I'm trying to do some screen casts but no matter what application I try (Camtasia, FRAPS) the performance impact of the recording affects the quality of the animations I want to capture too much.
I use a top-end machine (i7, SSD etc.) so I doubt that I can do much about it and I have also tried several suggestions to tweak the performance (use different codecs etc.) but all to no avail.
Can anyone recommend a good hardware solution to capturing video? Ideally it would work with HDMI since my laptop only has a HDMI output.