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Pros / The built-in live streaming tools make it easier to reach your viewers and the software doesn't hog system resources.

Cons / This software does not let you set a custom frame rate.

 Verdict / Action gives you everything you need to record and stream gameplay. With high-quality video and plenty of tools, it's hard to find a more comprehensive software package.

TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set
TopTenREVIEWS - Excellence Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Editor's Note: This information was taken directly from the manufacturer's website.

Video Source:

  • Performance While Recording 1080p
  • Performance While Recording 720p
  • Performance While Saving
  • FPS Range Increase
  • Ease of Use
  • Maximum Recordable FPS
  • Number of Default Video Codecs
  1. This represents system performance while gaming and recording at 1080p.
    Higher is better.
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    91.0 %
  3. 96.0 %
  4. 91.0 %
  5. Category Average
    90.8 %
  • Windows Aero, DirectX® 8/9/10/11, OpenGL®

Video codecs:

  • FICV (Fast Intra Compression Video - Mirillis codec)
  • H.264/AVC

Audio codec:

  • Linear PCM (Stereo/5.1) (AVI)
  • AAC LC (Stereo/5.1) (MP4)

Video resolution:

  • Single Display - up to 4k (3840x2160)
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision, AMD Eyefinity - up to 8192x8192 (AVI)
  • up to 4k (3840x2160) (MP4) with Intel® Quick Sync Video and AMD APP
  • up to 4k (3840x2160) (MP4) with software video encoding

Video framerate:

  • 15, 20, 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 120

Output file format:

  • AVI 2.0 (FICV)
  • MP4 (H.264/AVC)

Video recording modes:

  • Games & applications
  • Active screen
  • Active desktop region

Video recording options:

  • Single or dual webcam recording
  • Perfect Video Match mode
  • Time limited recordings
  • Adding custom logo and other overlay graphics for video recordings
  • Optional mouse cursor recording
  • Optional mouse clicks visualizations

Audio options:

  • Recording system sounds
  • Stereo or multi-channel sound recording
  • Optional microphone recording into separate audio track
  • Recording microphone
  • Microphone volume adjustment
  • Microphone mixing level adjustment

Video recordings playback:

  • Internal Action! player for video recordings playback
  • DirectShow filter to playback AVI video recordings with 3rd party video player


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