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I was wondering what the best free video capturing software there is out at the moment, aswell as the best video editing software.

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    Soney vegas or adobe premier<---editing
    capureing theres not tomany GOOD ones
    FRAPS and GAME RECORDER both suck and dont let any one tell you otherwise
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    Why does Fraps suck...?
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    Posted by Necodominus

    Soney vegas or adobe premier<---editing
    capureing theres not tomany GOOD ones
    FRAPS and GAME RECORDER both suck and dont let any one tell you otherwise

    No.

    I'm like the resident video expert here, so please learn something from this post. Fraps most certainly does NOT suck. As a matter of fact, it's the best real-time encoder you will find anywhere. If you want lag-free gaming, you will need a hardware encoder. For video editing, Vegas is quite good, but far from the most powerful. Actually, I would say the only editor on Windows that I consider powerful is AviSynth and that is for very advanced users. However, if you're looking for basic editing, there's always VirtualDubMod.

    Basically, there is no cheap solution for video capture and video editing is complicated.

    edit:
    I forgot to mention.... use the Source recorder.
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    Use the Source recorder, it is built in with the game.
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    Fraps. end of story
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    Bah i hate game recorder fraps is ok but i still hate how CPU intensive they are cant get a deacent frame rate to save a life on any thing short of a $1800 machine
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    I use Fraps and Adobe Premier, they both excellent programs.
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    Posted by Necodominus

    Bah i hate game recorder fraps is ok but i still hate how CPU intensive they are cant get a deacent frame rate to save a life on any thing short of a $1800 machine

    Sure..... but video encoders are supposed to use 100% of the CPU. Do you realize how efficient Fraps is? FFS, it takes me 12 hours to back-up one of my DVD's using x264. Fraps is amazing, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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    Record a demo with source recorder, then watch the demo and record it with Fraps.

    For editing, Sony Vegas will do you good.
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    Whenever I use FRAPS when I'm playing games, it brings my FPS to a low point and makes it hard to play.

    But it's the best thing I've found so far except the fact the files are uncompressed.
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    But it's the best thing I've found so far except the fact the files are uncompressed.

    Nope, it's compressed. Hell, it's even lossy. There is a price to pay for that speed, you know, and it's compression.
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    No it's not.

    Unless you got some elite version of FRAPS.

    How do you think a 1:30 second video of CS:S equals a 2GB Movie.

    No Compression whatsoever .
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    Don't argue with me on this. You cannot win. It's compressed, but not well. If it were uncompressed, that 1:30 video would be around 100 GB.
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    Well if that is the case than yes, Very BAD compression.
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    Just record a demo with your css and after that use fraps to record it so you wont have to deal
    with shitty fps in game EASY
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    Posted by Necodominus

    Soney vegas or adobe premier<---editing
    capureing theres not tomany GOOD ones
    FRAPS and GAME RECORDER both suck and dont let any one tell you otherwise

    No.

    I'm like the resident video expert here, so please learn something from this post. Fraps most certainly does NOT suck. As a matter of fact, it's the best real-time encoder you will find anywhere. If you want lag-free gaming, you will need a hardware encoder. For video editing, Vegas is quite good, but far from the most powerful. Actually, I would say the only editor on Windows that I consider powerful is AviSynth and that is for very advanced users. However, if you're looking for basic editing, there's always VirtualDubMod.

    Basically, there is no cheap solution for video capture and video editing is complicated.

    edit:
    I forgot to mention.... use the Source recorder.


    I would disagree with that. Fraps does kinda suck even now, you need an amazing comp to record with good fps, or either the sound, video or both are slow.
    Right now i have found no good ones but my favorite of all time is SnagIt since it uses video output of your video card, and has the least lag that i have seen. But the ultimate way of recording is my way.

    Plug in a laptop or other pc with a video in port, and plug it into ur video card. It Gives your main comp no lag whatsoever and its pretty simple with ulead or pinnacle to record the input. You get the same file, waste a bit more electricity have better resolutions and no lags.

    But i do agree on your compression post. Almost no video is not compressed. A non compressed 1 min video would be around 80 or so gigs. If you wanna try that, try encoding an audio file into a non compressed version. I have a song i myself created thats 4mins long and is half compressed, And its 300 megs. And thats a sound file
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    You never use an actually recorder while playing! Record a demo, then re-record your demo with w/e program you are using.

    edit: sorry couple people already said this.
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    For Source Engine games, I really recommend using the Source Recorder. I record a demo, start a movie with Source Recorder, then play the demo. Then I use VirtualDub to merge the TGA files, and still at VDub I compress with HuffyYUV. Then I use Vegas to edit my part-uncompressed video, compress it with DivX, compress the audio with MP3 and just render it.

    Here's some of my vids: Stage6

    And I'd only recommend Fraps for non-Source games.
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    Doesn't fraps only have a limited recording time, and/or a resoloution limit?
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