PlayClaw :: Features - Game Video Recorder alternative, Game Streaming, Video overlays

PlayClaw features

Various overlays

Pre-installed overlays: System Information, Web Browser, Webcam, Frame Rate (FPS), Teamspeak 3, Discord, Twitch chat, Clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Window overlay, Text and Image overlays.


You can stream your game to well known services like YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, Restream, Hitbox, GoodGame, CyberGame, etc.

Video encoding

PlayClaw can use hardware accelerated H.264 codecs (NVidia, AMD, Intel), software MJPEG and OpenH264 codecs.

Audio processing

PlayClaw can use up to 16 audio sources simultaneously. Audio data can be mixed in a one track. Software supports writing audio to separate audio files.

Desktop recording

Fast desktop recording is available in Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7 (if Aero is enabled).

Video processing

Almost all operations are performed on GPU. That is why realtime frame resizing, overlays drawing are very fast.

Pre-recording feature

PlayClaw can capture a game into memory buffer, when new frames push our old frames. Save only cool game moments!

Games compatibility

Software supports games based on DirectX 9, 10, 11, 12, OpenGL and Vulkan.

Windows Store (UWP) games are also supported.

Overlays effects

It is possible to apply special output effects to any overlay: Chroma key, Color key, Shift, Image mask.

Other features

Visual overlay editor (WYSIWYG)

Switchable scenes support

Overlay render options: don't render, only on screen, only on recording, everywhere

App/games black list support

Capture audio only when a custom hotkey is pressed

A recording volume of any audio source can be changed

Detecting default audio sources in a system

HudSight - special custom crosshair program as a separate software.