How to Hypercam Without Lag


Hyperionics' Hypercam software enables users to capture content from their desktops, and save their recording as Audio Video Interleave, or AVI, format videos. You can use Hypercam to record anything that appears on your desktop, ranging from slideshows to streaming videos. However, lag and choppy playback can cause your Hypercam recording to be rendered unwatchable by your audio. To address this, you have several options available to you should you face lag issues with Hypercam.

  • Lower your computer's resolution to decrease your Hypercam lag. Click on the "Start" button in your taskbar. Type "Screen Resolution" into the Start menu's search box. Click on the "Adjust Screen Resolution" option when it appears in the Start menu.

  • Click on the "Resolution" box in the Screen Resolution menu. Lower the "Screen Resolution" slider to decrease your computer's resolution. Click "Apply" and then close the Screen Resolution menu.

  • Launch HyperCam. Click on the program's "Start Rec" to take a test recording. Stop HyperCam, and then review your test video. If you noticed a slight decrease in your lag, return to the Screen Resolution menu and lower the resolution to decrease your lag even more.

  • Click on HyperCam's "AVI" tab if you notice no change. The program's default frames per second, or fps, should be set to "10" for "Record" and "Playback." Change your fps to between 15 and 20 frames. Clear the check from the "Limit screen capture to max" checkbox if the option is selected.

  • Create another test video. If your lag issue hasn't improved to a satisfactory level, then you may need to run the program on a faster computer or upgrade one or more of your computer's hardware components. A faster central processing unit, or CPU, will give your computer more power to process Hypercam's data, while more random access memory, or RAM, will give your more temporary storage space for recording.

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