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Video Capture Program...much Better Than Fraps For Gpl Capture?


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#1 Jim Pearson

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Posted Jan 26 2015 - 12:46 AM

This topic has been covered before, but I thought the options we were all using were far from optimal. The low quality of my UTube videos has always irritated me, because, although I can run GPL smoothly at 1920 X 1080 and at 60 FPS, up to now I have been forced to use an in game resolution of 1024 X 768 and FRAPS capture at only 30 FPS to achieve smooth video capture. Although I am not planning a new video in the foreseeable future, I did spend some time on the net today researching any new software alternatives to FRAPS and came up with this.... http://www.bandicam.com/ and this; http://www.bandicam.com/support/tips/best-codec/ After downloading and some experimentation with the various options, to my great surprise, I can now produce very smooth high quality AVI movies at a constant 60 FPS using full screen capture; i.e. at 1920 X 1080. These are the video capture settings I used. In ADVANCED Tab FPS = 60 FULL SCREEN QUALITY = 80 FILE TYPE = AVI CODEC = H264 NVenc (VBR)* *This Nvenc codec apparently only uses the partitioned part of modern Nvidea graphics cards to process the render, so it doesn't use the CPU for that task. This may be why such efficiency can be achieved as by comparison, both GPL and FRAPS are very CPU intensive I believe. The file sizes also seem reasonable for full screen 60FPS capture [ 800mb for nearly two minutes ] as Bandicam compresses the output as it captures. There is the usual trial free version and the licensed version about $35. Works for me; hope it provides benefit for anyone else willing to try it. Cheers Jim

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Posted Jan 26 2015 - 06:22 AM

Hi Jim!

Thx for the info.
I also have the same "problems" you describe with FRAPS and GPL.
I will give this one a try for my next GPL video!

Cheers
Stefan

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Posted Jan 26 2015 - 06:24 AM

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. :thanks:

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Posted Jan 26 2015 - 07:35 AM

Something I discovered with Fraps is that even if you use OpenGL to race, it works much better if replays are saved using DirectX.

Don't know if it's obvious to all of you... but it just what I learned from my really short experience with GPL videos.

Thanks for the information about Bandicam, Jim!

Cheers, Marcos.

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Posted Jan 26 2015 - 02:58 PM

The good thing is that youtube supports 60FPS video now - so if you use the 60 FPS patch for GPL and record your video at 60 then it should end up looking the best that can currently be managed :)

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Posted Jan 26 2015 - 05:03 PM

Found this small piece on video capture.

http://www.pchelpfor...do-you-use.html

TP:

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Posted Jan 27 2015 - 02:43 AM

Hello all together! Well, I made my second gpl video a week ago with a totaly free capture program named "OPEN BROADCASTER SOFWARE" and it was a race on the new SPA 67 track with all the details on. And all this in 1920x1080 @ 60 FPS. You can see the result of this over here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8UqJppRB20.

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Posted Jan 27 2015 - 03:54 AM

View PostRalonso, on Jan 27 2015 - 02:43 AM, said:

Hello all together! Well, I made my second gpl video a week ago with a totaly free capture program named "OPEN BROADCASTER SOFWARE" and it was a race on the new SPA 67 track with all the details on. And all this in 1920x1080 @ 60 FPS. You can see the result of this over here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8UqJppRB20.

Thank you. It looks very nice. I am not very familiar with video capturing, could you please post your OBS settings.

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Posted Jan 27 2015 - 04:33 AM

View PostRalonso, on Jan 27 2015 - 02:43 AM, said:

Hello all together! Well, I made my second gpl video a week ago with a totaly free capture program named "OPEN BROADCASTER SOFWARE" and it was a race on the new SPA 67 track with all the details on. And all this in 1920x1080 @ 60 FPS. You can see the result of this over here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8UqJppRB20.

Always nice to see some new GPL videos, keep them coming! :up:

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Posted Jan 27 2015 - 06:15 AM

@ Ferrari: sorry tried to post a screenshot of my settings but couldn't find a way to paste it in here, don't know how to do that.. but you can use the programm first a litte by trial and error, concerning your settings, at last this was my way to find the best settings for myself.. set your fps to 60 with no downscale resolution and set the Encoding Profile to "high" and the x264 cpu preset to "very fast". In addition to this turn on your multithread optimaions and set the process priority class to "high". For the rest of the settings you have to try out what's the best for yourself..

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Posted Jan 27 2015 - 06:51 AM

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couldn't find a way to paste it in here, don't know how to do that..
Use the "More Reply Options" or "Use Full Editor" depending of where you are and under "Attach File" choose the JPG you want to paste.

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Posted Jan 27 2015 - 08:24 AM

@Ralonso

Tried it but had no luck, it's just recording the sound but no picture...
How do you set the "capture device"?

PS
your nice vid is in 36fps :)

My way of getting a 60fps video

FRAPS half size, 60fps, write on SSD! Reduce size with AutoGK.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/tigprb

Edited by Cookie, Jan 27 2015 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted Jan 27 2015 - 10:50 AM

@ Chris Amon Fan: open your OBS go to the left window with your courser and tap the right mouse button to create a new scene. Then allow direkt monitor capturing.. BTW you're right, my vid has registrated all the original 36fps of the game, as I played it, but in order not to loose any of the frames, it has been recorded with 60fps. :)

Edited by Ralonso, Jan 27 2015 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted Jan 29 2015 - 07:02 AM

Update :  I made a successful test by capturing my last GPL video again as a 1920 X 1080 full sized AVI at 60 FPS. Came out well, then I edited with headers etc and converted to MP4, the recommended UTube upload format.

That MP4 looks almost as sharp and colourfull as the track running in GPL, however is seriously degraded when viewing at 1080P 60FPS using Google Chrome.

And this is the link




Attached are three screens showing what I mean.

Irritating to say the least!  Ralonso's effort looks far better at Spa IMO.

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Posted Mar 07 2015 - 12:12 AM

Trying desperately to get OBS to work for GPL. I use it for my iRacing livestreams and for Assetto Corsa video captures, but with GPL I keep getting a completely black capture no matter what I try. Any help?




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