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Nice video. For your next montages, I'd include clips from multiple maps. I would also just play on servers like you would normally and record as you go, not trying to force anything spectacular because you know you are recording. Just take it slow and spend a few days gathering clips instead of a short amount of time.
This is what I'm doing. I just spent like 2 hours playing and recording myself playing and letting things happen, instead of SEEKING out good gameplay. I have about 100gb of 1080p over a couple arena maps for my arena montage.

I'll continue to get clips over the next few days.

And perhaps another 1tb hard drive for all these 1080p fraps clips!
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You would think your victims would catch on after you continued to disguise as a sniper over and over....
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You would think your victims would catch on after you continued to disguise as a sniper over and over....
You would think. But with that many players, and that many snipers, they probably spy-checked the wrong dude

In need of song suggestions for montage #2, any suggestions?
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Well that's the second one, I have a more variety of maps on there now. I really should spend more time collecting clips, and spread projects like this over time instead of doing it in one sitting. Hahaha.

Anyways, let me know what you guys think. I'll let this thread die now, and not update it every time I make a new montage.

Be sure to watch it in 1080p!!!!
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Don't use fraps. Record demos of your games by putting "record demoname" in console. Type stop to end the recording. Put the tick of the good frags into a text file. If you're recording matches with tournament mode, pov-record is a useful tool. It automatically records demos and puts killstreaks into a text file. You can also bookmark areas.

After you get all your demos, record it into .tga files with the built in source recorder. Start the recording by typing startmovie x. Stop it by typing endmovie.
Another method (which is better) is to use something like the Lawena recording tool. It automatically switches your config to Chris' maxquality, and has a bunch of other tweaks and options(huds, recording framerate, etc).

After you get your .tga's, use virtualdub to compile it into lagarith lossless. Set the fps to match the audio duration.

edit the lossless file in whatever program you use, then render it into another lagarith lossless .avi

Once you get that file, use megui to encode it into a .mp4.

There are more in-depth guides out there, but this is the general method most moviemakers use.



tl;dr: don't use fraps, you end up with a bunch of useless footage and wasted space, and it kills fps. Record demos of your games and get your footage with the source recorder.
Edited by /Fail - 7/18/11 at 12:41pm
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I don't think FRAPS has hindered my FPS too much in these game plays yet though. And after compiling the clips into a montage I consider them used and delete them, which instantly clears up more space.
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post #17 of 24
there's really no reason to use fraps when you have the source recorder.

You should record a demo of the game, and then record the parts you need from that demo.
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Requiem for a dream was a great music choice. The second video I cannot stand the music.
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Hilarious. Great ending.
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Requiem for a dream was a great music choice. The second video I cannot stand the music.
I kind of like the music for the second one. And my friends were all "do it, it'd be cool!" so I humored them. Sorry about the second one's music choice.
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