Gaming Recordings Have Crazy Lag
So I like to make little gaming videos every now and then. I recently purchased this great recording software called Action! but when I record anything in MP4 format it comes out super choppy and laggy. So I tried out AVI format and that comes out crystal clear and very smooth but of course Windows Movie Maker doesnt support AVI (at least my version doesnt). So I did some research on other free video editing software and found the newest best(?) one there is.
Problem (the point of this whole thing):
So when I import my recordings to HitFilm 3 Express it comes out very choppy. Audio sounds nice but the actual video is very bad. When I watch my recording on my PC it looks great though. No sign of any lag or choppiness. I looked it up and some people are talking about converting my video to some sort of HDxsomething code (can you tell Im not a pro at this?) but I want to make sure it isnt a setting or something. There are so many options you can choose from when you create a new project and I dont really understand half of them. So far no one is really talking about using this software for gaming videos so am I not in the right place?
P.S. My PC is perfectly capable of running this sort of thing. I've even monitored my computers CPU (etc..) performance when the app is running and rendering my video and it's more than fine. My PC doesn't struggle even slightly so I dont believe that is a possible issue.