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Invest in an SSD with a very fast write speed. Because FRAPS records very large, uncompressed video data per second. Did you overlook the fact how a 30 second clip is damn near 4GB in size? It consumes practically all of your hard drive and CPU speed while recording -- all while trying to handle the game. That is why recording video with FRAPS causes lag; it's nothing new. It's a universal complaint.
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When I was making a BC2 video a few months back I noticed RAM was the source of most of the bad playback I was seeing, especially while editing and having a few video files in queue. Usually it would turn out fine once the edited video was the only one open and playing.
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Turn off MSAA. Recording half-size no need for MSAA because you won't see it in the video anyways.
 
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
Invest in an SSD with a very fast write speed. Because FRAPS records very large, uncompressed video data per second. Did you overlook the fact how a 30 second clip is damn near 4GB in size? It consumes practically all of your hard drive and CPU speed while recording -- all while trying to handle the game. That is why recording video with FRAPS causes lag; it's nothing new. It's a universal complaint.
I didn't over look that "fact," if you can call it that, because I took a 30 second clip at one point and it was only 300 MB, and then the other clips I took that were as long as fraps allowed before creating a new clip by it self were 3.85-4.25 GB... Not sure what's up with your copy/edition/version of fraps lol...

Do you have a suggestion for any other recording software?

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When I was making a BC2 video a few months back I noticed RAM was the source of most of the bad playback I was seeing, especially while editing and having a few video files in queue. Usually it would turn out fine once the edited video was the only one open and playing.
I took the footage to a Mac today and the lag was even worse on the Mac for one, and wouldn't even play the right way in Final Cut Pro.

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Turn off MSAA. Recording half-size no need for MSAA because you won't see it in the video anyways.
I'll be sure to remember that. Thank you.
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I didn't over look that "fact," if you can call it that, because I took a 30 second clip at one point and it was only 300 MB, and then the other clips I took that were as long as fraps allowed before creating a new clip by it self were 3.85-4.25 GB... Not sure what's up with your copy/edition/version of fraps lol...

Do you have a suggestion for any other recording software?
He's probably recording at 60fps, 1080p, etc. I do that same and I can fill a 1TB HDD in a day easy.
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Do you have a suggestion for any other recording software?
Dxtory and Playclaw comes to mind.
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He's probably recording at 60fps, 1080p, etc. I do that same and I can fill a 1TB HDD in a day easy.
I was as well though when I got decent file sizes... It's strange...

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Dxtory and Playclaw comes to mind.
Thanks, if what I changed didn't work, I'll have to try those.

I lowered my game resolution to 720p, turned off full screen, and turned off AA, and so far I can watch all the videos, no lag what so ever, looks awesome. Thanks guys, hopefully the mac can handle the videos now so I can edit and render the final product I have in mind.
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