Benchmarks

    Bandicam SDK is the only library program that will give you recording functionality in your games/applications. It has a lot of benefits such as small recording file size, very high near-lossless video quality and low CPU usage.


File size

    Bandicam SDK produces video files that are 20 times smaller than video files produced with Fraps.


    FRAPS

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    File Information

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    filename : BandiCapSample 2008-09-10 09-37-43-88.avi

    file format : AVI

    file size : 343,216,824 Byte (327.3 MB)

    data size : 343,204,700 Byte (327.3 MB)

    duration : 00:00:20 (20 Sec)

    bit rate : 135.26 MBits/Sec

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    Video Stream

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    codec : Fraps Real-Time Video Capture (FPS1)

    image size : 1024 x 768 ( 1.33 : 1 )

    bitrate : 133.84 MBits/Sec

    frame per sec: 30.00 Frames/Sec

    total frames : 609

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    Audio Stream

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    codec : PCM AUDIO (0x0001)

    bitrate : 1.41 MBits/Sec

    sampling rate : 44,100 Hz

    num of channels: 2 Channels (STEREO)

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    Keyframe

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    index status : Index exist

    total keyframes : 609

    average delta : 0.033 Sec

    maximal delta : 0.033 Sec

    minimal delta : 0.033 Sec

    Standard deviation: 0.000 Sec

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    Bandicam SDK

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    Basic Information

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    filename : Capture 2008-09-10 09-37-43.avi

    fileformat : AVI

    file size: 16,452,884 Byte (15.7 MB)

    data size : 16,406,460 Byte (15.6 MB)

    duration : 00:00:20 (20 Sec)

    bit rate : 6.46 MBits/Sec

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    Video Stream

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    codec : MPEG4 (MP4V)

    image size : 1024 x 768 ( 1.33 : 1 )

    bitrate : 5.67 MBits/Sec

    frame per sec: 30.00 Frames/Sec

    total frames : 611

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    Audio Stream

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    codec : PCM AUDIO (0x0001)

    bitrate : 768.00 KBits/Sec

    sampling rate : 24,000 Hz

    num of channels: 2 Channels (STEREO)

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    Keyframe

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    index status : Index exist

    total keyframes : 4

    average delta : 5.411 Sec

    maximal delta : 5.433 Sec

    minimal delta : 5.400 Sec

    Standard deviation: 0.016 Sec

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Video Quality

    Even though Bandisoft Capture Library uses a lossy compression, the video quality is almost the same as the original one.


    Fraps


    Bandicam SDK


CPU Usage

    This shows CPU usage when capturing with FRAPS and Bandicam SDK. (The following test results may be different depending on the test environment)

    Tested System

    • CPU: Core2 Duo E6600
    • OS: Windows Vista 64Bit
    • System Memory: 2GB
    • Resolution: 1024x768, 30fps
    • VGA: GeForce 8600GT

    Sample program only

    The CPU Usage before capturing.


    FRAPS

    The CPU Usage when capturing with FRAPS.


    Bandicam SDK

    The CPU Usage when capturing with Bandicam SDK.