For gamers, video performance is everything. They extract as much power from their graphics cards as possible without melting down their motherboards, all to enhance in-game realism. They require accurate, in-depth, real-time data on graphics performance. That's where D3DGear steps into the picture. It's a free DirectX and OpenGL utility that automatically measures and displays the 3D frame rate of your Windows-based games and graphics-intensive applications. It's also a screenshot capture tool that can record multiple frames and save it in AVI video, even as you play, or copy any screen image and save it as a JPEG or other type of image file. Programmable hotkeys simplify saving screen images. The company's Web site offers help if needed.
D3DGear downloads politely but it requires a reboot to install. The program is easy to use: Just start it up first, and then start your game. D3DGear will display the game or application's frame rate on screen. The program's interface is basically a properties dialog that lets you set options for screen capture, AVI movie, and other features. D3DGear does exactly what it claims, displaying accurate frame rates of demanding material. What you do with the data is up to you; just be sure your video card's cooler is up to it.
The latest release of D3DGear fixes a bug in the screen capture tool related to antialiasing and another issue that caused Call of Duty 2 to crash. It also supports DirectX10 and Windows 7. D3DGear is free to try for 15 days.
From D3DGear Technologies:
D3DGear is very fast Game Recording Software and Twitch Streaming Software. It records your games to HD movie or live streams to twitch.tv site with very good quality and little performance impact.
D3DGear is a very fast Game Recording Software. D3DGear software allows users to record game play to movie without slowing down the game. D3DGear software has very minimal performance impact on the game and may not cause a game to lag or drop frame rate.
D3DGear recording produces high quality video with small file size, and it supports microphone recording, Push-To-Talk recording and face camera overlay. D3DGear is a perfect video game recorder for users who want to record game play with commentary to a movie and upload it YouTube.
D3DGear is also a very fast game Twitch Streaming Software. D3DGear allows users to live stream game play to twitch.tv site without affecting game performance. D3DGear streaming function is very fast and very easy to use, and it works with slow upload speed, and it is fully compatible with twitch.tv, hitbox.tv and all other live stream web sites.
D3DGear streaming function also supports microphone recording Push-To-Talk recording and face camera overlay. D3DGear is a perfect game broadcaster for live streaming game play to web.
D3DGear also allows user to capture video game screenshot with a press of hotykey and save it as image file. D3DGear supports most popular image formats such as BMP, JPG, PNG and GIF; and user has option to add time stamp into screen shot.
D3DGear works as a universal video game plugin/add-on software, it will automatically attach to a game when it starts. Simply launching D3DGear prior to start a video game, recording or broadcasting video game is as simple as pressing a hot key.