From the makers of Splash EX Pro comes Action! A real-time recording software that enables you to record web player videos, video games and gameplay, display game frame rates, add live audio commentary to create high quality tutorials, record music, capture screenshots, and more all in HD video quality.
On the main screen shown above, you have several options for the final output of your recording.
In rendering mode, you can choose Games and Applications (utilizing DirectX/OpenGL), Active desktop, and Active desktop region.
This option allows the user to decide the size of the video recorded including Original, 1080p, 720p, and 480p.
This option allows the user to decide the framerate of the video (FPS. Options include 60, 50, 30, 25, 24, 20, and 15.
This option allows the user to decide the duration of the video being recorded.
Users can also decide whether or not to record system sounds, allow multi-channel audio recording and the option to record or not record the microphone.
Audio Recording Screen
The audio recording screen allows the user to set the options for audio recording.
Sets the duration for the audio recording
This allows the user to select the audio output format for the recording. Options include .WAV, and .mp4 audio formats.
Again, users can decide to allow multi-channel audio recording and the option to record or not record the microphone.
From the benchmark screen, you can record and keep track of your framerates and average framerates.Â You can select the duration of the benchmark as well as see your Operating System, CPU, and RAM. Also with the benchmarking feature, there is a small gadget that constantly displays your current framerates in real-time. You can select which area of the screen you would like the gadget to be placed.
On this screen, as the name implies, you can capture screenshots. You can save your screenshots in .PNG, BMP, and .JPEG formats. You can also select the screenshot area that you would like to use for your screenshot. Options include entire desktop, selected desktop region, or the option to capture individual desktops or entire desktop for multi-display setups.
On this screen you can select your desired settings for the program. You can change the settings for General, Recording, Audio, HUD (Heads-Up-Display), Export, and Hotkeys settings.
Action! key features (as taken from www.mirillis.com)
|DESKTOP / GAMEPLAY RECORDING|
|Windows Aero, DirectXÂ® 9/10/11, OpenGLÂ®|
|FICV (Fast Intra Compression Video – Mirillis codec)|
|Linear PCM (Stereo/5.1)|
|Single Display – up to 2560×1600|
|NVIDIA 3D Vision, AMD Eyefinity – up to 8192×8192|
|15, 20, 24, 25, 30, 50, 60|
|Games & applications|
|Active desktop region|
|Perfect Video Match mode|
|Time limited recordings|
|Optional mouse cursor recording|
|Recording system sounds|
|Stereo or multi-channel sound recording|
|Microphone volume adjustment|
|Microphone mixing level adjustment|
|FIC playback with Internal Action! player|
|Framerate and average framerate|
|Time limited benchmarking|
|BMP, JPG, PNG|
|BMP, JPG, PNG|
|Capturing screenshots for selected desktop region|
|Option to capture individual desktops or entire desktop for multi-display setups|
|RECORDED VIDEO EXPORTING/CONVERTING AND UPLOADING FEATURES|
|H.264 / AVC (up to 1920×1080)|
|AAC LC (Stereo / 5.1)|
|IntelÂ® Quick Sync Video|
|High quality scaling|
|Predefined YouTubeâ„¢ export profiles|
|Automatic video splitting|
|Predefined Facebook export profiles|
|Predefined profiles for popular formats and devices|
|Video frame preview during exporting process|
|Displaying framerate for games, applications and desktop|
|Displaying average framerate for games, applications and desktop|
|Displaying detected 3D engine for games and applications|
|Displaying recording, benchmarking and screenshot capturing status|
|Video recordings manager with thumbnail view|
|Audio recordings manager|
|Automatic Action! window hiding before recording start|
|Automatic Action! window showing after recording is finished|
|Profiles for Active desktop region mode*|
|Multicore CPU Support|
In conclusion, I really enjoy Action! from Mirillis. The ability to record high-quality tutorials is a great feature, and I must admit it is quite fun to record video game play and then be able to go back and watch it. The built in benchmark gadget is always displayed to help you keep an eye out on your framerates and performance. With plenty of features and settings, Action! is a product to consider when wanting to record high-quality video tutorials and gameplay.
Low resolution video recording.
Windows VistaÂ®, Windows 7 (with Windows Aero enabled for dekstop recording)
DirectXÂ® and latest graphics card drivers., Running Action! requires administrator rights.
RAM MEMORY :Â 512MB
GRAPHICS CARD :- Direct3D 9.0 compatible with Pixel Shader 2.0 support
SOUND CARD :- DirectXÂ® compatible
CPU :- IntelÂ® CeleronÂ® 1.4GHz or equivalent processor (SSE2 required)
HD Video recording
Windows VistaÂ®, Windows 7
(with Windows Aero enabled for dekstop recording)
DirectXÂ® 9.0c and latest graphics card drivers
Running Action! requires administrator rights.
Full Direct3D 10.0 compatible with Pixel Shader 4.0 support
IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ 2 Duo 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
Hardware accelerated video encoding
IntelÂ® Sandy Bridge processor with IntelÂ® Quick Sync Video support.Â NVIDIAÂ® graphics card with NVIDIAÂ® CUDAâ„¢.
For more information, please visit www.mirillis.com
Thanks to the Mirillis Team and Avinashtech forum moderator Mike, we have 3 licenses of Action! for a Giveaway for Avinashtech readers.
Giveaway will begin on January 18th and end on January 25th. Winner selection will be random and unbiased using Random.org.