The Tenno’s Greatest Trailer Contest

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Tenno… we come to you with a very intriguing contest. If you have an eye for good gameplay and video editing skills, $10,000 USD could be yours. 

Over the years we’ve made some fun trailers that we’re very proud of, but we’ve always felt our community can bring just as much interesting video content to the world. 

Show your love of Warframe by creating a 25-second promotional video to be featured on our YouTube page and you could win $10,000 in The Tenno’s Greatest Trailer Contest!

Use whatever you think best represents Warframe and whatever video styles you prefer - be that in-game footage, or Captura to show what makes Warframe special.

The winning video won’t just earn its creator $10,000 USD, it will also get featured on our official YouTube and social media channels. We may even bring it with us to events and more to show off Warframe to the world from the eyes of the people who play it most: you! 

Show off your creativity and love of Warframe to the world! 

How to enter:
Submit a 25 second Warframe YouTube video in this thread for judging by Digital Extremes. It is very important you read the Rules carefully. All final videos must be submitted with a YouTube Link and more on this form: https://www.warframe.com/trailersubmission


  • Only 1 submission per person. 1 Person submitting on behalf of a group is allowed (please include names of who you collaborated with). 
  • Absolutely no Voice Over allowed. 
  • Video must be appropriate for the Forums and follow its rules.
  • Music can only be from Warframe’s Official Soundtrack
  • Submissions that do not follow these rules will be disqualified.
  • Final video must be uploaded to YouTube for review. Finalists will be contacted for raw assets. 

Technical Rules:

Your video must be 25 seconds in length! 

Video Capture Specifications
Software of your choice as long as it supports the following:

  • Video Compression Codec: Motion JPEG, YV12, or RGB24
  • Uncompressed Audio / Linear PCM
  • Resolution: 1920x1080 (16x9)
  • Frame Rate: 60 fps (preferred), 30fps is acceptable. Do not mix.
  • File Sizes: Keep footage under 4gb per file.

Suggested Format and Recording

Fraps Settings - Movies Tab

  • Video Capture Settings: Prefer 60fps - will accept 30fps
  • Split Movie every 4 gigabytes: Check YES. 


Display Tab

  • Video Resolution: 1920x1080 or higher (16:9 format)
  • Try to have all visual settings as high as your system can handle while still recording smooth footage

General Tab
Gore: Off

Audio Tab
Music Volume: Off
Speech Volume: Off
Transmission Volume: Off
Sound Effects: On
Ordis Volume: Off
Ally Mandachord Volume: Off
Enable Hint Transmissions: Off
Reverb: On
Operator Voice: Off
Mute Private Message Notifications: Off

This contest will include the following prizes:

Grand Prize: $10,000 USD cash prize, In-game Sigil, 4 Tentacle Swarm Prime Access, featured video on our YouTube channel and in other promotional events. 

Second Prize: $3,000 USD cash prize, In-game Sigil, 4 Tentacle Swarm Prime Access, featured video on our YouTube channel and in other promotional events.

Third Prize: $1,000 USD cash prize, In-game Sigil, 4 Tidal Surge Prime Access OR 2 Tentacle Swarm Prime Access, featured video on our YouTube channel and in other promotional events.

All other valid entries: In-game participation Sigil. 

Winners will be determined based on creativity and reflection of quality in showcasing the game Warframe.  

This contest starts now until November 25th at 11:59 p.m Eastern Time. 

For the TL;DR, it’s really important that if you are capable of making awesome videos you understand the following:

- 25 second video.
- Final Submission on our official form: https://www.warframe.com/trailersubmission 


Official Rules for The Tenno’s Greatest Trailer Contest.



No Purchase Required to Enter or Win

1. Eligibility: Digital Extremes Contests (the “Contests”) are open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their country of residence who are legal residents of Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jamaica, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States (including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico). Void in any country not specifically listed above or where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.” 
Employees of Digital Extremes and their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of Contests, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, former employees (until 30 days after last date of compensation), prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with the Contests (collectively “Contest Entities”) and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible. All U.S., federal, state and local and Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.

2. Sponsor: The Contests are sponsored by Digital Extremes, Digital Extremes, 250 York Street Suite 100, London Ontario Canada, N6H2R1 (“Sponsor”).

3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Entry Period: The start and end dates/times of each Contest (the “Entry Period”) will be posted on the applicable Contest site.

5. Entry: To enter this Contest, follow the instructions on the Contest site. Submission will result in one (1) entry. The number of times you can enter the Contest will be posted on the applicable Contest site. The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.

6. Winner Selection: At the conclusion of the Entry Period, Sponsor will select the potential winners by a measure of merit determined by the Sponsor of all eligible entries received during each Entry Period. The number of winners to be selected in a specific Contest will be posted on the applicable Contest site. The odds of being selected as a potential winner depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period as well as the entry's quality. Potential winners will be contacted via email and will be asked to provide their full name, age and mailing address within a specified time period. If a potential winner does not respond within the timeframe stated in the notification email, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place from all entries received during the Entry Period. Limit one (1) prize per household per Contest.

7. Requirements of the Potential Winners: Except where prohibited, the potential winners may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the “Affidavit/Release”) within seven (7) days of being notified. If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place of all entries received. In the event the potential winner of any prize is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to correctly answer a time-limited, four mathematical question to be administered by email/mail to receive the prize.

8. Prize(s): The prize(s) (including each prize’s approximate retail value) available to be won in a specific Contest will be posted on the Contest site. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winners are responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.

9. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the screen name from which the entry is made. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Contest Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Contest Entities’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Contest Entities be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

12. Contest Results: To request the name of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (stating the specific Contest you are requesting the winners for) to Digital Extremes, 250 York Street Suite 100, London Ontario Canada, N6H2R1. Requests must be received within thirty (30) days from the end date of the applicable Contest. Canadian residents may omit return postage. 

13. General Conditions: Except where prohibited by law, all winners are solely responsible for any taxes on their respective prizes, except where prohibited by law.



1) Can I use NPC VO?
No, no Voices are allowed.
2) Can I use footage from your existing trailers?
No, please do not cut our existing trailers for this.
3) Can I blend songs from the Soundtrack?
4) Are Operators allowed?
Yes, but they should not be the focal point.
5) What's a good example?
This video is a good example of montage editing. The Text is NOT allowed, but the idea is there!



6)Can I resubmit my video? 
Yes, you can update your submission up until the end of the contest. 

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Void in quebec .. not surprised i'm strongly thinking about moving out with my whole family ^.^ 

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6 minutes ago, [DE]Megan said:

Mute Private Message Notifications: Off


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Awesome! Hope either Porphi or Qynchou is gonna particiapte and make a masterwork!

What the first prize could possibly get ya: 

71 Prime access packages, 860.000 Plat with 75% Off, 215.000 Plat Plain, 10.750 Potatoes, 2.866 Mags for Shy.

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4 minutes ago, TerminusVicis said:

I'm going to make it about the well functioning raptor boss battle. 

maybe that will get this bug resolved 

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1 minute ago, kujoushin said:

do we need to use fraps or can we use another recording software such as OBS?

you can use any, it was just a suggested program to give people a heads up on one of the programs to use.

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