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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Release Date:
Nov 20, 2017

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May 19

Cropping feature and FTL Mixer streaming support

Here are the changes in this build #4600:
  • Added FTL streaming protocol support (for Mixer streaming service)
  • Added Crop/Expand output overlay effect
  • Added frame cropping in Output settings. This will crop the final frame right before sending it to an encoder.
  • Fixed bug saving custom RTMP settings
  • Fixed big FPS drop in some DirectX 9 games like GTA:SA (when used 30-bits color)
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    April 30

    Vulkan support is available!

    We're glad to say that a new PlayClaw build supports Vulkan graphics! Vulkan is used in DooM, Dota 2, Wolfenstein II The New Colossus and some other games. Vulkan is very cool thing and we hope more games will use this technology.

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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
    • Native capture available for DirectX 9, 10, 11, 12, OpenGL and Vulkan
    • H.264 encoding with hardware acceleration (Intel QuickSync, NVidia Encoder, AMD AMF encoder)
    • Streaming to YouTube, Twitch and other RTMP services
    • Mixer FTL support
    • 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
    • Cropping / expanding
    • 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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