Welcome to my first tutorial on the forums on how to obtain and properly use Dxtory for your recording needs. First off I'm going to tell you guys right now that Dxtory is your best option for recording high quality Videos with low file sizes. In the past I've used other recording software such as Bandicam and Fraps which are decent but are not even compared to Dxtory. I'm not going to include Bandicam in the comparison below simply because there are issues many issues with this recording software, such as screen flickers and lack of options. Also If you are using a low end computer/laptop I would recommend that you use Dxtory if you are planning on trying to get smooth gameplay while recording.
Dxtory vs. Fraps
Ease of use:
: Pretty difficult for people who dont really know terms and stuff.
FPS in-game while recording:
No loss. Thats actually quite amazing...
depends on machine, my PC loses about 10-20 FPS.
here the real advantages of Dxtory start to show.
Quite nice, you can change it a lot.
FRAPS: its fine, could be better, but still fine.
audio recording input channels (max):
Video Codecs Available:
Audio codecs available:
Audio formats available:
I dont have time to count that. come on...
Stereo and multichannel.
Compatibility with Multi-core processors:
You can choose how many cores work for the capture (full support)
only default (IDK what it is.)
Compatibility with dual GPU's:
Has a built in GPU fix code.
None which I can find.
Overall Dxtory comes out on top.
Follow this link to get Dxtory
How to correctly configure your Dxtory Settings
Let's start with the overlay
tab, You can change your recording/non-recording color status for your fps. I find it's easy to use green as non recording and red for recording. The only thing you need to see for the Status is "Video FPS"
, "Write File FPS" and "Record Status" I find are inconvenient and take up more space in the corner of your screen and can be distracting.
2) Next on the list is the Folder
tab which is pretty straightforward. This is the place where all your video files will be saved at. If you have another hard drive/ external hard drive it is recommended that you choose that drive instead of your primary/C: drive to place your video files on.
Typically you will get higher write speeds when writing to another drive and your video fps will not decrease very little or not at all depending on your Computer. Try to place your recording folders in different areas of your computer and perform benchmark tests to see what your writespeed is. To perform a benchmark create a folder path and click the little icon on the left to run the benchmark. Use the folder that has the higher write speed for optimal recording.
*My C: Drive is an ssd and that is why the write speed is so high, rarely record on it though*
Now we have the Hotkey
settings, this is where we choose the button we use to record and stop recording. Try to pick a button that does not have any use in-game
and does not get in your way while you are playing. For me I use the Numpad* button, because it does not get in my way and there is no use for it in-game.
This is pretty much the core of Dxtory right here, the Video Settings
. Before proceeding stop by here and install this codec(Lagarith Lossless Codec): http://lags.leetcode.net/LagarithSetup_1327.exe
which offers great quality with decent file sizes. More Info: http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html
Choose Lagarith Lossless codec
Press the Pen button on the left of the codec to customize the options.
Check "Use Multithreading"
If you have more than one processor core(Which I'm pretty sure everyone does)
Use the "YUY2"
Mode for Decent Quality and File Sizes.
Basically just copy my settings right here ----v.
60 or 30, choose 60 if you plan on using twixtor or smooth slow motions in your montage. I've used 120fps for the longest time and honestly there is really no point in recording with that many frames, I've recently switched to 60fps and have found it is just as smooth, and overall more stabler than 120 fps.
Check "File Output"
and Use 100%
for Scaling to record your full In game resolution.
You also have to change the file output fps
as well to whichever framerate you are using to record. To do that click the Yellowbox with the arrow at the very bottom and cutomize your settings.
Enter or Select your in game resolution.
Select the Frame Rate you chose earlier.
That's about it for Your video settings.
You can add Multiple audio profile by pressing the + button
such as your Speakers, Microphone, and other miscellaneous audio items that record sound. I only record the sound from my headset though. If your having sound problems with your files use these default settings that work perfectly fine.
Only you thing that you need to mess around with here is the number of processors you want to utilize to record your videos. I recommend selecting all your cores, ex) I have a quad core processor, so I choose 4 under the Processing Threads Option.
All the other Options are there for you to read by holding your cursor over it, and selecting what fits your computer the best.
For a detailed video explanation on how to properly set up Dxtory watch this guide on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0c9XS0meYzM#t=0s
And that's about it, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to leave a comment in the section below.
Examples of the quality and smoothness can be found on these videos.
If you have time check out my Youtube Channel featuring funny stuff my clan does, gameplay, edit's, OCE's and Montages.
Hope this Helps