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Flight Control Replay 5 [Announcement]

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After a long development and hard work during several months, FlightControlReplay Version 5 will come as a new generation tool that will greatly enhance your experience in Replay and Video recording of your flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D.

This is not a simple update, the core program code has been significantly reworked, and it’s also visible on the user interface revamped with a new look.

Three main goals are on the target :

  • Easier to use

  • More performance

  • Innovative features


Based upon the users feedback and suggestions, a total new design for the user interface makes FlightControlReplay look modern and intuitive. It’s also adaptative to your needs : three different sizes with their respective arrangement are available. On top of these, an optional transparency is at your disposal. Whether you want the full buttons visible on a separate window, or the minimum space used with low visual impact as an overlay over the main window of your simulator, everything is possible. And FlightControlReplay still supports VR headsets with access to the controls in VR mode if you like.


Another way to launch and control FlightControlReplay in MSFS is to use the toolbar directly from the simulator without leaving the full screen, or the main window. Main features are accessible there on a transparent overlay for direct control.


In order to ensure the best performance, the core program has been deeply upgraded for less CPU and Memory usage. This gives more power to your Windows system and simulator to provide smooth display with faster Video encoding.


Are you ready for new perspectives ? FlightControlReplay introduced in previous versions the simulation of Flying Formation during a Replay.. With the new version 5 you can now fly LIVE with an AI GHOST right beside your plane. And it will not simply replicate your current flight path, it will be impacted by the winds and speeds alteration.

New perspective also for a Cinematic Replay with different cameras automatically cycled without your intervention. Just seat back and watch your flight Replay with different External / Internal points of view!

Often used to watch the challenging moment of the landing after the flight, FlightControlReplay will help you to monitor your pilot skills with a Landing Report showing some data for you to monitor and to keep flying better.


FlightControlReplay will keep included all existing features already available in the current version 4.5 :

  • MP4 Video Recorder,

  • Crash-to-desktop recovery,

  • PlayAsAI Formation Flying in Replay

  • Re-Live to resume a flight from any instant during Replay

  • AI Traffic detection, following, recording


In the next days, more in depth information of each feature, and the expected time of release will be detailed soon. Stay tuned.




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The changes in FlightControlReplay 5 start from the beginning : first step, the software installer.

It's now much much easier for any MSFS user : just run the main EXE installer. 
- the DirectX checks are automatilly made during setup
- codec x2264vfw install will be prompted and automatically run if not already installed and detected on your computer. It's required to render the MP4 videos.
This is all done in a single process.
In the Options of FlightControlReplay, you can activate the automatic addition to MSFS toolbar.
And you're done.

Second step : the User Manual. It's being edited at this time, and it is a new edition as well. It starts with an introduction to the new User Interface. Tnen, it takes you for a tutorial to complete your first quick Replay step by step from the simulator connexion to the review of your last flight so you can enjoy your new tool FlightControlReplay 5 right out of the box.

More info about Live Ghost

It's one of the brand new feature to come with FCR 5. It is the generation of a ghost aircraft beside yours in Live flight. It’s not just a virtual aircraft that you create and it follows the same path as yours and it flies beside you. It’s more like a duet pilot because you will see him flying with slight differences in his position compared to your flight path, since he’s impacted by the weather conditions, the strong winds. So you will observe your formation flying companion trying to maintain its position, distance and speed like your aircraft. You can customize that position and the distance. Just like in movies of formation flying filmed from a cockpit view, the positions between pilots are not that stiff. I achieved to reproduce that lifelike behaviour of the ghost aircraft.

FlightControlReplay enters in Beta stage. Our Beta test team is running the first round of flight sessions to stress the software in various conditions.


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