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#1 WanderingCat

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:54 AM

I want to see a tour of some places in RO that I haven't explored yet, but couldn't find a lot and the ones I did fine weren't in HD quality.

I would like to make some RO in-game gameplay videos that more or less tour or show places that are unique or exotic that some players may have not seen yet.

What program would you recommend to record in-game or what program do you use?

I'm looking for HD quality recording that won't hinder my gameplay too much, how much RAM or specs would I need to record efficiently?
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#2 Xellie

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:16 AM

I personally use FRAPS ... it might drop your FPS slightly, but it's pretty good with RO. the files are huge but if you use windows movie maker to edit them, it's quick and easy to compress them and throw them on youtube



Example of a HD quality video using FRAPS and WWM.

Edited by Xellie, 27 April 2011 - 01:21 AM.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:04 AM

Camtasia, for me its the easiest way to record, edit and upload vidz.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:23 AM

A RO travelogue would be pretty amazing to see, especially for people who are starting out and haven't been to the more exotic places in RO.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:48 AM

I want to see a tour of some places in RO that I haven't explored yet, but couldn't find a lot and the ones I did fine weren't in HD quality.

I would like to make some RO in-game gameplay videos that more or less tour or show places that are unique or exotic that some players may have not seen yet.

What program would you recommend to record in-game or what program do you use?

I'm looking for HD quality recording that won't hinder my gameplay too much, how much RAM or specs would I need to record efficiently?

I believe in choice, so here, have a bunch of choices! Most of these options are good, but have various different ways of doing things. They're ranked (roughly) by ease of use & quality, in my opinion anyway. Fraps is nice and pretty simple, but its lack of options for the price you pay tends to annoy the hell out of me and the interface makes me wish they'd just use native widgets. But anyway, here are some alternatives, some of which are even free.


http://www.playclaw.com/ - Rather good quality recording
http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/ - pretty much a pro recording tool, amazing option if you can afford it.
http://dxtory.com/v2-home-en.html - a lot of jRO players use this one, really nice if you've got multiple drives to record to.
http://taksi.sourceforge.net/ - haven't had much experience with this one, but a lot of people seem to use it
http://www.growlersoftware.com/ - same with this one
http://www.wegame.com/download/ - this one is a bit different, has a social sharing component
http://camstudio.org/ - This is what fraps should upgrade to be. Still extremely simple, but with a decent interface.
http://www.gamecamportal.com/ - another option i haven't tried much of, it's supposed to be pretty good though
http://www.xfire.com/ - This is a combination recorder/streamer/im client, its strange, but it works and is free.


I personally use FRAPS ... it might drop your FPS slightly, but it's pretty good with RO. the files are huge but if you use windows movie maker to edit them, it's quick and easy to compress them and throw them on youtube

Example of a HD quality video using FRAPS and WWM.

I hope you find something else to use other than WMM Xellie, because that video quality hurts my eyes. Sucks, because the content is win. xD

Using WMM to make HD video is like using a cheese grater to make spaghetti. Sure you'll get something roughly spaghetti-esqe, but it definitely wont be actual spaghetti. The quality indicator on that video may SAY 720p, but that is not 720p video. It's far, far too blurry to be a 720p video, likely because of the WMM codec. If you want good quality 720p video on youtube, after you've captured and edited your footage, compress it with the x264 codec. It's the same codec youtube uses and the best compression/quality ratio out there atm. (most companies doing online video or video delivery use a variant of h.264 like X264 for their video: Youtube, iTunes, all blu-ray discs, most silverlight and flash players, etc). Another advantage is that if you encode it to x264, it wont need to be reconverted (and thus lose more quality) when uploaded to youtube, so the turnaround time for HD playback is much shorter.

If you don't mind spending a bit of cash, Adobe Premiere Elements is a good (and cheap) option for decent video editing. If you're looking for something free, but still advanced, there's also lightworks or cinelerra. If you want something dead simple, there's the web-based video editor Jaycut that supports h.264 editing.

I highly recommended the lifehacker video editing series as it gives a good general introduction to video editing, even if you don't have the specific tools they talk about (premiere and final cut), the concepts carry over very well to other programs.

Edited by rikai, 27 April 2011 - 07:41 AM.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:22 AM

I just tried fraps a little while ago, and when i tried to record it gravity errored me. Anyone know what the problem might be?
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:44 AM

Dxtory is good, better than Fraps. It has more options and faster write speed. Camstudio is slow at writing video output also gives me fps lag.
All of these softwares produce .avi video. Raw video quality won't be far different. What matters for recording game content is: no fps lag and fast writting speed.

Youtube's HD is based on video frame width x height. For Youtube 720p (HD) your video must be at least 1280 x 720.

As for me, my target is 480p (854 x 480). These videos below are recorded with a certain japanese software (GUI is in japanese too) and rendered with Sony Vegas Pro 10.0.
new render setting
old render setting

About CPU spec, I think any dedicated graphic card and 4GB RAM is sufficient to make RO video.

Edited by blitzrick, 27 April 2011 - 11:49 AM.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:23 PM

if you are saving the video on a slow and fragmented hd, it will be slow. use a second fast empty hard disk (not a partition).
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:54 PM

http://www.wegame.com/download/ - this one is a bit different, has a social sharing component
http://camstudio.org/ - This is what fraps should upgrade to be. Still extremely simple, but with a decent interface.


I tried to use wegame a lot of times but it never works. If you can tell me how I can use it, I would be happy. (The support told me it is because of RO)

Now I use camstudio :)
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:03 PM

So should i just use a different program or is there a way to get my fraps working.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:09 PM

I use Camtasia-- after you record it and enter the video editor, you can cut the quality down or make it very sharp. You can also upload it directly to youtube from Camtasia software.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:09 PM

haha yeah I know that WMM owns the quality hard, however, it is the free easy quick way. I prefer sony vegas and premiere pro for editting footage, but, you can't get those free without breaking some laws~
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:50 AM

I just tried out CamStudio and it works fine, but when i play back the video the screen flickers every once in a while. and idk why. Also it seems like the video is off center as well. Anyone know how to fix this?
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