How to Record a Session

    • dadude77
      dadude77
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      Joined: 26.10.2008 Posts: 1,516
      What do people usually use to record a video of them. How does this work? Can you easily do it or does it require pretty good experience? Also is it hard to do if playing alot of tables like on the cpu?
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    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      Use this program, called CamStudio.
      http://camstudio.org/

      Program is small, so you won't have any problems while multitabling.
      Program is simple, so you won't have any problems understanding and setting it up.
      Program is free.


      If you still have any problems with it, just drop a line here.
    • STR82ACE
      STR82ACE
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      Joined: 01.10.2008 Posts: 389
      I've downloaded CamStudio and tried to use it recently, and although it recorded fine (learned you can't have Elephant, four tables, and msgr opened at the same time), it takes FOREVER to upload the file to send it to a coach or friend. I recorded half an hour and it ended up being 900kb in length.

      I tried to upload to Photobucket but its too big.

      Do I have any options?
    • CoreySteel
      CoreySteel
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 3,366
      First, try using LZOCodec v0.4 it is really good.
      http://usuarios.lycos.es/lzocodec/

      Second, go to Options/Video options.
      Set "Compressor" this new codec.
      Set quality to something worse. For poker videos you don't need such a good quality anyway :) Try a bit what is best for you.
      Look that you have Avto adjust checked and set scroll at point where you will have Playback Rate: 10 frames/second. Again, you don't need more than 10 FPS for poker videos.

      Third, go to Audio Options - Microphone (if you are using one).
      Click choose format, set Lame mp3.
      If you do not have lame mp3 codec, you can get it here:
      http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Lame_Encoder.htm



      If you want HQ + Low size I do something like this.

      1. Set LZOCodec.
      2. 100% quality.
      3. 25 FPS
      4. I don't record audio with this program but with Audacity in raw (*.wav").
      5. I "merge" this two with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 (which supports LZOCodec).
      6a. I export this as h264 (*.mp4) with 1mbs, 10FPS.
      6b. I export this as raw and encode with Adobe Flash CS3 Video Encoder to FLV video.

      (I like working with "raw" material)
    • mishkagg
      mishkagg
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      Joined: 29.07.2008 Posts: 1,354
      I use Camtasia 3 for video recording (pm me for keygen haha)
      I use VirtualDub to compress the clip (freeware).
      And I use Audacuty to record audio (freeware).
      With Windown movei maker you can "merge" the video and sound files together (ships with Windows). I use Sony Vegas 6.0 (pm me for keygen/activation if you like) but I'm also making video clips for fun so you shouldn't need it.

      yea, you need a lot of software to make a clip. Your aim should be for a 30 minute clip to weigh around 200 mb i guess. I made a 12 minute one which was 220 mb but I had to have high quality.
    • STR82ACE
      STR82ACE
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      Joined: 01.10.2008 Posts: 389
      MishKagg, you have mail

      Also, I've downloaded Virtual Dub, but its not able to open the recorded sessions I did in Camtasia. Keeps saying it doesn't support. Am I doing something wrong still? I've made a couple of videos, but still can't figure out how to compress them to send them to my coach.