Originally posted by Pablo Marteniz (see his blog)
I made this tutorial to help people to make videos. This is how I make them myself, I know there are better ways but I will show mine:
1 - FRAPS
You need FRAPS or a similar program. I think FRAPS it's the best one to record your clips from replays. PM me if you want a link to download it. I think this is the best way to configure it:
- Choose the folder to save the clips, bear in mind that the size of the files is very big so you need a lot of free space in your hard drive!
- If you don't want to record sound, untick the option, you will increase your FPS when recording a clip and the size of the files will be smaller too. If you want to record the sound and you have a microphone perhaps you will record the microphone sound instead of the game sound, so choose the correct sound device. Try recording one clip and check that everything is OK, then you are good to go.
- This program records exactly what you are watching in the screen, so it's very important to tick the "No cursor" option, unless you want a ugly cursor in your video :)
I will talk about rFactor but this is very similar to other games like GTR2, ARCA or Race because they use the same graphic and physic engine.
We are going to choose the best config to get high FPS. The more the better, we should have about 25-30 FPS when we record a clip. If you try this configuration
- Shader Level: DX9 is the best option
Your rFConfig should look like this:
And this is the config I use ingame (4)
Change your control settings to be able to move the cameras, use zoom, rotate, etc. You will be able to move the camera to the place you want. Use cameras that follows the car you want or static ones, that depends on you.
NOW WE ARE READY TO START
4 - Music
The first thing I do when I make a video is to choose a song and think what I'm going to make the video. You might not want to use music, but if you do, bear in mind that the song you choose is very important, it will make people love or hate your video. Slow songs fits very well with slowmotion, and fast songs with fast cars in the static cameras, crashes, slides, etc.
Record your clips from the replay, close all your programs, if your PC is busy you will have less FPS. Remember to remove the race information in the replay by pressing enter.
I use Sony Vegas 8.0 but you can make good videos with programs such as CyberLink Power Director or Adobe Premier. I will try to explain how to make a video using Sony Vegas (the screenshots are in Spanish)
Open the program, you will see a explorer where you can get the clips you recorded, a little screen where you can watch your video is going and a time line where we add our clips and the sounds.
You may want to start with a text to present your video, go to the text tool and add your title by just moving the text box to the time line.
I'm sorry about my poor english, but I hope this tutorial helps you to make your videos, have fun!