WCM Network: 
 


Go Back   mmorpgforum.net > Machinima > WarcraftMovies.com > Movie Making
Register Projects FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2006, 04:27 PM   #21
kiahann
Senior Member
 
kiahann's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 900
kiahann is notable
First Post Updated!
__________________
ModSquad Warcraftmovies.com
kiahann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2006, 06:41 PM   #22
The Bum
Senior Member
 
The Bum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Denmark
Posts: 442
The Bum is unknown at this point
Nice updates
The Bum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2006, 11:32 PM   #23
kiahann
Senior Member
 
kiahann's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 900
kiahann is notable
Thank guys Hope it helps... and if anyone has any questions about any part feel free to post
__________________
ModSquad Warcraftmovies.com
kiahann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2006, 12:56 PM   #24
Quazimodo
Senior Member
 
Quazimodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Norway
Posts: 679
Quazimodo is notable
I think that pretty much coveres everything, except technical issues
__________________
+rep to my posts are really appriciated.
and - if you feel my post is useless.
{~._.~}
( Y )
()~*~()
(_)-(_)
SAY NO TO CAREBEARS!
JOIN TWILIGHT DYNASTY
-Site- -Rules and Guidelines- -Video-
Quazimodo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2006, 02:59 PM   #25
Andehx
Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 26
Andehx is unknown at this point
Theres a few things I would like to point out in your guide.
While very informative, your guide is a little innaccurate in some places.
Let me highlight a few...

Quote:
If you want no lag try puting your FPS higher the higher the FPS the smoother it is but if it's Too high you risk your movie coming out with poor quality
This is actually not true at all. If your computer lags too much when you record, setting fraps to record at a higher fps will certinly not make the recording any less laggy. Also the quality of the recording is not affected at all by the fps setting in Fraps.

Quote:
If this doesnt work try fiddiling with your resolution set for the game if your in-game resolution is diffrent then your fraps resolution it can cause some lag
Ok I may have read this wrong, but Fraps has no resolution settings apart from the "Full size" "Half size" settings. Heres an example of a typical scenario where you get too much lag and you would like to improve it :-

You are playing the game at a resolution of 1152x864 (highest resolution Fraps will record) and you have Fraps set to record at "Full size"
When you hit the record button, you notice that your fps has dropped to around 12 fps. Now this is really not an acceptable fps by anyone standard really, but there are 2 options to rectify this problem.
1. You can set Fraps to record at "Half size" which would result in an output recording of 576x432, giving you a nice final video, providing you encode it with decent quality settings.
2. Leave Fraps set to "Full size" and set your ingame resolution to something lower, like 800x600.

Both options would definitly increase your fraps fps, but for lower spec computers, I would recommend option 1.

Quote:
If this doesnt work try puting Fraps in "Windowed mode" that will be less quality but improves smoothness by a ton
This I really have no idea what it means, theres no windowed mode option in Fraps, so I really cant comment on it.

Quote:
If you have a really really good computer use the LOWEST fps that it can stand but make sure it's as smooth as it can get to
Again this is not very accurate at all. If your computer is very good, then setting the fps in fraps to something low like 20 - 30 fps is just going to limit the computers potential. Granted I probably wouldn't want to record at anything higher than 30fps, and if my computer could record at 30fps (which mine can) I would be happy.

Quote:
If you have a bad computer use the HIGHEST fps you can stand to make it "Lag free" the only problem is it makes the file bigger and the quality is horrible
And again, this simply is not the case. If your computer isnt very good, and you are having problems getting 30fps recordings, then setting fraps to something higher, like 60fps for instance, most certinly will not increase the performance of the recording. True, recording at a higher fps does indeed make the file size bigger, but it certinly does not affect the image quality at all.

Please don't take my critisizm as if I am having a go at you or anything, because I certinly am not, but I feel people who do not know much about Fraps and video recording will become somewhat confused if they follow your guide and don't see any results.

Again, my intention is to point out some mistakes, in the hopes that you can mend your guide, and if you believe that I am wrong, then I encourage you to test out some of my theories youself

Last edited by Andehx : 11-12-2006 at 03:04 PM.
Andehx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2006, 06:25 PM   #26
kiahann
Senior Member
 
kiahann's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 900
kiahann is notable
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andehx View Post
Theres a few things I would like to point out in your guide.
While very informative, your guide is a little innaccurate in some places.
Let me highlight a few...



This is actually not true at all. If your computer lags too much when you record, setting fraps to record at a higher fps will certinly not make the recording any less laggy. Also the quality of the recording is not affected at all by the fps setting in Fraps.



Ok I may have read this wrong, but Fraps has no resolution settings apart from the "Full size" "Half size" settings. Heres an example of a typical scenario where you get too much lag and you would like to improve it :-

You are playing the game at a resolution of 1152x864 (highest resolution Fraps will record) and you have Fraps set to record at "Full size"
When you hit the record button, you notice that your fps has dropped to around 12 fps. Now this is really not an acceptable fps by anyone standard really, but there are 2 options to rectify this problem.
1. You can set Fraps to record at "Half size" which would result in an output recording of 576x432, giving you a nice final video, providing you encode it with decent quality settings.
2. Leave Fraps set to "Full size" and set your ingame resolution to something lower, like 800x600.

Both options would definitly increase your fraps fps, but for lower spec computers, I would recommend option 1.



This I really have no idea what it means, theres no windowed mode option in Fraps, so I really cant comment on it.



Again this is not very accurate at all. If your computer is very good, then setting the fps in fraps to something low like 20 - 30 fps is just going to limit the computers potential. Granted I probably wouldn't want to record at anything higher than 30fps, and if my computer could record at 30fps (which mine can) I would be happy.



And again, this simply is not the case. If your computer isnt very good, and you are having problems getting 30fps recordings, then setting fraps to something higher, like 60fps for instance, most certinly will not increase the performance of the recording. True, recording at a higher fps does indeed make the file size bigger, but it certinly does not affect the image quality at all.

Please don't take my critisizm as if I am having a go at you or anything, because I certinly am not, but I feel people who do not know much about Fraps and video recording will become somewhat confused if they follow your guide and don't see any results.

Again, my intention is to point out some mistakes, in the hopes that you can mend your guide, and if you believe that I am wrong, then I encourage you to test out some of my theories youself
"Windowed Mode" meant to say Half Screen will fix that. and for the resolution thing I meant Change your "In-game Resolution"

And for the rest ill add some of your advice in

And no problem man im glad you pointed some stuff out i was tired and messed up a few things

Rep++ im glad you helped any Critizisim is fine by me I don't know "Everything about fraps" so any help is great.

UPDATE: I fixed everything you said thanks for the help!
__________________
ModSquad Warcraftmovies.com

Last edited by kiahann : 11-12-2006 at 06:43 PM.
kiahann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2006, 10:14 PM   #27
Andehx
Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 26
Andehx is unknown at this point
no problem at all mate, glad I could help
Andehx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2006, 04:32 PM   #28
kiahann
Senior Member
 
kiahann's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 900
kiahann is notable
Yeah it was like 3:00 am so i messed up alot and my fingers hurt from typeing so much so i made alot of mistakes
__________________
ModSquad Warcraftmovies.com
kiahann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2006, 08:01 PM   #29
Quazimodo
Senior Member
 
Quazimodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Norway
Posts: 679
Quazimodo is notable
Everyone makes mistakes!
__________________
+rep to my posts are really appriciated.
and - if you feel my post is useless.
{~._.~}
( Y )
()~*~()
(_)-(_)
SAY NO TO CAREBEARS!
JOIN TWILIGHT DYNASTY
-Site- -Rules and Guidelines- -Video-
Quazimodo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2006, 05:01 AM   #30
kiahann
Senior Member
 
kiahann's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 900
kiahann is notable
Found out how to fix my main title its hard but found out
__________________
ModSquad Warcraftmovies.com

Last edited by kiahann : 12-05-2006 at 09:33 PM.
kiahann is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Forum time (GMT) 07:05 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.