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What is a good game recorder that records in HD and don't lag like Fraps.
    
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www.wegame.com

We had to use if for a few years of cod4 competitions, and if I remember correctly it records in hd and isn't as big a resource hog as fraps
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If you setup FRAPS right, recoding can be smooth as butter and quality is as good as it gets.

With FRAPS (you need the paid version) try this:

1. Set the recording FPS to 50 or 60 so gameplay is smooth, since your FPS will be capped at the recording FPS.

2. This is the most important part, have a dedicated hard drive for FRAPS, or at least a hard drive that is barely used. Having a dedicated hard drive for FRAPS makes all the difference in the world.

Remember to encode your videos after recording. Leaving them raw will eat up the space in your HDD real quick.
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If you setup FRAPS right, recoding can be smooth as butter and quality is as good as it gets.

With FRAPS (you need the paid version) try this:

1. Set the recording FPS to 50 or 60 so gameplay is smooth, since your FPS will be capped at the recording FPS.

2. This is the most important part, have a dedicated hard drive for FRAPS, or at least a hard drive that is barely used. Having a dedicated hard drive for FRAPS makes all the difference in the world.

Remember to encode your videos after recording. Leaving them raw will eat up the space in your HDD real quick.
Encode them with?
    
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Encode them with?
There are plenty of programs you can use, free or paid.

For free, I like MeGUI, altho it's not the most user friendly encoder for beginners.
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When he means encode, he means render with a video editing software like Sony Vegas.

The thing is though, try pulling off 50-60 FPS with FRAPS, it is quite hard. when I record I record in 30 because when i set it to 60 it just records in lets say 40-50.....
    
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When he means encode, he means render with a video editing software like Sony Vegas.

The thing is though, try pulling off 50-60 FPS with FRAPS, it is quite hard. when I record I record in 30 because when i set it to 60 it just records in lets say 40-50.....
Not that hard really, I pull 50fps constant in BC2 with my rig ever since I have a dedicated HDD for FRAPS. Try it.
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Not that hard really, I pull 50fps constant in BC2 with my rig ever since I have a dedicated HDD for FRAPS. Try it.
The SATA Power Adapter on my dedicated video file HDD broke off so I am using just my main WD Caviar Blue for both Normal Usage and Video now.
    
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Encode them with?
Sony Vegas
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Should I encode to H.264 before I render in Sony Vegas or after.
    
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