How to make movies in CSS?

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Right, so how do you make CSS movies? Do you use fraps, or some other program? What about the Valve - console - record - thingy, how does that work? How can I view the video, etc. Hope you understand me.

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    Me personally, I use the full version of Fraps and record when needed.
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    I use console. With it u get MUCH better guality.

    1. Record your gaming by typing record "demoname" without quotes. Stop it by typing stop or just leave the server. (files are now in your cstrike folder in .dem format)

    2.What it and convert frag places to avi etc. by typing startmovie "moviename" 30 avi, 30 is FPS what do u wanna use to record. When your ready type stopmovie. NOTE1: I seems laggy but it doesn't lag in final video. NOTE2: This need a LOT of space from your hard drive. One min can be almost 3-4Gb if you record with 1280x1024 etc. (clips are now in your C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\******\counter-strike source folder)

    3. Then edit your videoclips with your favorite video editing programme.

    Here is only main things about recording, pm me if u have something to ask.
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    ^ that's one of the best ways I know.
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    Also, you don't need to play the demo at the same resolution you recorded it o.o
    So you don't have to play 800*640 if you don't want it to be to big xD just change your resolution when you convert it to the avi format
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    Is it not better to record in high quality and then reduce it after converting?
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    If you don't mind having 20 gigs of movie, then yes.

    edit: or not, the crosshair and radar will look smaller then! And i also think texture details will be lost.
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    Posted by Reality

    EDIT: To show the demo u took write this in console:

    viewdemo "demoname"

    I think it was viewdemo


    No!

    playdemo "demoname"

    When I make moives in CSS i first record clips with the console. (record "demoname")

    After that I start fraps and type playdemo "demoname" in console and record the parts I want with Fraps.
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    My friend had an editing program that opened .dem files so he didn't have to do any of that crap.
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    That would be so fuckin' sweet Anthrax... I use the same thing as Late, but after I've got the pictures in my cstrike folder I open up VirtualDub, cut out parts I don't want and export as uncompressed .avi. Two minutes takes over 2-3 gigs of space, but after putting it all together and compressing it's a lot smaller ;)
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