Basic Guide to Recording w/ MSI Afterburner (Video + PDF)

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  1. Pluberus

    Pluberus Member

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    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/15mq4aMUVxc7Vm6Iz2XyfU807o7dPdHYv9KiG35yreQI/edit

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

    Big thanks to Unwinder for all your work. Love MSI!
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  2. boogieman

    boogieman Ancient Guru

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

    Thanks for taking the time and maybe it will get stickied. :)
     
  3. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    That might help a few people
    good job
     
  4. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     

  5. Pluberus

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    Thanks for this! Will update the text guides asap.
     
  6. Woxenrud

    Woxenrud Member

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    "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?
     
  7. gamesturbator

    gamesturbator New Member

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    Stick to your SSD and the MJPG decoder option is for programs that have trouble accepting the file in it's MSI's normal output format (such as Sony Vegas) for editing. I know this is a long time after your question, but I'm sure someone is asking the same thing somewhere.

    Now my question is to the OP what are the best settings for reducing the file size without losing quality (since Youtube is going to do enough damage on its own)? A 4 minute video came out to about 7GB, so that's too "Fraps-like" for my taste. Thanks.
     
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  8. De-M-oN

    De-M-oN Active Member

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    I would use MagicYUV instead of mjpg.

    Lossy Recording should be avoided - re-encoding should be done with lossless source - not lossy.

    http://magicyuv.com/

    and this settings:

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  9. FuzzyQuills

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    For those wanting to have smaller recording files, (This might not suit HD recording, but it works fine for me.) use MJPEG for the video encoding format, and have the encapsulation MKV: it generates really small files when on 60% quality. (Well, compared to RVT1 AVI files!) Also a lot sharper than RVT1
     

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