Fraps is proprietary and commercial software, but it is free to use for frame rate display and benchmarking, and free to use with limitations for video capture (30 second time limit, watermark) and screen capture (BMP format only). The frametimes benchmark feature (logging of individual frame render times) gained attention in 2013 on computer review sites in debate about microstutter in games. The Windows Vista and Windows 7 desktop can be captured if an Aero theme is used. Windows 8 game capture works, but not desktop capture as of version 3.5.99. Fraps will record video at high resolution, if the computer is sufficiently powerful. The maximum supported resolution is currently 7680×4800. Fraps utilizes a codec optimized for high performance over compression ratio. In order to play back Fraps video files, the Fraps program, or alternatively the ffdshow codec, must be installed on the computer. Due to the relatively low compression and resulting large file sizes, the videos must be transcoded to a more highly compressed format such as H.264 before the recorded videos can be played back smoothly on most media players. There is an option to encode the full RGB value of every pixel, but the default is to use a YUV encoding scheme for better compression. The color space used is Rec.709, full range.