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I recently did a poll about doing videos on the 5200.  I am hoping that I am in the right topic on the forum here but I need some feedback and suggestions.  

 

What I would like to know is what software, equipment, etc. are our Youtubers using that might help me?  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  I would like to avoid using emulation if possible because the 5200 is really hard to emulate properly given the type of controller it has.  It's just not the same.  I'd really like to know how some get the two or more videos playing simultaneously.  That's later on down the road though.  Right now I'm just after hardware or software that would help.

 

So far I have removed my Windows hard drive and setup another hard drive with the latest Ubuntu release in my main laptop.  The reason for the switch was so I could have kdenlive, a free video editing tool, at my disposal.  The idea is to use the Logitech 720p webcam I have to capture videos on a Windows system (I have another system setup, ready to go) and do all the editing on the Ubuntu system.  Of course I plan to overlay an audio commentary on any game reviews.  

 

So any help that members here can give so I get off on the right foot would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

 

 

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I record to a DVD recorder. I use audacity for commentary and Windows Movie Maker for editing.

I use a Blue Yeti Microphone with windscreen and shockmount.

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I record to a DVD recorder. I use audacity for commentary and Windows Movie Maker for editing.

I use a Blue Yeti Microphone with windscreen and shockmount.

 

I've thought about that but don't have one.  I do, however, have an early 1990's HiFi VCR I thought about using.  But I would still have to point a camera at a CRT screen and I am trying to eliminate that for quality reasons.  But ...

 

I would think that an ATSC TV Tuner card in a PC would be a good way to record video of old gaming systems.  I can provide some examples if you need them.  Hauppauge cards in particular are outstanding. 

 

This is what I have thought about but I can't find one that has what I need.  So I'm open for examples.  I will be using laptops so internal cards would most likely be out of the equation.

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my earlier videos from podcast that had game of the month I did used a pc tv tuner card. mine was hauppauge as well havent done any game videos in while since took the card out my pc. as for laptops there is external versions that connects to usb to coax

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As an example, I have a Hauppauge card in my PC, and it comes with software called "WinTV".  WinTV has a record button that will save your file in a standard video format, and that can be loaded into whatever mixing software you like (Windows Movie Maker is mentioned twice above).  And finally, as Dan mentioned, Hauppauge makes an external version that connects via USB.  I haven't used one of those, but I would imagine it would work just fine.  The only reason I'm suggesting Hauppauge is because I'm familiar with the software that comes with it, and it works really well.  Other brands may too, I just am not familiar with them. 

 

I actually have two Hauppauge cards...both used to watch TV.  One here in my office on my main computer, and one in the garage man cave.  The one in the garage just has an antenna hooked up, and it gets a pretty good selection of HD channels over the air.  The one in here is connected to a cable box. 

 

But also on the one in the garage...I use it to test video game consoles.  And it would be very easy to record game footage. 

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And of course, I have more (because I'm long winded).

 

If you decide to go the ebay route...make sure the auction you choose comes with the original CD.  Hauppauge is very prissy about giving out their software.  You'll need that original disk or there's no way to get WinTV.  Second, make sure it's WinTV version 7 or higher.  The older versions don't work with Windows 10 (I don't think). 

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I would most likely need an older version because I don't use Win 10.  I have XP, Vista, and 7 all at my disposal.  I do have an old Dell desktop but it only has 512 MB of RAM.  I don't use it much for anything and I'm not sure it would be powerful enough for video creation.  

 

I have been looking around for options and found these.  

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Easycap-USB-2-0-Video-TV-DVD-VHS-Audio-Capture-Adapter-for-Desktop-Laptop-DC60/221671068045?_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150313114020%26meid%3D04eee7d1aa274e9c9777e496a945a8df%26pid%3D100338%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D30%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D162073103098

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116029&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Video+Devices+%26+TV+Tuners-_-N82E16815116029&gclid=CJai2PrvqdACFQimaQodEFQL4w&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

The first one is just a dongle looking thing.  $9.  The second is a Hauppauge box.  $79.  The price is what is going to matter to me.  I can use a VCR to convert coax to RCA if needed.  I'm considering everything others have mentioned.  I'm really leaning on the Hauppauge though.  

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