Bandicam is a high performance Game Recorder, Video Capture, and Desktop Screen Capture program. It's high quality and the recorded file size is extremely smaller than other software. Furthermore, Bandicam minimizes the CPU usage, it will allow a streaming video to be captured in a low-grade computer. Bandicam supports AVI 2.0 OpenDML extensions, so the maximum clip size is unlimited as long as the HDD available.

The most advanced PC screen and game recording software on the planet

The Bandicam program makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or on a program that uses the DirectX/OpenGL graphic technologies. Bandicam will help you carry out a video record with high compression ratio, while keeping the video quality closer to the original work, and provides performance far superior to other programs that provide similar functions.

Video-recording of games and streaming videos

  • Recording of WOW, Minecraft, Skyrim, and Windows programs
  • MPEG-1, Xvid and MJPEG video codec support
  • PCM and MPEG-1 Layer II audio codec support
  • AVI video format (.avi) support
  • MPEG-1 video codec VBR mode support

Image-capturing of games and streaming videos

  • BMP, PNG and JPEG image format support
  • Continuous image capturing

Frame rate control (FPS management)

  • FPS overlay (Show FPS)
  • FPS limit

Key features of Bandicam:

  • Bandicam supports almost all of the Fraps' functions (Fraps Alternative, Better than Fraps®)
  • The recoded file size is much smaller than other software (Bandicam compresses the video when recording)
  • You can upload the recorded file to YouTube without converting (720p/1080p full HD video can be made)
  • You can record over 24 hours without stopping (Auto Complete Recording function can be used)
  • You can record video at resolutions up to 2560*1600 in high quality
  • Bandicam has less lag than other recording software (It uses much lower CPU/GPU/HDD usage)

What's new in this version:

  • Improved the compression ratio of H.264
  • Added an option to select the GPU device for CUDA captures.
  • Added an option, "Minimize to system tray"

Bugs fixed

  • Black screen problem with ‘Rectangle on a screen’ mode in Windows 8 on some laptops/notebooks.
  • Some video files had a seeking problem when H.264 (AMD APP) was used.
  • Failed to recognize the H.264 (Quick Sync Video) encoder when dual monitors were used.
  • Failed to bind/assign hotkeys on some computers.
  • Miscalculated the available recording space when the output folder had been changed.
  • Didn’t automatically stop the recording when the available recording space was smaller than 30MB.

Download: Bandicam | 7.0 MB (Shareware, $39)
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View: Bandicam Website

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Bandicam? Really? It's a children's toy compared to some other pieces of software that can not only record but also directly stream video from games. Ask any Twitch streamer about Bandicam and they'll just chuckle, assuming they're polite enough.

There are a lot better investments of your $40 than Bandicam lol

I had an admin in a steam game recommend this to me, trying to catch a cheater. He swears by it, although I haven't used it yet. Supposedly really good software, from what I can gather. But idk.

They're pretty much the same, however Bandicam actually compresses and optimize the video for you unlike fraps, so the end results are smaller video sizes.

It's been a while since I compared the two, but from prior experience, FRAPS has superior performance but it records raw video so you need a fast hard drive / SSD. Bandicam actually compresses the video so a slow drive will work just fine, but I found it lagged badly with detailed 3D graphics (this was on an older system as well). Then Mirillis Action is the best of both worlds, small video files and great performance.