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Best Game-Capture Method?

MashedBrotatoes

56 months ago

Hello fellow video game-loving humans. I'm building a new computer here in two weeks when school gets out and I'm planning on playing a ton of games with my buds. If I were to record some of it, what is the best method? Fraps? Capture card? Thanks

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Best method in terms of quality is CPU-based capture, but since most people's CPUs can't handle that + intense gameplay simultaneously, what mrluckypants96 said is very true, but if you want to do capture on a console or a weaker computer, a separate capture-card might be the way to go.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok well I also have a ps4 that I might record on as well so would a capture card be the best option?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any capture cards you would recommend?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

No, unfortunately. I would recommend one of the internal ones as opposed to the externals, if you don't mind lugging your computer from one point to another.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, well I'll take that into consideration. Thanks

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

People Like Elgato.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Elgato is focused on console mainly though correct?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, like Eschaton mentioned it's a possibility the OP is asking about consoles, which is why I mentioned it.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

oh, btw i never learned what OP meant and was to lazy to figure it out myself :/ could you please define it?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building a new computer here in two weeks when school gets out and I'm planning on playing a ton of games with my buds.

I just read the actual thing.....

NVM.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

godzlegend go home youre drunk

xD

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Avermedia is good, that is internal cards though.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the performance of the raptr apps recording and streaming. While just recording it does extremely well with almost no hit to fps. With streaming it takes a bigger toll though

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

For more complex stuff I highly recommend OBS. I've been using it on Ubuntu and love it to death now. Definitely not using Raptr or anything else, even when I get my GPU.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I'll be getting the evga 970 so would it be able to handle all that at once?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The 970 is what I want in terms of price and performance, despite the 3.5 fluke. If anything, I'd go to a higher-end 960.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure you have an Imperial f--kton of disk space around to hold the video files if you use Shadowplay. Even a short gaming session can generate video files many tens of gigabytes in size.

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