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Recording Gameplay in Full-HD (up to 2560x1600@60fps)

Poll Results: So after trying it, what do you think?

 
  • 41% (5)
    Wowzers!
  • 0% (0)
    On-par with other methods.
  • 16% (2)
    There's better software out there.
  • 41% (5)
    Waste of bandwidth!
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post #1 of 70
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Hey guys. I made a video guide for the Catleap club (1440p monitor) on how to do record gameplay at resolutions up to 2560x1600, at full 30 frames per second, without killing your framerate and totally bogging down your system. The reason for this being that Fraps uses 110MB/s, with a 4gb per avi file limit. And it really slowed down my games. So I couldn't record and play a first person shooter at the same time. Not at the 2560x1440 resolution my monitor gave me. And definitely not at 30 frames per second. And my computer is no slouch! I scored just over 17000 points in 3d mark performance test. 5ghz i7 2600k, with sli gtx 680's, 2x 560MB/s SSD's and a 10k rpm velociraptor hard drive. So...my PC shouldn't have been an issue.

I looked at buying capture cards, but all of them record at 720p/1080i. There's just one new one that allows recording at 1080p. But that doesn't make sense to me. Having to record at 1080p. So...I did some research, and found a way to record fantastic quality higher resolution HD video, without slowing down my system! And...without killing my hard drive! Because now I can record that quality, at around 15%-20% of the file size that Fraps requires. Meaning I don't need a "high performance hard drive" just to be able to keep up with the video dump data!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy and I hope this helps you out. The guide uses all freeware software. There's no piracy involved.

The guide is a 3-part video.

Part 1: How to set up capturing
Part 2: How to crop video BEFORE recording (Important for some games that don't have proper windowed fullscreen mode)
Part 3: How to compress your capture with minimal quality loss

And here is a Sample video that I captured in 1440p myself. Keep in mind that YouTube automatically compresses all uploaded videos so there is some quality loss due to that in this video clip!

Again, hope it helps you guys out!
Edited by HyperMatrix - 4/17/12 at 12:12am
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since when are youtube links https?
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I use to use fraps, now I use Bandicam...it encodes everything on the fly, so you end up with files that you can just straight up upload or easily manageable file sizes to go ahead and edit with that don't take up huge drive space. Sure it's not free, but it's not a complicated process either and doesn't hog as much resources as fraps does.
    
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I use to use fraps, now I use Bandicam...it encodes everything on the fly, so you end up with files that you can just straight up upload or easily manageable file sizes to go ahead and edit with that don't take up huge drive space. Sure it's not free, but it's not a complicated process either and doesn't hog as much resources as fraps does.

Main thing, though, is how much processing power it takes. Using Bandicam to record a 10 second clip took the same amount of space as with the method above. But the problem is at 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 resolution, with my method above I lost 5-10% of my framerate, whereas bandicam took 40-50% of my framerate. That's with both of them using their respective MJPEG Codec, with the VirtualDub codec at a slightly higher quality than that of the Bandicam one. That's why I really like the method I posted above. But again, it's obvious I'd try to defend my own post. Haha. =D

Here's what I want to see! I want to see you try this method and let me know how it compares to Bandicam, in your opinion!
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So...did anyone actually try this out?
post #8 of 70
I watched the first...5 minutes or so, just kinda skipped around. 25 minutes is a long time to watch those type of videos...I recommend making a short, straight forward version or even writing a short straight forward tutorial if you want people to actually try this...on OCN atleast.
    
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I watched the first...5 minutes or so, just kinda skipped around. 25 minutes is a long time to watch those type of videos...I recommend making a short, straight forward version or even writing a short straight forward tutorial if you want people to actually try this...on OCN atleast.

Well the first one is all you really need. The next 2 are supplementary. Btw for my comparison, when you mentioned that app I downloaded it and tested it out for myself. Wasn't being a hater. Was curious because I hadn't seen anything as good.
post #10 of 70
Dxtory.

Fraps is terrible.

That is all.
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