Basic start for recording & editing



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Basic start for recording & editing

Ready for your first fragmovie?
This tutorial has originally been posted by dANNY on wy6.org, which has closed in january 2015. He kindly gave us permission to post this tutorial on think-clan.com.


Fragmovie Tutorial:


Hey guys.

As I've had multiply requests to help people getting started editing, I've decided to make this little topic about the basics of how to get started.

As for how I work, I'm using 150 fps clips, to make it as smooth as possible, I've tested around with 250 fps aswell, but doesn't seem to be any better.


Recording:


  • Fraps 30 fps
  • Ingame 30 fps
  • timescale 0.2 (cheat protectd, use devmap to get access to this command)
  • vdub 150 fps (save as .avi)

Drag and drop your clip into vdub, goto "Video" - "Frame rate" - "Change framerate to:" - 150.
After that go to "File" - "Save as .avi"

You won't be able to use the sounds from the clips you've added 150 fps to, so either you'll have to record each clips 2 times, 1 time with timescale, and 1 time without timescale.
Or you could download this COD1 soundpack, and manually add the sounds within sony vegas
COD1 Soundpack: http://www.mediafire.com/download/4cbk9frtav2f4ma/COD1+soundpack.zip

Attention: 9 sec clip = 5,36 GB

My latest cod1 fragmovie was 489GB, all together with clips, music, intro, outro, demos.
Im not entirely sure whether or not it's possible to compress these to another file type, so you won't be working with so heavy files, might be possible, might not be, I don't know, you'll be able to figure that out yourself.


Sony Vegas:


Project Properties:
  • Template: HDV 720-30p (1280x720; 29,970 fps)
  • Width: 1.280
  • Height: 720
  • Pixel aspect radio: 1,0000 (Square)
  • Frame rate: 29,970 (NTSC)
  • Full-resolution rendering quality: Best
(rest stays as the default settings)
(properties setup for 720p on youtube, i never bothered going above 720p)


When adding a clip to the timeline, make sure to right click it, go to properties
and untick "Maintain aspect ratio" (makes fullscreen)
and tick "Disable resample" (makes the clip smoother)


Rendering:


I personally used to render as uncompressed .avi
then using Easy H264 to compress it to mp4, so you'll be able to upload it on youtube.
(this technique might be outdated by now)

Rendering as normal .wmv file in a newer version of sony vegas, might be better than this solution, play around with it yourself, to figure out what you like the most.


Useful ingame commands for recording:


  • /cg_chattime 0 (disable ingame chat)
  • /cg_fov 90 (higher field of view)
  • /cg_drawgun 0 (can be used for making cinematics, removing hands/weapons)
  • /con_gamemessagetime 300000 (to make the killfeed stay longer)
  • /con_gamemessagetime 0 (to make the killfeed stop adding more, if you wanna avoid another persons kill)

By aking 2 binds for con_gamemessagetime, you'll be able to add only the things you want in the killfeed, for example avoiding to see that a person picks up a healthpack, by setting it to 0, and changing it back to 30000 whenever he is about to get another kill.
It's quite annoying to do while recording, but it's worth it in my opinion, if you want the outcome to be as good as possible.


Also download link for cod1 bloodmod: http://www.mediafire.com/?q6qeoe8xnmm4l0i
- Makes everything look a bit more interesting in my opinion.

Here's a cod1 demopack, with some of the demos I've used in my own projects, along with demos that never made it in one of my fragmovies.
http://www.4shared.com/zip/H4rY-83z/COD1_Demopack.html

In case you've got problems with cod1 crashing when recording, it's because there's a few fraps versions that are not compatible with Call of Duty 1 for some reason, don't ask me why..

But here's a download link to a version that should work out fine within cod1.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/yfy8dl1ocb11mpf/Fraps_v3.5.9.rar


Good luck with the recording & editing.


This Tutorial was made by dANNY.
Check out his YouTube channel for some awesome COD1.1 edits!
https://www.youtube.com/user/CODtubeHD/featured


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Created: 3 years ago by ^THiNK#Madness

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Keywords: Fragmovie, record, demo, editing, songvegas, how to record, edit demo,

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7 Comments

Well i was preparing to write mine one but
Commented by NiKZAA v2  (Mar 02nd, 2015 07:01 PM)

Something is missing? Add it here, too bad that theres no edit button tho :)
Commented by ^THiNK#Madness  (Mar 02nd, 2015 07:04 PM)

Nothing is really missing just should change the render method since it's outdated for youtube and editing standarts which we have reached in 2015 fck yeah
Commented by NiKZAA v2  (Mar 02nd, 2015 07:10 PM)

Quote:
My latest cod1 fragmovie was 489GB, all together with clips, music, intro, outro, demos.
Im not entirely sure whether or not it's possible to compress these to another file type, so you won't be working with so heavy files, might be possible, might not be, I don't know, you'll be able to figure that out yourself.

there are some codecs which can be used in VirtualDub for compressing the video material, for example Lagarith Losless Codec or HuffYUV Codec (maybe there are some newer now, but i used them when i was editing 2-3 years ago). Just download and install one of these.

After you changed the frame rate, as mentioned in the tutorial, u need to go to "Video" again -> "Compression" -> choose ur installed Compression Codec (e.g. Lagarith Lossless) then render it (File -> "save as .avi")
Commented by ultim8 wuN twU $$$  (Jul 23rd, 2015 01:08 PM)

one word wow :)
can you help me by a link to download sony vegas? ;)
Commented by TheProTecTor{^ALi}  (Aug 08th, 2015 01:47 PM)

Yes the link for Sony Vegas will be nice
Commented by nXs~james  (Aug 26th, 2015 03:25 AM)

How many GB's ????????????????? Ya' was drunk?
Commented by Will ^SparkS  (Jan 16th, 2017 08:31 PM)

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