How do I make a decent gameplay video?
May 18, 2014 6:34 AM Subscribe
I've been working on a computer game for a while. Apparently, a whole lot of people use YouTube videos as the primary means to find out about games. This is utterly alien to me, so I could really use some advice.
posted by Zarkonnen to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
- How do you convince YouTube to choose a decent default resolution for your videos? I've uploaded videos at both 800x600 and 720x540 resolution, and YT inevitably downsamples them to 360p by default, which looks awful.
- What kinds of tools should I use? I have access to Mac/Win/Linux machines with a slight preference for doing this on a Mac. I'm currently using fraps for video recording but I'm completely at sea about what to use for editing. I'd like to be able to cut the video, zoom in when needed, and arrange additional audio tracks on top.
- Are there any conventions for promoting/tagging gameplay videos I should be aware of?
In general, I'm just pretty lost here. I am not a video-watching person. I want to take in information in written form. But a large chunk of potential players clearly feel completely differently.