Full Motion Video

A full motion video (FMV) is a video game narration technique that relies upon pre-recorded video files (rather than sprites, vectors, or 3D models) to display action in the game. While many games feature FMVs as a way to present information during cutscenes, games that are primarily presented through FMVs are referred to as full-motion video games or interactive movies.

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Characters Of Myst - Reception
... were favorably received Greg Kasavin of Gamespot said that the series' use of real actors and full-motion video endeared the characters to the player, giving the games a distinctively personal touch ... The change from full motion video to computer generated characters in End of Ages was well received ... IGN's Juan Castro said that the characters felt more real than the full motion video actors of previous games one reason, the reviewer stated, was because the actors spoke their lines with ...
Full Motion Video - Formats
... Early FMV titles used game-specific proprietary video renderers optimized for the content of the video (e.g ... Video quality steadily increased as CPUs became more powerful to support higher quality video compression and decompression ... Other examples of this would be Sierra's VMD (Video and Music Data) format, used in games like Gabriel Knight 2 and Phantasmagoria, or Westwood Studios' VQA format ...
Corpse Killer
... Saturn, Windows 95 and Macintosh computers that features full motion video in a format similar to other games developed by Digital Pictures ... The quality of the full motion video on the Mega-CD version is less than that of the others ... the Mega-CD version, Digital Pictures created an option to have English subtitles during the full motion video as critics had complained that it was difficult to understand what the driver was ...
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