Okay so quite a few people here already make their own youtube videos of their game footage, but what is the best screen capture software out there? Here is a list of a few avaliable: Fraps Bandicam DXTory Action! MSI Afterburner Elgato (Hardware + Software recorder) Just to name a few. With all this choice and possible money to be laid down on a registered copy you want to know your getting the best value for your money. Although Fraps is easily the most popular out there it doesn't always mean its the best. Having used Fraps for some time i thought it was time to see what else was out there on the market that could seriously compete against Fraps. This is where i came across DXTory and most recently Action! Even though i have used Action! for the shortest amount of time (less than a day so far) i can see it becoming my go to screen recorder for recording footage, let me explain why. If you wish to record commentary video's Action! can record the game sounds and also a microphone just like Fraps & DXTory can but Action! puts the commentary as a second audio track within the AVI file. This means once recorded you can then continue to tweak the game sounds and microphone sound separately to get an equal level you are happy with. The file size of the recorded files within Fraps can be HUGE to say the least where as in Action they seem a fraction of the size with no loss in quality. DXTory isn't quite as resource heavy as Fraps but Action! seems to be the lightest of them all. Recording in either 1080p or 720p with Action! results in the same minimal FPS loss. So recording at 1080p with Action i seem to loose at the most 4 FPS. DXTory i was loosing atleast 4 FPS recording at 720p! This means i can record at a higher resolution without the frame rate hit. I have only scratched the surface with Action! but it has become a much better program than both DXTory & Fraps. What do you think and what is your opinion on this? ----------------- Also found this on youtube showing a quick comparison between the 3 mentioned in this thread.