A good compression program is VDub. I myself use VDub 1.9.10 and it's free as far as I can tell, so no worries on it being an illegal thing.
Record with fraps, compress with VDub, and then you are good to go.
You will need XviD-1.2.2-07062009.exe, this will give you probably the best compression Codec, unless someone here can prove otherwise.
Send me a message once you have downloaded the above and I can give you a quick walkthrough on the proper compression of your videos, and also how to append the videos to each other (make 2 30second videos into 1 60second video).
EDIT: haha so caught up on replying that I forgot to watch the video.. Electro Grapple is very cool!
use the < < youtube then video id > > edit your post to see how I did it for you
nice Death grip remake :) the visual actor works well too :) what is this map of yours your working on?
Thanks for the edit Nevjmac! I'm working on a zone-control map inspired by dustbowl from the team fortress games. The map is symmetrical with each team having a base: There are 7 command points to capture, 6 in the bases and one on the bridge between them. Each team automatically starts with one command point in the far corner of their base, and they have to push to the enemy base and capture their home command point. Of course, you can only capture a command point if your team already owns an adjacent command point.
I'm working on 3 heroes so far. Each hero can learn at least 4 tiers of abilities, and at each tier you can choose between 2 different abilities. I've already got a rough draft of 2 heroes, and am finishing up the third (Nuclear Sniper, shown in my video) who is an espionage/sniping/ranged damage specialist themed hero. I'm not sure how heroes will make progress: When I started out I wanted to avoid using veterancy/attributes and do something novel, but currently I see myself moving closer back there. I'll figure that out after I get more abilities worked out.
Thanks man! I'll have to check that out. So this XviD-1.2.2-07062009.exe codec is its own file from VDub that I'll have to find and download separately? I'm getting ready to go to classes right now, so I'll have to wait until this evening before I get started with part 2.