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Shiny Man Dec 4, 2015 @ 1:48pm
Why are my recordings darker than the actual colors in-game?
I'm trying to record footage of this game, for a video review, using Nvidia's Shadowplay app, but for some reason the recordings have way darker colors. Why is that?

My only guess is that, for no real reason, the developers are obsessed with players recording footage/taking screens and using it online for whatever. They demanded users to put a little copyright advice on the bottom right corner of every screen and recording, or else they would take it all down. Could this be it?

It can't be my computer glitching up, or Shadowplay either, since i've been recording other stuff and never had issues. Is anyone here recording as well? If so, does this happen to you too?

For those who're not recording, and have Shadowplay enabled cards, would you please test it out yourself and tell me what you got?

Thank you for your time.
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Shiny Man Dec 4, 2015 @ 2:39pm 
UPDATE: I just installed OBS, to see if it had the same result, and it didn't - colors were exactly as they should be.

I really have no clue what the hell is going on. I really don't want to record with OBS, because the files become HUGE! But I guess if I have to, so be it :/
Last edited by Shiny Man; Dec 4, 2015 @ 2:45pm
TFBO Dec 4, 2015 @ 3:25pm 
I am Using Nvidia's Share BETA (Updated Version of Shadowplay) and I am getting the exact same results a darker recording with Nvidia Share BETA and normal not darker recording with OBS.
Here is a link to a video I recorded with this problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFtkBF9dTaU
Last edited by TFBO; Dec 4, 2015 @ 3:29pm
Shiny Man Dec 4, 2015 @ 3:36pm 
Originally posted by TFBO:
I am Using Nvidia's Share BETA (Updated Version of Shadowplay) and I am getting the exact same results a darker recording with Nvidia Share BETA and normal not darker recording with OBS.
Here is a link to a video I recorded with this problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFtkBF9dTaU
Yeah, this is exactly what's happening to me.

I just made a recording using OBS, and in-gameplay it gets very choppy and basically looks like 30fps. I really want to use Shadowplay, but why on earth does this happen? :S
TFBO Dec 4, 2015 @ 3:38pm 
I haven't found a fix yet but I did switch to a different Encoder with OBS, I went in and changed the Encoder settings from x264 to NVIDIA NVENC H.264 Encoder which is apparently the same software Nvidia Uses with Shadowplay and recordings on OBS Aren't choppy anymore.
Last edited by TFBO; Dec 4, 2015 @ 3:52pm
Shiny Man Dec 4, 2015 @ 3:43pm 
Originally posted by TFBO:
I haven't found a fix yet but I did switch to a different Encoder with OBS, I went in and changed the Encoder settings from x264 to NVIDIA NVENC H.264 Encoder which is apparently the same software Nvidia Uses with Shadowplay and recordings on OBS Are choppy anymore.
You're syaing the choppyness goes away using NVENC encoder? I'll give it a try, thanks dude :D
TFBO Dec 4, 2015 @ 3:53pm 
Yeah I mean't they aren't choppy anymore at least for me anyways!
It's probably recording the footage at the full screen's gamma, then when you play it back on your lower gamma monitor everything is darker.

If you don't want to use obs, just raise the gamma in post, and it should look normal again.
Shiny Man Dec 4, 2015 @ 4:12pm 
Originally posted by Sir Barbossa ಠ_ರೃ:
It's probably recording the footage at the full screen's gamma, then when you play it back on your lower gamma monitor everything is darker.

If you don't want to use obs, just raise the gamma in post, and it should look normal again.
It can't be, because if that were true wouldn't it happen to every other recording I make? This only happens with this game.

And I tried NVENC on OBS, for some reason the recording crashes as soon as I load the game...
Last edited by Shiny Man; Dec 4, 2015 @ 4:13pm
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