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kotorcrazyguy 06-11-2008 04:57 PM

making a full game kotor video
 
Hello,

I need help filming, making, and whatever else with my KOTOR 1-2 games.
I will require AIMing with me for extra help.

I have fraps, but require something doenst take up so many gigs of spice.
I only got 5.90 gigs of space left on my hard drive.

Please help.
Thanks,
Ben

EnderWiggin 06-11-2008 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kotorcrazyguy (Post 2476590)
Hello,

I need help filming, making, and whatever else with my KOTOR 1-2 games.
I will require AIMing with me for extra help.

I have fraps, but require something doenst take up so many gigs of spice.
I only got 5.90 gigs of space left on my hard drive.

Please help.
Thanks,
Ben

Well if you're looking at making a video, you're going to need a lot of space for editing. I suggest cleaning up your PC a bit to eliminate those constraints.

_EW_

Inyri 06-11-2008 05:32 PM

If you're strapped for space you're going to either need to consolidate or compress as you go. A good option for avi compression if you don't want to compromise on quality is something like VirtualDub with the divx codec. That particular codec is very nice in that it will reduce the filesize quite drastically (as compared to the fully uncompressed FRAPS output video) yet retain much of the video quality. Hopefully you won't be taking 5gb of video at a time -- that'd be a killer anyway.

I suggest you do both. Free up some space and compress as you go. This will be probably the most efficient way to deal with it rather than filming and realizing you don't have enough space left on your hard drive to even run your computer. :)

EnderWiggin 06-11-2008 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Inyri (Post 2476634)
...realizing you don't have enough space left on your hard drive to even run your computer. :)

Which is easier to do than some might think. It's happened to me on more than one occasion - not really a good thing.

_EW_

Inyri 06-11-2008 05:35 PM

Oh I've done that at least half a dozen times. You can rip through 7gb ridiculously fast, and you don't realize it until your computer seizes up and yells at you about having less than 200mb every time you move the mouse. :p

jawathehutt 06-11-2008 05:37 PM

unless you have at least around 200-400 gigs of free memory left, dont even bother trying to film all of kotor I and II, its around a gig per 1.5 minutes on fraps. The other video programs are going to be similar, even compressing all of the files is going to require around 50 gigs for a game like Kotor

Inyri 06-11-2008 05:40 PM

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even compressing all of the files is going to require around 200 gigs for a game like Kotor
Uh, probably not. If you've ever ripped a DVD to hard drive it doesn't take up 400gb, and I doubt a KotOR 'movie' would need to be as long as a full-length feature film. :)

If you compress the video as you go you'll probably need maybe 5-10 gigs of free space, including bumper space for the uncompressed video as you film it (before compressing). Suggesting you need 200-400 gigs is ridiculous, though. I've filmed plenty of things, some as long as 30 mins, and my hard drive is only 80 gigs (and I didn't compress as I went).

kotorcrazyguy 06-11-2008 05:46 PM

guys i might just do this in 3 parts, but i plan on making a video starting now, so if someone could list some names of video recorder that goes at a small mb that's fine.

Inyri 06-11-2008 05:46 PM

There aren't any unless you want really low-quality video.

kotorcrazyguy 06-11-2008 05:49 PM

i guess i will have to live with that quality then.

jawathehutt 06-11-2008 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Inyri (Post 2476650)
Uh, probably not. If you've ever ripped a DVD to hard drive it doesn't take up 400gb, and I doubt a KotOR 'movie' would need to be as long as a full-length feature film. :)

If you compress the video as you go you'll probably need maybe 5-10 gigs of free space, including bumper space for the uncompressed video as you film it (before compressing). Suggesting you need 200-400 gigs is ridiculous, though. I've filmed plenty of things, some as long as 30 mins, and my hard drive is only 80 gigs (and I didn't compress as I went).

Based off of the title of the thread,
Quote:

making a full game kotor video
I got the impression that he is intending on filming the entire game. I would say its at minimum a 25 hour game. Tell me how on earth you would fit 25 hours of video on a 80gig hard drive?

EnderWiggin 06-11-2008 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jawathehutt (Post 2476704)
Based off of the title of the thread, I got the impression that he is intending on filming the entire game. I would say its at minimum a 25 hour game. Tell me how on earth you would fit 25 hours of video on a 80gig hard drive?

Except he couldn't possibly record the full game... who would want to watch 10 hours of walking? And I'm sure he'd just do the main game and not the sidequests...

_EW_

kotorcrazyguy 06-11-2008 10:01 PM

thats what i meant. I mean I know someone who has a kotor dvd already. I just wanted to make my own, not the full gameplay, but just the main plot and the main game.


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