

    Tweaked by Phil - PLAYING
    After while playing.png
    ignission and phil like this.
  9. FlakNine

    FlakNine Gamer

    Any idea if there are keyboard controls for:
    • Camera roll
    • Camera vertical height - I know we can achieve this by tilting the camera up or down then moving forwards, but dedicated altitude keys would be helpful
    Roman Gaspar and phil like this.
  10. Yes it would be very useful if we could use the keyboard for the replay controls. In iRacing for example, I could use the keypad to plau/pause, fast forward, fast rewind, slow motion, next car/previous car, next camera/previous camera, etc. So it's easier to use and manipulate while capturing video or photo.
    deni80s and phil like this.
  11. M-Bimmer

    M-Bimmer Simracer

    Had no idea about the cinematic HUD during replay :eek:
    Will definitely try this during the weekend.
    Thank you.
    phil likes this.
  12. Stains

    Stains Simracer

    Where is default F8 screenshot location ?
  13. phil

    phil Alien

    C:\Users\xxx\Documents\Assetto Corsa Competizione\Screenshots
  14. Stains

    Stains Simracer

    Thank you :)
  15. Tundra

    Tundra Hardcore Simmer

    I´m having issues bringing up the Cinema HUD menu, it seems you only have once chance to do it. Further scroll mouse clicks do nothing.
  16. D.Jankovic

    D.Jankovic Alien

    Make sure you are in F7 camera mode only in that camera you can open cinema hud
  17. Tundra

    Tundra Hardcore Simmer

    so you are ingame, press F7, move the camera, hide Cinema HUD after modifying, move back replay, F12 screenshot... and pressing F7 again will show Cinema HUD again to take another picture with different settings?
  18. steevee

    steevee Racer

    those having issues with the cinema hud not coming up..... double click ya middle mouse button.... :)
  19. Tundra

    Tundra Hardcore Simmer

    Double?? ok let me check, thank you :)
    steevee likes this.
  20. Tundra

    Tundra Hardcore Simmer

    you are right, thanks a lot!
  21. ProjectWHaT

    ProjectWHaT Racer

    Is that how you got the extra motion blur in the comparison shots? Where can I find this "custom file" or is it a secret? :p

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