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[Solved] Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« on: April 13, 2016, 08:42:57 pm »
Hi there,

after working several years with fraps and audacity, I wanted to streamline my recording process by transitioning to dxtory. Unfortunately, dxtory (using the Lagarith encoder) has some issues recording DiRT Rally in 1080p 60fps on my side, as the recording fps seems to be stuck at 45 - 52 fps no matter what I'm doing. The game itself is running at 72fps+. The strange this is, however, that this isn't a problem with fraps.

What I tried so far:
- switching to ut-video
- messing around with the Thread Priority setting
- setting 'Maximum pre-rendered frames' to 1 in the nvidia control panel

Current dxtory settings:
- folder write speed 120MB/sec (benchmark reached 163MB/sec)
- Lagarith Lossless Codec (YV12, Use Multithreading)
- Force CPU Processing
- Use All Logical Processors

My rig:
- i5-4690 3.50GHz
- 8GB RAM
- Geforce GTX960
- Win 7

Code: [Select]
[Dxtory]
Version: 2.0.134
UID: 660c9a72-6c29-4749-98c8-ab4d9ec1720a

[Dxtory Files]
InstallPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dxtory
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[System Information]
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50GHz
CPU Instruction Set: MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.1 SSE4.2 AVX AVX2 FMA3 AES
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  x64
OSVersion: 6.1.7601
OSLanguage: 1031
ServicePack: Service Pack 1
Memory0: BANK 1 4,294,967,296 bytes
Memory1: BANK 3 4,294,967,296 bytes
TotalMemory: 8,589,934,592 bytes
Total Physical Memory: 8,539,516,928 bytes
Available Physical Memory: 5,316,235,264 bytes
Total Page File: 17,077,153,792 bytes
Available Page File: 13,465,571,328 bytes
Total Virtual Memory: 2,147,352,576 bytes
Available Virtual Memory: 1,767,313,408 bytes
PerformanceCounterFrequency: 3417998 (0x34278E)
VideoCard: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Memory: 4,293,918,720 Processor: GeForce GTX 960 DriverVer: 10.18.13.6472 DriverDate: 2016-03-21 01-00-00
Display0: 1920x1080 32bits 60Hz
SoundDevice: Realtek High Definition Audio Manufacturer: Realtek
SoundDevice: USB-Audiogerät Manufacturer: (Standard-USB-Audio)
SoundDevice: NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM) Manufacturer: NVIDIA
SoundDevice: NVIDIA High Definition Audio Manufacturer: NVIDIA

[NVIDIA Info]
NVDriver: 364.72 r364_69
GPU0: GeForce GTX 960 Memory: 4096MB MemoryClock: 3505MHz BaseClock: 1216MHz BoostClock: 1279MHz

[Audio Device]
Lautsprecher (Yeti Stereo Microphone) - CoreAudioOut
Lautsprecher (Realtek High Definition Audio) - CoreAudioOut
Mikrofon (Realtek High Definition Audio) - CoreAudioIn, Volume 100
Mikrofon (Yeti Stereo Microphone) - CoreAudioIn, Volume 100

[Video Codec 64bit]
Fraps Video Decompressor FCC:fps1
Intel IYUV Codec FCC:iyuv
Intel IYUV Codec FCC:i420
Lagarith Lossless Codec FCC:lags
Microsoft RLE FCC:mrle
Microsoft Video 1 FCC:msvc

[Video Codec 32bit]
Cinepak Codec von Radius FCC:cvid
Fraps Video Decompressor FCC:fps1
Intel IYUV Codec FCC:iyuv
Intel IYUV Codec FCC:i420
Lagarith Lossless Codec FCC:lags
Microsoft RLE FCC:mrle
Microsoft Video 1 FCC:msvc

[Audio Codec]
Microsoft IMA ADPCM
Microsoft CCITT G.711
Microsoft GSM 6.10
MS-ADPCM
PCM
IEEE Float

[License Information]
License: Registered
Expire: Unlimited
LicVerify: 8e4bcbafabc83ff009736bb1fb421ee469079248

[Additional Information]
Dxtory_log.txt: Empty
ErrorLog.txt: Empty

[Global Setting]
OptionFlag=SharedJavaProfile

[Ignore List]

======================================================================

[Profile]
Name: Default
Path:

[Overlay]
Position: LeftTop
Flag: VidoeFPS RecordFPS RecordState SSNotification  Time
Layout: Vert
Color: Sleep FF00FF00, Active FFFFBC00, Movie  FF00FF00, ScreenShot FF00FF00

[Folder]
x G:  Speed: 120MB/sec  Free: 168,658,550,784 Total: 500,102,590,464 Format: NTFS
SSFolder:

[HotKey]
MovieCapture: F10 (0x00000044)
PushToTalk: None
ScreenShotSingle: F11 (0x00000057)
ScreenShotRepeat: None
ScreenShotAuto: None
ToggleStatus: None
MovieCaptureFrame: None
ScreenShotCaptureFrame: None

[Movie]
Clipping:
ClipMargin: 0,0,0,0
ClipSize: 0,0
Scaling: Percent 100% 0x0
Codec: Lagarith Lossless Codec, Quality 10000, KeyFrameRate 15, DataRate 0, 64bit
FrameRate: 60
Output: File AVI
Option: IncludeCursor

[Audio0]
Enabled: True
PushToTalk: False
Device: Mikrofon (Yeti Stereo Microphone)
Codec: PCM
Format: PCM 48000 Hz, 16 bit, Stereo

[Audio1]
Enabled: True
PushToTalk: False
Device: Lautsprecher (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Codec: PCM
Format: PCM 48000 Hz, 16 bit, Stereo

[ScreenShot]
Clipping:
ClipMargin: 0,0,0,0
ClipSize: 0,0
Scaling: Percent 100% 0x0
HighSpeedLimit: 0
RepeatInterval: 1000
Format: PNG
JpegQuality: 97
Option:

[Advanced]
DataProcessingOption:
HookOption:
ThreadCount: 1
ThreadMask: 000000000000000F
LimitedFPS: False
FPSLimit: 60
DelayHook: False
DelayHookTime: 5

======================================================================

[Profile]
Name: DiRT Rally
Path: E:\Steam\steamapps\common\DiRT Rally\drt.exe

[Audio0]
Enabled: True
PushToTalk: False
Device: Mikrofon (Yeti Stereo Microphone)
Codec: PCM
Format: PCM 48000 Hz, 16 bit, Stereo

[Audio1]
Enabled: True
PushToTalk: False
Device: Lautsprecher (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Codec: PCM
Format: PCM 48000 Hz, 16 bit, Stereo

[Advanced]
DataProcessingOption: ForceCPUProcessing
HookOption:
ThreadCount: 1
ThreadMask: 000000000000000F
LimitedFPS: False
FPSLimit: 60
DelayHook: False
DelayHookTime: 5

[LastUsingInformation]
DateTime: 2016.04.13 13:02:42
Version: 2.0.134
DeviceType: DX11
View0.Type=DX11
View0.CreateFlag=0
View0.FeatureLevel=D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11_0
View0.Format=DXGI_FORMAT_R10G10B10A2_UNORM
View0.Size=1920x1080
View0.HWND=0x000E054A
View0.WindowTitle=DiRT Rally
View0.ClassName=NeonClass_41

======================================================================
VerifyHash: f09cf0c1545acf2b570f64de3b349561d4a389b9

After all, I could continue recording DiRT Rally with fraps and audacity, but it's really frustrating that the 'new' video capture software seems to have problems with this task :-(
« Last Edit: April 15, 2016, 01:28:33 am by Sebbi »

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Re: Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 03:11:15 am »
Can you try to see if you can do a windowed fullscreen or just windowed 1080p (I know it's awkward but it's for testing sake) and see if it records 60fps fine?

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Re: Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 03:11:39 am »
What exact UtVideo codec did you use? RGB and YUV444 definitely use more than 120MB/s at your settings and with that game.

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Re: Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 04:27:28 am »
Can you try to see if you can do a windowed fullscreen or just windowed 1080p (I know it's awkward but it's for testing sake) and see if it records 60fps fine?
No, the issue persists in windowed mode, still the same drop in the rec fps.

What exact UtVideo codec did you use? RGB and YUV444 definitely use more than 120MB/s at your settings and with that game.
YUV420 BT.709

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Re: Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2016, 04:31:59 am »
Did you try disabling Force CPU Processing?

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Re: Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2016, 05:14:01 am »
If dxtory show that game run faster than recording it then usual is a disk/codec problem. It could be that option what you set - Force CPU Processing, try disable it as they said. Lagarith is not good for 60fps recording. I not see UTVideo in log, are you sure you tryed this codec? Was utvideo options set to use all cores and use compresion? You can check process manager if any core go to 100% use, if is then try disable compression in options. Is advanced caching enabled in device manager for your disk? You can check monitor resource in process manager if disk is in full use.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2016, 05:17:53 am by chronosek »
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Re: Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2016, 04:18:13 pm »
Did you try disabling Force CPU Processing?
Yes and it had no significant effect :-/

If dxtory show that game run faster than recording it then usual is a disk/codec problem. It could be that option what you set - Force CPU Processing, try disable it as they said. Lagarith is not good for 60fps recording. I not see UTVideo in log, are you sure you tryed this codec? Was utvideo options set to use all cores and use compresion? You can check process manager if any core go to 100% use, if is then try disable compression in options. Is advanced caching enabled in device manager for your disk? You can check monitor resource in process manager if disk is in full use.
Yeah, I removed ut-video after my test session as it hasn't improved the recording performance. I'll probably install it again and do some tests again, but why should it work now when it wasn't working before? ;-)

Yep, advanced caching is enabled.

I would agree that it might be a hardware problem, but as fraps gets the job done perfectly, I think we can exclude a disk-writing issue. I guess I have to try out some more codecs or just abandone the idea of using dxtory ... unless someone has a brilliant idea.

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Re: Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2016, 01:09:13 am »
Best way would be run in background performance graphs for cpu, gpu, disk (process manager, gpu-z and disk resource monitor), but it could be that you have more that one problem at once, like you should disable force cpu processing, but it not show significant effect because of some second problem, and you enabling this option back and you not see any effect when changing other options... I would recommend reset all options to default, use codec what use least resources (like utvideo) and check for cpu, gpu, disk usage to identify problem. You can try assign game and dxtory to other cores or change codec options, it is trail and errors method.  Btw Lagarith is not good codec, it failing in 4k or 60fps
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Re: Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2016, 01:28:11 am »
Yeah, I removed ut-video after my test session as it hasn't improved the recording performance. I'll probably install it again and do some tests again, but why should it work now when it wasn't working before? ;-)
I need to apologize to ut-video as it finally allows me to record in 1080p 60fps without any problems. At least, during the last 4 minutes of testing.

That's what I did:
- UTVideo YUV420 BT.709 with Force CPU Processing enabled improved the rec fps a bit, but they still remained way below 60 fps.
- Switched to UTVideo YUV420 BT.601 with CPU Processing enabled. The resulting rec fps was around 57 fps, so I got closer to a possible solution. Unfortunately, the video was jittery ...
- So I set 'Maximum pre-rendered frames' to 1 in the nvidia control panel and gave it another try and it finally worked!

Final settings:
- UTVideo YUV420 BT.601
- 60fps
- Force CPU Processing
- Thread Priority Normal
- Use All Logical Processors
- Maximum pre-rendered frames '1'

Thank you for all your help! Much appreciated!

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Re: [Solved] Low recording FPS on 1080p 60fps (Dirt Rally)
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2016, 01:31:07 am »
Thanks for sharing solution, i would never imagine that pre-rendered frames could be the problem
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