Here is some test footage I just uploaded.. So choppy!!
It is quite choppy. See below for my guess as to why.
Originally Posted by tianh
Thanks so much for the help. Here are the screen shots. If my recording settings were wrong.. is it too late now? Will all my rendered footage be choppy? I recorded a bunch of gameplay, I hope its not all trash now.
First of all, you didn't need to use your camera to take the screenshots . A quicker way would have been to use TPUCapture.
Your recording settings are fine, except for the Dxtory video codec option "Compress"* not being checked. I think your SSD could not keep up with the amount of data being written to it, so it skipped or duplicated frames which caused the choppy video. Checking the "compress" option will greatly reduce the amount of space the recording takes, but it will also increase the CPU usage. So if you stick with that codec for Dxtory, then check your CPU usage while your gaming to make sure it isn't causing a bottleneck. Since you have a Phenom X4, there may be a bottleneck.
*Note: This does not affect the quality at all since it's lossless.
Due to a likely bottleneck, I would recommend you use one of the following codecs:
http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html <-- slightly better compression, generally more CPU usage (try it first. If it doesn't work out, use the codec below)
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Ut-Video-Codec-Suite <-- faster to encode, less CPU usage, less compression
Instructions for Lagarith setup: (Click to show)
Originally Posted by nawon72
Just follow the installation instructions, and they should appear in Dxtory like so:
Then configure Lagarith:
You can try using Null Frames to increase compression(reduce file size), but it may not be compatible with your video editing software. If you notice your CPU usage is high, then try disabling multithreading. However, you may want to use UT Video in that case. The mode should be set to as high as you HDD can handle, so the colors will be more accurate. The other settings have explanations when your hover your mouse over them.
I do not know if all of your recorded gameplay is choppy since I can't watch it. In your situation, the only way to know would be to encode 5seconds of each recording into something you can watch. That's the only way I can think of for you to check. If it is choppy, then there is nothing you can do about it.
Your WLMM FPS setting is correct. However, you mentioned it was 29.97 before which is not what you should be using. But that won't make the video choppy. Also, your audio bit rate is not recommended for uploading 1080p to YouTube. Use 384kbps, and encode it in AAC-LC if possible. Also, see if you can use a variable bit rate in WLMM. See this link for some guidelines on uploading to YouTube. If you don't understand something, don't hesitate to ask. I'll try my best to answer.