#1 Posted by Ramtrap (18 posts) -

What do you all suggest for PC video recording? I'm looking for something that will record more than just Steam games, example, if I was to look up something on the Internet and then go into Steam--what do people use? Does FRAPS record PC audio/video? Does Action!? What do you use?

#2 Edited by Fattony12000 (7568 posts) -

OBS will let you stream and/or record locally at the same time. And it's free. And it's good.

https://obsproject.com/

#3 Posted by Ramtrap (18 posts) -

I'll take a look at that when I get home. Thank you very much!

#5 Edited by Relkin (172 posts) -

I've been thinking about putting some time into learning how to make videos as well. Can the software mentioned so far be used to edit footage as well as record it? I'd like to edit some footage I've recorded at an earlier time and then record audio on top of it. Any help would be appreciated.

#6 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

OBS will let you stream and/or record locally at the same time. And it's free. And it's good.

https://obsproject.com/

After this post, we can pretty much lock the thread.

#7 Posted by WaffleFrisbee (1 posts) -

@fattony12000 said:

OBS will let you stream and/or record locally at the same time. And it's free. And it's good.

https://obsproject.com/

After this post, we can pretty much lock the thread.

Ah ah ah... MSI Afterburner is a much better local recorder. You'll get almost no FPS drop even when using OBS to livestream. OBS is great for, like I said, livestreaming, but for local recording going with MSI Afterburner is a better choice. You'll also get to overclock your GPU as well.

FRAPS = No go. It's poopy full of code that'll annihilate your performance with crappy quality.

OBS = Great for local and livestreaming. Good performance and great quality. Easy screen managment with even better plugins available.

MSI Afterburner = 1-2 FPS drop while recording locally and maybe 4-5 FPS drop while using OBS to stream concurrently. You can also use basically any codec such as Lagarith, Intel YUV, or AMD's VCE, or even uncompressed if you ave the space.

Verdict = Use OBS to stream and Afterburner to record locally. Works great for me using a Radeon 7770 Gigabyte. You can even set the same hotkey for both programs so they record at the same time.