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LSUSaintsHornets
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Video Game Recording and Editing

A few questions for all of the YouTube experts on the board

1. First and foremost I cannot record on ANY graphics setting without a massive hit to frame rate. I can run league of legends at very high settings at 120-200 fps at max res. Fraps lowers this to 15-30 on any graphical setting. Is my hardware simply insufficient for recording? I have a early model dual core I7, 6gb ram and 550 ti.

2. What video editing software do you recommend?

3. Is there a size limit to YouTube uploads/Do I need compression software? I record onto a 2 TB external drive so space is not an issue.



GimmieSomeGlitter
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re: Video Game Recording and Editing
I use FRAPS as well and you can expect a drop in FPS but not that significant. How fast does your hard drive write? At a minimum it needs to be 7200RPM. If it is, I bet there is some lag between the it and the USB connection since it's external.

Just my thoughts, maybe Stout or some of the other guys can help in a little more detail.



stout
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re: Video Game Recording and Editing
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I can run league of legends at very high settings at 120-200 fps at max res. Fraps lowers this to 15-30 on any graphical setting.


That's nuts. I have never seen someone take that kind of hit. Try Dxtory or torrent a copy of Camtasia and try them out.

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2. What video editing software do you recommend?



Camtasia comes with a simple editor and it renders way faster than any other I have used. That or just get a copy of Sony Vegas.

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Is there a size limit to YouTube upload


No size limit as Youtube converts whatever you upload and compresses it themselves but at first Youtube will limit you to below a 15 minute length. They will lift this after a few uploads.


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stout
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I bet there is some lag between the it and the USB connection since it's external.




Yea I bet recording to an external drive is a huge issue. That's not an ideal set up.


LSUSaintsHornets
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re: Video Game Recording and Editing
I think my 1 TB internal and 2 TB external hds are both 5400. Is that my issue?
This post was edited on 3/24 at 7:32 pm


GimmieSomeGlitter
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Yep that's what I would say.


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brucevilanch
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fraps



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5400


found your problems.



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stout
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I doubt HD speed would hurt your frame rates. One of my HDs is 5400 and I can record to it using fraps and Camtasia without a huge frame rate drops like you are having.

If anything it will just make the quality of your recording shite but it still shouldn't drop your FPS.
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