If you are happy with the way it looks when you are playing, then the Card itself is doing things correctly. What you may need to do is adjust settings the the software, or even in windows, or possibly in-game settings. If things look proper to you when you are playing the game, then its the way the video is being captured, not the card I don't think.
I am using Windows Media Player and also photo shop. Another friend of mine did some gorgeous pictures in the game . .I got the video card because of her. She said however, she had to brighten them up in photo shop. that the pictures always came out much darker than she saw them
Also, I have viewed them in Adobe Premier. Same result. I can demonstrate that the Radeon 4800 series and then I will do the same video, on another computer using an older NVidia Geforce and much older processor.
I have more ram in this current pc which is an AMD athlon 64 x2 Dual core 4600. I believe it runs at 2.4 gigahertz. I have 4 gig of ram in this one.
I have an older Athlon XP2600 with 2 gig of RAM and an older Geforce card. I will post a link to videos of the same scene between the two of them.
i will have to capture this in a bit. but I will post links with screen shots.
In fact, I still have old screen shots with the Geforce 8800 i replaced I will post the comparison here.
The darkness happend when I upgraded to the Radion 4800. It was odd.
One more question- what OS are you running on the computers? Are they both running with the same OS or different ones? Is it possible its got something to do with Win7 vs. WinXP or something of that sort? I'll try and take some screen caps both ways in a couple of games on my 5750's later and see what that gives me.
All right . . . another thing i did not try is resetting both in game graphics to the default and the ATI CCC (settings) to their default. So it has to be a balance of settings I think. One thing I did not do is reset the ingame settings after swapping out for the new card.
Resetting both the CCC ATI software settings to the default and the in game graphic options to default; This evened up the brightness of the pictures. Both are the same brightness now . or much closer.
This is Ctrl Printscrn (windows)
This is from the Ingame screen shot capture
The game is STILL dark to me. So I wonder if when doing video I should just adjust the CCC software. I am going to experiment with that.
Thanks for helping so much to hash this out with me.
PS I will let you know what works. Its weird. I have never had such issues before.
Sweet- those look much better to me (both look pretty much the same). That means, what was probably happening is that the screen capture program and Windows were looking at slightly different settings. Whatever the case- glad you could get it figured out.
Hey there, I have a setting in the CCC ATI software/control center that says brightness and contrast controlled by the application. However, i do not think that the ATI software IS working with the application.
If I turn up the settings in the game, no matter what video capture software I use, the image or video becomse dark again.
So I do not think the ATI driver and software are adapting to the in game SWG settings.
I need to figure out a work around for this. If I turn up the brightness in CCC, and uncheck use application settings, the in game picture does not brighten nor record a brighter screen shot or video.
I honestly do not think that ALL screen capture programs I have tried would do the exact same thing.
I think its a problem between SWG and the ATI software. Now to figure out how to compensate.
I need a work around for this or to write to ATI about their driver perhaps?