With Action! you can record and LIVE stream your gameplay, Windows desktop, web videos, music, benchmark and display games fps, add webcams, live audio commentary and even play all PC games remotely with Android devices!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (415 reviews)
Release Date: May 8, 2014

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Recent updates View all (15)

July 17

Action! 1.25.5 is now available.

New update fixes problems for systems with AMD graphics cards without AMD APP/VCE support and with latest Catalyst 15.7 drivers installed

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July 13

Action! 1.25.4 is now available.

What's new:

  • Fixed problems for systems with AMD GPUs and latest Catalyst 15.7 drivers installed
  • Fixed recording with AMD APP acceleration on Windows 10
  • AMD APP accelerated video recording performance improvements

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Reviews

“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.”
9.75/10 – TopTenREVIEWS

About This Software

Action! - The world's No. 1 gameplay recorder!

With Action! you can record and stream your gameplay, fullscreen Windows desktop, selected Windows desktop region, web player videos, music, benchmark and display game framerates, add live audio commentary, add webcams and much more! With outstanding performance and sleek design Action! defines a new standard of user experience for real-time gameplay recording and streaming software.

Top reasons why gamers select Action!

  • Smooth HD gameplay recording up to 120fps!
  • The best recording performance and low CPU usage!
  • Easy to use and stylish user interface!
  • Up to 20 times smaller video recordings!
  • Video recording directly to MP4! (H.264/AVC) with hardware acceleration
  • Microphone audio commentary and webcams support!
  • Fast export directly to YouTube and Facebook!
  • LIVE Streaming to Twitch.tv, YouTube, Ustream and more!
  • Remote Action! function to play all your PC games in HD on your Android devices! (Remote Action! requires to purchase additional subscription)

Key features:


Full features list is available at: http://actionrecorder.com/en/features

  • Recording gameplay of DirectX 8/9/10/11 and OpenGL games
  • LIVE Streaming games to Twitch.tv, YouTube, Ustream and more services!
  • Display and benchmark FPS and average FPS for games
  • Direct gameplay recording to MP4 (H.264/AVC) format with Intel Quick Sync Video, NVIDIA NVENC and AMD APP acceleration!
  • Adding up to 2 webcams at a time to gameplay recordings
  • Recording fullscreen Windows desktop with full support for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Remote Action! function to play all your PC games in HD on your Android devices! (Remote Action! requires to purchase additional subscription)
  • Remote Action! function to remotely control Windows PC in HD on your Android devices! (Remote Action! requires to purchase additional subscription)
  • Recording selected region of Windows desktop
  • Recording web player videos
  • Perfectly smooth web player video recordings with Perfect Video Match Mode
  • Save game benchmark results to CSV file
  • Recordings pause/resume option
  • Adding custom logo/overlay graphics
  • Logitech G13/G15/G19 keyboards LCD display support
  • Live audio commentary with microphone
  • Microphone mixing level adjustment
  • Recording audio only
  • Fullscreen games and desktop screenshots to JPG, PNG or BMP
  • Capturing selected region desktop screenshots
  • Option to detect framerate of source web player video
  • Exporting video recordings to popular formats, devices, YouTube and Facebook
  • CUDA, AMD APP and Quick Sync Video acceleration for video exporting
  • Upload to YouTube and Facebook
  • User friendly and stylish interface
  • Smooth and easy recording playback with built in Action! player
  • Ultimate performance, low CPU usage and high FPS video recording
  • Mouse clicks visualizations
  • Recorded webcams preview in Action! HUD
  • Custom hotkeys
  • Displaying detected 3D engine for games and applications
  • Multicore CPU Support

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
    • Processor: Intel® Celeron® 1.4GHz or equivalent processor (SSE2 required)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D 9.0 compatible with Pixel Shader 2.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible
    • Additional Notes: Running Action! requires administrator rights and Steam Client in Online mode. Remote Action! requires to purchase additional subscription.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Full Direct3D 10.0 compatible with Pixel Shader 4.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible
    • Additional Notes: Intel® processor with Intel® Quick Sync Video support or AMD Radeon™ with AMD APP support for hardware accelerated video recording directly to MP4 format.
Helpful customer reviews
45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Easily the best software I've found for recording

PROs
  • FREE livestreaming. Yup. As of update 1.22.0 you can stream to YouTube, Twitch, HitBox, etc. for free so that's nice
  • Hardly any lag on your system
  • Allows for microphone audio to be recorded louder than the game. Even Fraps doesn't do that.
  • Even gives you a weird way to record those little media players on the internet you see occasionally
  • Almost every popular YouTuber I've seen uses it

CONS
  • Expensive. $50!!!!! Buy it on sale.
  • Kinda confusing to learn. YouTube is your friend...ironically
  • Its's on Steam; forcing you to have the Steam client on all the time
  • Don't try recording Minecraft. Trust me. It freaks out.

    Really handy and a lot of fun. BUY NOW

    *EDIT 6/17/15*
    After fervently trying to record, I have learned that, at least on my machine or for this update,Action does not record Garry's Mod very well at all. Action is still the best recording software out there.
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28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
135.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
It is the best video recording software ever. better than Fraps or the Camtasia bull-♥♥♥♥ !!!

Good:
-you can costummize your video format (i got mp4, because avi is to big like 60gb per 30 min !!!)
-the design is realy rare <3
-high quality like 1920x1080 or 720x480
-works good with a nice GPU (mine is GTX 750 Ti Strix :) and I'm very proud of having this software :)

(Bad):
-the only bad point is that the software costs 45€


P.S: I'm sorry for my bad English
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
113.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I love this program.

Finally I can record in 1080p at 60fps with no lag. I turn this baby on and forget that it's even there. Really, it's that smooth! As a veteran from the days when Gamecam and Fraps were about the only recording software you could find I'm glad I can finally put those devices in the garbage where they belong. Gamecam was really below average and Fraps was nothing but a CPU hog. Even with a good rig Fraps would cause either slight lag or an annoying stutter that would often interrupt gameplay. Action! does everything I want; offers plenty of options without being complex; and puts out beautiful high quality video without lagging my game. Now I recommend this program to all of my friends and tell them to ditch Fraps.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
230.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
An excellent game recording program. It doesn't bog down your cpu or computer while recording, you don't even notice its there. The different options that are included with this software are amazing and well done. They keep updating this software to make it better than before. I highly recommend this recording software to everyone!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
188.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
I have been using this app for a month or two ,and i must say i'm very impressed.If you are a streamer or youtuber who definetely cares about voice sync (especially between mic &in-game sounds), Action! definetely does the job.You can even edit your microphone voice on your rendering software (Vegas, Adobe Premiere etc..) so that gives you definetely advantage over sound control.Other pros of this software:

-Intel Quick Sync (you won't lose Fps while recording your game.)
-1080P 60Fps recording with Mp4
-You can also record your facecam during the video recording and place it anywhere you want at the screen
-You can place your overlay graphic (your logo maybe ?)
-You can also record specific area on your desktop anytime you want
-In-Built Youtube Upload option, let's you configure several settings
-Live Stream
-RCU, let's you watch over your software with information on your Android device also remote control for record(start/stop)
-120Fps function for slow motion

Cons:
-Steam version does not let you use the software without logging to Steam
-Sometimes software just freeze and you have to restart it (probably you gonna lose your last record )
-Remote Screen requires monthly sub (that's not a must)

Conclusion:I have used Fraps, Bandicam, OBS and Dxtory for capturing videos.OBS is far better than most of the recording/streaming softwares on the market but sometimes it just kills your Cpu while recording;however Action! records your game smoothly with almost no peak cpu usage (Intel Quick Sync recommended for Intel users)
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