The yellow portion of the image is that part of the recording which is still stored in memory and has not been written to the Hard Disc Drive (HDD) of the computer. The entire system, hardware and software, have been optimized to reduce this. However, as the HDD gets full, it becomes harder for the computer to efficiently store your recording. Also, if several software programs are running in the background while you are recording video, the computer must multitask between these programs. Each of these slows the performance of your computer.

To improve the performance of your computer you can:

  1. Keep your Hard Disc as clean as possible. You may want to have a separate storage Disc Drive for archiving your files.
  2. Close any background programs that are not necessary for recording video