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Rinoa and Squall during a FMV

Full Motion Videos, or FMVs, are used in the Final Fantasy games from Final Fantasy VII onwards(althrough Pseudo-FMVS appeared earlier), and in the remakes of earlier games for PlayStation, PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS. These tend to be much longer than normal cutscenes, often involving entirely different models for the characters.

FMVs were first used in Final Fantasy VII, as part of an attempt to eliminate loading times between areas. Many smaller sequences, sometimes only a few seconds, were thus integrated into the game when moving from one area to another. Other scenes were much longer in length, and depicted scenes that would have been more difficult to show with lower-resolution renders.

In Final Fantasy VIII, FMVs were more common, and were also integrated directly into the background, allowing characters to move their characters directly through FMV-quality backgrounds. An example of this is when Squall and Rinoa run through the foreground while SeeDs fight Galbadian soldiers in an FMV in the background.

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