First up this is not an advert to tempt people into watching ANOTHER awful letís play channel. Iím not linking my work unless you want it as, right now; itís very poor in my eyes. I donít have a radio voice so while this is public Iíd rather not advertise it right now.
Iíve been making naff game vids for slapping on YouTube of late and Iíve had a few problems getting things to a quality I feel to be worth watching.
First up is the actual capping; in Fraps the raw vids are rather large, had about 40 mins of footage taking up roughly 100Gb or more of HDD space and Iíve been playing about seeing if I can reduce the file sizes. Trying to cap stuff for 720p vids at full quality I reduced the cap frame-rate to 30 FPS due to the limitations on YouTubeís playback rate, however this seems to screw with the actual gameís frame-rates. Does anyone know of any way to improve the efficiency without the need to have such huge files, or is the solution simply ďGet a new HDDĒ?
Secondly (and more problematic) can anyone advise on a good editing suite? Been using the Windows Live move maker thus far, and while I donít need any fancy features its really unstable, twitchy in its performance (I add fast forward moments and it can screw the playback up), often cuts out large sections of any audio I dub in (using Audacity, which has been fine thus far) and seems to only support one music channel, so if I intend to add a commentary dub and a music channel things start getting messy. Any good pointers of what I can use in place of this botched Windows basic piece?
All advice and criticism / insults accepted.