Question: PC to Android Tablet recording?

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Hello everyone, My name is Kraig.

   I had recently gotten an ASUS Transformer tablet and I am curious to whether or not it is POSSIBLE to record gameplay on your desktop PC USING your tablet? 

   I have been searching the internet for something of this sorts and keep finding videos of people recording their tablet / I Pad instead of what is on their computer. I know there is a way to reverse it but I am not currently seeing it.

The only theory I have is to use the same software to record whats on the tablet / I Pad; because of the software, you will be able to reverse what you are recording. Remember it is a THEORY of mine because I do not usually record gameplay.

     I appreciate everyone that took that time to read and respond to my question. 
           
                - Thanks -
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Hi Kraig,
I want to make sure I understand you correctly.  You want to use the tablet to remotely record the PC?  Is that right?
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Kraig

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That is correct.  
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Stephen Wagner, Employee

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TechSmith does not make any software that would let you record your PC on your tablet.  Off the top of my head I do not know of any product that would let you do that.
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Hi there

This is really low tech and hokey, but it would work. It probably isn't remotely close to what you are seeking, but I've seen many folks take the same approach with screen recording the PC.

If the tablet has a camera built in, aim the camera at the PC monitor and record using the tablet.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I was looking at the specs of your tablet. And I'm truly not qualified to say with any certainty.
But from what I saw. I would be surprised if it's capable of doing a good job. You only have 1GB of RAM.
I'm not sure what  8GB/16GB eMMC*1 represents exactly. But that equates to almost no data storage capability's at all.

The fact that it has a Quad core processor sounds good. But 1.33GHz, up to 1.86 GHz. Is pretty unimpressive by todays standards.
As a tablet I'm sure it's pretty Nice.
 But I don't think it's capable of doing what you want it to. Even if you hard wired directly to your desktop.

If the game is being played on your desktop. Why wouldn't you just record the game with your Desktop?

Regards, Joe 

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    The only reason why I don't want to run the software on the computer is because I would like to utilize the tablet more and turn it into a mobile recording center for the games that I play. I thought it would be kind of a cool concept to be playing a game and look over at the tablet to see that it is recording what ever is on the computer screen. Right now it is only used as a digital portfolio for my photography work.

The only other reason I was asking is because in the past, I had issues with recording gameplay to the point that there was a HUGE frame rate drop (i.e Fraps) and would much rather use the tablet to do all the recording. Well that and the fact that the software would take up a lot of space. 

     As you all can see, I am a bit ignorant on what software is out and their capabilities now ( Since I haven't recorded gameplay in years). also I am still trying to figure out what I can do with the tablet that would be rather fun or interesting.
 
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It was a good question. 
 My first thought was that you were probably trying to reduce the  load on your computer. That's why I asked. 

Successful Gameplay and Screen Recording at the same time usually requires a computer with a Fast Processor and a High Quality Graphics Card for most games. Or the recorder and the game itself can drop frames.
Newer Games can be played across multiple monitors and still retain HD Quality. So many of them have settings that  exceed well beyond  1920 X 1080.
That's why I peeked at your tablet specs before attempting to respond. Ignorant is a bit harsh as a term. But when it comes to tablets, I'm Ignorant.

My newest Computer has pretty good specs.
4th Generation Intel Core i7-4 770 processor (8M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz) . 16 GB RAM.
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 1.5G GD DR5 EA and multiple fast drives. 

High end Nvidea graphics cards can record games now. It's a downloadable plug-in created by Nvidia. It's free and it's called "Shadow Play". It works pretty good on my system. 1920 X 1080 gameplay at 60fps without dropping frames. I believe you need a GTX 600 series or higher card for shadow play to work.

I really don't game that much. I set up my computer for video editing, Graphics, etc. When you get into After Effects and 3-D graphics. There's no such thing as a  computer that is fast enough. Just faster computers.

Regards, Joe

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