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So I've had this program for quite awhile now. I like it much better than Fraps so far and I definitely plan on making a comparison video between the two as I believe most people will enjoy it over fraps. In the video I explain a few things of why it is better than Fraps but I didn't really go into detail as I wanted to stick to the tutorial. I will mention some key features I really enjoy from it here before the video though.

  • You can record at 1 resolution, game at another, and take screenshots in a completely different resolution all at the same time in 1 game without exiting it.
  • For me, it uses less system resources, but I haven't tried it on my laptop yet to compare between fraps. I will definitely try this before my comparison video.
  • You can use this program in combination with XSplit to stream your gameplay and honestly, it's the best quality I've found for streaming. I'll post my twitch so you can get an idea of how good it really is.
  • You can set profiles for each of your games, so instead of recording all to 1 folder, you can have it automatically save your screenshots or video to 1 folder.
  • Separate audio streams. Not only can you record multiple audio streams, you can use audacity to extract JUST your microphone so you can adjust it easier when editing a commentary. Very helpful if you run a gaming community like me and want to be able to lower your voice or raise it compared to the other people in teamspeak.

Those are just some key features I really like about the program, if you' like to learn a little more about it please feel free to check out the video. I will also try my best to answer any questions in this post about it as well =)


NOTE: THE TUTORIAL IS LONG, BUT IT COVERS PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING FOR A BASIC SETUP

ADVANCED TUTORIAL

Edited by Smoka Cola - 4/12/12 at 7:58pm
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Updated with the "Advanced" tutorial. Hope it helps!
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Can't believe no one has every posted in this thread!
I Actually seen the video's on youtube first, had no idea you were on OCN.

Great videos man.
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Can't believe no one has every posted in this thread!
I Actually seen the video's on youtube first, had no idea you were on OCN.
Great videos man.

Thanks! Hope it helped =)
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Great tutorial dude! It really helped me to learn the ins and outs of this application.

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Really fantastic tutorial on this, thanks buddy. redface.gif
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Regarding the format in the compression settings choice - you should always pick YUV420 since that's the colorspace most video is encoded in. If you encode your video using XviD or x264 or upload it to YouTube or watch it on your TV, it'll get converted to YUV 4:2:0 at some point. What it really means is the colorspace format, and YUV 4:2:0 is half resolution for the chroma channels (colors).

Recording RGB means you can watch it locally at the original format and it'll look like the game, but there's no point wasting space and write throughput on that since it'll get downscaled later anyway.

Same with audio, no point going over 48000 Hz 24-bit, since most game audio is at that rate (most music is 44.1 kHz) and your audio will get downrated anyway.
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+rep for you sir. i am trying to setup recording my 49 megapixel game testing. your tutorial is fantastic!
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