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#1SteelFighterPosted 3/9/2014 12:43:54 AM
What suggestions do you have for recording/editing software? Any tips on getting started? I know fraps is a popular one, but I've heard a lot of gripes. I've just been getting into the idea of starting up a youtube channel, probably starting with a let's play of dark souls II once that comes out and I've got a general handle of things.

Btw my PC isn't gonna be an issue
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#2LOLIAmAnAltPosted 3/9/2014 12:50:25 AM
I once asked if there was something free like this.

People told me Open Broadcaster Software.

I then downloaded. Tried once, didn't figure it out in 30 seconds. Told myself I would try again and never got around to it.
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#3SteelFighter(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2014 12:52:12 AM
I don't need to worry price too much
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#4pokechampionPosted 3/9/2014 12:58:46 AM
SteelFighter posted...
What suggestions do you have for recording/editing software? Any tips on getting started? I know fraps is a popular one, but I've heard a lot of gripes. I've just been getting into the idea of starting up a youtube channel, probably starting with a let's play of dark souls II once that comes out and I've got a general handle of things.

Btw my PC isn't gonna be an issue


I use MSI Afterburner, and it is fantastic, but I record at 720p , since my internet is not that good :c
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#5lusanzPosted 3/9/2014 1:14:52 AM
Open broadcaster software (obs) is a free software thats not so bad. Another nice video capture software i used was "Bandicam".
Bandicam is much easier to use than obs. It's not free though.
#6Xeeh_BitzPosted 3/9/2014 1:40:01 AM
If u use Nvidia cards, use Shadowplay, the recording is great, also streams to Twitch fro you, editing.. not sure on that\

Just download Nvidia experience for Shadowplay
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#7OriginallyAlexPosted 3/9/2014 2:07:14 AM
I like using Camtasia Studio 8, but I haven't really tried anything else besides Bandicam, which was okay.
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#8SteelFighter(Topic Creator)Posted 3/9/2014 2:10:11 AM
I figure I can use Shadowplay for recording, considering I already had it... But for editing, would the youtube editor suffice?
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#9DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/9/2014 2:19:27 AM(edited)
FRAPs is garbage. Go with DXTory, or one of the included options in Afterburner and the like.

DXTory is very flexible, and highly compatible. The built-in codec is lightweight and high quality, but makes rather large files. You can wind up bound by your drive write speed in this case, but you can write to multiple drives to improve bandwidth. Most modern setups shouldn't have much of a problem here though, and I've never actually used this feature. It can use any VFW codec, as far as I know, and you can even encode the audio on the fly to whatever format you like. It has a very minimal performance overhead at 720p/30fps recording, and if you have the hardware, you can get away with quite a bit more.

If you have a GeForce GTX 600/700 GPU, ShadowPlay can take care of that as well. It's free and highly effective, though lacking in options and compatibility. You can use it to record MP4s manually, automatically keep a record of the last X minutes(anywhere from 1-20, iirc) that you can save any time, and stream to Twitch, but it only works on fullscreen DirectX games, with some compatibility issues here and there. The good thing, though, is that it has virtually no performance impact, even at very high quality, 1080p, and 60fps. It's also extremely low latency, so I'd assume it's great for streaming to twitch.

For editing, I just use VirtualDub. I hear a lot about Adobe Premier, though? Seems quite popular for that, and for editing, VDub has some issues with ShadowPlay. You have to reencode the video and audio.
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#10TheLastOfCrustPosted 3/9/2014 2:22:04 AM(edited)
OBS is nice. And if you bother to read or watch a tutorial vid it won't seem complex. I haven't tried ShadowPlay but it seems like a good deal if you have the hardware for it.