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Discussion in 'Other games and gaming' started by NotAdmin, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    So for filming inside games, I have Fraps, which is also able to record my mic. Does anyone know a good program to do the same when not in a game? My use case scenario is recording small videos demoing non-game (or browser-based games) content.

    Thanks :)
  2. narfi

    narfi Lost

    The free steaming software can do it.... I forget the name.... something like Open Broadcasting Software (OBS) or something like that....... you can stream live to your site of choice or save local files for later editing.... you can record only specific windows or the entire desktop and you can do overlays...
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  3. San


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  4. Yep obs. Can't beat free. Pre obs fraps or bandicam were OK choices along with a few others
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  5. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Sounds like some of you have a bit of experience with this. Do you have any recommendations on editing software? I've looked at a number of options, including hardware and paid software. However, for the time being I'd like to try and stay free. Should things go well, and pick up some traction, I can always invest some money later.

    Any other things I ought to be aware of, or have a look at?

  6. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    Depends on what you mean with "editing". For very basic issues (cut, save and convert to other formats) Freemake is probably enough:
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  7. I think 3dbuzz.com used to use camtasia for recording but most of the videos are fairly old there.... however some topics and aps in these videos are kind of similar to what u are talking about.

    Several years ago in playing around with videos I found several interesting apps... short list of a few is over at http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/f...non-eu-links&p=3591091&viewfull=1#post3591091

    Flv editor mentioned there is one of the few I could ever get to actually merge multiple Flv files directly without something pricey like from Adobe or Macromedia before adobe ate em up
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  8. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    What are you up to? :D

    As suggested multiple times OBS is the thing for recording, if you need further tips for settings just scream.

    For simple editing I use ffmpeg, actually I try to use it whenever possible, but as it is a command line tool it's not really convenient for heavier editing. There are GUIs out there but I didn't find them helpful.

    For more elaborated editing Premiere is still the 'industry standard' (respectively Final Cut for Apple's). For the really fancy stuff like animations there's After Effects which works with Premiere in Creative Clould.

    These days I try to keep videos as simple as possible, and most of the times ffmpeg is done with the task before Premiere has opened :)

    However, depending on what exactly you want to do there are a million aspects to consider.

    My last tiny little project was this, running in DOSBox, recording with OBS, pushing to 4K 60fps with ffmpeg (Larry turned 30 recently):
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  9. San


    While just dabbling and far from an expert in video processing, I've used Avidemux so far for all editing and mixing by hand. Although it has built-in scripting, I would use ffmpeg for batch processing (as in the mentioned tool). Just a matter of laziness with the learning curve of both. Then there is Audacity for all things to do with sound, most importantly it can manipulate the duration of a track to stretch/compress it to match the duration of your video.

    My reference collection produced this way is not very large and, as a warning, not interesting to watch ;) Just done for trying this out.
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  10. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    You know what I'm up to ;)
  11. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    I've found Screencast (https://www.techsmith.com/screencastcom.html) to be really quick and easy to record or upload/share videos. Good for demoing say how to reproduce a problem with some software or making a quick tutorial vid.
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