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mmarino51589
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P: 07/15/2021 11:39 EST
   
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Hey folks,

I was thinking of doing a little guide on how I edit my videos. I know, I've only got 3, but it could serve as a decent starting point for anybody else that wants to try it out.

Let me know what you think and I can work on a video that shows my process for some footage editing.

Thanks!
  
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Spoofer
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P: 07/15/2021 11:42 EST
E: 07/15/2021 11:44 EST
    Yes purease.

Also, what's the easiest way to blur out a portion of a video (only during certain time periods, rather than throughout the whole video)? I have a silly informative vid I want to post in another topic, but there's information in it that would dox all of Gize's SteamIDs and HE NO WANT THAT. XD I tried following tutorials for DaVinci Resolve but I couldn't seem to get it to work right. =/ I imagine knowing how to edit in general would make this easier...

I'm fine with image editing programs and used to know Flash (lol), but never took the time to dive into actual video editing.

And YouTube, despite having the easy "blur" option in its own mini-editor, doesn't seem to actually save the changes. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
  
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mmarino51589
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P: 07/15/2021 11:50 EST
    It's funny because in the intro of my videos (shameless self-plug: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsOHgXvQrYWcieviNqgC25A), I use generic background gameplay with a blur effect.

I'll certainly include that. Now I'm excited to get home tonight and work on something for this lol.

I think the approach I'll do is kind of show a bit of how I created my newest video (soldier gameplay) with everything from the intro, the footage, and special effects added in.

My second video, the "More Sniping Shots" one, I tried to do a slow down with heartbeat and a "pulsing" effect to give the effect of tension...it took me awhile, and I took a rather clunky approach in retrospect, but I got it done. I'll include stuff like that too.

Alot of this is new to me too, but I have a background of audio engineering and editing, so it's not *too* bad to kind of find my way through alot of stuff. Lot of same principles apply to video and audio...just a different medium of experience.

Any other specific requests, throw them here and I'll be happy to help!
  
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kyree
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P: 07/15/2021 11:55 EST
E: 07/15/2021 11:56 EST
    I'd appreciate your efforts...I'm still stuck on converting from .dem to actual video....my laptop is too shitty to actually record while playing, as I don't have an actual video card  
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Matt_tfc
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P: 07/15/2021 16:12 EST
    nvidia shadowplay just makes things so easy and saves time. The downside is you need good hardware(a good nvidia card) to run it while playing. When I run it while playing TFC I stay at my max FPS of 150 with no hiccups.. but I also have a 2080 card.

As far as editing software goes, I looked into several and decided on kdenlive(thanks to BSL aka wmkbsl for recommending) kdenlive is free and easy to use/learn(watch a few basic tutorials on youtube and you're off and running)

What makes shadowplay so good is you can just plop your footage straight into kdenlive and edit away.

Couple things I do to edit clips fast. For sniper gameplay, for example, I rush through the footage and stop whenever I see I've killed something. I quickly review the kill and decide if it's worth including in my video. For soldier airshot videos it's even easier. I simply stop recording some 20 seconds after hitting an airshot and start the recording back up again. This allows me to go right to the end of a recording in kdenlive and review it to find the airshot.
  
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mmarino51589
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P: 07/15/2021 16:24 EST
    Dude, I almost do the exact same process.

At first, before I started using kdenlive, I was reviewing footage by just watching the raw MP4 files from shadowplay. I had a txt file open and I'd jot down 4 seconds before the notable kills that I wanted in the clip.

Use my editing software, jump to each spot, clip out the few seconds before and a few seconds after, and bam.

Since using kdenlive, I eliminated the txt file and just edited on the fly while reviewing (using the j, k, l keys for quick playback, pause, and rewind was a game changing thing I learned).

Good soldier stuff is also similar...this way I'm working with still only one file instead of having to pluck out different files in a myriad of files that are all also mp4's
  
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Spoofer
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P: 07/15/2021 16:51 EST
   
Matt_tfc wrote:
For soldier airshot videos it's even easier. I simply stop recording some 20 seconds after hitting an airshot and start the recording back up again. This allows me to go right to the end of a recording in kdenlive and review it to find the airshot.


I guess I'd have to write up a script to stop/resume demo recording every 60 seconds. =/

XD
  
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Spoofer
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P: 07/15/2021 16:52 EST
    Also, you should stop being such a voyeur like brah and join in with the ass gang sometime. :} No homo. (not that there's anything wrong with that.)  
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Help
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P: 07/15/2021 21:12 EST
    Haha Seinfeld reference, you’re old 😜  
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mmarino51589
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P: 07/15/2021 21:24 EST
E: 07/15/2021 21:55 EST
    Hey folks,

So I started this out, not as a tutorial for how to use a particular piece of software, but moreso a "how to" on approaching creating videos of gameplay (from my own perspective).

Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrOSt8mkLNg&t=3s

It's my first video of this kind, so please, any feedback or criticism is completely welcome!

Hope this helps...and I think I'll turn this into a series of different steps in the process.

Thanks everyone!
  
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kyree
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P: 07/15/2021 22:48 EST
   
Help wrote:
Haha Seinfeld reference, you’re old 😜
this is funnier than you thought :)
  
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kyree
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P: 07/15/2021 22:49 EST
E: 07/15/2021 22:57 EST
   
mmarino51589 wrote:
Hey folks,

So I started this out, not as a tutorial for how to use a particular piece of software, but moreso a "how to" on approaching creating videos of gameplay (from my own perspective).

Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrOSt8mkLNg&t=3s

It's my first video of this kind, so please, any feedback or criticism is completely welcome!

Hope this helps...and I think I'll turn this into a series of different steps in the process.

Thanks everyone!
if you use tags...this becomes a link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrOSt8mkLNg&t=3s
<.url> at the beginning <./url> at the end minus the .
not trying to be a dick...I promise!
  
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Ignorant_Florist
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P: 07/16/2021 07:49 EST
    I was just going to point that out.

But yeah, I use the old Windows Movie Maker, as it's pretty straight forward and easy to use.

One thing I do want to know, is which "Soundboard" do you use? I want to be able to add some sound effects, and my son told me to use a Soundboard.... but he didn't know of a particular one to use.
  
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mmarino51589
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P: 07/16/2021 08:20 EST
    I actually don't use a soundboard myself...but that's not to say I won't in the future I suppose...

Generally, as I'm going through and get an idea for a sound or clip, I'll find it on YouTube and convert it down (whether it's audio or video)...insert into my project and then trim it to fit accordingly
  
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Ignorant_Florist
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P: 07/16/2021 09:07 EST
    I used to do that when I was making video presentations back in the Amiga days. But that machine was a whole different animal. It was built from the ground up to be a Multi-Media computer. Much of the technology we have now was innovated on that platform.

When Buck did that music for me to use in my intro, I used Audacity to trim it down to the time length of the intro(about 14 seconds).

  
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