If you’re a gamer, you’ll want to get the most out of your gaming experience, which is where HQ gameplay videos prove to be so effective. When you’re gaming, you may wish to share your triumphs with the world, or you may wish to help others by creating tutorial videos of the games you are playing. If you’re looking to record low file size gameplay videos, there are numerous different forms of software out there, though for those of you who are on a budget, you may wish to begin with free software.
If you want to record high paced online gameplays, consider Wondershare DemoCreator which is a powerful but easy-to-use screen recorder & video editor. Some of its main features include recording high paced games at up to 120 fps, recording screen and webcam simultaneously. Apart from that it's also a handy video editor tool, with which you will be able to do basic editing, add annotations/text/callouts and more. Download the free trial version below.
Use Free Recording Software
Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a fantastic piece of kit that is simple to use, highly effective at recording low file size gameplay videos, and best of all, it’s free. Here’s a step by step look at how to use OBS software.
Step 1: Install the OBS.
Head over to the OBS site, enter, and then download, before heading over to light works and download in either 64 bit, or 32 bit.
Step 2: Open up OBS, click ‘settings’, and make your way over to ‘encoding’.
For the broadcast setting, head over to file output only, browse to where you would like to add the broadcast, save, and then you can include various hot keys.
Step 3: Set base resolution to the native resolution of the monitor you are using.
Step 4: Set audio to default, and include hot keys for muting and unmuting your mic.
With all these steps completed you can preview your settings by clicking "Preview Stream" to the right of the Scenes box and Sources box. If the recording area is not satisfactory, review the steps again.
Step 5: Click start to begin recording.
Once you have everything ready to go. Click on "Start Recording" above the "Preview Stream" button.
If you wish to enjoy slightly better quality videos, you may wish to use paid software such as Fraps. It can record high paced games at up to 120 fps, recording screen and webcam simultaneously. Apart from that it's also a handy video editor tool, with which you will be able to do basic editing, add annotations/text/callouts and more. Download the free trial version below.
Here’s what you need to do when you use Fraps.
Step 1: Download and install fraps
Step 2: Open up the fraps icon and adjust recording setting
You can select your various hotkeys for video capture etc
You may also wish to select the ‘hide mouse cursor in video’ box as well to ensure it doesn’t intrude on your recording
Step 3: Next, click on the game that you wish to record.
You will know that fraps is running correctly when you can see numbers on the top left of your screen in red, which will display your total frames per second.
Begin recording via your chosen hotkey and you will see the red numbers turn yellow
Press the same hotkey to stop the recording at any time, and the FPS numbers will turn red again.
The video will automatically be saved in the same folder as the one where Fraps was installed.
Go to the same drive as the Fraps app, go to movies, and there you will have your video.