first of all, i'm not a master on this kind of things, so i might be wrong on something and i've been doing it bad for some time xd anyway, some people asked me to show how i render so here it is. this rendering method is not the one i currently use (changed few weeks ago), but its way faster to use than any other i've used and overall the quality for l2 videos is good. programs/codecs we will use/check: fraps (i've got 3.5.99 version but any of them should work, options are almost the same) dxtory (i've got 2.0.127 version but any of them should work, options are almost the same) - this program, at least for me, works better to record l2 than fraps (same video quality but less fps drop) sony vegas (i've got 12.0, i think it should work in older versions too but i'm not sure) what to do: 1. settings in fraps: you may change it, this is only what i use for my own frapses, doesn't mean is better or worse than any other, just different i've heard some people use 30 fps settings, other use 50, i've used 100+ before, you can check which one you preffer the most. i actually had problems before that when using 60 fps i had a huge fps drop (to 10-20 when i started recording) but with the 50 fps option i had no problem at all. 1.1 settings in dxtory: you may change it, this is only what i use for my own frapses, doesn't mean is better or worse than any other, just different if you want a guide to be able to properly setup other options of dxtory, check this video. 2. after you get the .avi file from fraps or dxtory, feel free to edit it with sony vegas and/or after effects (rendering in after effects is easy, so i will skip that part). settings on sony vegas to start with: in red the things you may change, other should be same as on screen: resolution: if you use the same as me (1920x1080) your videos in youtube will be on 1080p. doesn't matter if you recorded in lower resolution, it might just add black bars on the left and right of the video (depends on what resolution you record in, and i never cared about those bars). frame rate: i've always used 30, tried some videos with 60 but never noticed any change, since in l2 i don't have 50-60 fps when recording pvp. i know how it works in other videogames, but i got no idea how it affects l2 videos. also remember to click the "start all new projects with this settings" option if you don't want to configurate this every time you start a movie 3. when you get your movie in sony vegas ready, we will proceed to render it: click on "file" -> "render as..." and we will go to "mainconcept avc/aac", doesn't matter which template you get there since we will change some stuff, but if you get the "internet hd 1080p" you won't have to change many stuff. then press "customize template..." and we will change the following: in "project" part we will leave the "video rendering quality" on "best". in "audio" part we can leave it like it is. in "system" part, you can press "check gpu" and if it says "cuda is available" or "opencl is available" you can use it in the video tab changing the "encode mode", i read it helps the rendering speed without losing quality (or not much, i don't remember now xd). in "video" part we will get the settings like this: the "constant bitrate (bps)" will modify our movie's video quality, more bitrate means better video quality but also bigger size, so you need to choose correctly (if you use low bitrate on mass pvp movie it will look really bad, but you might use it on daily/small scale pvp movie; it also changes depending on resolution, so its hard to get the best quality/size rate this way). my advice is to check few of them, since i got no idea how it really works . i always used 50.000.000, and it works good for sieges too. 4. once we get to this point we start rendering movie and we have finished! ps: i've copied/pasted some stuff from an old guide i made in l2blah few years ago (tho i was showing another rendering way there), so if you think something is wrong or you don't understand feel free to ask and i will try my best to explain it better.