In the past years i have been recording in-game clips of 30 seconds which i put together in Windows Movie Maker (standard in Windows XP and Vista). I used Fraps (http://www.fraps.com/) for recording the clips. You can watch those video's in the bottom of this page.
At this moment i am saving up some euro's for a Canon DSLS (a Canon Eos5D Mark II is my wish, but a Eos 7D or even 550D will do the job as well). To make a step to digital video as a photographer is not that hard since both worlds have a lot in common. I used to film a lot as well on compact camera's i took with me during trips and so on.
Also read my articles about Time Lapse and Stop Motion .
Other programs are Adobe Premiere® and Apple Final Cut Pro®.
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