The beta version of Nvidia ShadowPlay, a tool that allows players to capture game footage, will be available Oct. 28 along with version 1.7 of the GeForce Experience software, Nvidia announced today.
ShadowPlay requires a recent Nvidia graphics card — GeForce GTX 600 series and above — because only those GPUs feature the on-board H.264 video encoder that's necessary for it to work. The software can record footage at up to 60 frames per second in 1080p, with a performance hit of between 5 and 10 percent, according to Nvidia. The company originally planned to launch ShadowPlay this past summer.
By default, ShadowPlay records a rolling buffer of the last 10 to 20 minutes of gameplay, but only generates a video file when you ask it to do so. The software also allows users to simply record an entire game session if they want. ShadowPlay produces standard MP4 files that users can do anything with, like uploading to YouTube, and a future update to GeForce Experience will add the capability for users to stream captured gameplay directly to Twitch.
For more details, check out the ShadowPlay video below.
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