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post #21 of 65
Good job to NVIDIA.... they identify a niche that had known issues/limitations and filled it.

This is a really great idea that just makes sense.

The interface looks like it covers the required options. I assume you can set the location of the files as well under perferences?


Now we all have a way to chew through our SSDs! tongue.gif
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/24/13 at 7:44am
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Originally Posted by damnwebsite View Post

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/05/23/nvidias-shadowplay-brings-effortless-gameplay-recording-to-the-pc-masses/

would you assume the video quality is the same though? o_O

No. Then.. yes.
If you want to just make a quick video this looks promising. Such as people wanting to put montages together.

However for those, like me, that do a lot of editing a FRAPS raw recording will be better. It is much easier to edit a non-compressed file. FRAPS has a tiny amount of compression, but otherwise it is totally raw data.

Much like Photography, you can edit a .RAW picture greatly and preserve the high quality. If you manipulate a .JPG enough it will deteriorate in quality very quickly.

Generally when I do my video editing I do all of my edits to the raw .AVI file and re-encode it using a Loss-less codec back into the raw .AVI file. This builds all the edits and keeps the high quality.
Then you encode it for distribution in the format of your choosing, I use H.264 (mp4) which takes the raw file size and makes it into the far smaller size for uploading and sharing.

So the final encode versions may have similar quality if you don't edit the Nvidia recording.
Edited by Aparition - 5/24/13 at 8:23am
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post #23 of 65
That's pretty cool. I'll definitely be using this, as I've always wanted to record my gameplays so I can see what I did wrong later, but dxtory seems like a pain to get set up. I was wondering why this feature isn't built in to the video drivers.

I do know that the hardware encoders aren't as high quality as the software encoders, but who cares?

I wish their streaming tech didn't require that goofy looking SHIELD tablet thingie, though. It'd be neat to fiddle with.
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Damn, that really is a cool feature. Props to Nvidea, hopefully AMD will follow suit.
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Meh, I have plenty of free space on my 3TB drive, 2TB drive and 1TB drive. I'll do my own compression later.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

Meh, I have plenty of free space on my 3TB drive, 2TB drive and 1TB drive. I'll do my own compression later.

400GB is enough. I do 1 hour FRAPS recording at 60fps @ 1920x1080 and run 2 encoding versions (so 2 raw file versions + the final encode), all fits in 400 GB.
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post #27 of 65
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No. Then.. yes.
If you want to just make a quick video this looks promising. Such as people wanting to put montages together.

However for those, like me, that do a lot of editing a FRAPS raw recording will be better. It is much easier to edit a non-compressed file. FRAPS has a tiny amount of compression, but otherwise it is totally raw data.

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Then you encode it for distribution in the format of your choosing, I use H.264 (mp4) which takes the raw file size and makes it into the far smaller size for uploading and sharing.

So the final encode versions may have similar quality if you don't edit the Nvidia recording.
What program do you use to edit, if you don't mind me asking?
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post #28 of 65
Nvidias progress in the last years truly amazes me. They bring low power draw, low noise, low heat graphic cards. They release tools like FCAT, Nvidia experience and now this?
Nvidia is really getting a lot of work done in the software department these days. Glad I own one
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post #29 of 65
if it can beat this quality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUGJtFoUzv0



i'm in
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What program do you use to edit, if you don't mind me asking?

I like to use Vegas Pro whenever I can, with Adobe After Effects to spice things up, but sadly I don't personally own these.
For my personal stuff I use Corel Video Studio to edit and encode with the Lagarith Loss-less codec.
Then I use MeGUI to encode to H.264.
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