Recording D3, What to use?

  • #1
    Very short and simple question.
    What is your favorite Video recording and Editing software for Diablo 3?

    In your responses please include the following:
    - software names
    - where to get them
    - the price of the software
    - your personal rating
    - a short review
    - skill level to use the software
    - tips when recording or editing

    I don't plan on recording any of my beta gameplay but i will be recording and uploading videos on release

    Thanks :D
  • #2
    I'd really like some help with this lol.
    Anything would be better then nothing.
  • #3
    I'm just using fraps. Very simple and easy to you, no high tech stuff:)
    Price.. ? I do not know, google it and see, I know I found it on the bay..
    SoEasy#2174
  • #4
    Thank you lol, I've never done any kind of computer recording besides editing videos. I'll look into it.
    and i wasnt planning on paying xP
  • #5
    Heard Bandi(Bendi?)cam is good and Gamerecorder, both records sound aswell as far as i know.
    And both gives you less lagg then the (imo) piece of shit that is more known as fraps.
  • #6
    Only 2 programs are good to record atm. Fraps and Playclaw. But from my own exp playclaw has some problems with codes. So if you have HDD with fast read speed you can use fraps.
    All editing is good in Sony Vegas as for me. +You can use Adove AE for creating effects.
    And the last thing is to encode all your output material in H.264 codec. I can recomment MainConcept for encoding.
  • #7
    Quote from drk_ua_

    Only 2 programs are good to record atm. Fraps and Playclaw. But from my own exp playclaw has some problems with codes. So if you have HDD with fast read speed you can use fraps.
    All editing is good in Sony Vegas as for me. +You can use Adove AE for creating effects.
    And the last thing is to encode all your output material in H.264 codec. I can recomment MainConcept for encoding.

    Fraps is pretty shit tho, MASSIVE files, gives some lagg sometimes and.... MAAAAAASSIVE files...
  • #8
    Quote from drk_ua_

    Only 2 programs are good to record atm. Fraps and Playclaw. But from my own exp playclaw has some problems with codes. So if you have HDD with fast read speed you can use fraps.
    All editing is good in Sony Vegas as for me. +You can use Adove AE for creating effects.
    And the last thing is to encode all your output material in H.264 codec. I can recomment MainConcept for encoding.

    I've never done recording so, not trying to sound dumb but could you explain the encoding my output material in H.264 codec, how to do it and what for?

    EDIT: my computer can handle anything so lag isn't an issue.
    6 core processor, a 2gb video card along with 8gb ram and a high rpm hard drive.
  • #9
    Quote from Aranoch

    Quote from drk_ua_

    Only 2 programs are good to record atm. Fraps and Playclaw. But from my own exp playclaw has some problems with codes. So if you have HDD with fast read speed you can use fraps.
    All editing is good in Sony Vegas as for me. +You can use Adove AE for creating effects.
    And the last thing is to encode all your output material in H.264 codec. I can recomment MainConcept for encoding.
    EDIT: my computer can handle anything so lag isn't an issue.
    6 core processor, a 2gb video card along with 8gb ram and a high rpm hard drive.

    That, my friend, is no guarantee that Fraps won't slow things down. It almost certainly will.
  • #10
    Quote from Arnull

    That, my friend, is no guarantee that Fraps won't slow things down. It almost certainly will.

    Ouch.. What can i do then?
  • #11
    Step 1: Record
    You can use Fraps (there may also be a way to use Xsplit to do a local recording). Your PC should be good enough. You will need A LOT of free space (hundreds of GIG) if you record multiple hours. At this stage your video is raw, it's uncompressed and therefore takes a lot of space.
    Step 2: Edit
    I personally use Sony Vegas well that was 5 years ago. If you never used it, it's quite friendly but if you want to do cool stuff it will still need you some time to learn.
    Step 3: Encoding
    Since everything is raw you will need to compress (using a codec and an encoding program) everything and make it to a reasonable size and quality. Sony vegas as an encoding part when your editing is over.

    Edit: Fraps slows things down, you cannot avoid it but your computer should still manage to produce >30 fps which is enough for recording. There is no point speaking of it until you try fraps anyway.
  • #12
    Fraps is the best that you can find in the market atm. Yes files are big so you need HDD with around ~200mb/s read speed. Btw, when I did my last project I've used to make re-incoding after fraps. I took MainConcept and from fraps (3 gb file for exmaple) made 6 gb file with codec Uncomressed->Uncompressed Avi. Good thing was that computer had lags when was playing fraps file but no lags with new file (even its more in size). And after that I was working with that x2 files in vegas etc. No lags. Old pc. (my final project was 90gb uncompressed.)
  • #13
    I only used fraps for recording, it was ok. Though you should be prepared to store HUGE files, as raw video weighs a lot. Something like 20 gigs per 10 minutes or so for 1920x1080 resolution and 30fps (thats not really accurate, but gives an idea). Adobe AfterEffects is great for creating effects (check out those tutorials), Adobe Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas are popular for editing. As drk_ua_ said, H.264 is mainly used for encoding. I'd recommend to record a short (about 2 mins) video of gameplay, then try to render and upload it to get a grip, test the quality and so on. Can't give more detailed instructions because I don't know what you will actually use, but Internet offers plenty of tutorials no matter what software you pick.
    As for where to get the software I'd say thepiratebay has it all. If you weren't planning on paying that is :)
  • #14
    I really appreciate all the help from everybody :)
  • #15
    Camtasia Studio works fine for recording and simple editing. It's also very easy to learn. You can find version 7.1 cracked all over the web ;)
  • #16
    For the effects, you can stroll around on youtube to find some cool effect tutorials as well.
  • #17
    I would suggest Camtasia. Its pretty user friendly, records much better than fraps imho and you can compress recording on the run so you avoid huge harddrive pressure. Once you have the setup correct (you can check youtube for short setup vidz), its very easy to use.

    Only trouble is the price which I find a bit expensive (~230 Euros).
    Being drunk is kinda like having a really low framerate...
  • #18
    Get a separate hdd and record on that, I'd say that's the most important thing that nobody said anything about yet. Raw video takes up huge amounts of space and if you're serious about production quality then you won't use recording software that's compressing on the fly. I suggest you check wikipedia for "transcoding" and "digital generation loss".
    walk softly, and carry a big gun
  • #19
    I use Camtasia Studio for video streaming/recording.
    World First lvl 60 WD on HC.
  • #20
    QuickTime 10 (only for mac ?)
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