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Recording 1080p Gameplay on a desktop via a laptop

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January 11, 2014 4:44:33 AM

Hey guys i know this might seem like a dumb question but, i've just starting recording gameplay and i have tried quite a bit of software including fraps and dxtory but i still get significant frame drops. I want to be able to use my gigabyte P35K to record gameplay from my desktop.

My desktop specs are:
3770k @4.2ghz
x2 msi 7850 2gb oc xfire
msi gd65 z77
noctua nh d14
silverstone 1000w 80+ silver
intel 120gb ssd
2gb seagate hdd
16gb kingston 1600mhz hyperx blu

And my laptop specs are:
i7-4700HQ@ 3.4ghz
8gb 1600mhz ram
Nvida geforce 765m gddr5 2gb
7200rpm 750g hdd

I play all different games from AAA titles like bf4 to indie games like papers please

If this isn't possible what would you suggest

edit: Running Windows 8.1 Home

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January 11, 2014 5:05:54 AM

If I understand you correctly, you want to play a game on your desktop and have your laptop record it. The good news is that it is definitely possible, without frame-drops. The bad news is that it does require some more hardware. You need something that can take a raw video input and record/encode it on the fly. I recommend this piece of hardware:

http://hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr2-gaming.h...

You'll need to put it in between your desktop and monitor connected via HDMI, and connect it via USB to your laptop. This will capture live the output from the desktop, allow it to pass-through the monitor (passive pass-through so you should not notice any delay/lag) and encode it in a way that can be downloaded and recorded on your laptop.

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January 11, 2014 9:15:43 PM

SixCoreFiend said:
If I understand you correctly, you want to play a game on your desktop and have your laptop record it. The good news is that it is definitely possible, without frame-drops. The bad news is that it does require some more hardware. You need something that can take a raw video input and record/encode it on the fly. I recommend this piece of hardware:

http://hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr2-gaming.h...

You'll need to put it in between your desktop and monitor connected via HDMI, and connect it via USB to your laptop. This will capture live the output from the desktop, allow it to pass-through the monitor (passive pass-through so you should not notice any delay/lag) and encode it in a way that can be downloaded and recorded on your laptop.



Thanks a bunch might consider it or might just branch out and get a pci-e capture card and just lose a bit of frames
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February 6, 2014 11:34:02 AM

There is a method using which you can record videos without dropping frames and it does not require tons of RAM or SSD
here it is
http://www.legitinformation.com/record-desktop-in-1080p...
they called it forced buffer write method ( i did't find defination of it on wiki )

i tried this method to record gameplays @1080p @30fps on my 160GB wd blue sata 2 hdd and it worked really well for me
not bad for an 4 year old hdd :p 
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