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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Waymon3X6, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    Well, I know this should be posted in the programs thread, but no one ever replys to me there, so maybe i could post it here?

    Anyways, I am looking for a program that will take videos of the pc game that you are playing *without making it lag like crazy*! Something like FRAPS or gamecam, but fraps makes my computer lag (stays at 20fps) and gamecam crashes bf2 when i try to load it.

    Any other ideas? Thanks
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Fraps works fine for me, you're not using it to capture video are you?
    All you need do is open it, then play the game. I notice no performance deficit when I run Fraps.
     
  3. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    yea, im using it for video, I need a program that will capture video without lagging the game...
     
  4. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Well, that's incredibly CPU intensive. If your PC can't keep up the pace when recording the games, then you either need to down the resolution or suffer the lag.
     
  5. Waymon3X6

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    I thought there were other programs out there that didnt lag the system? Like gamecam isnt supposted to (although it crashes BF2). So i need something like that.
     
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    The point is, capturing video at that resolution is demanding, I doubt with a single core you're going to be able to run games and record them without lag.
     
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    ....so I would be better off running a video camera pointed at my monitor? (hey, now that I think about it, that might work! :)
     
  8. sammorris

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    You try it, then tell me it works. I'll be very surprised.
    The refresh rate of the camera and monitor won't be identical, so you'll see refresh lines running down the screen.
     
  9. abuzar1

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    Or somehow you could run it through a DVD recorder before going to the Monitor.
     
  10. Waymon3X6

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    well I pointed the camera at the screen, no weird lines running down it on the cameras screen... Thats pretty weird.
     
  11. sammorris

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    A 60fps Camera?
     
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    You won't see any scanning lines on the recorded film, because the camcorder is just an optical sensor. It doesn't deal with refresh or video outputs. It doesn't have to record at 60fps because it is capturing the video in real time. Its kinda like your recording two cars, one going 5 mpg and one going 180 mph the camera will still be able ot film both cars as their speed(fps) has no effect on the camera. I hope that cleared things up a bit.
     
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    uhh, ok...
     
  14. sammorris

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    Well, not really, I've figured out the reason. It's because with an LCD, the screen refreshes at once! (lol I'm such a dumbass), it's only CRTs you get that problem with, since they refresh line by line continuously. So with an LCD, the camera sees what your eye sees. With a CRT, you get the scanning lines.
     
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    lol i forgot that bit of info to!(calls self dumbass also. The last time I dealt with a CRT was 8+ years ago, must've forgotten huh? :p lol
     
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    Actually no, I was using CRTs up until August last year. I had a particularly good one, so I kept it.
     
  17. PeaInAPod

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    Yeah, I was computer/internet/tech. deprived for a number of years. I had a Windows 98 when it first came out. It died on me and I our family didn't get another one. At the time I was too young to work so I didn't get a computer until like 2001/02-ish. And it came with a LCD so by that time I had forgotten about my CRT experiences.
     
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    Man I'm still using a CRT. You guys are lucky.
     
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    Click-Buzz. hehe, it's ok, some are very good, but I can look at an LCD all day, a CRT I can't.
     
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    Most definetly. Like now everyonce in a while I will have a multi-hour gaming tournament. If I had a CRT I would have a huge fuc**n headache within hours.
     
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