Want to record gameplay?

Use Gecata by Movavi!

  • Grab high-quality in-game video at up to 60 fps
  • Record sound from speakers or microphone
  • Add webcam video to gameplay footage

Download the program and follow the instructions below

How to Use Game Recording Software

Want to share tips and walkthroughs on Grand Theft Auto missions or show off your highest castle in Minecraft? 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 in-game footage.

Grabbing PC gameplay is much easier than recording video games from consoles – there’s no need for a special grabber device as well as a recording program. To record games on PC, all you need is good game recording software.

Gecata by Movavi is a lightweight game recorder that lets you capture full HD gameplay video from your computer screen. Download Movavi’s game screen recorder below and learn how to record gameplay on PC from this tutorial.

1. Install the Game Recorder

Once you’ve downloaded the software, run the .exe file and follow the Installation Wizard instructions. It will take you just a few minutes. Run the program once it’s installed on your computer.

2. Adjust 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 your face while 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.

3. Adjust Video Parameters

Switch to the Video tab and set up 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 from of 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, you can choose a lower frame rate to save space on your hard drive.

Choose the output video quality by adjusting the Video quality slider. Note that top 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.

4. 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 – game footage will be automatically saved to your hard drive in MP4. And that’s all there is to it!

Now you know the best way to capture game footage 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 60 fps
  • Grab sound from microphone and speakers
  • Add webcam video to the game footage
  • Save video in MP4 for easy uploading to YouTube

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