How to record gameplay on a PC?

Use Gecata by Movavi!
  • Record HD game videos at up to 120 FPS
  • Grab sound from speakers or microphone
  • Add webcam video to gameplay footage
  • Save video in MP4 for easy uploading to YouTube

Download the program and follow the instructions below

How to record games with Gecata by Movavi

Edited by Nataly Bogorad

July 24, 2019

Want to share tips and walkthroughs on Grand Theft Auto missions or show off your highest castle in Minecraft? Or maybe you just want to save that breathtaking cinematic from the latest Final Fantasy game. Whether you share Let’s Plays on YouTube or create music videos using game clips, you’ll need an effective way to record gameplay.

Grabbing PC gameplay is much easier than recording video games from consoles – there’s no need for a special grabber device. On a PC, all you need is an app that lets you record game footage.

Gecata by Movavi has everything you need to capture in-game video from your computer screen. Download the app below and learn how to record gameplay on PC with this tutorial.

Install Gecata by Movavi

After the download is complete, run the .exe file and follow the Installation Wizard instructions. It will take just a few minutes to finish the process. Once it’s done, run the app and record any gaming video you want.

Adjust the Capture Settings

In the Capture tab, make sure the Capture mode is set to Game. The system audio will be captured by default; you’ll need to enable Microphone and Webcam capture if you want to record your voice and/or your face while you’re playing.

If you want to save microphone output and webcam footage as separate files, go to Settings and select Capture separate streams in the General settings. Switch to the Webcam tab to adjust the webcam capture parameters – size, video resolution, position, and frame rate.

Adjust Video Settings

Switch to the Video tab and set up the video resolution and quality. From the Resolution list, select Original if you want the resolution of the actual game to be preserved in the output video, or choose one of the preset sizes. Expand the Frame rate list and select a frame rate between 15 and 60 frames per second. The higher the frame rate, the larger the file size, so if your game is not an action-packed adventure, choose a lower frame rate – it’s the best way to save space on your hard drive.

Choose the output video quality by adjusting the Video quality slider. Note that high-quality game footage will take a lot of space on your PC, so make sure you have at least 2 or 3 GB of free space before recording.

Record Gameplay

If you want to start recording immediately after launching the game, press REC in the program interface before you run the game; otherwise, just start the game you want to record. In the upper left corner of the screen, you’ll see a green caption with the DirectX (or OpenGL) version the game is using, as well as the current frame rate. This means Gecata is ready to record. Press F10 to start or stop recording and F9 to pause. The caption turns red when the game is being recorded. You don’t need to do anything else – the game footage will be automatically saved to your hard drive in MP4. This is how to record games on a PC – it couldn’t be easier!

Now you know the best way to record gameplay on your computer – with Gecata by Movavi.


Gecata by Movavi

The best way to preserve your gaming achievements.

  • Record HD game videos at up to 120 FPS
  • Grab sound from microphone and speakers
  • Add webcam video to the game footage
  • Save video in MP4 for easy uploading to YouTube