View Full Version : Best set up for recording gameplay.

Neil Bateman
05-06-2015, 10:57
Quite soon i will be upgrading to a gtx970 and full HD monitor hoping to run the game in the highest settings possible, currently i dont have a GPU good enough to run ultra settings nor do i have a 1080p monitor so any videos i make tend not to be much good quality wise.

I want to start making a few videos of online/offline races, in the past i have used fraps, bandicam, dxtory and right now msi afterburner.

I want to make the best quality videos i can and am looking for some really good recording and converting software, not something that is silly expensive but a reasonable price, and if not too much to ask has anyone got some links to some good tutorials on how to get the best results for high quality gameplay videos.

Many thanks.

05-06-2015, 12:06
When you have your gtx970, you will be able to use shadowplay, which is the best recording app overall.

Steve Dean
05-06-2015, 13:20
I use Mirrillis Action or Shadowplay
Action is a paid software around 20 https://mirillis.com/en/products/action.html can look at it here.

I have just done couple comparisons but I was bit of a pratt my 1st one for action i did in practice mode and the shadowplay i did in time trial as the Lykan with cold tyres is a pain to drive but oh well.

with action I recorded in .AVI and uploaded to youtube with the action app no editing, the shadowplay file i just uploaded after it recorded.
Will show some pics of Action and Shadowplay then will leave videos below all videos are HD 60fps


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Action Recorded & Uploaded




05-06-2015, 14:32
I first install the x264vfw codecs, then use 'Bandicam' to record the video's, if the video is particularly large I then use 'handbrake' (https://handbrake.fr/) to re-encode the video to a smaller filesize.

Some examples (http://www.dailymotion.com/wardogz-uk)

05-06-2015, 15:16
Shadowplay works very well and after looking at the video examples it also looks the best.
Look at the carbon fibre detail in both vids and Shadowplay has far more detail

Gavin Thomas
05-06-2015, 15:31
Personally I'd recommend DxTory when set up right the file size's are decent, and more importantly doesn't hit the FPS to hard.

Neil Bateman
05-06-2015, 22:20
Thanks guys i will look into all suggestions.

06-06-2015, 11:36
Quality wise Shadowplay is the best I have used but for a very slight drop in quality but with a few more bells and whistles I use OBS. It's free and will record in MP4 so you can upload right to Youtube if you don't want to edit. Click the link in my sig to see some samples.

Steve Dean
06-06-2015, 20:44
I tried a few different sims with Shadowplay Pcars AC RRE and did a lap each in the MP412-C GT3 in each sim only difference was in RRE was in Multiplayer and different track as that doesn't have Silverstone.
Would say Quality wise shadowplay is best I also don't sufffer any performance or FPS loss while using shadowplay, all vids 1080-p 60fps.




Alan Gamester
18-06-2015, 19:06
I also use Shadowplay and as stated above is really good for what it does (I just don't like the 11 min - 18 min cap on videos) was a pleasent surprise when I got my Nvidia card. For consoles I use the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 which is decent for what it does.