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Recording Videos and Screen Shots in P3D 2.X

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Hi there. Still feeling new to the shift to P3D despite having had all versions along the way here. I always used Fraps in FSX and X-Plane...is that what you all are using for video and screen captures? 
I am a little stumped trying to find an 'Enable' key to map and a 'Disable' key. The default of F9 is not good...I tried PRINT SCREEN and Pause/Break...didn't seem to start the recording though and nothing recorded/ Suggestions and insight appreciated.

 

Thanks.

Phil

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I actually use Open Broadcaster which is the tool I use for Streaming on Twitch.tv for all my flights but you can also set it to record video too and assign your own hotkeys to start and stop recording.   For screen capping I have Reshader + SweetFX 2.0 running and the PrintScrn button by default takes a nice 1920 x 1080 PNG file.

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what you all are using for video and screen captures?

 

Hi Phil,

 

I use nVidia's ShadowPlay (free and comes with nVidia drivers) for recording video (and audio, also ATC audio feeds from a 2nd computer) because it has very minor impact on performance.

 

For screen captures I use Clipmate (http://www.thornsoft.com/) ... PrtScn and Alt+PrtScn ... will just keep saving images (or anything) to it's own list/database and you can then select/review and export to PNGs, JPG, etc.

 

I have and still do use FRAPS but only for logging FPS/timeframes to file.

 

I use the Ctrl+F12 key to toggle ShadowPlay or FRAPS recordings.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I use Bandicam and Bandicut to record in HD mp4 format. Hardly any impact on frame rates. A 14 minute recording ia approx 1.1 Gb can be compressed further using Handbrake.

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@Rob

     How do you get Shadowplay to see Prepar3d.exe as a supported game? I pointed it to the proper folder ("P3D_root") and ask it to check.

 

Thanks much

 

Dave

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I also use Nvidia Shadow play.. but to me.. the biggest pain.. is that to record videos for Youtube at 1920x1080.. i have to switch to single screen mode (or record the playback in the flight recorder then re-do the flight on single screen).. I run 3 screens 5760x1080.. if only there was a magic way to have it record/stream downsize.. but thats impossible i assume, due to the ratio differences.

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How do you get Shadowplay to see Prepar3d.exe as a supported game?

 

Hi Dave,

 

You don't need to point ShadowPlay to any exe and it doesn't require a supported game.  Just turn Shadow play on and set it to manual mode and assign keyboard short cut (Ctrl + F12):

 

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Be sure to disable Twitch.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Very helpful response Rob, thanks!

 

Hi Phil,

 

I use nVidia's ShadowPlay (free and comes with nVidia drivers) for recording video (and audio, also ATC audio feeds from a 2nd computer) because it has very minor impact on performance.

 

For screen captures I use Clipmate (http://www.thornsoft.com/) ... PrtScn and Alt+PrtScn ... will just keep saving images (or anything) to it's own list/database and you can then select/review and export to PNGs, JPG, etc.

 

I have and still do use FRAPS but only for logging FPS/timeframes to file.

 

I use the Ctrl+F12 key to toggle ShadowPlay or FRAPS recordings.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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It's hidden behind the Shadowplay control panel in Rob's screenshots, but ensure that 'Allow desktop capture' is checked. It is right under the image of the computer monitor on the Shadowplay preferences tab.

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but ensure that 'Allow desktop capture' is checked.

 

Oh good catch, yes very important to check that option.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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@Rob,

    And to be able to enable that 'Allow desktop capture' option, you must have Aero enabled! (I didn't - and it took a while to figure that out - should be mentioned there on the checkbox)

Dave

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When I try to record using the recorder in P3DV2 it does not record my GPS screens and radios in the cockpit. they are just blank.

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The built in P3D recorder has a few issues (you don't see PMDG MFDs either) ... I've brought this to LM's attention many moons ago, but it seems it's a very low priority for them.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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I use Nvidia Shield as well. I have it write out to my NAS instead of hitting my SSD's(changed both the temp and destination directories to the network folder). It works really well and there doesn't seem to be a performance hit. My NAS has four bonded gigabit interfaces using LACP on a small business Cisco switch so there is plenty of bandwidth for shadowplay as well as all of my other clients hitting the NAS for backups, streaming video(Plex) as well as cloud backup etc etc etc. 

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Well I have XSplit and can record videos with that. I do like the idea of the P3D recorder though as it allows you to record and then go play it back and pick your views as it is running. Maybe someday LM will fix that.   :)

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Hello,

 

I have a problem with ShadowPlay and Prepar3D V2.5

 

I start Prepar3D and i see the FPS in the right corner, but i am not able to record. Click the "F11" button but nothing happens

 

i'm also not available to see 'Allow desktop capture'

 

F11 is the key i  have to manual mode

ALT+F12 is the key for the FPS

The other is None

 

I have the GeForce GTX 770M (notebook)

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i'm also not available to see 'Allow desktop capture'

 

If you are not seeing "Allow Desktop Capture" (required if you want to record video in P3D) then:

 

1.  You don't have Aero enabled in Win7 (assume you're using Win7)

2.  The 770M may not support desktop capture (seems unlikely, but I don't know much about the 770M)

3.  Your nVidia drivers didn't install the latest NV experience correctly  - suggest you use DDU utility to uninstall your existing drivers, download the latest 770M drivers from nVidia web site, do a clean install

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Rob,

I ot this response from the support in Nvidia;

 

"We're sorry the ShadowPlay desktop capture is only Compatible with Desktop GPU. Unfortunately Notebook GPU's are not compatible.

Hence you're not able to use the feature Desktop capture feature."

 

I have other solution??

 

By the way, what program i can use to record the P3D videos without much mpact on the FPS?

 

Thank's

João

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I have other solution??

 

There are other products that can capture video ... FRAPS is one but you will need to set it to capture desktop also (but this should work since it doesn't rely on nVidia).  But your asking A LOT from a laptop to do video capture and run P3D at the same time.

 

Cheers, Rob.

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Guys if you are running Windows 10, it has a built-in recorder that works pretty good with no noticeably performance hit. Whenever you run a game just hit windows key + G to bring up the recording overlay.

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Thank's Devgrp

 

I using windows 7, I have to think of upgrading to the W10 .

 

By the way, i use before windows 8.1, but i had problens with the joystick and USB ports, because they came into stanby. Do you know if this problem exists in windows 10




			
		

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I use DxTory...keep in mind than i just upgraded from an old R9 280X to an Nvidia 980 GTX...so still gotta make a few test before uploading a new vid to my channel.

 

You can click the link on my signature if you wanna watch how it performs DxTory.

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Thank's Devgrp

 

I using windows 7, I have to think of upgrading to the W10 .

 

By the way, i use before windows 8.1, but i had problens with the joystick and USB ports, because they came into stanby. Do you know if this problem exists in windows 10


Joystick problem is gone, but I use fsuipc. It is so much better for the different profiles alone

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