So I've been using Fraps (version 3.4.7) to record Team Fortress 2 lately (TF2 is set at maximum settings), and I've got some question for all you knowledgeable people out there, as I know next to nothing about video capturing / compressing / what-have-you.
1.) Is it normal to capture around 1 gig for around 1 minute of gameplay? I'm capturing it at 30 FPS, no sound.
2.) Is there any way to lower the size of the captured footage, without sacrificing quality? I assume not? Obviously I can bump the FPS down, but...
3.) I trimmed the content, and re-saved it via Camtasia (from .avi to .mp4), and severely cut down on the size; is this due to .avi just being better quality? (I'm talking 4+ gigs, to 10MB, and that's not just due to the shortness of the file).
4.) I made a test on youtube and uploaded a small clip (.mp4); it defaults at 360p on youtube, and can be viewed at 240p-720p...is this due to the quality that I filmed it at?
Any information would be greatly appreciated, as I know next to nothing about this. Thanks!