I've seen a number of vague threads on this topic come and go, and since I'm now embarking on this bit myself I thought I'd try and open up this discussion here in the vid forum. This is a long post, but I hope some of you will take the time to read it and comment, voice opinions or contribute with knowledge. I've seen quite a few very good videos around here, so no doubt a few of you can clear up a few of the points here. I just hope you're willing to share with us noobs how to make the most out of our saved replays The big question is naturally: How do you make the best possible GT4 drift video? Step 1: Get set up. Obviously, you need: A video capture device (TV card, video-in, etc) Capture/recording software Editing software Replays of your favorite cars going sideways Step 2: Capture. From here, it gets more difficult. Get ready to deal with: Which software and codecs to choose Interlacing and other problems with capturing Capture resolution and compression Filters for color and contrast preservation Step 3: Plan. What kind of a video are you going to make? Drifting. Do you keep the subtle but clean drift, or should you go with the sloppy huge angle one, or both? What's more important, angle or line? Are including entries and exits necessities? Concept. Do you need one? Ambition and project size. How long should the video be? Choice of music, if any. How long should one track play before you switch to another tune? Parts. If you're planning a long video, you might wanna divide it into parts. What can be the "concepts" behind each part? Step 4: Edit. This one's as tricky as it is personal, and it can definitely make or break your video. Structure and chronology. Should you group clips with the same cars, on the same tracks, or similar types of drifting? Or simply try to spread everything out randomly? Camera angles. Should the focus be to follow the car in linking drifts to show everything, or do you go for more artistic or static angles that switch mid drift? Managing the synced replay mode for snappy visuals during capture can be a major pain, so is normal replay good? Overlay text and transitions. Less is more? Step 5: Distribute. How to get the most value for your MB? Which file formats and codecs are acceptable or desireable? What's an acceptable target file size, total or per minute? How do you optimize quality while minimizing file sizes? These are some of the points I'm more or less unsure of at the moment, and I'm guessing more people than me could use a helping hand.