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Would it be counterproductive to capture game play from a capture PCI card rather than a program like MyScreenRecorder Pro or FRAPS?
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Yes, why not just record from Fraps? If you have an impact to performance just lower your game resolution to 1280x720 and record. That's still 720p.
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Should also consider the latest version of AB using video capture. Haven't tested it myself to comment on it but it's something free to try.
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Yes, why not just record from Fraps? If you have an impact to performance just lower your game resolution to 1280x720 and record. That's still 720p.
I was just considering getting a capture card for my TV, and was wondering if capturing from the card would be better or the same as something like Fraps. Also what will the file size comparison be?

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Should also consider the latest version of AB using video capture. Haven't tested it myself to comment on it but it's something free to try.
Hmm I actually have recorded with that, but not for gaming will give it a try.

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I was just considering getting a capture card for my TV, and was wondering if capturing from the card would be better or the same as something like Fraps. Also what will the file size comparison be?
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I'm not sure, I've never used a capture card before. I know Fraps is the best you can get as far as quality goes before converting because it's a RAW file. It's literally the quality as you saw it.

It's also possible to maintain 100% of that quality, if not more with a simple conversion to a file format such as MP4HD, etc. That way you'll have a file size that's a whole lot smaller and can be uploaded to sites.
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It would be worse. FRAPS is not raw - it's lossless, but it can also be lossy (sometimes they do certain conversions that uglify things).
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It would be worse. FRAPS is not raw - it's lossless, but it can also be lossy (sometimes they do certain conversions that uglify things).
I thought it was raw, interesting.
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