Originally Posted by croy
Fraps has better recording quality. just lower your fps down to 50 (Fraps) then use the HDV 720-30p (1280x720, 29.970 fps) template in Vegas.
Sorry that doesn't work for me :/
Originally Posted by 5nak3
Quite honestly, if you are going to record in half-size you will lose quality regardless of what you render in. The render takes the source and then either downscales it or attempts to upscale it, but it cannot add detail which isn't there in the first place.
If you take a look at my videos (sig link), you'll notice that they are for the most part in 720p. The reason for this is simply because FRAPS creates huge files in 1080p and secondly (more importantly) premiere doesn't seem to like my 1080p recordings no matter what I do. Playing and recording in 720p means I can keep the FRAPS quality at 100%, while still creating files which are of a usable size. It also ensures that I can record for longer without fear of files clogging up the system, and also means fps in games remains solid due to the lower resolution.
If I'm honest all the programs I've used thus far (fraps, dxtory, msi) all create huge 1080p files. I reckon that is the nature of the beast. To try and make things slightly more manageable if you do not want to render the raw files, you could do the following:
1) Record the footage as you want, in 1080p full size
2) Using something like Virtual Dub, render the files into a more manageable filesize (without losing quality - I can point you in the right direction if you want)
2a) If you are happy with it, upload the smaller file to YouTube and you'll have most of the noticable quality there.
3) If you want to make edits use the newly created Virtual Dub files to create your movie in Vegas and you can do overlays etc
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the reply - that is really helpful.
As for "keeping the file size small" - In all honesty, I don't mind 100GB files, as after I render them, and upload them - I would delete them off my HDD, unless there is something really exceptional I want to keep (memories etc - but that said I use youtube for collecting my video collection)
As for recording - I understand that full-size thing you were mentioning - it does make sense. So I guess I'll have to brave the huge file sizes.
But then, the question is (skipping the virtual dub step - as I don't mind it being a large file + I would want to edit my files) - what vegas pro settings do I use?
I'm sure you'll be able to tell the loss in quality and the "blurryness".
I really don't mind losing a bit of quality, but I don't want to make it seem like I'm playing on the Xbox - Hopefully that makes sense
+rep to you bro!
Originally Posted by drbaltazar
you dont need to deinterlace, your in progressive
Thus what do you suggest I change
?Edited by Totally Dubbed - 11/27/12 at 9:30am