PlayClaw 2.0 press release

Never Miss That Perfect Game Moment with Pre-Recording

Gamers who ever wished they had a time machine to take them back before that perfect moment of the game they failed to record are in for luck. Playclaw 2.0 introduces pre-recording, as well as three other new features.

October 4, 2010

Sytexis Software, the developer of video recording tools, today announces the immediate availability of Playclaw 2.0, the newest version of its Windows application for capturing HD-quality video and screenshots in games. New features that make game video recording more enjoyable include video pre-recording, multisource audio recording, auto-screenshot taking and 32/64-bit video codecs.

Designed for DirectX and OpenGL games, Playclaw is perfect for players who need to capture video and screenshots of the game play, view frames per second (FPS) in a game for performance benchmarking, or see nicknames of who is speaking on Ventrillo or Teamspeak in multiplayer games. Featuring support for multi-core CPU and lean coding, Playclaw records outstanding HD-quality video with custom frame rates from 15 to 60 frames per second, without noticeable slowdowns, lags or reduced frame rate, even at full resolution.

“Over the past two weeks, I’ve taken full advantage of PlayClaw’s recording feature, and as it stands, I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who needs a reliable tool for that purpose. As I mentioned earlier, the process of recording with PlayClaw is 98% of the time not even noticeable,” said Rob Williams of Techgage.

What’s New in Playclaw 2.0?

Version 2.0 boasts 6 new features that enhance game recording options. The new features include:

  • Pre-Recording - Gamers will never miss that perfect game capture as new Playclaw can pre-record video. The program creates a special “cache” buffer that will contain last N seconds of the game play. When the “Start record” hotkey is pressed, PlayClaw begins to capture video and audio and saves it to free process memory. When there is a cool game moment, the player presses the “Start record” hotkey again, and PlayClaw begins flushing cached data to hard drive, while continuing to capture new data. When the gamer presses the “Stop record” hotkey, PlayClaw stops capturing data and saves non-saved data to disk.
  • Multisource Audio Recording - Now gamers can capture multiple audio devices in Windows 7 and Vista. For example, Ventrilo and Teamspeak users can record their microphone and speakers into one audio stream.
  • Auto-Screenshot - Version 2.0 allows gamers to enable auto-screenshot option to take screenshots in a game over a predefined period of time automatically.
  • 32 and 64-bit Video Codecs - Now players can open captured video in native 64-bit applications.
  • CPU indicator - Users can see temperature and workload of the processor in a game.
  • Ingame benchmark - Now it is possible to check FPS and temperatures and save statistics to disk.

Sample video captured with PlayClaw can be viewed here:

Review “PlayClaw – Has FRAPS’ Killer Arrived?” on Techgage

Pricing and Availability

PlayClaw is available through the PlayClaw Store ( for the price of $29.95. Current users of the program can upgrade to the new version at no cost. The trial version will watermark screen shots and videos. PlayClaw requires Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Seven (including x64 editions).