Well, no, the problem is getting the two to sync up to begin with. I would have to start Audacity, alt-tab into the game, start Fraps, do something in both voice and in game to sync them together, and start the recording in earnest. It’s that something that’s got me. If I was recording from a camera I could clap my hands and then sync the loudest part of the clap to when the hands are together, nice easy visual way. But, in my experience, there is always a delay from, let’s say, saying ‘fire’ and hitting the mouse button and the game actually firing what ever in game weapon my character has equipped, might not be much, but it’s enough that I notice and it bothers me. >.< So I wind up fiddling around for a bit until it’s close enough for government work.
And some games don’t like you alt tabbing out so I would need a second PC of some sort to record audio onto, transfer it over, and then fiddle for the next 5 min dragging the audio on the timeline back and forth until I was happy with it. So either way it’s not easy to sync up a second audio track to the audio / video track, after that it’s easy peasy, I can use Audacity to clean up the voice track, compress it, clip out pops, ect before hand and, if need be, in the video encoder, boost the voice and game audio independent depending on what needs boosting.
Oh and that H1n your flashing at me above? Holy Mary, $119 US for last years model, a bit pricey for a hobby that I don’t get paid for. O.o
Oh wait, I just had a completely crazy idea. Fraps has the option to record external input, it’s set to the microphone, and with that is an option to only record while pressing a key. I could set that to some obscure key that isn’t used normally by games, then start Audacity, alt-tab in, start Fraps, press key, say something, like ‘sync’, and it would be recorded in game and in Audacity, then release key, start episode. In the editor I could sync them up by that word, then trim off the parts before I started the episode with the two audio tracks synced. I’ll have to test it when I get home from work.