The official forum for the FMN. Enjoy your stay and make sure to register!
 
HomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Tips and Tricks

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
KoshiSushi
Network Members
avatar

Posts : 23
Join date : 2010-01-15
Age : 21
Location : California USA

PostSubject: Tips and Tricks   Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:44 pm

Hey everybody! I'm KoshiSushi! Decided to make a topic that dealed with Let's Plays. Such as what to do, if you're new, etc.. While I'm here I might as well give some tips or something. Feel free to give tips of your own.

Never use a camera!
If you're gonna do console games, then try not to use a camera! It will usually screw you over if you're trying to edit, and most people don't like the whole look.
Get a capture card if you can! They usually cost about 30-50$ at the least. But if you can't, there are usually work-arounds.

If you're gonna record something on you're compooter, then you're gonna need a screen recorder like Camstudio, which is COMPLETELY free. Also...Don't try to pick up the audio from the computer too your mic. (Assuming you're gonna be narrarating) Use something like StereoMix. Especially if you're doing Mario ROM hacks.

Try not to use an emulator. Unless you ABSOLUTELY need to, and that you have a good enough computer. If you have a vista like me, don't even try. And by emulator, I meant like Gameboy advanced emulators. Try to get a capture card for the gamecube and a GameBoy Player if you're gonna do Gameboy games.

Actually take time to edit you're Let's Play. ESPECIALLY if the game includes a ton of backtracking. *cough* Thousand-Year Door *cough* You can edit things with free programs like Windows Movie Maker, which is very simple, and easy to edit with. Or you could be like most people and use Camtasia Studio or Sony Vegas. As you can tell from my videos, I take a HUGE amount of editing. It almost hurts...

If you're gonna do a huge Let's Play series, then try to get a good enough computer that can handle enough space, because you will be working with HUGE files. Also try to get a few back-up files, because ANYTHING can happen.

And one final thing: besides Super Mario Hacks, actually know the game before you hit the recording button.

Hope you guys have a great day and have fun with you're Let's Plays.

_________________
Hey everybody! I'm KoshiSushi, welcome to the Fusion Media Network. Hope you have loads of fun!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.youtube.com/user/KoshiSushi
Kuruto
FMN Addict
avatar

Posts : 34
Join date : 2010-01-16
Age : 25
Location : Who Wants To Know? :)

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:51 pm

KoshiSushi wrote:
Hey everybody! I'm KoshiSushi! Decided to make a topic that dealed with Let's Plays. Such as what to do, if you're new, etc.. While I'm here I might as well give some tips or something. Feel free to give tips of your own.

Never use a camera!
If you're gonna do console games, then try not to use a camera! It will usually screw you over if you're trying to edit, and most people don't like the whole look.
Get a capture card if you can! They usually cost about 30-50$ at the least. But if you can't, there are usually work-arounds.

If you're gonna record something on you're compooter, then you're gonna need a screen recorder like Camstudio, which is COMPLETELY free. Also...Don't try to pick up the audio from the computer too your mic. (Assuming you're gonna be narrarating) Use something like StereoMix. Especially if you're doing Mario ROM hacks.

Try not to use an emulator. Unless you ABSOLUTELY need to, and that you have a good enough computer. If you have a vista like me, don't even try. And by emulator, I meant like Gameboy advanced emulators. Try to get a capture card for the gamecube and a GameBoy Player if you're gonna do Gameboy games.

Actually take time to edit you're Let's Play. ESPECIALLY if the game includes a ton of backtracking. *cough* Thousand-Year Door *cough* You can edit things with free programs like Windows Movie Maker, which is very simple, and easy to edit with. Or you could be like most people and use Camtasia Studio or Sony Vegas. As you can tell from my videos, I take a HUGE amount of editing. It almost hurts...

If you're gonna do a huge Let's Play series, then try to get a good enough computer that can handle enough space, because you will be working with HUGE files. Also try to get a few back-up files, because ANYTHING can happen.

And one final thing: besides Super Mario Hacks, actually know the game before you hit the recording button.

Hope you guys have a great day and have fun with you're Let's Plays.


All that information can be paraphrased into 4 words... Don't suck at lping. Smile Ok I am just kidding. It was a joke. Don't get mad at me please. I am just saying that you should know what you're doing when it comes to lps.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
YoshiToMario
Website/Forum Founder - Network Member
avatar

Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-01-12
Age : 22
Location : UKAY! xD

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:54 pm

KoshiSushi wrote:

Actually take time to edit you're Let's Play. ESPECIALLY if the game includes a ton of backtracking. *cough* Thousand-Year Door *cough*

Hehe xD

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.fusionmedianetwork.co.uk
YoshiToMario
Website/Forum Founder - Network Member
avatar

Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-01-12
Age : 22
Location : UKAY! xD

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:56 pm

NOTE : I WILL BE MAKING LET'S PLAY SECTION IN THE FORUM TOMORROW BTW GUYS. WILL BE MAKING A SECTION FOR EACH NETWORK MEMBERS VIDEO STYLES Very Happy

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.fusionmedianetwork.co.uk
Chazza
Moderator, DON'T MESS WITH HIM!
avatar

Posts : 254
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 22
Location : East Sussex, UK

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:32 am

KoshiSushi wrote:
Hey everybody! I'm KoshiSushi! Decided to make a topic that dealed with Let's Plays. Such as what to do, if you're new, etc.. While I'm here I might as well give some tips or something. Feel free to give tips of your own.

Never use a camera!
If you're gonna do console , then try not to use a camera! It will usually screw you over if you're trying to edit, and most people don't like the whole look.
Get a card if you can! They usually cost about 30-50$ at the least. But if you can't, there are usually work-arounds.

If you're gonna record something on you're compooter, then you're gonna need a screen recorder like Camstudio, which is COMPLETELY free. Also...Don't try to pick up the audio from the computer too your mic. (Assuming you're gonna be narrarating) Use something like StereoMix. Especially if you're doing ROM hacks.

Try not to use an emulator. Unless you ABSOLUTELY need to, and that you have a good enough computer. If you have a vista like me, don't even try. And by emulator, I meant like advanced emulators. Try to get a capture card for the gamecube and a Player if you're gonna do Gameboy games.

Actually take time to edit you're Let's Play. ESPECIALLY if the game includes a ton of backtracking. *cough* Thousand-Year Door *cough* You can edit things with free programs like Windows Movie Maker, which is very simple, and easy to edit with. Or you could be like most people and use Camtasia Studio or Sony Vegas. As you can tell from my videos, I take a HUGE amount of editing. It almost hurts...

If you're gonna do a huge Let's Play series, then try to get a good enough computer that can handle enough space, because you will be working with HUGE files. Also try to get a few back-up files, because ANYTHING can happen.

And one final thing: besides Super Mario Hacks, actually know the game before you hit the recording button.

Hope you guys have a great day and have fun with you're Let's Plays.

Great advice, Koshi. I enjoy watching your LP's and i'm considering doing my own. If i did do my own then it'd probably be of Batman: Arkham Asylum, as it is a perfectly structured game for a LP. I'd need a capture card and decent microphone first, though :/

- Chazza
Back to top Go down
View user profile
YoshiToMario
Website/Forum Founder - Network Member
avatar

Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-01-12
Age : 22
Location : UKAY! xD

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:35 am

Chazza wrote:
KoshiSushi wrote:
Hey everybody! I'm KoshiSushi! Decided to make a topic that dealed with Let's Plays. Such as what to do, if you're new, etc.. While I'm here I might as well give some tips or something. Feel free to give tips of your own.

Never use a camera!
If you're gonna do console , then try not to use a camera! It will usually screw you over if you're trying to edit, and most people don't like the whole look.
Get a card if you can! They usually cost about 30-50$ at the least. But if you can't, there are usually work-arounds.

If you're gonna record something on you're compooter, then you're gonna need a screen recorder like Camstudio, which is COMPLETELY free. Also...Don't try to pick up the audio from the computer too your mic. (Assuming you're gonna be narrarating) Use something like StereoMix. Especially if you're doing ROM hacks.

Try not to use an emulator. Unless you ABSOLUTELY need to, and that you have a good enough computer. If you have a vista like me, don't even try. And by emulator, I meant like advanced emulators. Try to get a capture card for the gamecube and a Player if you're gonna do Gameboy games.

Actually take time to edit you're Let's Play. ESPECIALLY if the game includes a ton of backtracking. *cough* Thousand-Year Door *cough* You can edit things with free programs like Windows Movie Maker, which is very simple, and easy to edit with. Or you could be like most people and use Camtasia Studio or Sony Vegas. As you can tell from my videos, I take a HUGE amount of editing. It almost hurts...

If you're gonna do a huge Let's Play series, then try to get a good enough computer that can handle enough space, because you will be working with HUGE files. Also try to get a few back-up files, because ANYTHING can happen.

And one final thing: besides Super Mario Hacks, actually know the game before you hit the recording button.

Hope you guys have a great day and have fun with you're Let's Plays.

Great advice, Koshi. I enjoy watching your LP's and i'm considering doing my own. If i did do my own then it'd probably be of Batman: Arkham Asylum, as it is a perfectly structured game for a LP. I'd need a capture card and decent microphone first, though :/

- Chazza

I could recommend the new mic I got. It's awesome!

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.fusionmedianetwork.co.uk
Chazza
Moderator, DON'T MESS WITH HIM!
avatar

Posts : 254
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 22
Location : East Sussex, UK

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:40 am

YoshiToMario wrote:
Chazza wrote:
KoshiSushi wrote:
Hey everybody! I'm KoshiSushi! Decided to make a topic that dealed with Let's Plays. Such as what to do, if you're new, etc.. While I'm here I might as well give some tips or something. Feel free to give tips of your own.

Never use a camera!
If you're gonna do console , then try not to use a camera! It will usually screw you over if you're trying to edit, and most people don't like the whole look.
Get a card if you can! They usually cost about 30-50$ at the least. But if you can't, there are usually work-arounds.

If you're gonna record something on you're compooter, then you're gonna need a screen recorder like Camstudio, which is COMPLETELY free. Also...Don't try to pick up the audio from the computer too your mic. (Assuming you're gonna be narrarating) Use something like StereoMix. Especially if you're doing ROM hacks.

Try not to use an emulator. Unless you ABSOLUTELY need to, and that you have a good enough computer. If you have a vista like me, don't even try. And by emulator, I meant like advanced emulators. Try to get a capture card for the gamecube and a Player if you're gonna do Gameboy games.

Actually take time to edit you're Let's Play. ESPECIALLY if the game includes a ton of backtracking. *cough* Thousand-Year Door *cough* You can edit things with free programs like Windows Movie Maker, which is very simple, and easy to edit with. Or you could be like most people and use Camtasia Studio or Sony Vegas. As you can tell from my videos, I take a HUGE amount of editing. It almost hurts...

If you're gonna do a huge Let's Play series, then try to get a good enough computer that can handle enough space, because you will be working with HUGE files. Also try to get a few back-up files, because ANYTHING can happen.

And one final thing: besides Super Mario Hacks, actually know the game before you hit the recording button.

Hope you guys have a great day and have fun with you're Let's Plays.

Great advice, Koshi. I enjoy watching your LP's and i'm considering doing my own. If i did do my own then it'd probably be of Batman: Arkham Asylum, as it is a perfectly structured game for a LP. I'd need a capture card and decent microphone first, though :/

- Chazza

I could recommend the new mic I got. It's awesome!

Which mic did you get, Hugh? If possible, could you link it? Thanks =)

- Chazza
Back to top Go down
View user profile
YoshiToMario
Website/Forum Founder - Network Member
avatar

Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-01-12
Age : 22
Location : UKAY! xD

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:50 am

I will when I get back from lunch Very Happy

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.fusionmedianetwork.co.uk
Chazza
Moderator, DON'T MESS WITH HIM!
avatar

Posts : 254
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 22
Location : East Sussex, UK

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:00 am

YoshiToMario wrote:
I will when I get back from lunch Very Happy

Thanks a lot Very Happy

- Chazza
Back to top Go down
View user profile
YoshiToMario
Website/Forum Founder - Network Member
avatar

Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-01-12
Age : 22
Location : UKAY! xD

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:10 am

Here you go. Hope you can get them sometime if you do decide to start videos. It's great but I will need to give you my recording settings (both mic and video) for the best quality k.

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.fusionmedianetwork.co.uk
Chazza
Moderator, DON'T MESS WITH HIM!
avatar

Posts : 254
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 22
Location : East Sussex, UK

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:37 am

YoshiToMario wrote:
Here you go. Hope you can get them sometime if you do decide to start videos. It's great but I will need to give you my recording settings (both mic and video) for the best quality k.

Am i being stupid, or is there no link? :S

- Chazza

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Magma464
FMN Insomniac
avatar

Posts : 130
Join date : 2010-01-17
Location : Mushroom Kingdom

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:21 pm

KoshiSushi wrote:
Hey everybody! I'm KoshiSushi! Decided to make a topic that dealed with Let's Plays. Such as what to do, if you're new, etc.. While I'm here I might as well give some tips or something. Feel free to give tips of your own.

Never use a camera!
If you're gonna do console games, then try not to use a camera! It will usually screw you over if you're trying to edit, and most people don't like the whole look.
Get a capture card if you can! They usually cost about 30-50$ at the least. But if you can't, there are usually work-arounds.

If you're gonna record something on you're compooter, then you're gonna need a screen recorder like Camstudio, which is COMPLETELY free. Also...Don't try to pick up the audio from the computer too your mic. (Assuming you're gonna be narrarating) Use something like StereoMix. Especially if you're doing Mario ROM hacks.

Try not to use an emulator. Unless you ABSOLUTELY need to, and that you have a good enough computer. If you have a vista like me, don't even try. And by emulator, I meant like Gameboy advanced emulators. Try to get a capture card for the gamecube and a GameBoy Player if you're gonna do Gameboy games.

Actually take time to edit you're Let's Play. ESPECIALLY if the game includes a ton of backtracking. *cough* Thousand-Year Door *cough* You can edit things with free programs like Windows Movie Maker, which is very simple, and easy to edit with. Or you could be like most people and use Camtasia Studio or Sony Vegas. As you can tell from my videos, I take a HUGE amount of editing. It almost hurts...

If you're gonna do a huge Let's Play series, then try to get a good enough computer that can handle enough space, because you will be working with HUGE files. Also try to get a few back-up files, because ANYTHING can happen.

And one final thing: besides Super Mario Hacks, actually know the game before you hit the recording button.

Hope you guys have a great day and have fun with you're Let's Plays.





hey thanks for the good imformation and im saving up for a capture card now that way i can do wind waker and sunshine like i always wanted to do.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
TheSacredWolf
FMN Addict
avatar

Posts : 6
Join date : 2010-02-28
Age : 26
Location : Kakariko Village

PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:52 am

Nice tips Koshi!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://youtube.com/thesacredwolf
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Tips and Tricks   

Back to top Go down
 
Tips and Tricks
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Tips for creating wealth in secondary market
» Tips for investors to invest in Colombo Stock Exchange
» Important tips to become a successful stock investor
» 15 Dirty Tricks The GOP Establishment Can Use to Stop Donald Trump
» ALLI BIG INVESTMENT COMPANY IN THE COLOMBO STOCK MARKET

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Fusion Media Network :: Video Gaming :: Let's Play Discussion-
Jump to: