A RuneScape music video, called RSMV for short, is a video filmed in RuneScape using a screen recorder along with music in the background, usually with some sort of text. These videos then are then added to video upload sites such as YouTube. Emotes, outfits and locations are often the feature of these videos. Many directors also use proprietary third-party software known as RuneScape Clients to reduce lag and improve aesthetics while filming and therefore improve the quality of the video.


Almost any type of recording and editing software is usable, although many new directors use Camstudio or Hypercam (2 and 3) and Windows Movie Maker, as they are free and easily obtained. More experienced directors usually use paid software in order to improve the quality of their videos. Popular screen recording software is Camtasia Recorder and Fraps, while Sony Vegas Pro Edition 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are often used for editing. Some directors choose to edit their videos with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects, since these programs apparently work better on OS X systems than Sony Vegas Pro.

Multiple editors Edit

Some RuneScape music videos are created by multiple editors. A project made by two people is called a collab. A project made by more than two people is called a MEP (Multi Edited Production). The director (the host) divides a song into parts. The amount of parts depends on the preference of the director and the length of the song. These parts are sent to the editors that are participating. The editors send their finished parts to the director in turn so the director can assemble them into one project. Usually these parts are provided with watermarks unique to each editor so the viewers of the video will know which part belongs to whom. There are open MEPs and private MEPs. Open MEPs usually allow anyone to participate as long as there are enough parts. The director usually makes the MEP hosting known by uploading a video which contains the song and notifications of the different parts. Editors can then post a comment about which part they would like. Private MEPs don't allow everyone to participate. The director chooses a selection of editors which he or she sees fit to join.

Copyright issuesEdit

Due to the addition of the WMG copyright system on Youtube, some RSMVs on Youtube have their audio muted. This is often avoided by having a copyright disclaimer under US law or getting the copyright holder's permission to use their content. It is also possible to appeal these mutes, and the appeals are usually successful.
This is a commonly used disclaimer:

Copyright Disclaimer

Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

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