Hey guys! I have a thread about my Endurance Run already, but this episode is particularly special and perhaps interesting at least in concept, for some of you out there.
Sometimes we want to work on something together, but we're Internet buddies and never meet in real life. Sometimes the things we want to work on are video game videos. In this case, I did some episodes of an Endurance Run with a friend of mine who's up in Scotland while I was in England.
I used ManyCam to capture the preview window of the software I use to record the Playstation 2 video, and turn it into a "webcam" image that software like Skype can easilly accept.
So when I skyped with Ben, he was able to see the Playstation 2 screen. I also needed to be able to record his voice and mine, and I did this with MP3 Skype Recorder, which recorded his voice in one channel and mine in the other, which is handy if any seperate audio editing needs to be done (noise removal for example). I merged the channels of course, it would sound weird if my voice was coming from the left and his from the right.
With simple, free pieces of software like those, it really isn't all that difficult to join two people producing content like this over great distances, even without an amazingly fast internet connection. The only thing I didn't do was stream the Playstation 2 audio to Ben, because I couldn't be bothered to figure it out on such short notice (I only decided to do this today), lol.
So go forth uninhibited by the distance between you, and have fun!