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Better frame rate when recording with Fraps?

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by stop, May 27, 2013.

  1. stop

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    This is about rfactor and rfactor 2, where I'm recording clips, but clips with many cars in shot have a frame rate of about 10fps, and i just find it hard to get decent audio by speeding up slow mo. Is there any way to get a better frame rate when recording with Fraps other than recording in slow-mo?
     
  2. Marco Bijl

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    Well, before I can answer that question, the first question would be, how is the framerate of your game, without FRAPS recording, when you have 10+ cars?

    Simple answer would be that, in case your framerate is low at those moments as well, the only option is to:
    - Lower graphics settings (relief the GPU + CPU)
    - Lower resolution. Full HD is only 1080x720, so recording in a higher resolution is not needed in principle (relief the GPU + CPU)
    - Upgrade the computer (increase capacity of GPU/CPU)

    Check your Performance tab on the task manager to see what is limiting your framerate at that moment.
     
  3. Calum McLure

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    If I want to record something I usually just use the replay and record from that. But if you need to do it whilst playing try saving it to a different HDD if possible. If the game is on the C drive try recording to the D drive etc
     
  4. Marco Bijl

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    Well, all performance enhancements you make, will make no difference if the framerate is low without running Fraps :).

    It only lowers the frames, so you will never get higher then the game itself without recording on.

    Indeed, using a replay works better most of the time :)
     
  5. Tiens Van Zyl

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    Fraps in my oppinion kills the fps when recording.

    I'd recommend you try Dxtory or MSI Afterburner. They do not have such a big hit on frame drops.
    My problem is that the video I recorded stutters for some odd reason but in all other non sim games it is smooth as silk