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Mech-Gamer
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 04:13 PM Edited by Mech-Gamer, 27 July 2005 - 04:18 PM.

What is the best program to use to record stunt videos on San Andreas PC. I tried using FRAPS but as soon as i press record (F9) my game lags like hell, also there is only a very small record function on it (30 secs I think)

Is there any better recording programs then Fraps which won't lag my game and have a better record function ?

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Ooooooooooooops sorry wrong forum .... Could a moderator please move to the editing section for me.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:35 PM

Any program is going to lag your game. The game is fairly system intensive to begin with and recording it is going to set up a frame dump to your hard drive. I actually invested in a capture card. I record to VCR and capture it back in. Not the easiest route, but I have other options too, so it fit what I wanted for myself.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 12:09 PM

then maybe you can help me dem, i have an excellent piece of footage for sa, but its on a normal video tape, how can i transfer it to a pc???

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:47 PM

try fraps
www.fraps.com

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE (San andreas master @ Jul 28 2005, 08:09)
then maybe you can help me dem, i have an excellent piece of footage for sa, but its on a normal video tape, how can i transfer it to a pc???

You would need a capture card. Only capture cards (and this can mean video cards with capture capability) allow you to import a video signal. For a fee, you could mail it to me and I could make clips wink.gif

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:13 AM

I think FRAPS is the only movie recording prog out there (right?).
But the lags are ez to take - the slo-mo I get lets me perform better and react faster on videos. wink.gif
Only compressing them is a problem cry.gif

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE (firebot @ Jul 28 2005, 20:47)
try fraps
www.fraps.com

yerk, did you read his post?

he says that it lags as hell with fraps

or something like that mad.gif

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:50 PM

Fraps has an option to set the FPS to capture. If you set it at 5 for example, the game is going to play at 5 FPS.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 04:06 AM

I get good results with FRAPS when I set my desktop, game resolution, and capture resolution to be all the same. If I'm 800x600 in the game, I set the desktop and FRAPS capture to the same.

Of course SA has higher requirements then VC, so your milage may vary. If you can get your hands on a DV Cam and have an S-Video or composite out on your video card, you can certainly go that route as well, since that leaves all your CPU power available to the game. You will have to re-import the footage via FireWire to edit, but it does work.

Good luck!

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 06:18 AM

When capturing using Fraps and your game lags try these things :

changing advanced graphics options,
turn down or off antialiasing & set quality to low

Set display resolution to 640x480 and record in full-size
OR
Set display resolution to 800x600 and record in Half-size

Disable audio record if you dont need in-game sound

If you can, record on a different hard drive or seperate
partition.

Certain areas in the game will lag more than others
play with the settings in low lag areas to get best footage.








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