What to use to record?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Sargent¥, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Staff Member

    Steam:

    Other than TF2 demos, I wanted to start doing live commentaries. However, my current recording device demands I play games in windowed mode which significantly lowers my FPS. On top of recording, I hardly get any FPS. What would you guys suggest I use to record? (Preferably free cause I'm cheap)
     
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  2. Defibyoulater

    Defibyoulater Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Loilo Recording. Simple cheap free.
     
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  3. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    If you aren't getting many FPS to begin with, the performance hit of recording will probably halve that.

    OBS is a good, free alternative to fraps. No watermarks or any of that bullshit. No catch. You do have to configure it the first time around, though. On the bright side it can be configured to trade-off a lower quality recording for higher FPS, or vice-versa. Even in my case I had to play around with it to hit that 1080p + 60fps sweet spot.
     
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  4. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Staff Member

    Steam:

    I get around 70 FPS in CSGO, 110 in TF2 but I tried configuring OBS and it only recorded my audio, despite game capture being set for TF2.
    Never heard of it but site looks sketchy,
     
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  5. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Use monitor capture as a source.
     
  6. Defibyoulater

    Defibyoulater Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    I use it for everything, never gave me a problem. Doesn't even ask for updates every freakin' week nor does it push upgrade from trail notifications.
     
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  7. Sargent¥

    Sargent¥ Trade Moderator Staff Member

    Steam:

    I'm going to check this out. I'll ask you if I have any questions.
     
  8. Meowcenary

    Meowcenary TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Do you have a nvidia video card?

    If so it might have shadowplay
     
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  9. KillerZebra

    KillerZebra Forum Admin Staff Member Contributor

    Steam:

    OBS
     
  10. Maor

    Maor Scarcely Lethal Noob

    Steam:

    Capture source on monitor!
     
  11. Dave

    Dave TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Maybe GoPro ..yea wear a GoPro. Than we can see everything that you're doing.
     
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