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ShadowPlay, planned for Summer 2013, constantly works in the background utilizing the H.264 encoder built into every Kepler GPU from NVIDIA to auto-record your last 20 minutes of gameplay.

Having been a longtime Fraps user, I am still not impressed by this program's inception assuming recording cuts off at the 20 minute mark. Fraps is CPU intensive, though the problem of lagging while recording something can be alleviated by writing the video data to a separate HDD, convenient for RAID setups.

Also, Fraps record each frame of the video uncompressed, which allows me to do whatever I want with it using a 3rd-party video editing tool. Nvidia's compression methods are still not clear and I am therefore skeptical of the quality of the footage it will produce.
post #32 of 65
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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.

The point of this is that it doesn't make a significant performance hit like FRAPS does.

Anyway, HW acceleration for HEVC (H.265) or VP9 support would be pretty cool, maybe next gen. cards will have it.
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Fraps Fraps Fraps...
How have people not adopted Dxtory yet?
It's like... infinity times better than fraps smile.gif

Records on multiple drives, records multiple audio sources to a different channel, causes almost no framedrop, filesize is A LOOOOT better, the list goes on.

Dxtory.com
You'll thank me later!
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post #34 of 65
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Fraps Fraps Fraps...
How have people not adopted Dxtory yet?
It's like... infinity times better than fraps smile.gif

Records on multiple drives, records multiple audio sources to a different channel, causes almost no framedrop, filesize is A LOOOOT better, the list goes on.

Dxtory.com
You'll thank me later!

Because most common users out there don't want to go through the PITA of setting it up. Most people just want something that works out of the gate.
post #35 of 65
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Originally Posted by amputate View Post

Fraps Fraps Fraps...
How have people not adopted Dxtory yet?
It's like... infinity times better than fraps smile.gif

Records on multiple drives, records multiple audio sources to a different channel, causes almost no framedrop, filesize is A LOOOOT better, the list goes on.

Dxtory.com
You'll thank me later!

It isn't that easy. Dxtory works so well because you need to set it up over multiple drives. It is basically software RAID. If you only have 2 drives the performance is similar to Fraps.
Multiple Audio sources is a huge plus, but image quality isn't any better than FRAPS, or the differences are less than marginal.
Besides you can easily record a separate audio source with Audacity which is free.
It by default does on-the-fly encoding, as the Nvidia tech will do. If you record with no compression file sizes are the same as Fraps.
It is a great recording tool but it isn't leaps and bounds better than Fraps, it just has a lot more features, while fraps is good at 1 thing.
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If it's heavily encoded have fun with that in post if you edit your footage a lot.
    
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post #37 of 65
I'm using Action! for a while... but its good to see more alternatives.

http://mirillis.com/en/products/action.html
 
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Any chance this will be available to use if your from the red family?
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Any chance this will be available to use if your from the red family?

I'm pretty sure this is hardware driven... so no. Unless AMD develops something.
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Any chance this will be available to use if your from the red family?

Its going to be built into GeForce Experiences software. I doubt it will let you run it.
 
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