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TheBrick
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Re: Recording gameplay

by TheBrick Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:56 pm

My laptop is 6 years old. I set my expectations accordingly.
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alienjesus
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Re: Recording gameplay

by alienjesus Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:42 pm

I personally used an Easycap capture card when I was live streaming. It's not the greatest quality ever (and cant capture in HD), but it's really cheap (cost me about £5) and works better than I expected for sure.

My set up is to split my video signal using 3 Y splitters (one for each of the 3 cables on a composite lead) between my capture card and my TV, that way I can play properly as the capture card recording will have a lot of lag.


An alternative route would be to run your systems through your computer/laptop monitor using a VGA lead, then use a screen capture software such as XSplit (paid, but has a free trial) or OBS (free, but in beta) to record it. This might give you a better video quality too.
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