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beef1218 09-21-2011 02:48 PM

Question about Video recording
 
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Hi, I just downloaded Badicam free version to try to record videos. However, when I use default settings, my game lags badly. I had to reduce FPS to 15 to make it smooth. The video quality seems pretty poor now. When I watch it again, I feel dizzy myself.

Here is an example of my poor quality video:

testing quality.avi - YouTube

Attached below is my currect settings.
I believe my computer hardware is pretty good (at least above average). How do you guys record videos with good quality? What's your Badicam settings?

Thanks!
Andy

Uncharted 09-21-2011 03:59 PM

if you can post ur pc specs? and do u have 2 HDD? or 1?, it's recommended if recording to save the file into the secondary HDD ( if available), also encode video to 60 fps, not 30.

remember that sdgo was developed some time ago and it doesn't support quad core systems so sometimes dual cores have better performance

beef1218 09-21-2011 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncharted (Post 1606485)
if you can post ur pc specs? and do u have 2 HDD? or 1?, it's recommended if recording to save the file into the secondary HDD ( if available), also encode video to 60 fps, not 30.

remember that sdgo was developed some time ago and it doesn't support quad core systems so sometimes dual cores have better performance

Sure, my computer specs:
i5-2500k oc to 4.4Ghz
8G ddr3 1600 ram
radeon HD4850 512m
1tb 7200rpm hd (where my XP and sdgo are installed on)

I do have another 96GB SSD, but I am not using it when I play sdgo.
I tried encoding video to 60 fps, but that made my game very laggy.

Thanks.

beef1218 09-21-2011 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncharted (Post 1606485)
if you can post ur pc specs? and do u have 2 HDD? or 1?, it's recommended if recording to save the file into the secondary HDD ( if available), also encode video to 60 fps, not 30.

remember that sdgo was developed some time ago and it doesn't support quad core systems so sometimes dual cores have better performance

Sure, my computer specs:
i5-2500k oc to 4.4Ghz
gigabyte z68 mobo
8G ddr3 1600 ram
radeon HD4850 512m (maybe a bit old but should still be fine for sdgo)
1tb 7200rpm hd (where my XP and sdgo are installed on)

I do have another 96GB SSD, but I am not using it when I play sdgo. Maybe I can try to save my video to the SSD and see if it improves.
I tried encoding video to 60 fps, but that made my game very laggy.

Thanks.

Uncharted 09-21-2011 04:34 PM

specs should be fine, my settings on bandicam are
full size
60 fps
quality 80

the ony difference from yours, if not, try fraps

edit:

btw

ssd are meant to be primary drives, hdd are meant for storage ( theorically)

beef1218 09-21-2011 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncharted (Post 1606501)
specs should be fine, my settings on bandicam are
full size
60 fps
quality 80

the ony difference from yours, if not, try fraps

edit:

btw

ssd are meant to be primary drives, hdd are meant for storage ( theorically)

full size/60 fps/quality 80 are the default settings which made my game lag like hell.
I do use ssd as primary drive for my windows7, I just don't want to mess it up with another Xp on it. I guess I will try fraps then.
Thanks.

tehprognoob 09-21-2011 06:00 PM

I don't think that definition is really so much a concern unless you are super-serious about your videos. I personally would recommend an unlocked copy of Fraps--it's the mainstream program for many games.

beef1218 09-21-2011 10:25 PM

I've tried Fraps. It still lags when I use "full size". I had to use "half size" to make it kinda smooth. However, a 3 mins video file size is 1.48GB. Is that normal? It took me hours to upload it to youtube. I feel there must be something wrong here.

Anyway, here is a video I recorded with Fraps. The quality is watchable but still not good.


Ao 09-21-2011 10:34 PM

i dunno how to fix your computer's lag problem, however i can say for sure that format has alot to do with the file size

after i record, i use windows movie maker (its free) in order to screw around with credits, edit music, etc etc.

it ends up as a much smaller file due to the change in format

speaking of which

i need to make a ssnw video later @@

Chsal 09-21-2011 11:15 PM

Fiddle round with the settings.

You can set the recording to 20 fps and people won't notice.

And also you should resave the file in windows movie maker to make it smaller.

beef1218 09-21-2011 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chsal (Post 1606677)
Fiddle round with the settings.

You can set the recording to 20 fps and people won't notice.

And also you should resave the file in windows movie maker to make it smaller.

I even try using 10 fps in full mode, but it still lags badly.

I will try windows movie maker, thanks.

tehprognoob 09-22-2011 04:44 AM

I recommend 30 fps half mode
For some reason it actually lags less for me...

Crimsonred 09-22-2011 04:46 AM

I set 100 fps half mode...
lol

xConvict 09-22-2011 04:48 AM

Can you post your fraps settings?
From my experience, Bandicam lags more in my PC dunno why :v.
Also:
Short Guide in reducing Size of videos recorded using fraps.
1.) Open Windows Movie Maker/Windows Live Movie Maker/any movie makers
2.) Import said Video to Movie Maker
3.) Save Movie...
4.) Pick Quality
5.) Done!

Kisaragi 09-22-2011 05:02 AM

1. Don't use WMM, it sucks gay balls
2. Use a better movie maker program, like Sony Vegas. (Use dark arts to obtain)
3. Encode the vids to make it not have 5mil TB for the size

Kudaranai 09-22-2011 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beef1218 (Post 1606641)
I've tried Fraps. It still lags when I use "full size". I had to use "half size" to make it kinda smooth. However, a 3 mins video file size is 1.48GB. Is that normal? It took me hours to upload it to youtube. I feel there must be something wrong here.

It's because that's a raw recorded video and needs to be compressed. I second the not using WMM one. For a free alternative (instead of Sony Vegas) try virtualdub or virtualdubmod (I use the latter) with an Xvid mpeg-4 codec.

Naturally, you'll need to download the codecs if you haven't already.

Kisaragi 09-22-2011 05:17 AM

i use both vegas and virtualdub.

vegas for making the vid itself, virtualdub for encoding.

OMGHAX 09-22-2011 08:54 AM

I use Camtasia. But not using it on SDGO though. :/

beef1218 09-22-2011 12:03 PM

Thanks everyone for your help.

I just switch to play SDGO on my windows7 on SSD. Amazingly I can record with bandicam in full mode smoothly now. Yeah~
I also got sony vegas, will try it later.

The bad news is I can't find my correct mouse sensitivity setting on win7 now. lol

mechmaster90 09-27-2011 09:14 PM

Try Wegame.
I was using Fraps and I had pretty bad lag on SDGO. Lag with Wegame is inexistent.

I use ulead video studio to edit and encode my vids.


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