EaseUS RecExperts

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Game Recorder | How to Record Gameplay on Windows 7

Jane Zhou updated on Dec 11, 2020 to Screen Recording Utility | How-to Articles

Gaming became a very popular activity among all kind of PC and Internet users. Today, over 4 in 10 internet users are gamers, defined as those with an interest in gaming, and who play games on any device. More often game players, both teens and older, are searching for tools to demonstrate their gameplay skills. They want to record their gameplay and show it to their friends and relatives, as a lot of them want to share videoclips of their gameplay in real-time. Gamers, using Windows 7 PCs can use different game recorders.

This guideline shows 6 best game recording software running on Win7, and the steps you can follow if you want to capture your gameplay. The most advanced application for gameplay recording is EaseUS RecExperts.

Related post: How to record gameplay on Windows 10

How to Record Gameplay on PC Windows 7

Most Windows screen recording software has advanced features like editing and annotation tools. They are able to record webcam and screen simultaneously. But how exactly to capture the video from your favorite game, using one of the recommended applications?

1. EaseUS RecExperts

This brand new application, available both for Windows 7/8/10, can be used to record all your activities during your gameplay. You can capture the video from your webcam at the same time. As a versatile application, EaseUS RecExperts provides tools to add texts, lines, arrows to explain your gameplay while recording. The recorded video clips can be edit with the integrated video editor. After recording and editing, the recorded and edited video can be shared directly to Google Drive or Dropbox.

Features

  • Provide a special game mode
  • Record background sounds and your voice from the microphone
  • Support automatically starting the recording task or create a schedule for it
  • Some gamers will like the ability to remove the background noise and to boost the audio
  • Add Intro or Outro to your gameplay video after recording

Let's download EaseUS RecExperts and see the steps to create a video from your gameplay.

Step 1. Start your favorite game and launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose "Record game" from the menu

Launch EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Select the frame rate you want to record, as well Variable or Constant frame rate.

Choose the frame rate

Click the red button "REC" and your recording will start. You will see a small bar, which shows the time of your record.

Start recording gameplay on PC

Step 3. You can choose as well the Task Scheduler, where you can define the recording area and the audio input. Also, you can define exactly the starting date and time and the duration of the record.

Schedule recording

Step 4. Once done, you can edit the record footage with the built-in video editor. On the recorded video you can add Video Intro (in the demo case the title is "Demo Epic Games").

Edit recorded video clip

Finally, you can export the ready to use video clip in the appropriate video format.

Export the recorded video

2. OBS Studio

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is a free application, and there are a number of guides on its website that show how to use it. It provides live streaming during the recording, which gamers will like a lot. You can make live streaming to Twitch or YouTube. Game Capture is one of the primary sources that many users are looking to use. This Source lets you directly capture the game you are playing. 

Record game on Windows 7 with OBS

How to use OBS Studio to record gameplay:

Step 1. Start OBS Studio and add your Game Capture Source.

Step 2. Select the Mode (full screen application, a specific window, or foreground window with hotkeys). The first option will automatically detect any game running fullscreen on your primary monitor, and add the video output to the Game Capture source in OBS.

Step 3. Once done, you can launch your game and click the start recording button to begin your recording.

3. Fraps

Fraps is one of the most popular game recording software for Windows, supporting Windows 7, 8, and 10. When you capture your screen activity, you don't have to adjust a lot of settings. Fraps provides essential options, like setting the video capture frame rate. You can choose the FPS from 30 to 120! It allows you to record audio both from external input (like a microphone) and the system sound. You also can record videos, capturing the cursor movements.

Record game on Win7 PC with Fraps

How to use Fraps to record gameplay:

Step 1. Download the latest version of Fraps and open the application.

Step 2. Click on Movies. It's at the top-center part of the window.

Step 3. Create a video capture hotkey. This will be the key you press on the keyboard to start and stop recording. The hotkey is F9 by default, but you can change it if you wish.

Step 4. Adjust your video preferences, like changing to select a different location to save the video. If you'll be speaking into a microphone, check 'Record external input' then select your microphone from the menu. Then select 60 fps under 'Video Capture Settings' for optimal results.

Step 5. Once done, you can record gameplay by clicking the recording button.

4. Bandicam

Bandicam, a light application, is very popular among Windows PC users. It's very simple to use and can record videos of your screen with audio and webcam simultaneously. You can capture your gameplay on high-quality video. Besides, it provides you a scheduler, and you can apply real-time drawing. 

Record gameplay with Bandicam

How to use Bandicam to record gameplay:

Step 1. Download Bandicam from the official website. Choose the 'Game Recording' mode and start the recording target. When the recording target is executed, a green-colored number (FPS) will appear in the top-left corner.

Step 2. Click the 'Record' button or press the hotkey (F12) to start the recording. As the recording starts, the green-colored number will change to red.

Step 3. Click the 'Stop' button or press the hotkey (F12) to complete the recording.

Step 4. Go to 'Home -> Video' to play, edit, or upload the captured videos.

5. Icecream Screen Recorder

Icecream Apps is a screen recording program that captures anything on the screen. This feature-rich screen recorder helps you to capture video, screenshots, game recording, webinars, and many more. You can record the screen, system audio, and microphone with ease. In addition, the application provides different shapes, arrows, and lines that you can add while recording. 

Record gameplay with icecream screen recorder

How to use Icecream Screen Recorder to record gameplay:

Step 1. Install the free game recording software and launch it.

Step 2. Tweak the game capture settings. You will most definitely need to record the game's audio, so go to the 'Audio' tab in the Settings' panel and check the 'Record Audio' option. If you're going to comment on your gaming session, you will also need to enable the 'Record microphone' option. Make sure that the proper audio devices are selected.

Step 3. Make the audio settings of the game recorder. Save the settings and click the 'Game capture' button of the game screen recorder. Choose whether or not you want to show FPS and the FPS (frames per second) level (25 to 60 FPS), and set the video quality and the output video codec.

Step 4. When you are done, you can click the stop button to end the recording. Here you also can do some editing to the recorded video.

Conclusion

If you use a Windows 7 PC, you will not have an access to built-in screen recording tools like Windows 10 users. So you will need third-party recording software to record your desktop screen activity, including gameplay. This guide shows how to choose the right software based on your needs. If you are looking for an easy-to-use screen recording software for Windows 7, providing both screen recording and video editor with high quality, then RecExperts is your best choice.

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