Use our cool in-game overlays to achieve the best gaming experience! Harnessing the power of your GPU, hardware accelerated H.264 codecs and the various overlays, you will have an advantage over your opponents and you can share your victories.
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Mixed (13) - 69% of the 13 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 20, 2017

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March 15

Tuning build #4490

We fixed a few things in this new update.
  • More handy Teamspeak 3 overlay plugin installation
  • Decreased CPU utilization during encoding. This is very important for games which take up to 100% CPU
  • Increased Web Browser overlay update speed after resizing
  • Fixed Arcania: Gothic 4 compatibility
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March 3

Image mask effect, AMD H.264 speed up and other things

New build #4480 is ready!
  • Added Image mask output overlay effect
  • Added Highlight only active overlay general option
  • Added Cancel recording feature
  • Added any foreground game option in Game Only capture mode
  • Fixed crashing 3rd party applications on some Windows 7 systems after program start
  • Fixed constant cursor update while capturing
  • Fixed cursor size and position on display with high DPI
  • Fixed AMD H.264 encoder memory leak
  • AMD H.264 encoder performance is increased up to 20% when GPU load close to 100%

Image mask allows to add a new static image over any overlay using one of several modes. A Sample of Color multiplication is on a picture below.

You can find more details about effects (and Image mask) here
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About This Software

PlayClaw is game overlay application that can record and stream your gameplay!

PlayClaw offers the ability to render helpful overlays in game and also in your recording if needed. PlayClaw has a set of various overlays such as System Information (CPU, GPU, RAM, HDD and other sensors), Teamspeak 3 and Discord overlays, Browser Overlay, Webcam Overlay, Timers and more.

PlayClaw has been designed to make full use of your GPU and hardware accelerated H.264 codecs that will ensure outstanding recording quality and have the least amount of impact on game performance. You'll be satisfied with the capture and encoding speed that PlayClaw offers during local recording sessions or streaming to YouTube, Twitch or other services!


  • Very flexible System information overlay (GPU, CPU, RAM, HDD, FPS, Network sensors)
  • Web Browser overlay (streamers love it!)
  • Webcam overlay
  • Teamspeak 3 overlay
  • Image overlay
  • Dynamic text overlay
  • Powerful Time overlay with modes: Clock, Stopwatch, Timer
  • Window capture overlay
  • Color overlay
  • And that's not all! We're developing new cool overlays for our customers

Capture features:

  • Fast game capture up to 200fps
  • H.264 encoding with hardware acceleration (Intel QuickSync, NVidia Encoder, AMD AMF encoder)
  • Streaming to YouTube, Twitch and other RTMP services
  • Special capture desktop mode in Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Multiple display support
  • Unique pre-recording feature
  • Multi-threaded MJPEG software encoding
  • Up to 16 audio sources
  • Realtime audio preprocessing engine
  • Output in multiple formats (AVI, MP4)
  • Capture screenshots
  • Adjustable video recording frame rate and size

Overlays output effects

  • Chroma key
  • Scrolling
  • Color key
  • Image mask
  • More effects are coming in future updates

Additional features:

  • Scene-based overlays settings
  • Scenes can be switched at any time using hotkeys
  • Simple and powerful visual overlays editor
  • Profile-based capture and streaming settings
  • Compatible with PunkBuster, Valve Anti Cheat, EasyAntiCheat and BattlEye

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2-cores CPU with SSE support
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel/AMD/NVidia graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
    • 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 11
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Administrator rights to run software are mandatory.
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