With Action! you can record and LIVE stream your gameplay, display games fps, add webcams, live audio commentary, add streaming overlays such as chatbox, alert box, monitor the status of your recording and streaming, benchmark your computer and more!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (18) - 77% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (1,540) - 78% of the 1,540 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
May 8, 2014
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September 11

Action! 3.4.0 is now available!

Action! 3.4.0 is now available with:

  • Large improvements in video recording performance (with vsync disabled)
  • Fixed problems with recording on systems that have virtual surround software installed (like Nahimic)
  • Improved high bitrate AVI recording on systems with hybrid hard disks (SSD + HDD). We still recommend normal HDD or SSD for high bitrate video recording
  • Browser overlays now accept keyboard input (for example you can logon to YouTube to allow YouTube chat overlay)
  • Fixed Action! not working properly from certain disk locations
  • Audio/Video desynchronization when streaming during high CPU usage has been fixed
  • Fixed frame stuttering when recording video from Elgato/Hauppauge and other devices that capture MPEG-2 transport stream
  • Fixed AVI freezing during high CPU usage
  • Fixed webcam stuttering during high CPU usage
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August 24

Action! 3.3.0 is now available!

  • Added advanced Time-Shift settings (maximum swap-file size and location - this allows to offload SSD disk from continuous storage of time-shifted video data)
  • Time-Shift saving is now done in background (not blocking next recording)
  • Added recording webcam to a separate AVI video file (for video editing purposes). Available via Webcam Settings - Capture Mode
  • Added Nvidia GPU selection that will be used to perform hardware acceleration (available via Hardware Acceleration Settings in main screen)
  • Fixed webcam/microphone showing/recording on button down (in the On/Off mode)
  • Added automatic stretching of 1440x1080 video content to 1920x1080 (to remove black vertical bars)
  • Fixed Vulkan error message on some systems
  • Fixed free disk space calculation
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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 streaming overlays, live audio commentary, 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!
  • Support for Streamlabs and other web browser overlays!
  • Live preview of video composition!
  • 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, Facebook, YouTube, Smashcast and any custom RTMP destination!

Key features:


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

  • Recording gameplay of DirectX 8/9/10/11/12 and OpenGL games
  • LIVE Streaming games to Twitch.tv, YouTube, hitbox, Facebook and more services!
  • Multi-layer HUD with chat overlay over any streamed game!
  • 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 a webcam to gameplay recordings with optional background removal
  • Support for 4K webcams!
  • Recording fullscreen Windows desktop with full support for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Recording selected region of Windows desktop
  • Recording web player videos
  • Perfectly smooth web player video recordings with Perfect Video Match Mode
  • Real Time On-Screen Drawing Panel in any borderless windowed games!
  • Save game benchmark results to .HTML file
  • Recordings pause/resume option
  • Adding custom logo/overlay graphics
  • Logitech G13/G15/G19 keyboards LCD display support
  • Live audio commentary with a microphone
  • Microphone mixing level adjustment
  • Recording audio only
  • Capture microphone and system sounds into two separate audio tracks or files
  • 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 and devices
  • CUDA, NVIDIA NVENC, 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, 8.1,10
    • 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
    • Storage: 92 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible
    • Additional Notes: Running Action! requires administrator rights.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1,10
    • 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
    • Storage: 92 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible
    • Additional Notes: Intel® processor with Intel® Quick Sync Video support, AMD Radeon™ with AMD APP or NVIDIA with NVENC support for hardware accelerated video recording directly to MP4 format.

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