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I want to make a video of a shooter game in 720p HD format in Windows 7. But the video is always laggy (low fps). I'm using Camtasia Studio.
If capture area (resolution) is smaller, the fps is OK, but I can't say it's good...

What I've tried:

  • remove all special effects in Windows
  • set the theme to Classic (not Aero)
  • remove all special effects in the game
  • change recording codec settings

But the video is still bad.
My PC is rather good. I think it is Windows 7's fault...

What else can I do to improve the screen recording performance?

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Have you tried other software that includes video capture functionality, like FRAPS or XFire? I mean, just to rule out the possibility that the capture software is the problem. –  boot13 Sep 18 '10 at 19:17
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Camtasia is for full desktop recording, while Fraps and XFire actually hook into the game and record frames in-game. –  Corey Sep 18 '10 at 19:49
    
It seems like FRAPS is actually faster. I think I will have to use it. –  Oleh Prypin Sep 18 '10 at 20:09

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You could set up Camtasia Recorder to use the DivX codec instead of the TSCC codec, and if you have a nice fast CPU (3ghz+) plus a lot of RAM you may be OK.

Another option might be using two computers and a remote desktop.  That way Camtasia Studio is not running on the same system as the game so you aren't sharing the CPU resources.

Does the game you are playing need hardware acceleration? If not, you could try turning down hardware acceleration to help improve video quality.

If all else fails, contact TechSmith for free tech support by phone (+1.517.381.2300) or http://techsmith.custhelp.com/.

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I'm using DivX ;-) MPEG-4 Fast-Motion codec, but that doesn't help. Other DivX codecs just crash the Recorder –  Oleh Prypin Sep 29 '10 at 18:49
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Have you tried other software that includes video capture functionality, like FRAPS or XFire? I mean, just to rule out the possibility that the capture software is the problem.
boot13


Camtasia is for full desktop recording, while Fraps and XFire actually hook into the game and record frames in-game.
Corey

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