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Old January 24th, 2013 (6:47 AM).
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Just be sure to run some tests before you commit to recording. Even small changes in the position of the mic can have huge effects on clarity.
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Yeah, if you want a good LP, make sure you are definitely ready and all set up. Like Yuoaman suggested, run some tests prior to recording. Try to avoid using fillers such as 'um' too often because then you seem like you don't really know what you are/need to be talking about. Usual mic and cam tests, and that should really be it.

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Cam tests are flawless, it's really been the sound that's been eluding me for the past month. My biggest problem has been not having a good way to record 2 audio sources at once. I found a neat little 5 channel mixer online for pretty cheap and am now borrowing a mic from one of my friends who does vocals for a local band so I figure as long as I have the mixer within reach while playing and have an ear in from it I can do major adjustments before recording and minor tweaks during.

I tend to not use "um" anyway. I've taken a few speech classes and understand that no other phrase transmits more uncertainty than "um". If anything I just need to work on probably what will come across as silence.

Thanks for the pointers.

I did a quick video test with audio recorded separately, which works for title screens, but I don't think would work too well during actual gameplay.
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Most recording programs like CamStudio and the like should be able to record your system sound and input from a microphone on separate channels perfectly fine
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Most recording programs like CamStudio and the like should be able to record your system sound and input from a microphone on separate channels perfectly fine
This is normally the case, however, none of my computers have a functioning Line In. so I needed to get something to remedy that problem. I found a really small Behringer sound mixer that I can use via USB and I can do a proper mix for audio at the same time. (A regular sound card for my computer would have cost roughly the same as what I paid for the mixer anyway and the Mixer is portable so I could do a live shoot for Gamestop events if I wanted to).

But at the current time, I can record from the game just fine, it's the Mic I'm still waiting for from my friend. I should be able to get my first real video up next week to do the Keldeo event on my Black 2 version.
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    Uhm, so I'm guessing this is the right place to post this, but as my title says I am wanting to record let's plays.
    Since I have a lot of free time, and need something to do.
    What programs are needed to make a nice looking let's play?
    I'm also wanting to add commentary, obviously.
    Any help at all is appreciated. Thanks. (:
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    Old January 27th, 2013 (5:37 PM).
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    Old February 15th, 2013 (9:20 PM). Edited February 15th, 2013 by WarriorCat.
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      Would anybody give me some advice on making no commentary playthoughs, like for example, what screen recorder would you recommend me to use, I want one with a "don't record mic" option because my speakers have built in mics(I know it's weird), I tried BSR Screen Recorder, and the quality is terrible.

      Also, what would you guys recommend me to play, I can play literally any NES, SNES, N64, GB(C), GBA, and NDS games, I will play pretty much any game except for Horror, but of course, I can't if it has problems playing.
      I was thinking maybe Zelda: OoT or Paper Mario.

      My updates would also be pretty random, it just depends on what I'm doing that day.

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      Old February 15th, 2013 (11:21 PM).
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        Uhm, so I'm guessing this is the right place to post this, but as my title says I am wanting to record let's plays.
        Since I have a lot of free time, and need something to do.
        What programs are needed to make a nice looking let's play?
        I'm also wanting to add commentary, obviously.
        Any help at all is appreciated. Thanks. (:
        Depends on how much you're willing to pay, or even what you're playing on. Also, for the commentary, it depends on if you're doing live commentary or post-commentary.

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        Also, what would you guys recommend me to play, I can play literally any NES, SNES, N64, GB(C), GBA, and NDS games, I will play pretty much any game except for Horror, but of course, I can't if it has problems playing.
        I was thinking maybe Zelda: OoT or Paper Mario.
        I can't really offer advice about how to record videos, since I'm more into screenshot LPs. But as for what game you want to do, it's best to pick your own game that you want to do. This will insure that you have the most to say about the game. For instance, if you want to play LoZ: OoT, you can have videos (with subtitles?) that shows off your reactions to the games, what you find interesting about it, or whatever else you can think of talking about.

        People might suggest a game you would never have an interest in playing, and that won't make for an interesting LP from you, since you're not interested in the game, and it will be easy for viewers to see that.

        Really, just have fun with the game you decide to play.
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        Old February 15th, 2013 (11:41 PM). Edited February 16th, 2013 by WarriorCat.
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          I can't really offer advice about how to record videos, since I'm more into screenshot LPs. But as for what game you want to do, it's best to pick your own game that you want to do. This will insure that you have the most to say about the game. For instance, if you want to play LoZ: OoT, you can have videos (with subtitles?) that shows off your reactions to the games, what you find interesting about it, or whatever else you can think of talking about.

          People might suggest a game you would never have an interest in playing, and that won't make for an interesting LP from you, since you're not interested in the game, and it will be easy for viewers to see that.

          Really, just have fun with the game you decide to play.
          Okay, I thank you.

          I'll upload my first game sometime in the next few days, I've played Paper Mario, but I've never played LoZ: OoT, so it's going to be a blind run(I think that's what it's called).

          EDIT: No screen recorders happen to work on my computer, so I'll just do screenshots, it'll be easier too, so when I show it, no video, just screenshots and text.
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            I'm looking to make a pokemon platinum lets play and i have a great rom! the thing is i'm 13 and I don't know if people would like my voice? Any suggestions?
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              If you decide to LP Pokemon Platinum as a video LP with voiceover, then that's your decision. And really, if someone gives you trouble because you, a thirteen-year-old, have the voice of a thirteen-year-old, that's their problem.

              But yeah, if your playthrough of Platinum requires a video LP with voiceover, then that's what you decided. If you're really worried about your voice, you could either do a video LP with subtitles or a screenshot LP.

              Still, if you need to do a voiceover, you should do a voiceover. Your voice probably isn't as bad as you might think.
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                So I'm making something... This program automatically shows the Pokemon you have and information about them. Nowhere near done, and only a small amount of the features I have planned are done. Any interest?
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                  I was thinking of replaying these games and posting them on YouTube and break them down as episodes..
                  so would anyone watch? would anyone support me and help me build a community from my channel?
                  I would love some feedback and more of what YOU want.
                  thanks and I appreciate it a lot!!

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                      I'm afraid not. You're only meant to make a new thread in general if you have an LP to actually present, while you're meant to use the thread that Sydian alluded to that I'm going to merge your thread with (which states it is for brainstorming/discussion).

                      You ought to also check the rules as they mention more on how the section works, as well as rules (e.g. you need to post the videos rather than link to a youtube channel).
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                      Old May 23rd, 2013 (12:05 AM). Edited May 23rd, 2013 by Zorua4Ever.
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                        Hello I am wanting to start a legend of zelda minish cap walkthrough but I need to know if this is good enough for a beginning walkthough...er


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                          Well, I will say it is a great game choice. I would recommend you try to improve your video quality, and you don't have any commentary. I would also suggest you get a mic and add your own flair to make your LP's yours! Good luck!
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                              Actually, it's fine to use subtitles rather than voice, especially if the game has an atmosphere that would be ruined by commentary running over it.

                              Since you did decide to do subtitles, I have a few words of advice. One is to change the font to something a little easier to read. I guess you were trying to match the game's font, but your subtitles run sometimes over white, and white-on-white is a rather difficult to read. Especially when your subtitles go by rather fast. Give the viewer some time to read what you're saying.

                              Also, how are you recording this? Your audio became out of sync with the visual, which was weird to watch.

                              I haven't really seen a lot of subtitled video LPs, so I can only give the basic advice. Those are the main things about subtitled LPs, though. A good font, and time to read what you're saying. If you fix that and the syncing issues, this will be good, and more people will watch it. Good luck!
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                                How do you guys feel... about some sort of Game Review contest?
                                Like Writing, I see game reviews as a creative process to do too, so, maybe a contest would bring out the creativity from users? :)

                                BTW I updated the Game Index if you guys want to see the new LPs and stuff: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=7653947#post7653947
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                                Merged your thread with this one, Zorua4Ever, as it's been used for feedback on LP ideas and the like before.
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                                  Updated the Index thread; lemme know if I missed anything! http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=301292

                                  I was thinking of doing a Fire Emblem Gaides LP, but, the entire game is in Japanese, and I'm not entirely suuuure how it can work if I can't do a commentary. Would subtitles help, maybe? Hm.
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                                  I was thinking of doing a Fire Emblem Gaides LP, but, the entire game is in Japanese, and I'm not entirely suuuure how it can work if I can't do a commentary. Would subtitles help, maybe? Hm.
                                  I'm assuming you mean Gaiden? If so, that game already has a full translation. Went through the game a couple months ago actually, and the names, weapons, and so on were pretty accurate.
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