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Nvidia ShadowPlay vs OBS?

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I've been using Nvidia ShadowPlay to record my gameplay and I've no problems or performance dips.

But, people recommend OBS all the time.

While yes it's brilliant, you have to watch tutorials on how to use it.

But it's straight forward right?

Both are not CPU intensive either right?

 

So should I stick with Nvidia ShadowPlay or go to OBS?

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OBS is 100000x better than shadowplay. I got fed up with shadowplay corrupting my output videos so I switched and no regrets. it's never taken a notcable hit on my game performance. You can set it so there's almost no loss in quality and can't tell the difference between the recording and your actual desktop.


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4 minutes ago, Brexit_Dictator said:

I've been using Nvidia ShadowPlay to record my gameplay and I've no problems or performance dips.

But, people recommend OBS all the time.

While yes it's brilliant, you have to watch tutorials on how to use it.

But it's straight forward right?

Both are not CPU intensive either right?

 

So should I stick with Nvidia ShadowPlay or go to OBS?

its much better/more professional. I would never use another software for game recording


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If you just want to save small clips of your gameplay and not really do anything fancy with them, then Shadowplay is good enough imo, it's also a lot simpler to use. Otherwise, it might be worth looking into OBS and how to fully take advantage of it.

Also, if you edit your videos in Premiere for example, if you use Shadowplay you will need to use a transcoder like Handbrake to convert the videos into CFR, as Shadowplay always records in VBR (variable framerate) afaik, which Premiere doesn't really like. Sony Vegas might work fine even with VFR but I'm not sure.


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