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Forsaken Lover
11-24-2013, 03:43 AM
It's something I've wanted to try forever and with my next PS3 I intend to finally get started.

Now I consulted the SomethingAwful thread on the technical stuff (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3486018) and it made me kinda...scared. Do i really have to know stuff about modifying bitrates or filters or stuff like that?

I did follow one thing it talked about and I'm considering buying the Avermedia HD Recorder. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YR0M0W/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1K2FBT7PE7GRGZ0V70B4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630072202&pf_rd_i=507846) It sounds like something even a moron like me could use and I like that I can save stuff right to a hard drive and not to my computer. One thing I noticed about the HD Recorder II that just came out though is that it mentions it has a pause function so that you can just stop recording for a few minutes whenever need be. I was hoping this model had that too because I plan to record JRPGs and it would save me a lot of trouble with post-editing if I could just pause before random battles so I don't have to cut them out later.

Also the SA thread mentions compressing video. That makes it smaller and easier to upload, right? What do I use to compress a video?

And finally, since I need to buy a hard drive for the Recorder, should I spend a couple dollars on an 8GB external or buy one of those, uh, 2.5 SATA internal hard drives that will give me a few hundred GB? I dunno how large the file will be.... If I'm recording a JRPG though, I anticipate recording in at least 30, 40 or even 50 minute segments.