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I have the paid for version (actually paid, no pirate), and it seems a bit hitchy tbh. What settings should I use? Any good tips? thanks.
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post #2 of 9
If it's slow when you're recording then you could try to lower some of the game settings (65FPS without fraps recording should give you around 30FPS when recording)
I thought that it should record with very little slowdowns on your computer but there's always some performance lost.

If it's just when playing the video that you have recorded then play it for a few seconds (I play it for around 15 seconds) then go back to the start & it may be slightly smoother.
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 1/16/11 at 5:34pm
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post #3 of 9
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Hmm it didn't record audio in any of my videos frown.gif

Any reason why? And is it just me or do Source games' demo files not take your fov or view model fov into account?
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post #4 of 9
Well I don't get why my pc is bearly effected by fraps, before my psu died I would lose maybe 5-10 fps. Maybe its my low monitor resolution or something, you can record in 'half size' which improves it a little but it doesnt look great :/
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post #5 of 9
Here are the settings I use and it seems to work smoothly most of the time.
Fraps does take it out of my system though.
Fraps.jpg
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post #6 of 9
If you are don't record in 1080p you have to switch your in game resolution to 720p for it to go smoothly really.
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post #7 of 9
Have it save the videos to your TB also, not the SSD.
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post #8 of 9
To record Audio you need to go to:
Movies
then in the bottom right boxed section
(Sound Capture Settings)
Tick the box Record Win7 Sound

The Record external Input is used for recording sound from a microphone (or other device)

Edit: If this does not work simply reinstall FRAPS again and if that doesn't work then it's just the demo/game/anything else that might affect sound
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 1/16/11 at 6:07pm
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post #9 of 9
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Tried everything it still won't record audio
Edited by Z Overlord - 1/16/11 at 7:43pm
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