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Best app for recording game footage?
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Hello everyone,

What's the best (as in the least impacting on performance/lowest input lag) app for recording footage of gameplay? I just want to record stuff, not stream.

Thanks!

Hello everyone,

What's the best (as in the least impacting on performance/lowest input lag) app for recording footage of gameplay? I just want to record stuff, not stream.

Thanks!
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try OBS ((its free))

try OBS ((its free))
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shadowplay is good if u have a nvidia gpu

shadowplay is good if u have a nvidia gpu
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OBS is great if you get the right settings done (doesn't take much time)
shadowplay if nvidia
camtasia if you want to go that route, good for recording and pretty user friendly IMO

OBS is great if you get the right settings done (doesn't take much time)
shadowplay if nvidia
camtasia if you want to go that route, good for recording and pretty user friendly IMO
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I have both OBS and shadowplay, any reason to use one over the other?

I have both OBS and shadowplay, any reason to use one over the other?
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sildeezyI have both OBS and shadowplay, any reason to use one over the other?

obs is better but more confusing, shadowplay is simpler but less options and quality, although the quality of shadowplay is good for gameplay

[quote=sildeezy]I have both OBS and shadowplay, any reason to use one over the other?[/quote]
obs is better but more confusing, shadowplay is simpler but less options and quality, although the quality of shadowplay is good for gameplay
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sildeezyI have both OBS and shadowplay, any reason to use one over the other?

OBS has better options ranging from quality to certain audio settings. Confusing, and what infinity said is exactly what they are.
I'd say use OBS for more local recordings (such as demos), but shadowplay for more "clip" video types. OBS can be used to do clips, however you'd need to record the entire time, where shadowplay can do some highlights, I forgot what they were called.

[quote=sildeezy]I have both OBS and shadowplay, any reason to use one over the other?[/quote]

OBS has better options ranging from quality to certain audio settings. Confusing, and what infinity said is exactly what they are.
I'd say use OBS for more local recordings (such as demos), but shadowplay for more "clip" video types. OBS can be used to do clips, however you'd need to record the entire time, where shadowplay can do some highlights, I forgot what they were called.
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you can setup replay buffer in obs which functions the same as shadowplay (use for clipping stuff)
nvenc encoding in obs uses hardware acceleration just like shadowplay.

but if were talking absolute minimum input lag/frame loss, its going to be nvidia share aka shadowplay, you can use nvfbc which yields better performance than nvenc is able to

you can setup replay buffer in obs which functions the same as shadowplay (use for clipping stuff)
nvenc encoding in obs uses hardware acceleration just like shadowplay.

but if were talking absolute minimum input lag/frame loss, its going to be nvidia share aka shadowplay, you can use nvfbc which yields better performance than nvenc is able to
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if you're recording demos for clips/movies i'd use OBS
if you're recording live gameplay for POV purposes i'd use shadowplay because of better performance

if you're recording demos for clips/movies i'd use OBS
if you're recording live gameplay for POV purposes i'd use shadowplay because of better performance
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messiahif you're recording demos for clips/movies i'd use OBS
if you're recording live gameplay for POV purposes i'd use shadowplay because of better performance

If you're recording demos you shouldn't use OBS, you should use Lawena to ensure perfect frame pacing and no re-encode troubles.

For TF2 anyways. OBS is fine for games that lack render outputs like this.

[quote=messiah]if you're recording demos for clips/movies i'd use OBS
if you're recording live gameplay for POV purposes i'd use shadowplay because of better performance[/quote]
If you're recording demos you shouldn't use OBS, you should use Lawena to ensure perfect frame pacing and no re-encode troubles.

For TF2 anyways. OBS is fine for games that lack render outputs like this.
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yttriummessiahif you're recording demos for clips/movies i'd use OBS
if you're recording live gameplay for POV purposes i'd use shadowplay because of better performance
If you're recording demos you shouldn't use OBS, you should use Lawena to ensure perfect frame pacing and no re-encode troubles.

For TF2 anyways. OBS is fine for games that lack render outputs like this.

if you dont want to spend an hour rendering and dont care about having the best quality its fine to use OBS or shadowplay to record demos

[quote=yttrium][quote=messiah]if you're recording demos for clips/movies i'd use OBS
if you're recording live gameplay for POV purposes i'd use shadowplay because of better performance[/quote]
If you're recording demos you shouldn't use OBS, you should use Lawena to ensure perfect frame pacing and no re-encode troubles.

For TF2 anyways. OBS is fine for games that lack render outputs like this.[/quote]

if you dont want to spend an hour rendering and dont care about having the best quality its fine to use OBS or shadowplay to record demos
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is there any program that i can set to record for a certain amount of time then it stops itself?

for example if i wanted to record a full 30min demo i could set it to record for 30mins then just leave it?

is there any program that i can set to record for a certain amount of time then it stops itself?

for example if i wanted to record a full 30min demo i could set it to record for 30mins then just leave it?
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lethis there any program that i can set to record for a certain amount of time then it stops itself?

for example if i wanted to record a full 30min demo i could set it to record for 30mins then just leave it?

you can do that in OBS

[quote=leth]is there any program that i can set to record for a certain amount of time then it stops itself?

for example if i wanted to record a full 30min demo i could set it to record for 30mins then just leave it?[/quote]
you can do that in OBS
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