The amazing PlayClaw video capture tool gives customers incredible power!PlayClaw has been designed to make full use of multi-core processors and hardware accelerated H.264 codecs, which ensures the outstanding quality of the output with a minimal impact on system performance.
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Release Date:
Sep 10, 2013

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September 15

First PlayClaw 6 beta

We worked hard to prepare this major update. Or, may be, almost new software - PlayClaw 6.
We've changed the core of our software a bit. Overlays are the very important thing, other features are just useful "addons".
Here is how PlayClaw 6 looks after the first start.

Overlay editor with realtime preview and dashboard to fast access common overlays properties.


You can add up to 255 overlays using right mouse button click on preview or dashboard.

Set of overlays


PlayClaw 6 supports interactive mode with overlays (if overlay can do it). Double click on overlay opens a "door".

Interactive with browser overlay


Overlays have a set of common settings. Some of them are new for PlayClaw.

Render layer to draw specific overlay over or under others

Visibility mode for every overlay


PlayClaw 6 supports Scenes management. You can prepare scene for every your game or streaming mode and just switch them in one-two clicks.

Scenes management



We've optimized our capture and encoding engine and version 6 does its job 2x faster than version 5. FPS drop during capture is very low, really.
This beta has limited set of available overlays.
This beta can have bugs :)
This beta is free for all PlayClaw 5 steam owners.
We plan to make paid upgrade to v6, but it will cost only a few USD.

To install this beta you need to open software properties in Steam client and select "version-6" beta in Betas tab. Steam will start download after closing properties window.
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About This Software

The amazing PlayClaw video capture tool gives customers incredible power!

PlayClaw has been designed to make full use of multi-core processors and hardware accelerated H.264 codecs, which ensures the outstanding quality of the output with a minimal impact on system performance. PlayClaw will record full HD videos of your gameplay with high frame rates with your audio commentary with minimal possible performance hit!

The other nifty feature is PlayClaw’s ability to render helpful overlays over game screen. PlayClaw will show you who's speaking in games using Teamspeak 3, leading to better teamwork. Check your GPU/CPU load and temperatures right in game with PlayClaw's overlays. Overlays are fully compatible with the latest versions of Windows and graphics engines.

At A Glance:
  • Capture game video with optional recording game audio
  • H.264 encoding with hardware acceleration (Intel QuickSync, NVidia Encoder, AMD VCE encoder)
  • Streaming to YouTube, Twitch and other RTMP services
  • Special capture desktop mode in Windows 7, 8/8.1 and 10
  • Adjustable video recording frame rate and size
  • Up to 16 audio sources
  • Unique pre-recording feature
  • Output in multiple formats (AVI, MP4)
  • Capture screenshots
  • Various overlays: voice overlays for Teamspeak 3, FPS, CPU/GPU statistics, timers, etc.
  • Webcam overlay support
  • Support for 3rd party overlays via plugins system.
  • Multithreaded compression code
  • Realtime audio preprocessing engine
  • Profile-based settings
  • Compatible with PunkBuster & Valve Anti Cheat

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2-cores CPU with SSE support
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel/AMD/NVidia graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Additional Notes: Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel SandyBridge CPU or AMD APU A10-58xx or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6хх or AMD Radeon HD 77xx or better
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Additional Notes: Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
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