Gaming is awesome: but sharing that with the world is even better. To do that, you’ll need some way of recording your antics. In today’s video, I’ll show the best way to record from a PC, a console, and even from an iPad.
The three software packages I talk about in the video are:
- Open Broadcaster Software: OBS is completely free, and Joel wrote a comprehensive guide on getting started with it. It’s not the most user friendly app, and it will require a hefty amount of resources – but it’s free, and the choice of PC gamers world wide.
- XSplit: For recording from a console, you’ll need a hardware device too – like the Roxio Gamecap HD Pro we reviewed. Although your device will come with some basic software, XSplit software is a professional choice allowing you to voiceover, mix in different layers of video and setup alternate scenes. It is however a premium app, which runs on a subscription model of $5/month. Compared to OBS it’s a lot more user friendly.
- Reflector ($12) creates an AirPlay target to which you can broadcast from any compatible iOS device. There’s virtually no configuration, and it works wirelessly, but it’s limited to straight recording – if you want to add a voiceover, you’ll need to do that in post-production.
My personal choice goes to XSplit. They can get away with premium pricing because no other software rivals it in terms of features or ease of use. For recording just PC games on a shoestring budget though, there’s certainly nothing wrong with OBS.
What’s your favourite game capture solution? Do you record your console gaming with a hardware device, or just upload clips using the new generation of social features? Let us know in the comments!
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