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Craig234

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I don't have a lot of use for a 'game recording' program, but have sometimes wanted one. I've heard of fraps as a free option.

But then I see humble has a package including things like a video editor and also including a 'game capture program' ScreenRecorder 3 Deluxe for $30 and wonder if it's a good option.

Unfortunately that sale ends in a few hours. Or are there better options... unlikely to get feedback almost immediately about that program. One user said its .mp4 output wasn't readable by other programs...
 

rivethead

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I don't have an answer on the software. Just a warning on being pressured to make a decision before a sale ends. Remember, there will always be another sale......... :)
 

DigDog

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What? You never heard of Shadowplay ??

Going on the likelyhood that you have a Nv GPU, although AMD has something similar. Essentially video capture happens directly on your GPU, bypassing the CPU - something fundamental to smooth gameplay; you'll find that FRAPS makes even the most stronk hexacore stutter and will likely result in a severe fps drop ingame.

Shadowplay has two settings: start&record simply outputs to your SSD, circa 3gb for 10min. Or, you play, then you think "that was a good game, i should save it" and with a button you dump on your SSD the last 12 minutes of video - this is stored on the GPU, not the SSD.
So, your GPU will *always* have the last 12 minutes saved.

Processing the file is rather straightforward, i use it as it is in sony vegas, or powerdirector, or whatever the Adobe is called. Generally there is no need to normalize the file.
 
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OlyAR15

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If you have Windows 10, then you can record game footage. No need for another program.
 

EXCellR8

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Has anyone actually used the Windows 10 function to record games? There's no way it can be as good as a capture card or proprietary software... could it?
 

OlyAR15

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Has anyone actually used the Windows 10 function to record games? There's no way it can be as good as a capture card or proprietary software... could it?
I've used it a few times. It works. Haven't compared it to anything else recently, although I did try the nvidia one a long time ago. Don't notice much difference. One thing I don't like about the Win10 recorder is that it only records the game at 1080p max.
 

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