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MSI Afterburner Comments

Very handy application for recording video, overclocking and monitoring your GPU 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by Opal
about MSI Afterburner Nov 2012

MSI Afterburner is surprisingly useful for recording gaming-footage. By using the JPG-Compressed Video Settings you can save a very large amount of disk space and it also uses by far less resources while recording, which makes the video and the gameplay itself lag-free. You can set the compression-quality in % - The quality loss is not very noticeable (when set around 90-95%), especially if you plan to upload it to Youtube anyway. Recording uncompressed Video is also possible.

After a recent update it also is finally possible to record two separate audio-tracks at the same time, which makes recording ingame-sound and the microphone input possible. This is very helpful for Let's Plays or for recording your own voice while using Teamspeak or similar Apps.
Sadly several Video-Editing programs don't recognize the second Audio-Track when importing, just the one with voice. Syncing the game-audio (exported with Virtualdub for example) afterwards is tricky.

Taking screenshots is also possible (BMP, PNG and JPG with % Compression)

The GPU-Monitoring window is detachable and resizeable. Overclocking settings are self-explanatory.

Make sure you deactivate the OSD on Videos in the settings, otherwise you've got the purple recording-indicator in the video.

Hint: You can smooth the steps in the fan curve by double left-clicking it, making it increase or lower the speed linear from, for example step 50% to 70% instead of directly going from 50% to 70%

Minor complaints:
- There's no real basic skin which looks like windows, just the usual "gamerz"-styled interface.
- The settings-window is not resizeable, therefore it's necessary to scroll to the right, each time you want to change the recording or screenshot settings