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HD video making tools for games

CoolgamerCoolgamer Posts: 16Member
Hi Everyone,

I have seen that the first impression of the gameplay for a game is indeed given by a video, and if the video is really cool and crisp looking, people are surely going to spend their precious time watching it and deciding whether to buy your game or not.

I wanted to get some advise for making videos for games made in gamesalad. Kindly suggest for the tools you have used before for making videos. (Hopefully they are not too expensive)
Personally, I have seen that the video recordings (using the Mac's in-built player), I do on my Mac are not really sharp and crisp looking.

I have heard a lot about Soundstage but have not used it as yet. If somebody has used it then kindly give your thoughts on using it.

Cheers,
Andy

Comments

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 0Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    I was also thinking about soundstage. Would be nice to see if anyone has used it before, and if it's worth $5. :P
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    record it with your QuickTime Play.app (no learning curve … and you already own it) makes a crisp video to me
    --or is this what you tried?

    Edit it in iMovie (takes some playing around to get to know all the features and what you need to do to get the results you want)
    awe, do love the iPad iMovie.app!

    Soundstage's video looks nice and price is great … but some of the reviews sorta make me leery

    iScreen Recorder Lite is free and $5 to buy
    I like try and buy!

    but IMO all the less expensive Recorders just call on Mac native recording functions … which are in QuickTime
    even I could build an app that does that with Automator!

    @};- MH
  • CoolgamerCoolgamer Posts: 16Member
    Thanks for your reply MotherHoose.. Yeah I used the Quicktime before but didn't get good quality video.. I am gonna give it a try again and then edit it in iMovie..
    Thanks for your help..

    Andy
  • harlin36harlin36 Posts: 101Member
    I bought SoundStage and some of the colours were way off the original and thus completely unusable.
  • 8BitAvrin8BitAvrin Posts: 361Member, PRO
    Yea I use SoundStage to record in "HD" and then edit in iMovie and export in HD. The colors aren't as sharp as the game itself due to SoundStage's recording but it's sufficient for me, for now, for$5. So I say it's worth $5 to me, I like it better than Quicktime. SoundStage doesn't do a great job of recording sound though so I usually just add all the sound when I'm editing it.

    Here are some of my videos that I recorded in SoundStage and editing in iMovie as noted above. The quality increases in HD;





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