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 Bandicam 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.