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Anyone experienced with FRAPS? I have a question.

#1svr2006gawdPosted 8/15/2013 2:00:20 PM
I just purchased FRAPS to make some gaming videos, and I was wondering if there was a way to record at 30 FPS while still playing at 60 FPS? I want this because YouTube will encode it to 30 FPS anyway, but I'd like to play at 60. I heard if I put the framerate to record at 60, and it dips down it could cause problems with my video speeding up and slowing down, double frames, etc, is this true? Or should I just set it at 60 and record?
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#2PyrotechnixxxPosted 8/15/2013 2:09:26 PM
svr2006gawd posted...
if there was a way to record at 30 FPS while still playing at 60 FPS


No, I don't believe that is possible. You're better of just recording at 30 FPS.
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#3sknmakPosted 8/15/2013 2:26:28 PM(edited)
svr2006gawd posted...
I just purchased FRAPS to make some gaming videos, and I was wondering if there was a way to record at 30 FPS while still playing at 60 FPS? I want this because YouTube will encode it to 30 FPS anyway, but I'd like to play at 60. I heard if I put the framerate to record at 60, and it dips down it could cause problems with my video speeding up and slowing down, double frames, etc, is this true? Or should I just set it at 60 and record?


I like to play at high fps as well. I usually record at 60fps [if possible]. Afterwards when I compress the video, I set the framerate to 30fps for YouTube. Otherwise I'll leave it at 60fps and just upload it. 30fps makes more sense because we all know YT will only show 30fps. Make sure the "Lock framerate while recording" is not checked as well.

It could cause problems, but you appear to have a solid build. Have you tried recording at 60fps? Try it out first then come back and post your results.
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#4wizardmonPosted 8/15/2013 2:23:03 PM
MSIAfterburner allows you to play at 60 FPS whilst recording at 30 FPS.

I've not used FRAPS in several updates, but I heard they also had this feature somewhere in their settings now.
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#5svr2006gawd(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2013 2:34:50 PM
sknmak posted...
svr2006gawd posted...
I just purchased FRAPS to make some gaming videos, and I was wondering if there was a way to record at 30 FPS while still playing at 60 FPS? I want this because YouTube will encode it to 30 FPS anyway, but I'd like to play at 60. I heard if I put the framerate to record at 60, and it dips down it could cause problems with my video speeding up and slowing down, double frames, etc, is this true? Or should I just set it at 60 and record?


I like to play at high fps as well. I usually record at 60fps [if possible]. Afterwards when I compress the video, I set the framerate to 30fps for YouTube. Otherwise I'll leave it at 60fps and just upload it. 30fps makes more sense because we all know YT will only show 30fps. Make sure the "Lock framerate while recording" is not checked as well.

It could cause problems, but you appear to have a solid build. Have you tried recording at 60fps? Try it out first then come back and post your results.


Just tried recording ArmA 3 on max settings at 60 FPS, I was getting about 50-55. What program do you use for compression? I also made sure the lock framerate while recording is not checked.
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#6NingishzidaPosted 8/15/2013 2:35:01 PM
lolFRAPS

lost relevance years ago
#7svr2006gawd(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2013 2:35:31 PM
wizardmon posted...
MSIAfterburner allows you to play at 60 FPS whilst recording at 30 FPS.

I've not used FRAPS in several updates, but I heard they also had this feature somewhere in their settings now.


I can not use MSI Afterburner to record for some reason. I use it for my fan graphs and such, but I can not get it to record or for its OSD to show up. I can't figure out why.
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#8urtvPosted 8/15/2013 2:43:09 PM
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#9ThePCElitistPosted 8/15/2013 2:47:25 PM
You can play at 60 FPS while recording at 60 FPS if you are recording to a separate hard drive while playing your game and if you have a solid CPU. I can record and play without frame loss but it depends on your setup.
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#10OllyKiriyamaPosted 8/15/2013 3:00:10 PM
I didn't know Fraps doesn't allow you to do that, for me it's always been playing 60fps but recording in 30.
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