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    The Ultimate Guide to Recording, Rendering, & Uploading MapleStory videos

    Introduction
    I'm not the greatest video editor, but I know the real basics. The thing is, I see many people who don't even know the basics and upload videos. Enough of 360p videos, let's begin recording and posting high definition videos in addition to editing them. That means no "potatoes" like Bandicam or Xfire, but Fraps. That also means no recording and uploading right after, but rather spend time on editing/rendering.
    The guide requires you to have a lot of space (both hard drive memory and RAM) and patience. If you want people to enjoy your videos, however, it's necessary. Also, it's crucial that you read the guide THOROUGHLY, because there are many small things that can mess up your video.
    STEP 1: Get these programs
    As I previously mentioned, you'll need quite a bit of programs. They are the following:
    1. Fraps.
    2. Sony Vegas.
    3. VirtualDub.
    4. DivX Codec.


    How to get them: Stealthy way
    Fraps
    Fraps is not a free software, but you can easily get it for free. Unlike any other software, Fraps doesn't need a crack or a keygen or any of that nonsense. In fact, all you need is a serial key (that can be used on multiple computers).
    If you want to get it for free in a stealthy way, you can simply search "Fraps full" on YouTube and you'll find many results. Just make sure that the video has relatively positive comments and a lot of likes (versus dislikes).
    However, if you want to buy it, it's $37 and you can buy it here.
    Sony Vegas
    Since Vegas is an actual software that costs a lot of money, getting this one for free is a bit more complex. In this tutorial, I'll be using Sony Vegas Pro 11.0. You can either get a free trial, buy it for $599.95 here, or get it in a stealthy way again. Whatever you choose, you'll need to download this. PICK 32-bit!
    And if you're going stealthy, you still need to download that but you'll also need a crack/keygen. Look "sony vegas pro 11 full" on YouTube and you'll probably find ones. The most common ones that I can assure you are reliable are:

    ^For crack (by the way, to use it -> Click on the movie action thing, select your Sony folder, click on the plus sign, and click on "Crack Me")

    ^For keygen (because of the crack, the serial number/other stuff don't need to be v.11.0; they can be 9.0).
    VirtualDub
    It's a free software by Avery Lee. You can get it here:
    http://www.virtualdub.org/download.html
    DivX Codec
    Free. Get it here:
    http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/codec-pack


    STEP 2: Record the video

    After you're done installing it, open up Fraps. Make sure that you have a lot of RAM free (open up Task Manager and click on "Manage") before you record the video (to reduce lag). To reduce your RAM, you might want to close things that take up a LOT of space like FireFox (200+k RAM).

    When you first open Fraps, you will need to adjust some settings. First, select where to save your movies at. Make sure you have around 3~4GB of space in that folder if you are going to record a long video. Next, choose what button you want to click on to start/stop the video. The default is F9, you can leave it that way.
    And now for settings. MAKE SURE IT'S ON 30 FPS FOR THE BEST QUALITY! And if you want MapleStory sounds to be recorded, select "Record [YOUR OS NAME] sounds." You do not have to physically listen to the sound (you can turn your volume off), but you need to make sure that the sound is not on mute in MapleStory. If you don't want MapleStory sounds, however, you can still record it but during the Sony Vegas stage you can delete the peaks and replace them with your song.
    I don't know if it would also record your microphone, but in case it does, disconnect it. You don't want people to hear you talk to yourself, LOL.

    So now that you got all the settings, you're ready to record! Once you are done, it will appear as a file (or multiple files) in the folder you wanted it to be saved in:

    Now you are ready to edit it.
    STEP 3: Edit the Video
    If you don't want to edit it, you don't have to. However, if you want to preserve 1080p quality, you'll still need Vegas. Well, actually, you can skip to step 4 if you don't mind having 720p instead (which is also HD and it doesn't really matter). Doing so can save you a lot of time and space.
    However, I'm going to assume that you want 1080p and that you MIGHT edit the video.

    So, open up Vegas 11.0. Initialization takes a while, but you won't have to deal with that in the future.
    When you're in Vegas, you'll need to make a new project. This step is important, DO NOT FORGET IT. Click on File -> New:

    Make sure you have the profile that we want to render it as, which is HD 1080-60i (which has a FPS rate of 29.97 which is closes to 30 FPS that we recorded using Fraps):

    Now you'll need to load the video(s) and put them on the timeline. To do so, you can either click File -> Open:

    OR, you can use the Explorer (select the Explorer tab on the bottom):

    So now that you've got the video on Vegas, all you gotta do (if you want to) is edit it. I can't really teach you how to do that here, but you can look up YouTube tutorials of Sony Vegas.
    STEP 4: RENDER!
    ONCE YOU'RE DONE EDITING (if you did it, doesn't really matter), click on File -> Render As:

    Under Output Format, select *.avi:

    And HD 1080-60i YUV (your original format):

    And, VERY IMPORTANT: Uncheck "Render Loop Region Only":

    Now you can select where you want to save it to. NOTE: Save it to a folder with a LOT of memory. Rendering a video is very memory-consuming.
    At the end, it should look like this:

    Now you can just click Render!
    The rendering process is long and RAM/CPU-consuming. Make sure you can handle it.
    Now, Vegas will save them as segments of 34 seconds (or less) each. Each segment weights 3.93 GB!!! So, for instance, I rendered this video which was about 6 minutes and 49 seconds, and look how big it got:

    47.5 GB! Wow. No worries, you will soon get rid of it. Before you close Vegas, just remember SOMEWHAT how long the video is.
    STEP 6 (5 is stupid): Compress the video!
    At this point, either your video is divided into parts (if you followed step 4) or it's just 1 part. Either way, open up VirtualDub.
    In VirtualDub, click on File -> Open:

    A file browser dialogue will pop up. IMPORTANT NOTE: UNCHECK "Automatically load linked segments"!!!!:

    Once it's unchecked, open up the first file:

    The FIRST file. NOT the one that says '01', '02', or anything else at the end but the FIRST one.
    Now you will need to add the other segments. Click on File -> Append AVI Segment:

    AGAIN, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU UNCHECK THIS:

    Add the segments IN ORDER!!! Don't mess it up or your video will be completely messed up. So add the one that ends in '01', then the one with '02', etc.
    Now, I'm assuming you already have DivX Codec and you finished adding all the segments. Click on Video -> Compression:

    From the list, select "DivX 6.9.2 Codec" and click on "Configure" (you will only need to configure on your first time):

    In the configuration window, select your profile: 1080 HD Profile:

    Click OK and OK. You must configure that or you'll get an error.
    Before you save the file, make sure that the length of the video is ABOUT right. That's why I asked you to remember it before you closed Vegas. It's not required, but it's good to make sure that you didn't mess up. You can also use the timeline to see that everything is in order and such.
    Last thing you need to do is click on File -> Save as AVI:

    And now all you gotta do is wait for about ~30 minutes. And yeah, this is also RAM-consuming (less than Vegas, but still takes up a lot of RAM/CPU). My 6-minute & 40-second video, which Vegas saved as 47.5 GB, now compressed to around 390 MB and it's still 1080p HD!!!
    For a 5-minute video, it will be around 200 MB. Either way, it's way below the 2GB limit that YouTube enforces.
    STEP 7: Upload the video
    Once you're done compressing the videos, go to YouTube or whatever video website you have. Select the file you just saved. Uploading the compressed file doesn't take too long and RAM is not really an issue. Watch it (or at least randomly select parts) to make sure you didn't mess up anything during the process. You can now delete your segments that took up so much space.
    Show it off to your friends that still use Bandicam and render noob 360p videos like noobs.

    Final result (I edited this video a bit, again I'm not that great):

    It's actually not me speaking, Luminous can talk o_o.
    Good Luck, and Enjoy!
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    Great guide

    -Stickied it.

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    nice guide shakar :D

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    Thanks, nice vid and tut.

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    Great guide, now I know how to edit whatever I record and now hope to start commentary on my maple videos.

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    Ty I love it

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    Sweet guide, I might use it :D

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Gift received at 12-14-2013, 03:58 AM from KremeChocoThe Nice List
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    I can't wait to use awesome Sony Vegas Pro again <3
    thx Shakar <3

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    Wow nice guide this is great i can start making videos again now cause i got my new computer! :D so fraps isnt at like 1fps

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Gift received at 08-14-2012, 10:22 AM from KremeChoco
    Yaaaay, compression! Now my videos won't take up quite so much space. Much appreciated~

 

 
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