Free download PlayClaw


Take still and video snapshots of 3D games without sacrificing performance
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User rating
23 votes
File size
19 MB
Release date
12 October 2009

Editor's review

While playing your favorite 3D action game, it’s really crucial to record the tactics employed in achieving the target? The idea of singing songs of your victory over your enemies in the game, by capturing the screenshots and creating the video snapshots of all your 3D game, definitely has an appeal. Well, this can be accomplished by trying out the all new PlayClaw 1.2. The software supports you in taking stills and capturing video snapshots without compromising the game performance. It has the capability to work in background while you can enjoy playing the game without any interruption. The application competently utilizes the multi core abilities of the CPU for recording high quality videos filled with thrilling action. Using it, you can show your friends, the new trick and tactics that you applied in the game.

The PlayClaw 1.2 sports an elegantly designed interface and comes with a easily negotiable feature-set for capturing the game screen. With the first General option integrated with the program, you can mark the options to start the program minimized, minimize to tray, start it with windows, and select the language. Next is the ‘Screenshots’ feature, which lets you select the folder for storing the captured images, choose the image format, set the hotkey and choose the level of image quality. Moving further, the ‘Videos’ tab provides set of options for selecting the destination folder to save the videos; set keys for start/stop, pause and cancel record; and configure other video attributes to get the desire results. The On-screen display option of the program lets you mark the feature to Show FPS Counter and set the position. Last option, Team speak, is for enabling the ventrilo/TeamSpeak overlay along with setting its position. When the configurations are done, you just have to play the game, press the hotkey and the program would perform the task accordingly.

PlayClaw 1.2 is a proficient application for creating game screenshots or tutorial videos for embedding with your game download website, and sharing your skills and achievements with your friends. The program has justifiably been rated with 4 points for its incredible performance, neat configurations, and quality output.

Publisher's description

Ever wanted to shoot a video of that action game? Take still and video snapshots of 3D games without sacrificing performance! PlayClaw operates completely in background and makes full use of your CPUs multi-core abilities to record high-quality action videos of your 3D games without affecting the gameplay or reducing frame rate. Show off your latest tricks with a video! PlayClaw records smooth, full-resolution high-FPS video sequences accompanied by the games original audio track and sound effects. Real-time chats could never been easier! The tool supports Teamspeak & Ventrilo overlays, displaying nicknames of whos speaking right over the game.
Hardcore gamers will find PlayClaw a truly valuable, universal tool for making game snapshots, recording gameplay videos, chatting without leaving the game, and measuring 3D performance in real-time. Unlike many of its older competitors, PlayClaw recognizes and fully employs advanced acceleration features of modern video chipsets, allowing performing these tasks without affecting your gameplay or the games frame rate. Even using advanced video codecs will not slow down the game! No choppy videos or distorted screen shots when you use PlayClaw!
Featuring advanced performance analysis tools, PlayClaw can measure how many frames per second (FPS) you are getting and perform various performance benchmarks in real-time. PlayClaw supports all modern and legacy 3D games in all versions of Windows running OpenGL, DirectX and Direct3D 8 or later. You can save your video and still snapshots in a format of your choice.
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