If you’re a fan of video games, chances are that you’re more than familiar with Let’s Play’s. These series of gameplay commentaries have gained massive success within recent years and now make up a large and thriving community on websites like YouTube. People everywhere are starting channels and producing these videos at an ever-increasing rate. But how do they do it? How do you get started? Where do you begin? If you’ve never done anything like video editing or screen recording, these can be difficult questions to tackle. Luckily there are guides like this one to help you figure out how to record your gameplay, commentary, and then edit it all together.
How to record gameplay
So, the first issue to tackle is recording the gameplay itself. This greatly depends on what platform you intend to record games from: console or PC, as each one has its own separate solution. Let’s start with consoles
It doesn’t matter if you’re an Xbox or PlayStation fan, either way, you’ll want to get a game capture card. While most modern consoles (like the Xbox One or PS4) can record gameplay natively, the result is often sub-par in video quality and difficult to export to a computer for editing. So to get good quality video that will be easy to edit, you’ll want a capture card.
What is it?
Mapping Texts began in 2010 as a collaborative project between the University of North Texas and Stanford University. The goal of the project is to develop a series of experimental new models for combining the possibilities of text-mining and geospatial analysis to enable researchers to develop improved quantitative and qualitative methods for finding and analyzing meaningful language patterns embedded within massive collections of historical newspapers. Read more
RAWGraphs is an open source data visualization framework that strives to make the visual representation of complex data easy for everyone. The source provides step by step instructions for uploading data and creating unique, aesthetically pleasing visualizations that tell stories and make arguments using data in new ways.
There are several options available, depending on the type of data you have and the arguments you are trying to make. We will take some time to look at each type of visualization and provide some examples of ways to use it.
The first visualization available is the Convex Hull. It is used to represent dispersions in data by displaying convex shapes containing a set of points. The visualization is overlaid on top of a scatterplot, making it useful at identifying points belonging to the same category.
Using sample data provided by RAW, we’ve displayed various stats of movies, including their production budget (x-axis), total domestic box office earnings (y-axis), and their rating on IMDB.
What is it?
Mean Green Mapped is an interactive web map utilizing GIS software to illustrate UNT’s history through photographs and other media. It began with the goal of providing an opportunity for students, faculty, and members of the Denton community to interact with the history of campus by showing changes in the landscape and architecture from the 1900s to the present. Read more
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Visualization of the quantity and quality of scanned historical newspapers.