How to take frapsom?
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Fraps is an application that allows you to record video from a monitor screen. Shooting is possible in good resolution and at the same time with sound. Quickly pressing the button at the right moment, you can shoot the necessary video. In the article we will tell how to learn to shoot with fraps.
Record video files
The Fraps program runs in the background and is activated as follows:
- Press the F9 key and start recording. If the video recording function has been activated, the recording indicator located in the upper left corner will change color.
- To stop shooting, press F9 again. The finished file can be viewed in the selected folder.
In case you need to take a screenshot, you should press the F10 button.
It should be noted that the hot keys are set in the program settings, and if you can’t record video and take screenshots using these keys, you need to check the additional functions that can be installed on these keys. To do this, it is recommended to immediately change HotKeys.
After the video is captured, it needs to be converted to reduce the size.You can do this using Movie Maker, Virtual Dub, Sony Vegas.
Before shooting video with fraps, the program must be configured:
- Download the program.
- Install it. It is worth noting that the free version of the program does not require additional activation.
- Run the program. Before us will open a window with four tabs, three of which need to be configured:
- General. Here are the basic parameters of the program. For example, the Start Fraps Minimized parameter allows you to start the program in a minimized form, Fraps window always on top fixes the Fraps window on top of other windows and tabs, and Run Fraps when Windows start starts the program along with loading Windows;
- Movies. In this tab, select the folder in which the files will be saved. In order to change the save path, you must click “Change” and select a disk on which about 40 GB is free (during recording, the files are very heavy, but then you can reduce their size). Here you can choose the number of FPS per second; frame size; a key that will be responsible for switching the program on / off; sound feed device.
- Screenshots. Here you can specify the folder in which the images will be saved, specify their format and assign a hot key.
- FPS. This tab is used to measure performance, for example, in games.Here is the address of the tab, where the test results will be received. Nothing should be customized.
- The trial version is free, but with its help you can only write thirty-second files. In order to take fraps for a long time, you must purchase a paid version or use a pirated version, but in this case there are no guarantees that this program will work for a long time.
- All video files take up a lot of space, so you need to prepare a good video editor for converting files.
- For this application, you must have a good processor and video card. If you have them weak, then you will not be able to use Fraps in full.
- If you want to record sound from a microphone, in the Movies tab, in the "sound" column, you must select Use Windows Input. If the microphone icon is not lit in the Sound Input column, it must be configured. To do this, go to the “Control Panel”, select “Sounds and Audio Devices” - “Speech”. In the window that opens, “Speech Record” you need to click the “Volume” button, select “Parameters” and select “Advanced Parameters”. After that, go back to “Options” - “Properties”, select “Record” - “Microphone” and click “OK”.