Hi, I hope this is the right section for this >_< Ok, here's my issue
I've never once recorded any type of video on anything outside of a VCR. Now I find myself in the fun situation of getting a pretty nice computer (i7 Quad Core, 6gb ram, 2TB memory, Radeon 5870, HD monitor with 1920 x 1080....not sure if any other info might help). Anyways, the point is I'm getting the computer so I can play some of the better MMOs out there in good quality, and I'm very much interested in making my own videos. And by videos I don't just mean one 10 minute clip of me running around killing mobs. I want to take multiple small clips and put them to music with sweet transitions and things like that.
Problem: I barely know what I'm talking about, let alone doing.
From what I gather, I'm going to need these three things to get this up and running properly. I could be and kind of hope I'm wrong on this, but from what I can gather this is what I'll need:
FRAPs to record
Adobe Elements 8 to Edit
Quicktime Pro to compress
Please, any tips, tricks, or simply links to similar posts are very much appreciated. Do I need all three of those programs to accomplish this, or are they overlapping? Any help is good help >_<