The amazing PlayClaw video capture tool gives customers incredible power! PlayClaw has been designed to make full use of multi-core processors, which ensures the outstanding quality of the output with a minimal impact on system performance.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (245 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 10, 2013

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"f you are looking for game recording software and don't already own FRAPS I can highly recommend this recording software."
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August 24

New update 3386 is released!

We just released new update for PlayClaw 5.
Changes list:

  • Added profile duplication feature
  • Added Text overlay
  • Added support for AMD Cooler fan sensor in Sysinfo overlay (percents & RPM if available)
  • Added CPU core indicator switch in sysinfo overlay: for each core, max value, average value
  • Added Capture mode switch (in Encoder options)
  • Added AMD H264 codec options: Preset, CABAC, GOP size, IDR period
  • Added helper buttons in Preview window
  • Fixed VCM codec install location
  • Fixed setting Intel QuickSync h264 codec by default (even if it is not available)

Also we prepared new PlayClaw 5 overlays tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x02oujs0LDU

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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, 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 Ventrilo or Teamspeak, 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 8.1
    • Processor: Intel 4-cores CPU (starting from SandyBridge)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD/NVidia graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Additional Notes: Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
as much as it works.. i cannot reccomend it. the software lags with voice and volume after a certain time and getting good quality is rather hard with various games. and the dev has not updated to fix the lag... ever. so please consider this when buying. im going to be purchasing action at come point and i can garuntee it is much better. this was just on sale.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
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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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
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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