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    Which capture software is the best for game action recording?

    I am looking at the various versions and products available to record game play.
    Thoughts and opinions please.
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    I use Fraps, it's tried and true.
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    There's fraps, which I would personally recommend.
    Down side - Large file sizes, only a problem if you don't have a lot of hard drive space, but you should be editing your video down and encoding it anyways.
    Upside - Probably the best quality of any game capture software.

    However, there are a couple other options. I haven't been able to configure most of them correctly though, besides dxtroy.
    Dxtory (Similar to fraps), playclaw (Have never tried it), Bandicam (Low file sizes, but I could not get it to capture my sound), wegame (Requires a monthly membership for HD I think), and xfire (which seems to drop my frame rate a lot.)

    I'd honestly go with fraps, but if that isn't your bucket of chicken, I would try dxtory or Bandicam.
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    Fraps is good as long as you can edit out the bumps inbetween files, and have a good software to convert it to mp4/mp2
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    Originally Posted by nabokovfan87 Go to original post
    Fraps is good as long as you can edit out the bumps inbetween files, and have a good software to convert it to mp4/mp2
    I never have any bumps.

    Fraps is VERY hard drive intensive, you need a good performance RAID array or SSD to record full-frame size at a high FPS or you run into bottlenecking issues. I personally record onto a 5x2TB RAID 5 array of 5,900 RPM drives with a sustained write speed of something like 110 MBps (not Mbps), it wasn't a cheap setup though.
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    Its literally a 1-2 frame repeat while the video file is split. It isn't difficult to edit out, I just wish fraps wouldn't split the files so much!
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    I've never noticed it doing that and I never bother editing my clips. I just slap them into Premiere and edit normally.
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    Never had a problem using FRAPs and solid recordings in lossless format.

    Play games on SSD record to HDD no bottlenecks
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    I support fraps. While recording this game, I literally seen less than a 1-fps drop (recording in 30-FPS, full screen options (On fraps)) in a windowed mode.
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    I'm looking for the best FREE recorder to create videos on Youtube for a friend of mine.. Preferably low-size videos.. >.> Any help?
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