Wondering if anyone with good video knowhow can streamline my video recording, converting, splicing, and youtube process. Couldn’t really find much on the subject as a whole, which struck me as kind of odd. But, here we go.
I currently use an HD PVR(Collossus, by Hauppage) for recording 1080p HD from my consoles. The software it came with(WinTV) works well, and exports somewhat hefty .ts files(5 gigs an hour, or thereabouts). From there, I trim it to the time segments I want with Windows Live Movie Maker, which exports only .wmv files. After that, they get uploaded to youtube, which does it’s own compressing process, etc.
My only problem with it, is that it takes about two hours to put a fifteen minute clip up on YT(half an hour for WLMM to cut and convert to .wmv, and about an hour and a half for youtube to process it), and that seems a lot longer than I’d expected.
Is there something that would make the process a lot smoother? I know Youtube’s preferred format is MPEG-4, or at least, it used to be, would it help to find a workaround that exports to mpeg-4 before youtube gets it? Should I ditch WinTV’s recording capacity, and just use a desktop recorder to cap it’s footage? If I have to put an hour or two of material up, I’m sure something could probably do it better than WLMM, which requires me to come back to it every half hour to set up a new trim and conversion, instead of lining them up. Or at least, as I understand it.
Just curious, mostly; new to the whole thing.