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:
, 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.