Some Xbox 360 players are not satisfied with just playing games. They would also like to record their gameplay on their computers so that they can show off or share their techniques with other gamers. Here are 10 recommended free video capture software that are especially designed for this purpose:
Webcam and Screen Recorder is an application that will record audios and videos displayed on your screen and then save them to a predefined location. It can be used for recording full screen or just a selected part of your screen. During recording, you have the option to compress the video and make the file size smaller. You can also choose the output format once you are done with the recording.
AutoScreenRecorder Free is a powerful free video capture software application with a simple interface and basic options for recording. It allows you to record videos in full screen or a rectangular area on your screen or active window. Once recording is complete, it will save your file in AVI format.
1st Screen Recorder is an application that enables recording of screen output to a video file. It has a simple user interface with a small window containing the video player panel. With the click of a button, you could start and end recording. It will then let you select the area of your screen for video capture. Once recording starts, it will record both audio and video.
Nvidia recently announced the release of ShadowPlay, an application that can record PC game footages. It has an “always on” feature, which means that it will record your game from start to finish. Additionally, while it is turned on for recording, it has minimal impact on your gameplay. It is also capable of recording in-game as well as chat audio.
HD PVR2 is an application that is compatible with both PC and Mac. However, its Mac version has no editing, streaming or publishing option unlike its Windows version. It can record videos using HDMI or through a composite cable. It can also be used for recording in-game chats. However, it only has a maximum video bit rate of 14 Mbps which is considerably low compared to other video capturing applications.
With its H.264 advanced hardware for encoding, you can now record HD quality video of your gameplay. The output file is just small in size, of high quality, and has no delays. It also has Flashback Recording capability, allowing you to make time-shifts for your gameplay so that you could easily track back in time and retroactively press the record button. With a single click, sharing of your gameplay can be done on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
AverMedia Live Gamer Portable not only captures gameplay videos using a PC or Mac, but it can also serve as a standalone recorder. By inserting an SD card, you may already start your video capture. It can record up to 1080p of footage and encode in H.264 to keep the files smaller. Its 60 Mbps max bit rate for video is also impressive.
Capable of recording HD and SD footages in different resolutions and formats, Blackmagic Design Intensity is perhaps one of the most versatile applications in this list. It is compatible with both PC and Mac and supports Thunderbolt. It has tools that allow users to record their gameplays with full motion and full quality videos with no dropped frames. It also allows you to broadcast or playback your video capture.
If you are inclined to streaming gameplay over Twitch, Roxio Game Capture HD Pro may be useful for you. It can record with a maximum bit rate of 15 Mbps in HD at 720p or 1080i. Captured videos can then be saved to a number of formats including MP4, AVI and WMV. One of its more advanced features is its capability for live streaming of Gameplay to Twitch.
Bandicam is a multipurpose high performance video capture, game recorder and video and desktop screen capture application. It generates high quality output with just a small file size. Additionally, it minimizes CPU usage, allowing you to capture video streams even with a low performance PC.
Bandicam can record videos with lengths of more than 24 hours. Videos are also recorded with a maximum resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. The video output can be directly uploaded on YouTube without the need to convert it first.
Most of the applications listed here are premium software with free trial versions. You could use these free video capture software applications for documenting your Xbox gameplay. If you have used any of the applications we have listed above, please share with us your feedback below.