1 Boost the Frame Rate setting|
1 On the capture bar, click Misc / Options.
2 Select the Video tab.
3 Enter a larger number for Frames Per Second.
For real life examples, see the frame rate example table below-right.
Note, increasing frame rate dramatically increases file size!
Actual frame rate will be limited by hardware capabilities.
2 Turn off audio capture
On the Audio tab, uncheck Include audio.
3 Capture a smaller area
The smaller the better.
Microsoft recommends keeping videos smaller than 320 x 240 pixels for maximum playability.
4 Close all other running applications
5 Reduce screen color depth to 16 bits
In our tests, this boosts frame rate 50%.
1 Right-click the desktop.
2 On the context menu, click Properties.
3 In the Display Properties dialog, click the Settings tab.
4 In the Colors section, choose 16 bit.
6 Restart the computer|
Memory gets littered and scrambled as you use it.
7 Defragment the hard drive
8 Install new drivers
Use the latest drivers for your video card and motherboard BIOS.
9 Don't use Vista Areo Glass
The Vista Aero Glass interface is five times slower than Vista Basic, Classic or Standard.
For best performance, we recommend the simplest interface.
1 On the taskbar, click Start / Control Panel.
2 Under Appearance and Personalization, click Customize Colors.
3 Click Open Classic Appearance Properties.
4 For color scheme, select Basic, Standard or Classic.
Note, Windows XP is even 20% faster than Vista.
10 Install faster hardware
Every component in your computer needs to be fast, not just the microprocessor!
Frame rate examples.