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Basic Guide to Recording w/ MSI Afterburner (Video + PDF)
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Cool Basic Guide to Recording w/ MSI Afterburner (Video + PDF) - 01-05-2013, 18:16 | posts: 15

Hey all!

A lot of my friends have been having issues with figuring out how to record with MSI Afterburner, so I put together a video guide (as well as a text guide) to help them out. I figured I might as well post it here, since it might help others who are also looking to switch to MSI Afterburner for it's video recording functionality. Also includes settings for doing live commentary.

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSbJlfJtbsE&hd=1

Straight-to-the-point Google Docs Guide:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...iG35yreQI/edit

PDF Version:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?lold4r1ka2969al

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MSI Afterburner Guide
Completely uninstall old versions of MSI Afterburner
Restart computer
Download and install MSI Afterburner (latest stable version: 2.3.0 at the time of this guide)
Restart computer
Start both MSI Afterburner and MSI Afterburner On-Screen Display Server

Open MSI Afterburner (the airplane without the pink numbers)
Go to settings*
On the “General” tab:
Start with Windows
Start minimized

On the “On-Screen Display” tab:
Uncheck “Show On-Screen Display on captured screenshots and videos”

On the "Video capture" tab:
Choose a video capture shortcut (e.g. F9)
Choose a video format - I recommend MJPG
Choose your quality - You can go to 90% without seeing much of a difference in quality
Choose frame size - you always want 16:9 (e.g. 360p, 480p, 720p, etc) if you're uploading to YouTube
Choose your FPS: 30 is recommended, though go higher if you want to do slow-motion edits
Leave Framerate limit disabled
Choose your videos folder - recording to a separate hard-drive is best for performance
Enable gamma correction

For game/system audio (and not your own voice):
Keep audio source #1 as "Auto select" and audio source #2 as "None"
Downmix multichannel audio to stereo: stereo rip

For game/system audio with your own live commentary:
Set audio source #1 as "WASAPI playback device": Auto select
Set audio source #2 as "WASAPI capture device": Auto select
Downmix multichannel audio to stereo: stereo rip
Mix multiple audio tracks

Minimize MSI Afterburner

Open MSI On-Screen Display Server (the airplane with the pink numbers)

Start with Windows: On
Show On-Screen Display: On
Show own statistics: On

*If your settings window is too big for your screen:
Ctrl + tab to change tabs.
Temporarily reduce your desktop resolution
Alt + SPACE, M. Then use arrow keys to move***65279; window
Right click on the shortcut, choose properties. On the compatibility tab, check "Disable display scaling on High DPI settings"

If nothing seems to happen when you hit your record key:
Make sure both MSI Afterburner programs are showing up in your taskbar
Check the Active 3D Process in MSI Afterburner (the one without the pink airplane)
Add the detected program to the MSI Afterburner OSD Server - Set detection level to none
Restart both MSI Afterburner programs

If your recorded video files don't open in Sony Vegas or any other video editor:
Try enabling "Enable MJPG decoder"
If that doesn't work, download the KLite Codec Pack (both 32 and 64 bit if you have a 64 bit system)
Big thanks to Unwinder for all your work. Love MSI!

Last edited by Pluberus; 01-21-2013 at 21:54.
   
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Default 01-05-2013, 18:27 | posts: 1,581 | Location: Pa

Since I don't use that feature can't comment on content.

Thanks for taking the time and maybe it will get stickied.
   
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That might help a few people
good job
   
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Default 01-09-2013, 05:46 | posts: 11,192 | Location: Taganrog, Russia

Nice guide. A few minor notes:

- Start both MSI Afterburner and MSI Afterburner On-Screen Display Server

It is not necessary to start the server manually. MSI Afterburner automatically starts it as soon as you assign the hotkey for video capture.

- For game/system audio with your own live commentary:
- Set audio source #1 as "WASAPI playback device": Auto select
- Set audio source #2 as "WASAPI capture device": Auto select

It is equal to setting both sources to "auto select" without manually specifying WASAPI playback and capture device types.

- Open MSI On-Screen Display Server (the airplane with the pink numbers)
- Start with Windows: On

It is not necessary to start the server with Windows. MSI afterburner will start it when necessary.


Alexey Nicolaychuk aka Unwinder, RivaTuner creator
   
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Default 01-09-2013, 19:06 | posts: 15

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unwinder View Post
Nice guide. A few minor notes:

- Start both MSI Afterburner and MSI Afterburner On-Screen Display Server

It is not necessary to start the server manually. MSI Afterburner automatically starts it as soon as you assign the hotkey for video capture.

- For game/system audio with your own live commentary:
- Set audio source #1 as "WASAPI playback device": Auto select
- Set audio source #2 as "WASAPI capture device": Auto select

It is equal to setting both sources to "auto select" without manually specifying WASAPI playback and capture device types.

- Open MSI On-Screen Display Server (the airplane with the pink numbers)
- Start with Windows: On

It is not necessary to start the server with Windows. MSI afterburner will start it when necessary.
Thanks for this! Will update the text guides asap.
   
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Default 01-14-2013, 16:39 | posts: 16

"recording to a separate hard-drive is best for performance"
Is this still true if the separate drive is a HDD while my main drive is a SSD?
And what about the MJPG decoder option?
   
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