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Title: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: skorch82 on January 14, 2010, 11:56:24 PM
Here's a tutorial I made to show you how to record gameplay footage with (or without) commentary, using FRAPS version 3+ and Windows Vista/7.
The methods illustrated here will NOT work for XP users or Fraps version 2.X.X and earlier. I do however touch on how you could achieve the same result if this is the case for you.

Enjoy.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU0n_QfGM7I


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: JoeSchulz on January 15, 2010, 06:20:05 AM
I just wanted to bring up something that was mentioned in the video, but while correct, there is a little more.

The yellow numbers means it recognizes a game.  You point that out.  But there are some games which Fraps CAN record, but doesn't apparently recognize.  One of them, is one I'm recording right now.

Though finding which games do this is more trial and error.  But I did find knowing this, when the game does record, a lot easier than recording with something else, in my opinion.


Thanks for the awesome video Tutorial.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: Rubius on March 10, 2010, 09:04:10 AM
Ay idea how to deal with the Size problem? With Fraps files goes over 2 go for 3 min...
I uselly record then use Windows movie maker, then publish in 720p.
Here an example.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix_nZ8PVc7g


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: skorch82 on March 10, 2010, 09:49:02 AM
what problem? you record, you edit, you compress, done.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: Stark on May 01, 2010, 04:25:09 PM
The size is the only issue I can think of with Fraps and that is just a moot point really since movie maker or other programs can compress the file size, the quality video obtained from Fraps is well worth it in the long run.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: theanimethief on May 04, 2010, 04:43:52 PM
THX skroch82 you really did help me


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: GameOverPT on June 10, 2010, 01:18:47 AM
I cant record, I put 29.97 and dont result, it lag please anyone can help me?


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: jevrio on June 10, 2010, 05:06:03 PM
I cant record, I put 29.97 and dont result, it lag please anyone can help me?


Get a better PC?


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: GameOverPT on June 10, 2010, 05:37:53 PM
My pc its good

Ram - 3GB

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU

2.40GHz  64 bits 8600 GT


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: haolam on June 10, 2010, 07:06:21 PM
this tutorial has been use full ;D


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: GameOverPT on June 10, 2010, 09:02:54 PM
Finaly it works thanks i had to do very times and now it works


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: Leon98 on June 11, 2010, 11:29:54 PM
You saved my f*king life
Thanks!

*note from admin*
I would appreciate the refrain of spamming emoticons.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: Wichax on June 24, 2010, 05:34:51 PM
Thanks for the great tutorial! unfortunatly I won't do commentary becuase I suck at it but I learned a lot :)


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: dalindeck on June 29, 2010, 08:45:58 PM
Following in the words of everyone else here, thank you very much Skorch82. I've had FRAPS since back around version 1 or something like that and never really put it to use. I've been planning on doing Let's Plays but I needed a better PC. My new  PC (specs in signature) should allow me to get some high-def footage without severe frame issues.

In any case, expect to see some LPs from me and thank you for the tutorial.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: MrJenssen on October 05, 2010, 06:46:14 AM
Thanks a bunch, Skorch82! Really helped, I paid for FRAPS a loooong time ago and tried it out but then put it away. I didn't know the new version supports voice-over, that's actually super neat.

So what kinds of editing softwares would you recommend, that's simple and easy to use, while also gives you the features you need to make a good, high-quality video? Apart from MovieMaker, that is.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: Bear on October 10, 2010, 10:45:27 AM
Cheers mate :)


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: Darklordcomp on October 24, 2010, 02:16:51 AM
Thank you so mutch this helped out alot


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: artylo on October 31, 2010, 03:36:40 PM
Skorch82,do you know a way to do it on the Windows XP,because planty of pople use XP :)


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: xIntenso on October 31, 2010, 10:23:22 PM
Skorch82,do you know a way to do it on the Windows XP,because planty of pople use XP :)

Majority use Audacity and fraps to do this on XP. There are some tutorials in this forum.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: S1l3nce1 on December 04, 2010, 08:46:38 AM
Thanks for tutorial, but currently I don't have microphone.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: DrKleiner on January 31, 2011, 09:32:19 AM
Skorch82, how big file you get when done recording? When I record 3-4 minutes, its 1.XX GB.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: SephirothsAwakening on January 31, 2011, 09:56:33 AM
That's normal. Fraps only slightly compresses the video and as a result the files are quite large.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: VintagePavo on April 13, 2011, 05:07:44 PM
Hi, I use Xfire to record my gamefootage. It works fine for me. I have used fraps before but it makes my computer lag. Xfire makes it easy to record with commentary, it lowers the gamesound when you start talking and bumps it up again when you stop talking.

I find that very useful.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: Myke on June 04, 2011, 03:02:06 AM
Thanks for the tutorial, however I pretty much knew everything in the video. The only thing I didn't know was the full/half size, so thanks for that.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: th3originalging3r on June 17, 2011, 02:20:50 PM
Since this is the Fraps tutorial thread, I suppose this is as good a place as any to ask this.

When I am recording video for Tomb Raider Anniversary, in the second level there is a place where you are supposed to jump off of a ledge onto another.  For whatever reason Lara will not grab the ledge when I am recording with Fraps... I know it is not coincidence because I ran through the jump 10 times, alternating with Fraps recording, and with it off (or open but not recording) and it happened only when recording, and every time I was recording.

This is also the place where you are supposed to learn how to do a saving grab if you cut your jump too close (pressing action button to secure your hold if you hit the ledge with one hand) And a little tutorial box is supposed to pop up...

This is the only place I have noticed this, or any other problems with Fraps recording... Any idea why this might be happening? Is it just a fluke, and since I am past that point in my LP, should I just ignore it and pretend it never happened?

Thank you for any info you might be able to give!


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: at7anuraj on August 12, 2011, 11:01:19 AM
Ok I tried this tutourial but the game audio is much louder than my mics. Help please?


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: xIntenso on August 12, 2011, 11:30:21 AM
Ok I tried this tutourial but the game audio is much louder than my mics. Help please?

Do you record Commentary with FRAPS? or do you use Audacity etc. to record commentary?

If FRAPS: you have to set the audio levels in game and check whether the levels are fine. IF they're still too high, lower the volume in the game even more and so on. Note that in game audio levels may increase when there's a lot of action going. That's why most prefer to use audio recorders like Audacity so that they can adjust the levels properly.

If Audio Recording software: You adjust the audio levels in video editing software.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: at7anuraj on August 14, 2011, 01:20:07 PM
Do you record Commentary with FRAPS? or do you use Audacity etc. to record commentary?

If FRAPS: you have to set the audio levels in game and check whether the levels are fine. IF they're still too high, lower the volume in the game even more and so on. Note that in game audio levels may increase when there's a lot of action going. That's why most prefer to use audio recorders like Audacity so that they can adjust the levels properly.

If Audio Recording software: You adjust the audio levels in video editing software.


So if I switched to audacity for recording sound how would I go about syncing it up?

Right now I have fraps to record my mics sound and my voice as I have the game audio coming out of my speakers. I don't have  a headset right now as it broke.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: xIntenso on August 14, 2011, 01:53:34 PM
You save the recorded commentary from Audacity to a file and then import it to video editing software. There you add your video (you should get 1st track - video, 2nd track - game audio) and to 3rd track add your commentary. Most commentators say a phrase that helps them sync video\audio and commentary. Then you must go through your video (in video editing software) and align (removing\trimming the beginning of your commentary and if needed adjusting it's position) your commentary so it's in correct place. For this method most of the free software doesn't have features as 3 tracks and you can't split the videos, but it's the only way to easily adjust your commentary and game volume. If you have software like Vegas or Premiere then you're good to go.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: at7anuraj on August 14, 2011, 09:24:05 PM
Thanks.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: valkrya on September 13, 2011, 06:45:11 PM
anyone know why when i try to record any audio with fraps if i try recording commentary at the same time i end up with stretched audio that is twice as long and unusable this also happens if i am not using fraps to record commentary but using a program like audacity at the same time


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: luci on September 28, 2011, 08:08:11 PM
Cool.
Thanks!


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: hujug12 on October 05, 2011, 09:27:39 PM
Simply Works Great


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
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Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: TheShadowWolf91 on February 13, 2012, 06:23:02 PM
does FRAPS work with capture cards, or do i gotta use different programs for that?


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: Enders75809 on February 14, 2012, 06:56:50 AM
does FRAPS work with capture cards, or do i gotta use different programs for that?

Most capture cards come with there one program to record games like for instance the Hauppuage HD PVR comes with total media extreme and a dazzle comes with pinnacle studio. FRAPS is strictly for capturing computer games with.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: troyrauk2 on March 31, 2012, 05:47:57 PM
thanks for the video


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: PokemonUpload on April 06, 2012, 06:23:28 PM
Finally there is a FRAPS video for this!!! Thank you!


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: Revelation on April 10, 2012, 09:33:35 PM
Finally there is a FRAPS video for this!!! Thank you!

I'm actually using Bandicam to record gameplay footage atm.
I actually prefer it over fraps since bandicam doesn't make a bunch of video files that need to be compressed.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: jevrio1 on April 11, 2012, 10:04:06 AM
I'm actually using Bandicam to record gameplay footage atm.
I actually prefer it over fraps since bandicam doesn't make a bunch of video files that need to be compressed.

I'll try it out and tell you what I don't like about it later.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: ServiusTheBear on April 27, 2012, 11:02:58 AM
Thanks for this. I may also look into that other audio program.


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: HarshalGames on May 17, 2012, 03:34:19 PM
Thanks for the video i didn't find any videos for recording.

You rock gameanyone.

 :) :) :)


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: HDPLAY on September 17, 2012, 05:30:31 AM
Best way to do this is to use FRAPS for recording video and sound AND Sound Forge in background to record your voice separately.
This way is much better cos later in montage u can fix errors and background noise if u had it. ;)


Title: Re: Tutorial: How to use Fraps to record gameplay footage with commentary
Post by: selenia on February 28, 2013, 06:53:08 PM
Thanks for the video !!!

 ;)