How to record a high quality clip using avidemoThis tutorial will teach you how to record a high quality clip for your frag movie
I've recently noticed that some group of people started getting interested on making videos,fragmovies There is already one tutorial how to record stuffs and get them ready to edit but I want to show my way my method since lets be honest its way more better in terms of quality,colors and eventually render times.
First of all you must have your demo in format .dm_1 which ur going to record as a tga frames sequency which you gonna then convert in avi footage.To watch your demo inside of game you will use cmd
/demo name of your demo
this command will playback your demo
yet another basic to speed up the demo use
/timescale x x=multiper of seconds how fast your demo going to be played
timescale is cheat protected cmd so before using it make sure that you type /devmap mp_harbor to unlock this command.
To start recording your demo as a real footage you will need 2 binds
- /cl_avidemo 300-gonna start recording frames at 300 framerate which then you gonna convert as avi footage
- /cl_avidemo 0-stops recording frame sequences
This is my example how I bind these 2 commands you can bind on whatever key you are comfortable with its all up to you.
@Warning once you will start recording ur demo as frame sequence your game will be lagging,don't worry its all bcs call of duty now is creating bunch of .tga frames which we gonna convert in a clip It's normal that lags for 2 reasons.
- CoD now records your demo frame by frame it means that it has to be slowed down so it can take them in as highest quality as possible
- You are recording at pretty high framerate avarge demo is played in 60 fps when ur recording at 300 it slows down to fit the framerate of sequenced frames
So lets get started with that, you have to open your demo by using command mentioned below
/demo name of your demoOnce you done that move forward till the moment you want to start recording before that make sure you did turn off hud and crosshair to get as clean result as possible you can do it in Multiplayer options.Once you did turn off crosshair hud fps etc and you are in the right place press button to which you attached command cl_avidemo 300 in my case its going to be F1,now it will start recording your demo as a tga frames.When you want to stop recording simply press button to which you have binded cl_avidemo 0 in my case its F2.once you done close call of duty its not going to be needed anymore.
Now its time to convert your frames into actually footage, for that you will need a small tool called VirtualDub. I will leave link to this program in end of the tutorial,this step gonna require from you 5 moves.
- Turn on your VirtualDub
- Go to tab File>Open Video File you will have there to show screenshot folder from CoD
- In your screenshot folder you will notice a lot of tga files that are our frames which we are going to convert into a footage
choose the very first frame of our collection and press Open
- Once you done that lets change the framerate of our tga sequence so it fits the framerate at which we recorded them to do that go to Video>Frame Rate click on the circle on the left from Change frame rate to (fps)then type in the gap on the right framerate on which we did record our frames 300
- Once you done that Go to File>Save as avi and specify the localization where you want to save your footage.
Now your tga frames gonna be converted into a clip in avi format, addition this may take couple of gb's of your space in hdd same as recorded tga frames so make sure you got it enough!
It's going to take a while depends how long did you record your tga frames and what framerate did you choice [Lower framerate,lower size of footage] also resolution plays there crucial role I did record my frames at 1280x720 standart HD res if you will go above it the convertion time may be longer and size of your footage and frames aswell! keep it on mind overall im not recomending going over 720p i saw some movies recorded and rendered at full hd, having worse quality than standart HD.
Step 5 :
Now its time to prepare your raw recorded footage to edit it Im personally using sony vegas 8 and a lot of proper editors uses it aswell Im not a big fan of adobe premiere studio in my opinion nothing can beat vegas velocity so lets get started
You will start from Importing your video to vegas to do that follow path under
Media gonna pop in the list on your right its first in the list I believe then you will get small window like in screenshot under go to place where you did save your converted footage and hit open
Now your footage is imported you have to drag it into timeline your footage is in Project media tab
That's screenshoot where it is
Now drag it in timeline simply go to project media tab choose your footage click on it and hold while draging.
as you can see in preview window (top right corner) it isn't sharpy its blured thats not what we want you can simply fix that by clicking right mouse button in time line on your footage and going to Propeties.
Then Click on the circle on the left fromDisable ResemplaceIt will remove all the blury and make footage sharpen and do the same with square on the left ofMaintain aspect radioto avoid some resolution bugs while making final render.
This is how it should look and then simply hit ok button.And that's all about it your footage is now ready to editing you can add some velocities effects etc etc to make it look how you want Also forgot to remind that after step 4 you can delete all the tga files I will include in the end of tutorial small tool to remove all tga files all you need to do with it is place it in Call of duty screenshot folder and double click it,it will remove all the tga files.
Well that's everything in this tutorial I hope you guys enjoyed it and in the first place i would like to sorry for my gorilla english im not perfect english speaker if you have any question feel free to leave them in comment section below.