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Offline Carl

[Tips] Video Recording of Simutrans
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:06:48 PM »
I've recently been exploring how best to create video footage of Simutrans for sharing with the community, and I thought I'd share some tips which will work for Windows users, at least.

I recommend the following programs:

1. Camstudio, for recording.

2. Virtual Dub, for editing.

You'll also want the Xvid codec, which is best for recording high-quality videos with low file sizes.

Unless you have very beefy hardware, you won't be able to record in fullscreen or at a very impressive framerate. My tactic is as follows: record at a low frame rate, e.g. 8 frames per second (set options to 125 and 8 in the Framerate section of video options on Camstudio), and then speed up the video in Virtual Dub. I record at 1280 x 780.

To speed up a video in VirtualDub, goto Video > Framerate and then enter a value suitably higher than the existing rate.

Using these settings, a 2- minute 720p video comes in at around 55MB.

Anybody found any other useful programs/methods?



P.S. I also recommend NOT using Windows Movie Maker, which is a pile of trash.

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Re: [Tips] Video Recording of Simutrans
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 01:10:57 AM »
P.S. I also recommend NOT using Windows Movie Maker, which is a pile of trash.
Windows Movie Maker on Win XP is fairly okay and accomplished my very basic needs; but on Win 7, it's a disgrace. :U
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Offline Carl

Re: [Tips] Video Recording of Simutrans
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2012, 07:40:27 AM »
Yes, I should say that my criticism of Movie Maker is limited to the Windows 7 version, which I recommend avoiding like the plague!

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Re: [Tips] Video Recording of Simutrans
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012, 06:48:51 PM »
if you want a good and easy video editing program go with sony vegas :P there are several ways to get it.

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Re: [Tips] Video Recording of Simutrans
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012, 08:34:47 PM »
Virtual Dub can record too, but it's better to download plugins for other codecs. Or your video will be recorded without compression.

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Re: [Tips] Video Recording of Simutrans
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 12:22:33 PM »
i record using Bandicam then i edit on Cyberlink Power Director..
 i know power director is very heavy video editor software for low computer but has many amazing tool and effect
Bandicam have many Features and Codec . usually i am using H.24 Coded with smaller video size options.
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Re: [Tips] Video Recording of Simutrans
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 08:55:28 PM »
If there is really a big demand, I can publish a patch do record directly in simutrans. It is rather trivial, since the screen is anyway available as DIB bitmap. (Less trivial is the detail as what codec to use).

Offline Carl

Re: [Tips] Video Recording of Simutrans
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2016, 10:14:38 PM »
That would be very interesting to see!

I've been meaning to give OBS a go, but haven't had time to make a Simutrans video in a while.