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.


1. 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
===================================================================

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------
 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
===================================================================


2. 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



3. 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.