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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Date de parution : 10 sept 2013

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12 février

New build 3530 with better streaming

This is intermediate release and it contains several new features and mostly intended to prepare for future great updates.

  • Fixed PlayClaw crash when you open Encoder settings and previously selected encoder doesn't exist (deleted plugin or removed hardware)
  • Fixed hidden failure on encoding start when previous encoding wasn't started because of error
  • Fixed not stopping recording in GAME mode after closing game process
  • Fixed too low MJPEG quality
  • Added ticker feature in Text overlay
  • Added text source in Text overlay with auto update if text file was changed (currently no unicode support)
  • Fixed crash after switch from desktop to game on some systems (frequently in 1366x768 frame size)
  • Streaming code is rewritten, it should be better now. Additional options will be available in future version.
  • New great plugin is coming as Free DLC (waiting for steam approval)

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24 janvier

New build 3518 with better encoders performance

This is intermediate release and it contains several new features and mostly intended to prepare for future great updates.

  • Changed software-to-encoder programming interface to get better performance and stability (especially from h264 hardware encoders)
  • Added two NVEncoder presets: Lossless & High performance Lossless. Currently encoder doesn't give correct result with these presets.
  • Enhanced audio/video tracks synchronization
  • More correct audio/video tracks duration after stopping recording. Old versions gave about 500ms of difference
  • Added Webcam overlay left-right mirroring
  • Added Image overlay transparency option & fade-in/out by hotkey options
  • Fixed wrong Image overlay scaling
  • Fixed x64 Fast decoder crash

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À propos de ce logiciel

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

Configuration requise

    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows 7
    • Processeur : 2-cores CPU with SSE support
    • Mémoire vive : 1 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : Intel/AMD/NVidia graphics card
    • DirectX : Version 8.0
    • Notes supplémentaires : Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
    Recommandée:
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows 8.1
    • Processeur : Intel SandyBridge CPU or AMD APU A10-58xx or better
    • Mémoire vive : 4 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : NVidia Geforce 6хх or AMD Radeon HD 77xx or better
    • DirectX : Version 8.0
    • Notes supplémentaires : Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
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10 personne(s) sur 10 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 6 janvier
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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9 personne(s) sur 10 (90%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
0.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 11 novembre 2015
We should be able to activate this software how ever many time we wish, nowhere in the details does it say anything about limited to so many computers, we have paid for it, its connected to are steam account, end of, I understand that the software must not be given out to others who have not paid for it, (which i wont do) but limiting the people who have paid for the software is wrong, no activation should be needed, only something that checks that its being used on the same steam account that it was bought on should it need to check anything, sort this out, I will not be limited, if i get any problem, you will be hearing from me, this is my 1st time using your software Edward Kozadaev

So it's with great disappointment that I can't recommend this software till the activate cap thing is removed, it does not even say in the product details anything about activation, my review will change, if PlayClaw does!

This software has some Great innovative things about it, like the OSD, which is the only thing i bought it for..
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8 personne(s) sur 8 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
2.7 heures en tout
Posté le : 10 juin 2014
Un logiciel de capture pour vos jeux, incluant des fonctionalités intéressantes tel que : le face commentary avec une webcam, l'incrustation de TeamSpeak en overlay et on peut incruster ou non d'autres fonctionalités liées sur votre configuration, l'heure et le temps d'enregistrement sur les vidéos.
A completer avec votre logiciel de montage vidéo favori...
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101 personne(s) sur 128 (79%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
11.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 27 novembre 2013
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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100 personne(s) sur 135 (74%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
6 personnes ont trouvé cette évaluation amusante
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Posté le : 17 décembre 2013
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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