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Hi all,

I have recently started to use fraps to record some gaming videos, however I am currently doing some vids with borderlands. Set to 1280x720 everything full and it doesn't dip below 60fps when recording, however once I get to the 15 minute mark I press F9 to stop the video and then hit it again to start back up.

Once I do this about 5-10 seconds later my video will drop into the mid 50s for about 3-4 seconds and then come back and be fine again, not sure what is causing this to happen. I have borderlands installed on my SSD and am recording onto a 2TB Barracuda.

Any Ideas what could be causing it?
post #2 of 11
Thats the joys of recording live avi files.

Just dont try and watch the videos on a x2 machine it lags the x2 machine too much

But 50fps should is fine for recording.

Could allways apply more overclock
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234 View Post
Thats the joys of recording live avi files.

Just dont try and watch the videos on a x2 machine it lags the x2 machine too much

But 50fps should is fine for recording.

Could allways apply more overclock
I have updated to the latest version now, for some reason it wasn't before. Its weird as it works fine it just has the glitches. Need to do more research.
post #4 of 11
If the older version didn't have this issue, just go back to it.

Some hitching when starting or stopping recording is pretty normal though. Just cut off the first/last few seconds of video when you go to encode it.
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If the older version didn't have this issue, just go back to it.

Some hitching when starting or stopping recording is pretty normal though. Just cut off the first/last few seconds of video when you go to encode it.
Apologies what I meant was that it was strange that fraps wasn't the latest version. Having looked through some videos I do notice that this happens once or twice. I would have assumed that it would do this all the time if it was when it was creating a new part which there is no problem with as there are plenty of new parts in a 15 minute video.

I did a HDD tune benchmark with the 2TB HDD and have included the screenshot. The only thing that I can think is that something on my drive D is being accessed at certain points or its just something fraps is doing. The D drive has things like steam installed to it.
post #6 of 11
You might try going to device manager, finding the recording drive, and checking "turn off windows write-cache buffer flushing on this device".

It's possible that these intermittent buffer flushes are the source of the stuttering; no guarantees though.
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post #7 of 11
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I think it may have been windows defender, does it autoscan new files? I turned it off and it seems to be working ok in my test video.
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Certainly sounds possible, though I don't think I've ever kept Windows Defender enabled, and couldn't say for certain.
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What would be the perfect setup for fraps, I want to leave my ssd for windows only as at 60gb it is too small for many games. So should I have my 2tb drive as my games directory and then buy another 1st drive for recording onto. Would you just install fraps to it and have it only as a recording drive.

I could go raid 0 but I'm unsure how much mb/s storage fraps needs. If it was defender before I would imagine it was the CPU reading the file that was the problem and not the HDR scanning it as when I had the game installed on the same he'd that fraps was recording to it was fine in-between the slight hiccups.
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One fast 7200rpm drive should be enough speed for FRAPS, as long as you are not using lossless RGB, or trying to record at much more than 1920x1080, 30fps. More than this and you would benefit from a RAID 0. If you go RAID 0, even a pair of modern 5400/5900 rpm drives would be more than enough.

I currently have three 7K1000.Cs in RAID 0 (128k stripe and cluster size, using a 2TB exFAT partition aligned/offset 384k) serving as my video recording array. Sequential write speeds are about 400MB/s, which is way more than FRAPS needs, but if I record completely uncompressed video with PlayClaw, the speed becomes necessary.

The most important thing is to make sure that nothing is using the FRAPS drive, or array, at the same time you are recording.
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