Wednesday, June 19, 2024

How to Start Recording Better Quality Gameplay Videos

Recording gameplay videos have become a popular way for gamers to share their accomplishments, show off, or even create content. Even though more tools are available to record such videos, many still find recording high-quality gameplay videos challenging.

Quality Gameplay Videos

If you would like to start recording better-quality gameplay videos, there are a few areas that you should try to optimize and improve:

The resolution of the recording should be the same as the game resolution. Typically, games nowadays run in 1080p, which is the resolution you should try to record. Otherwise, the video will have a lower definition and fewer details than you see on your screen.

  • Framerate of the recording

The framerate of the video you record will determine how smooth any movement is, so the higher it is, the better. You should register 60 frames per second for gameplay videos if you want the video to look high-quality and fluid.

  • In-game graphics

Because gameplay videos are essentially recorded based on what is on your screen, if the in-game graphics settings aren’t high, then the quality of the video that you record will look poor. That is further complicated because games and recording take up system resources, and your computer must handle that load. As a rule, you should set the in-game graphics as high as possible so long as they don’t impact your game’s performance while you’re recording. If the game starts to lag and its frame rate drops – dial back the graphics settings slightly.

  • The audio quality of the microphone input

While the quality of the system (i.e., game) audio should be an area you don’t need to worry about, the quality of audio from a microphone is another story. Typically gameplay videos contain audio commentary recorded on the spot via a microphone – that audio quality will vary depending on the quality of the microphone and whether or not there is any background noise. It may be worth investing in a good microphone if you’re recording audio from a microphone. On top of that, you may need to tidy up the audio, adjust the audio levels, and edit it later during post-production.

If you look into the factors listed above, you should improve the quality of your gameplay videos. All you need to get started is a game screen recorder, such as Gecata by Movavi. As you may have noticed, the one area that may impact the quality of your gameplay videos that is difficult to handle is the in-game graphics and their impact on your system resources. If that is an issue, you may want to strategically upgrade parts of your rig to cope with it better.

William M. Alberts
William M. Alberts
Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Professional beer scholar. Problem solver. Extreme pop culture fan. Fixie owner, shiba-inu lover, band member, International Swiss style practitioner and holistic designer. Acting at the intersection of design and mathematics to save the world from bad design. I'm a designer and this is my work.

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