As the post says, I was curious about what editing tools and recording programs people use for their posted videos. I was thinking of making a couple for my blog, but haven't the time nor the inclination to drop money for expensive video editors and hardware.
I'm not sure if this belonged in General, Tech Support or Tools, so any admin feel free to move this thread if I'm wrong.
Fraps has been the go-to software for recording for almost 10 years now. It's very CPU intensive and records large raw files but you don't have to deal with any payments/ads or useless tools. The raw footage is a bit darker than what you experience in game but that's easily fixed by color corrections before you render your video.
It's worth mentioning that recording footage is the easiest part, the post-process things you do is what makes a video great. Expect to spend about a week learning the basics of Sony Vegas (cutting, colors, rendering settings) and youtube length/height ratio standards. It's a real clusterf*ck at first, believe me.
A few years ago I got fed up with good people uploading videos in bad quality and wrote a guide how to do it properly and quite a lot of people found it helpful. If you like I could do something similar on this forum too since it seems to lack it.
I use Fraps with Camtasia Studio for editing. The Camtasia Studio is very old and I absolutely hate it, but it does get the basic job done. Getting ready to upgrade to Sony Vegas as it really seems to be the go to editor.
Well I use Xsplit for recording videos via stream, and use fraps for whenever i'm recording games for youtube.
As for editing video software, I'm using Premier Pro, just find it makes editing alot easier.
I use xsplit broadcaster myself. It's not free but it works well and easy. You could use open broadcaster software for free for streaming as well, which is quite easy to set up as well.
Despite not having thousands of viewers i'm still able to stream in 720p due to my xsplit settings, open broadcaster software resulted in much worse: blurred shadows and vague images.
I'm too noob at editing stuff so I won't go there.