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I just bought fraps but am dissapointed in gameplay slowdown when recording. I thought I had a beastly system but the loss of fps bugs me. Am I able to fraps my game from another pc? If so how/what would I need?

If not fraps anything? Capture card?
I have 2 580's sli on main pc.
I have 2nd pc 2 4870x2 xfire with same 24' NEC Monitor next to it. Would be nice to FRAPS from 2nd and not worry about gameplay slowdown.

any info appreciated.
Thanks

*edit* I'm using 1900x1200 reso. I'm looking for good quality movies. I also would appreciate some info on decent programs to compress the files and which is best codec for high def/fraps to youtube.
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Does it go below the fps limit of fraps recording ?

If not the reason that it slows down the gameplay is because fraps synchronizes the game's fps with the fps limit you used for fraps recording.

If you want better gameplay while recording you could up the recording fps limit, so you get more fps while playing, mind you it also makes the recording file bigger.
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Well in the certain game I'm playing losing any fps is no bueno. But I have it set to 30fps. In this game I'm at about 120 fps then start recording it drops to 90 but I can still tell a huge difference.

FRAPS video capture settings
*30fps (are you saying raising this number will help?)
*full-size

In the end I would like nice looking youtube videos. Still can't find good converting program.

Anyway I'm using sepereate HD for the video footage. If there is a way to avoid gameplay slowdown in anyway I want to know how!
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You can tell if it's 120fps or 90 fps?
Do you have a 120hz monitor?
My 1920x1200 can only do 60 fps, and that's pretty much what I'm limited to...
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Originally Posted by D311;11890928 
Well in the certain game I'm playing losing any fps is no bueno. But I have it set to 30fps. In this game I'm at about 120 fps then start recording it drops to 90 but I can still tell a huge difference.

FRAPS video capture settings
*30fps (are you saying raising this number will help?)
*full-size

In the end I would like nice looking youtube videos. Still can't find good converting program.

Anyway I'm using sepereate HD for the video footage. If there is a way to avoid gameplay slowdown in anyway I want to know how!

Yes increase that 30fps to... say ... 60fps and you'll notice it. I'm 99% sure.
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for this game the FPS showing 120 yes. Will drop 30fps when recording. I guess since I have 30fps checked in FRAPS settings? Confused on why I'd pick higher Video Capture Setting of say 50 or 60fps, wouldn't that slow down game even more?

I'm using 24' NEC 2490WUXI
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Originally Posted by D311;11891089 
for this game the FPS showing 120 yes. Will drop 30fps when recording. I guess since I have 30fps checked in FRAPS settings? Confused on why I'd pick higher Video Capture Setting of say 50 or 60fps, wouldn't that slow down game even more?

I'm using 24' NEC 2490WUXI

IIRC it shouldn't. Give it a shot, if it fails, blame the girl biggrin.gif
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A BlackMagic intensity Pro in another rig could capture the mirrored output from your gaming rigs HDMI port.
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H.264 Codec and Decoder. X.264 Encoder.
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Xenthos I changed settings to 60fps and I think you're right. The slow down is barely noticable vs 30fps wich is odd to me. But thank you. Also should I change settings to half size? What does it actually do? I'm using 1900x1200 screen reso. Does it cut that in half? Save HD space? I want sharpest vids possible should I leave that at full?

Now to figure out a program that will compress and make these look good on youtube. Every free program I've tried makes the videos look horrible frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Hillskill;11891171 
A BlackMagic intensity Pro in another rig could capture the mirrored output from your gaming rigs HDMI port.

I might try this out as well. Sounds interesting. Does this work with an i7 and windows 7? How exactly do I connect 2nd computer/monitor to this setup? I would need 2nd monitor plugged into both systems right? then HDMI from video card on 1st pc to the blackmagic on 2nd pc? Not sure on the Monitor part and how that works.
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