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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26 aprile

There is hotfix build 3573

This build fixes one problem with old Intel CPUs (like 2700 or older) - wrong timestamps on encoded frames if you use H.264 Intel QuickSync encoder.

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19 aprile

New build with several bug fixes

Build 3561 is released!

  • Fixed crash on capture stop on some systems
  • Fixed Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War render bug
  • Capture overlay: added warning "low hdd space" when free space on target disk is lower than 1gb
  • Twitch overlay: connection was moved to separate thread to avoid too long PlayClaw start.
  • Added "auto restart pre-recording after stop" option in Encoder options.
  • SysInfo overlay: added renderer type & frame size indicators
  • Fixed wrong system tray icon notification text
  • Fixed correct capture shutdown on game/playclaw exit

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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

Requisiti di sistema

    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows 7
    • Processore: 2-cores CPU with SSE support
    • Memoria: 1 GB di RAM
    • Scheda video: Intel/AMD/NVidia graphics card
    • DirectX: Versione 8.0
    • Note aggiuntive: Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows 8.1
    • Processore: Intel SandyBridge CPU or AMD APU A10-58xx or better
    • Memoria: 4 GB di RAM
    • Scheda video: NVidia Geforce 6хх or AMD Radeon HD 77xx or better
    • DirectX: Versione 8.0
    • Note aggiuntive: Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
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Kombowz
( 4,898.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 aprile
There's honestly nothing better out there for game and desktop recording. That being said and before you flame this review and start calling me a fan-boy, let me explain. I've used A LOT of screen recording software, not just the mainstream ones that most people tend to use. Below you'll find a list of programs that I've used for various reasons such as desktop recording to show clients how to do something on their computer and game recording to save those epic moments.

Programs used:
Camtasia
Action
D3D Gear
Fraps
BB Flashback
Bandicam
snagit
xsplit

Most of said software I've used had very clunky GUI's, high system resource usage, huge video size output, lack of advanced settings, I mean the list just goes on and on... I also didn't mention that these too are all paid software and that I've tried free alternatives as well however I don't really need to go into which ones as I've tried most if not all of them.

Reasons why you should pick playclaw over all of the others:
Great developer that listens to reasonable requests
Fantastic GUI and easy to navigate interface
Basic and Advanced setting to make the software usable by everyone
One of the lightest solutions on system resources
MJPEG support recording at 95% is almost lossless with a very small file size based on length of video
New Technology being added all the time
Supports ALL of those popular encoders and decoders (NVENC, QUICKSYNC and H.264 ETC)
Hardware and Software encoding options (put the system usage load where you want it to be)
On-Screen Overlays are clean and customizable with text, color, position, amount of overlays that you want on/off
VERY Stable - I've NEVER had playclaw crash not once in the 4800+ Hours I've had it on.

Seriously though with all this being said, it's a no brainer to pick playclaw over everything else...

I've even purchased several copies for my kids as well to record their games, it's been worth every penny.
Dub_n00bz
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 29 marzo
This is the most reliable game recorder that I have ever used. I tried out several like FRAPS, Dxtory, Bandicam, and even free ones like xfire. Out of every one that I've used this program was the best to use out of all of them. Fraps took too much memory and didn't compress well. Dxtory was fantastic until certain games doesn't work well with it and renders it useless. Bandicam is the closest to Playclaw, but playclaw beats it by just the simplicity and features it provides. I haven't encountered a problem with playclaw since I got it. So long as this program is updated, it never will.
Larry Izsak
( 1.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 marzo
Good program. But kinda unstable.
 
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ShadowSong BitSkins.com
( 0.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 18 marzo
Great Software. Using it for quite long now. See the results at my youtube channel. just search up augmen so/augmenso
Twitch.tv/MrWeinnie
( 2.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 24 febbraio
10/10
1080p
lets you livestream
Very useful
Would record again.
epicboarder
( 49.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 febbraio
i was working great, but now everytime i try to record something it crashes or freezes
Pollo Jack{sNaFu}
( 426.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 26 gennaio
I used to regret having bought this since it was little better than shadowplay. Now it is much better. It has minor advantages like changing source volumes so your mic is easily louder than your game and more complex advantages like specific bitrate, GOP size, and keyframe interval. The ability to fine tune your pre-record buffer is also nice as well as the various overlay options.

Originally, I got it as shadowplay couldn't handle certain older games but now I prefer to use it.
Aviator Cat
( 0.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 26 gennaio
For a long time, I had nothing but problems with this software. Recording at 1080p60fps, like I usually do, just wouldn't be an option due to horrible framerate drops into the 40's, no matter what. 1080p, or 720p, 60fps would just cause problems. (this was with NVENC and without)

However, the most recent update from 1/24 has seemingly fixed the issues I had, and now runs as stable as Shadowplay or if I were using NVENC with OBS. I can now properly recommend this software. 40$ gets you a very nice, easy to setup and use software, and now performs adequately. If you like softwares like Fraps, Dxtory, or Action! this is a very nice alternative.
Grumpisimo
( 0.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 24 gennaio
I honestly don't think I've ever been so disappointed and so frustrated with a piece of software.
Yücel ✪S.n.C 3D✪
( 0.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 20 gennaio
Very Decent software you get here,was looking for an good game capture/streaming software for an acceptable price
finaly i have found some thing great,which offers you some nice feature.
Its an very resource friendly software,the impact while playing and recording or streaming is so minimalistic just AMAZING !(even with lower hardwer) Like the desktop capture mode very useful if you not only capture gameplay´s.
Playclaws overlay look´s professional and clear to work with.you can blacklist software from windows which don´t will appear wihle capturing or streaming.
Some last word´s about Playclaw 5,regular Updates + some little bonus for every steam nerd it has achievement.
so its definitly worth every penny,i highly can recomend this great software,if you looking or even if you not happy with
the capture software you using at this time.

Greets Yücel



Ps: the only con i have seen so far is that playclaw 5 player status playing playclaw 5 doesn´t works
so that makes the achievement useless,but don´t bothers me much because the core software is importand
and its working very well for me,so just some little note ^^
but im sure it will be fixed in the next updates.
 
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Levi Let's Play!
( 88.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 gennaio
I've used and compared many other recording packages, and despite all the negative reviews I see for this software, I have found it to be an excellent recording tool. It recognizes most modern titles I play--including some other recording softwares do not--and it has a very low performance impact on my system.

The plugins which allow you to see your record time, recording status, fps, and real world time are incredibly useful features that I would struggle to live without, and oddly seem to be lacking in other recording tools.

The only two things I would like to see is the webcam plugin expanded to include preset sizes and chroma-keying, and audio format/encoding control. With those additions, it would effortlessly surpass the competition in every way.
E.M.J. ㋛
( 3.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 6 gennaio
When I first got this it was working fine for recording Let's Plays with face cam. However, with each update, it seems to have gotten worse and worse for me & my set up of hard- & software.
It started with audio & video getting out of synch the longer the video recording was, like it started on the same mark and then got progressively more and more askew. So I started to split up my recordings, since I can paste them together in post production anyway.
Then it started to have every first recording of a session with the sound allright, but the frame of the game & cam freezed. So I started to either wait some minutes into the recording before I started actually playing & talking, or to do a "bugged" recording first, and followed up with a proper functional one.
Now it seems to have gone on to have *every single recording* start of with an even longer period of freezed frame, plus the sound gets so badly out of synch it can't be played at all with some players.

It has been some time since I tried out to record cam (new feature to be able to be recorded seperately at the time of writing this), audio & video in diffrent files, but the point is I shouldn't have to!

Also, when trying to record the laptop it hasn't worked as of yet for me. And when setting to record everything, it doesn't record anything & makes the game currently running lag exensively. And it has never been able to get lower res game to be recorded, say "Plants vs Zombies" or original "Doom", when other software has been able to record both low res and high res games.
With some games it clashes, so that the game won't start up if you have PlayClaw running (example "The Wolf Among Us"). A possible solution to that though is to start the game first, alt tab and then start up PlayClaw when the game is allready running. But this of course only works with games that allow alt tabbing.

I was looking forward to the added features, but at this point, I feel it's just getting worse and worse and I may resort back to not having face cam but just game footage but with another more stable software. I deeply wish the updates weren't required but rather released as DLC which you could individually untick in case they didn't work out for you.

For the readers information, I have OS Win 7 (64 bit), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card & CreAtive Fatal1ty headset.
Here's a video showcasing the sound synching issue: From 04:37 and onward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKNEdWQOhrM
Morton™
( 75.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 4 gennaio
Its sad when a free program is 100000x better than a paid one. I get massive preformance hits (even with nvec), quality of the videos is ♥♥♥♥, no matter what settings. Only things that are postive to say is that it worked when I bought it and the having it record audio sources into multiple diffrent files is a cool idea.
SMFC
( 0.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 4 gennaio
Meh i did not liked it, sure its more of how it would actually be in real life but I dont rly want to actually be in real life war :D you have no idea where are people shooting at you from, at least ob my 16" monitor and low res cos of pc stats i cant see ♥♥♥♥, so if you have ding for war games , good pc, good monitor - you may try this
Photogenic
( 14.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 25 dicembre 2015
I love this it is way better than any other screen recording/streaming software out there it is easy to use, works well, and is awerome!
NymiNym
( 0.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 dicembre 2015
What happened to the user friendly settings and the desktop mode?

In all honesty it was a pain to use even back then, I never knew when I was recording!
However, it has drastically changed from when I purchased this; when it was worth the money at the very least. Now it won't even let me record a single thing when I press whatever my hotkey is, it's just another useless software that is now a waste of money sitting on my computer doing nothing.

Just stick a record button on it as well as the hotkeys. I use to use the overlays to tell me when it's being recorded but even that isn't working.

Seriously, I don't recommend this...especially when it can't even serve it's purpose and do it's job right.
Dunbar
( 4.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 30 novembre 2015
Fantastic! Great frames Great quality ILY
tsuneko♫
( 275.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 27 novembre 2015
Pros:
Records standalone videos fine with no noticable frame drop (csgo 380>370).
120 fps nice.

Cons:
Linked to steam, biggest pain in the f***ing ***.
Often crashes both itself and the game it's recording on startup and the initial few minutes of usage.
Latest update seems to have made it crash even more and it won't show its overlays, it just stays unresponsive.
Streaming has a lot of issues clientside and it usually ends up unresponsive.
Overlay has options to change when recording but not when streaming, which is bad since I want to know when I'm streaming.

Would get refund anyday $$$
and repurchase when it stops crashing and I get unlocked version
Heavyline
( 0.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 22 novembre 2015
This used to be a great, easy-to-use software for capturing gameplay footage or desktop. Back in 2013 I had to make a choice... PlayClaw or Fraps (I didn't even know the existance of OBS back in the day). I flipped a coin and I picked this software since it was on Steam and it looked promising enough. I was happy with it for two years, It was great software to make gameplay videos on youtube. However, now that I tried using it after long time break... my god it's broken.

The recording is completely UNPREDICTABLE. You press your hotkey to record your gameplay/desktop, but there's 50% chance that it will save or just become file that you cannot run. They removed desktop capturing mode for whatever reason (which was alot easier to use than capturing desktop now). There are so many moments that make me feel like a complete idiot, but guess what? It's not as user-friendly as it used to be.

Save your money. Open Broadcaster Software is free and it's easier to use... and it will actually record your videos. Oh you can use PlayClaw to stream on Twitch now? Why would anyone use this instead of OBS?

I used to recommend this software to my friends. Now I actually feel bad about it..
Gamer
( 8.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 novembre 2015
I really love this game recording software! It's simple to set up and it's easy to use for me! I mostly use this recording software to record my gameplay for my YouTube channel! It's awesome and it has everything I want in a game recording software. I love it! I definitely recommend buying this software if you're interested in recording games. :)
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When I first got this it was working fine for recording Let's Plays with face cam. However, with each update, it seems to have gotten worse and worse for me & my set up of hard- & software.
It started with audio & video getting out of synch the longer the video recording was, like it started on the same mark and then got progressively more and more askew. So I started to split up my recordings, since I can paste them together in post production anyway.
Then it started to have every first recording of a session with the sound allright, but the frame of the game & cam freezed. So I started to either wait some minutes into the recording before I started actually playing & talking, or to do a "bugged" recording first, and followed up with a proper functional one.
Now it seems to have gone on to have *every single recording* start of with an even longer period of freezed frame, plus the sound gets so badly out of synch it can't be played at all with some players.

It has been some time since I tried out to record cam (new feature to be able to be recorded seperately at the time of writing this), audio & video in diffrent files, but the point is I shouldn't have to!

Also, when trying to record the laptop it hasn't worked as of yet for me. And when setting to record everything, it doesn't record anything & makes the game currently running lag exensively. And it has never been able to get lower res game to be recorded, say "Plants vs Zombies" or original "Doom", when other software has been able to record both low res and high res games.
With some games it clashes, so that the game won't start up if you have PlayClaw running (example "The Wolf Among Us"). A possible solution to that though is to start the game first, alt tab and then start up PlayClaw when the game is allready running. But this of course only works with games that allow alt tabbing.

I was looking forward to the added features, but at this point, I feel it's just getting worse and worse and I may resort back to not having face cam but just game footage but with another more stable software. I deeply wish the updates weren't required but rather released as DLC which you could individually untick in case they didn't work out for you.

For the readers information, I have OS Win 7 (64 bit), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card & CreAtive Fatal1ty headset.
Here's a video showcasing the sound synching issue: From 04:37 and onward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKNEdWQOhrM
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The marketplace for screen capture tools is starting to get quite crowded, but PlayClaw stands out as it strikes a great balance between ease of use and quality. The main competitors are Bandicam, Fraps, and Dxtory. PlayClaw beats Fraps as it is much less resources intensive, and produces higher quality ouput than Bandicam in most cases. Using PlayClaw usually results in nothing more than a 1 to 5 frame rate decrease and very few dropped frames during recording. Dxtory, coupled with the Lagarith codec produces slightly better results, and is even less resource intensive, but takes a bit more effort to set it up; in contrast the PlayClaw UI is very easy to navigate.

The main features are: Record in-game footage. Record the desktop. Buffer a period of footage (from 5 to 600seconds). Take screenshots. Configure input from multiple audio sources including mic. You can also stream to Twitch, YouTube and Customer Server (not tested yet)

Recording desktop / in-game and activating recording to capture the buffered footage never show any interuption or performance hit. I have tried streaming to a 10,000prm HDD, and also 5400. As with all capture tools the faster the hard drive the better, but footage was still OK on the slower drive. Being able to define the number of CPU threads the software utilises really helps performance. Other essential options are the ability to define frame rate for capture and set the resolution (although I would recommend recording native and then scaling during editing).

One thing I really like is the ability have PlayClaw write audio tracks in seperate files. This makes it a lot more convenient if editing audio as each each source (in-game or mic) gets it's own file. So no bother with extracting audio from the video file, or having all audio streams mixed.

Taking screenshots produces a nice overlay effect - it really lets you know a shot has been taken without being intrusive. Other overlays can be configured to show frame rate, recording duration, buffer, a clock and many other features. One of the most useful overlapys shows how large your recording is.

The main area where PlayClaw could improve is around the MJPEG codec. It appears they use their own custom codec and many have found it can be a pain finding editing software to support it. (Protip - If you have problems opening the files in your editor, try installing the free version of Bandicam - this will install / update the codecs - it certainly worked for Sony Movie Studio 12 and 13). It spoils what is otherwise a very easy to use application. It would be nice if they supported advanced options that allowed the user to install their own codecs. Edit: The developer has kindly clarified the MJPEG issue. But out of all the capture software I have tested over the years, PlayClaw is the only one that caused problems like this. So I am not changing my comment, as many people have found my 'pro tip' useful.

Overall PlayClaw is a great piece of software. I am using it exclusively to capture footage. It does a great job.

Edit: May 2015 - Slight changes to incorporate questions received below
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The first few days I used Playclaw everything worked fine, I was able to record for more than an hour in 1080p without much lag or frame drops... Then things started to get messy when I tried it on various games and started playing with the settings. The software gives error messages right from the start and it doesn't work with every game, while Fraps does.

Sure, Fraps has a higher impact on performance but overall you can record anything (including the desktop) without having to worry about the result. Playclaw is far from perfect as of now, so for the price (and the fact that the Steam license will not be updated anymore after X years, as read in the official forums) I don't think this software is worth it. I'd recommend Fraps for now if you have a configuration that can handle the CPU/GPU stress. Playclaw has its pros (webcam display, separating audio files for editing,... and much more!) but it's way too unstable/unpredictable.
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Pubblicata: 1 dicembre 2013
I have mixed feelings on this one. tl;dr I ended up buying Fraps to get my game captures.

About me: I make a lot of fragshow/machinima movies and have about 10 years experience. This program didn't work out so well for that purpose. I also did some research on YouTube for reviews prior to my purchase, but unfortunately my mileage varied quite a bit.

I found I had to alt tab a few times to get the overlays to appear - like it wouldn't select the open game for a while. Then, even when turning all overlays off in the settings, they still appeared in my recordings.. and yes, i had turned the overlay off from the active game prior to recording!

Another problem I had was that I had to close and reopen the program a lot, and relaunch my games so PlayClaw would show up, which caused steam to go "hold the phone! we're closing or opening something" all the time [black Steam box in middle of screen.] I'd also get "failed to launch app" as PlayClaw or its "hook" which displays/hooks into games would get frozen in the background. I'd have to restart my games, steam and eventually my PC to try to get things going.

Can't blame the dev for that though, as it appears to be how Steam handles licensing. However, I can blame the dev for this: I emailed explaining my issue, and asked for a license for the non-steam version (which is feature-same, does not have new features) and was refused saying to try the new beta.

I don't want to try new betas. I want to have working software delivered through Steam if thats how I purchase it. But if one of my core issues is that I'm having problems LAUNCHING the app, I should be given a key for the non steam version as I had requested.

I can see this argument.. if you buy a game on steam, and it has issues, would you get given a normal CD key for the game AS WELL? well, no. But this is a piece of software designed to run alongside games, and maybe Steam isn't built for that.

The program also always prompts for admin rights (Win 8.1 x64) which, if you're reopening it multiple times, becomes quite the annoyance. Also each time I quit the program it would display a variable error.

Then comes the quality. I found recording the same footage in Fraps vs in PlayClaw resulted in about a 60% smaller file in PlayClaw. Maybe this is good for some people, but it wasn't good for me as I wanted to retain as much quality as possible using this type of recording method.. meaning the reds got junked up a bit due to compression.

I guess I'll close in saying that PlayClaw seems to have some cool features which I'll try to use eventually since I paid for it but it has some problems - which all software does. What wasn't cool for me was the developer refusing to let me use a non-steam version of the program I had bought a license for.

If we buy on Steam, we shouldn't have to manually install things. In my opinion If we opt to do that, we should be granted the privilege.
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Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

A good robust piece of recording software well worth investing in


I purchased this on a whim during the autumn sale but was heading out that evening so I didn't bother installing it thinking I would get to that when I got home or possibly do it over the weekend. What I did was promptly forget about it (I had a lot of work pressures on the mind not being helped by the fact I was also prepping and studying for exams). I also have a bad habit of never remembering what I purchase during Steam sales because I seem to go into a frenzied, rabid mode where all logic and reason get left behind at the start of the sale only to be picked up again as the sale door slams shut and boots me back to reality. To be honest, I have lost count the amount of times I have gotten as giddy as a schoolboy for a game I already own of which I had no idea I already owned.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=349050351
I am not what you would call an expert at this sort of stuff and quite frankly I don't aim to be so FRAPS, when introduced to me, did everything and more I could expect from software of this nature. PlayClaw 5 has made me aware that I could have been expecting a bit more - but just a bit since we are not talking Great Expectations here.

I initially had teething problems with FRAPS playing and recording on the same drive. There where some significant hits to game performance even on beefy i7 systems but that all changed when I purchased my latest gaming laptop (MSI GT70 i7-3630 with 16 RAM, 256GB SSD and 750Gb internal drive). Having FRAPS installed on the SSD and writing to the internal drive solved all my issues. I decided to install PlayClaw 5 in exactly the same manner as I did want these insanely large video files clogging up my SDD which would have had a hard time anyway of keeping more than two videos of 30 mins of gameplay before running out of space.

So for the relative newcomer to game recording how does PlayClaw 5 stack up against FRAPS, its similarly priced cousin? I have yet to try out Dxtory - which is significantly cheaper than both - but PlayClaw 5 comes with a host of options not available to FRAPS users. You can select a codec (granted you can only choose between fast, MJEPG, H.264 Intel Quicksync and the Nvidia codec if you have an Nvidia card like I do) but as mentioned above to a novice user of software of this nature I am really fine with this. Where FRAPS can be quite resource intensive, PlayClaw 5 is very much lighter on the system. FRAPS also has an annoying habit of loosing frames even though you are recording at 30fps but your systems experiences a drop in fps that is still well above the threshold limit. An example would be recording a game video at 30fps with the game running at 60fps occasionally dropping to 50/55 or lower which in turn would still show up in your recordings. Not so with PlayClaw 5 as long as your game doesn't drop below the threshold set in the options menu as this will immediately drop the recording to 15fps but anything higher will not appear which I really like. PlayClaw 5 also outputs smaller video files depending on what codec you use and I found that using the Nvidia Codec (with a few tweaks here and there in the Playclaw options menu) resulted in the qualty recordings at decent sizes for posting. I also found it useful that you can specify in the options how much of the CPU you want to use for recording.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=349050884
PlayClaw 5 also has an overlay that can show a host of options to you (set in the overlay tab of the software). I found displaying the GPU temperature and usage as well as the systems CPU core temperature and usage to the screen in a non-intrusive way to be very useful. You can also display information such as write speed to drive and file size of recording (if you want to keep track of the video sizes you are recording). It will also record your webcam (displayed in the corner) should you set this in the overlay as well as Teamspeak, if so required. PlayClaw 5 can apparently record up to 16 different audio devices but I could not really test this one out. It seemed to record the game sounds and my microphone perfectly so I was a happy camper. You are also even given the option to record audio in a separate audio file. PlayClaw 5 also comes with a screenshot capturing tool which you can set to take snapshots at intervals you set or when you press the desired key pressing. Nothing new here and what I would have expected. A recent update to PlayClaw5 also added streaming games to twitch in the options menu if you prefer to stream your games (which seems to be all the rage at the moment).

The only downside I can see if you do this professionally is that the software does not allow you to select your own codec for recording that isn't already listed but neither did FRAPS (well not to my knowledge but maybe I missed something). Comparing recording quality I would have to say that PlayClaw 5 seems to have the edge but only slightly but It's not massively noticeable anyway.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=349051309
If you are looking for game recording software and don't already own FRAPS (or even if you do and still want to see what PlayClaw 5 has to offer) I can highly recommend you pick up this software. Try and catch it when it goes on a sale (I got it for $12 dollars during the Spring/Autumn sale) or better yet if you can't really wait - head on over to the developers website http://www.playclaw.com/ and purchase your Steam key there for $34 instead of the $49 its going for on the Steam Storefront.

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62 persone su 88 (70%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Pubblicata: 26 novembre 2013
as a noob youtube playthrough person i enjoy using this software. Its so CPU and RAM light even though its packed with so much.
10/10 I dare anyone not to like this. Files are saved as AVI but compressed in MJPEG (Moving Jpeg) so for my Half-Life 2 sries. 30 mins at 1080p is 10-15gb. Compress it to 720p in Sony Vegas and bang >1gb
For Assassins Creed 4 its more like 20GB but its Jpeg formatted so obviously the mpre colours used the bigger the file. Still... Its an EPIC peice of software. GET IT IF YOU PLAN ON RECORDING YOUTUBE VIDS!
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0.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 giugno 2015
At first I was very happy witht his software; it captures video quite well with few dropped frames. After I tried to do anything more than capture gameplay this software gave me nothing but problems. I had issues with importing anything captured into video editing software, maintaining 60fps while capturing at 1080p, discolouration in the captured gameplay, as well as some audio/visual desynching that I have not experienced with other software. This program also (to my knowlege) lacks the ability to capture ingame and desktop within the same stream, the recording has to be stopped and the user must specify which mode they want to use.

Overall this program only perfoms well when doing siple video capture that other free software can do just as well. If you are looking for something like that i recommend OBS; otherwise try Xsplit.
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Pubblicata: 25 aprile 2014
PlayClaw has it right, everything you need in a handy package. Now if we could just get some Live Streaming abilities in there :)
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Pubblicata: 29 gennaio 2014
While the program works well and is feature-rich (coming from Fraps), the Steam version is a pain in the ♥♥♥. Buy the non-Steam version instead and save a few bucks too.
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Pubblicata: 24 maggio 2015
i have a big bug so if i pause the record and i click on unpause he dont resume my record :-(
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Pubblicata: 1 agosto 2015
Has not worked since i purchased it. I waited for the developer to update it which they did about a month later which broke more things. I went to Vavle for a refund since it is broken showing my post on the forum when i purchased it as well as a link to the forums showing it's broken for everyone but they denied me twice. Thanks for taking my $40 steam and giving me nothing. I believe the dev is trying to fix things but it's been broken for so long and i've lost the use and money!

DO NOT PURCHASE IT IS BROKEN!
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1.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 luglio 2015
hey guys, i don't know what happened but from today it won't record.. whenever i hit record it freezes..
it worked great before but not anymore. the interface looks different too, and the settings etc are not very user-friendly anymore..
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Pubblicata: 23 gennaio 2015
I have to say, that all things considered: Playclaw is an amazing product and was definitely worth every penny. When I bought it originally, it was simpy a game recorded. It has evovled and it can do everything I need it to do without dropping frames. I'm even able to recorded Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at 60FPS. The product is great and, bar any unusual mishaps or changes, I won't be looking elsewhere for screen capture programs.
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15.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 maggio 2014
I love this software
Tons of bells and whistles , make a regular recorder look like crap, use this for YouTube , its very light and way more options and settings (but not scary and user frendly ) than those out there on the market. GET IT

9/10
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1,747.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 novembre 2013
Much better than Fraps: 1) compress video in real time 2) small size of video files 3) good interface and simple settings
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Pubblicata: 26 maggio 2014
This software will allow you to record in-game and include overlays such as footage from your webcam, teamspeak data and other customizable information. It also includes the ability to record the desktop. Other screen recording software can have trouble syncing video and audio but this application does not have that problem. Also the ability to have this program create separate files for each audio source is very helpful for editing.

I highly recommend this software for in-game or desktop recording.
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11.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 ottobre 2014
Excellent software. Its so simple to use and does a great job of recording very good quality game footage without sacrificing too many FPS, it blows the likes of FRAPS and Bandicam as well as other free alternatives away in that respect.
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0.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 luglio 2015
I used this software for videos, that I record when im bored. (rhyme XD) That is BEFORE the new update. Now this is just a load of crap. Overlays are gone, Webcam wont work, Desktop mode..... REMOVED! Dont waste $39.99 on this piece of CRAP. I might reccommed this software when they add the desktop mode back.
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0.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 agosto 2014
Used this software a lot to record my gameplay, then upload it to youtube. This is better than Frap because it uses multiple cores on the processor.
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33.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 agosto 2015
It WAS a great software, I used it for everything from gaming with my camera and teamspeak overlay, to desktop recording. However with the recent July "update" that they force on people it is garbage. Honestly it doesn't work at all. Whatever you are recording will crash. Plus the overlays are ♥♥♥♥ed up. Sorry to say don't get it, back to fraps I go.
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