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How to take screen shots and make videos of the game plays in PC?


Date: 14 Dec 2014   Posted By: Carlos Solanki     Group: Software & Apps    Category: Software   

Its very interesting to take screenshots and make videos of the game plays in PC. I just want to know which software is the best for taking screenshots and to make videos of the game plays. Also mention how the software works. So that I can share that captured image and videos of the game play as per my desire.

Read this thread to know the complete steps involved in taking screenshots and making videos of game plays in PC.


Author: Prashant Dalal    15 Dec 2014      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 7  (Rs 7)    Voting Score: 0

For making the gameplay videos, there are a lot of free as well as paid screen capture softwares which can be used to capture the full screen via openGL and DirectX codecs.
The following is the best freeware gameplay screen capture software:

D3DGear: From my personal experience, I recommend you to use this software for capturing your gameplays. D3DGear does not causes much FPS (Frame Rates per Second) loss while playing the games, thus, making a good balance between the smooth gaming and swift video capture. There are several codecs which come with this incredible software like "fast MPEG-4 version 2 codec", "fast motion JPEG codec", "Huffyuv Lossless codec", "Windows media 9 codec", "AMD hardware H.264 codec", "Intel hardware H.264 codec". Now, if you have a powerful system with at least 4 GB RAM and a core i3 or AMD FX 6300 processor, then you should choose either fast MPEG-4 version 2 codec or Windows media 9 codec. With these codecs, software will unleash the power of your PC's cores thus making a balance between smooth gameplay and good video recording. But in case if you have a Dual core CPU then you can go for either fast motion JPEG codec or Huffyuv lossless codec. Huffyuv lossless codec uses the resources from your hard disk and thus the smoothness of video recording will depend upon the speed of your system's hard disk. And if you have a good GPU from AMD like the ATI 7770 or ATI R7 250x or higher series, then you can choose AMD hardware H.264 codec as the optimal choice for recording your gameplays.

There are other software also like FRAPS, DxTory, Bandicam, Action, etc. But I don't recommend using any of them. D3DGear is far more better than all of them and there is no competition for this wonderful screen capture software.


Author: Prashant Dalal    15 Dec 2014      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 2

@Sufail: I have already used Ezvid and to be frankly speaking it is the worst video recorder I have ever encountered. While using Ezvid, I faced a lot of lag in my games and the recorded video was also crappy. I am aware that Ezvid provides the feature to directly upload the recorded videos to YouTube but that will be of no use when the recorded videos are crappy. No one will love to watch crappy videos. And moreover, D3DGear also has a very simple and easy to use user interface which even a novice can easily understand.



Author: Muddassir    11 Apr 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

You can use Camtasia for recording gameplay videos and capturing screenshots. You can add many effects to your video like commentry, arrows, intro etc. with the help of Camtasia.




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