This is what u need:
Internet access: To download software
A movie editor and the knowledge to use it: For basic movies use something like Windows Movie maker.
A good level of RAM: Uses a fair amount
A file with plenty of room on it: The vids will take up a fair bit of room as they are basically loads of screenshots.
A bit of time on your hands: To do a in game vid to a high quality lvl then u rougly need an hour worth to make it
Need access to a decent Internet site to upload a movie as a URL so it can stuck on the forums etc
And finally know whats good: Content is key
The actual shooting of the video is simple.
The software i use is the free 2.0 Version of FRAPS cause it records sound, there is a 2.1 version but i have yet to test it.
Our you could some software that u have to pay for. The advantage being u dont have the softwares website address at the top of all your vids. Which i have.
So basically dowload the software. Then you have to create a file where all your vids will be saved to. MAKE SURE YOU CAN FIND THIS FILE EASILY.
Now u can start filming. Start up FRAPS and a little box will apear. Go into the movies subtitle and turn sound either on or off.
Now start up SWG. When u log on there should be some numbers at the very top left of your screen. This means everything is ready to record. Whilst these are a yellow colour then you arent recording. To start recording then press the F9 key and then press it again to stop recording.
As soon as you have stopped recording then the vid will be saved to the file you created. Go into the file to take a look at it.
Remember when taking In game vids then press Ctrl+SHIFT+H to remove all stuff like chat boxes etc.
If i were to tell you how to edit a vid then this thread would be at least 3 pages long. So basically just upload the fiel into your editor. In the case of Windows Movie Maker then just click Import video.
String it together and save it in a file. Then get yourself a video hosting website and stick it up there, Put the URL on the forums or whatever and your a sailing.
This is a guide to do a simple video. Play around with editing effects etc to get the coolest video you can.
Some advice is if your knew not to take over 1mb worth of Video. This means that the quality is down graded loads in emails and doesnt tend to upload easily with any free websites, it is possible to go over 1mb freely but best to stay under for your first try.
As you have noticed this is how to do it for FREE. You can buy software to do this etc.
May your filming days be fun and i hope this sorta gave u an idea of what to do ish