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What do you use to record your Chip's Challenge footage with? I usually just use Chipcap for level solutions, but for Let's Play videos I like to have the sound of the game in the background so I record with CamStudio or Hypercam for sound included. What is your preference on this?

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I despise ChipCap. Why must it speed up gameplay footage by a certain amount which only makes it look oddly harder? The videos also only work in Windows Media Player, try loading one in VLC and it is epic funky colors.

 

I propose we all use Hypercam 2 to make "AVI" videos then convert them to WMV and upload them to the AVI database just to be annoying.

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I despise ChipCap. Why must it speed up gameplay footage by a certain amount which only makes it look oddly harder? The videos also only work in Windows Media Player, try loading one in VLC and it is epic funky colors.

 

I propose we all use Hypercam 2 to make "AVI" videos then convert them to WMV and upload them to the AVI database just to be annoying.

 

Cam Studio is the only one I can stand, and it has size issues.

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I wish Fraps worked with Tile World, as while it records GIANT videos it never has glitches or off-syncness and would work perfect for Lynx recording.

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I use CamStudio when recording LP videos and ChipCap for official solutions.

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I wish Fraps worked with Tile World, as while it records GIANT videos it never has glitches or off-syncness and would work perfect for Lynx recording.

 

That's the problem I have with Fraps. I have to constantly buy external hard drives for all my videos to keep the space up. I'd rather have compressed MP4 videos of Chip's Challenge anyday because it's so basic and you don't want the video recording to cut you off when you run out of space, do you?

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That's the problem I have with Fraps. I have to constantly buy external hard drives for all my videos to keep the space up. I'd rather have compressed MP4 videos of Chip's Challenge anyday because it's so basic and you don't want the video recording to cut you off when you run out of space, do you?

 

That's where conversion comes in. It's pretty easy for me to compress a 4GB Fraps video down to 40 megabytes of Windows Media in Premiere.

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That's where conversion comes in. It's pretty easy for me to compress a 4GB Fraps video down to 40 megabytes of Windows Media in Premiere.

 

Yeah, I do convert the videos, but you can notice straight off the bat that it's compressed. HD videos are the worst contenders, but Chip's Challenge it doesn't really matter.

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I despise ChipCap. Why must it speed up gameplay footage by a certain amount which only makes it look oddly harder?

 

Well, I think technically, the computer is actually running CC slower... :D The game second probably should be the same as a real second, as shown in the AVI, but computers for some reason run it slower (CC has been known to be a resource hog; perhaps that has something to do with it...).

 

I used to have a computer that I think actually ran CC close to "real-time"... I tested it by setting it up side by side with a newer computer, setting them both to the same level with a 29 second time limit, and hitting the space bars to let the time run out. Chip ran out of time on the old computer while the newer one's counter had 4 seconds left...

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Chip ran out of time on the old computer while the newer one's counter had 4 seconds left...

 

Or perhaps the other way around? :-)

 

Fascinating either way. I had an old computer that even ran Minesweeper slower, which really made a noticable difference.

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It makes more sense to me that the old computer runs it faster because CC was never built for XP and stuff like that, but still since everyone has it or something newer nowadays, I far prefer people use Hypercam which also records sound.

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It makes more sense to me that the old computer runs it faster because CC was never built for XP and stuff like that

Oddly enough, both computers that I did the "test" on actually were XP... The older one was a 2002 Dell and the newer one was a 2005/2006 Dell...

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I don't mind using ChipCap for my videos. I think it works best when I'm trying to complete a specific level, but now that I'm getting used to Tile World because of the annoyance of not being able to play Chip's Challenge properly on 64 bit machines, I think using Hypercam on the TWS solutions is probably the best way of doing it.

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