Some help with Footage Artifacting/Tearing while Recording


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So I've been playing around with OBS after getting a new computer that handle it well. It served its purpose pretty well up until this point, which is why I'm making this thread. Currently I've been testing differing setups for speedrunning and whilst trying it out with capturing my PS3, my footage starts to tear and leave artifacts(?). (I hope I'm describing this correctly.) I capture my game footage with an Elgato Game Capture HD, its profile at 720p so it'll allow and capture at 60fps. I'll include an image of what the recording settings I use look like. My LiveSplit timer and a few images are also captured. The output is set at 1920x1080 and 60fps with the Lanczos filter. Normally, I wouldn't be adverse to brute forcing a method, however, these settings have worked with different setups and I'm worried about messing something up royally, so I was hoping I could get some advice via reaching out.

My computer is AMD Ryzen 3 3200G with Radeon Vega Graphics with a 3.60 GHz processor and 16GB of RAM.

Here's the log file:

Here's a video of the recording with the issues:


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To better clarify, here are two similarly made videos with these exact settings. One is capturing an emulated game on my PC, another is capturing with the Elgato but its capturing a PS2 game that is set at 480p60.

Another thing I want to note: while recording a PC game (Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, to be specific) it did artifact as well, but changing the Preset to Indistinguishable fixed this. I had done two other recordings with it at that preset and it was artifacting.


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Some updating. I changed my setting to something completely different. Namely in trusting this particular video on the best settings for AMD graphic cards. Here's an image of the settings in particular.

The settings were successful after a few sessions, however the latest session still had some instances of screen tearing and artifacting. I'm not entirely certain what could have caused it either. If anyone were to have some advice or suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.

Here's the recent log file and the particular video with the issues.

An additional side note that is unrelated and can be ignored to focus on the relevant issue, would anyone have any suggestions on how I could put a delay on my LiveSplit and audio? It doesn't have to match the delay the Elgato has exactly, but just be close enough so my LiveSplit is starting a whole second before my footage.