Action! Screen Recorder and Alternative to Capture Gameplay Videos


Nov 07, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Action! Screen Recorder is one of the most popular gameplay recorders. It allows streaming and real-time recording of Windows desktop in a superb HD video quality.

Besides the recording feature, Action! Screen Recorder offers more advanced features, such as Chrome key, live streaming, time shift and others.

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How about Action! Screen Recorder alternative for Mac? Is there a similar screen recorder to capture screen and gameplay in a high quality? When you need to know more about Action! and its alternatives, you can learn more detailed information from the article now.

1. How to record gameplay with Action! Screen Recorder

Action! Screen Recorder has a Game and Applications Recording mode that dedicated to capturing videos from all DirectX 9/10/11 and OpenGL games and applications. You can use it to record roblox gameplay and more.

Once you launch Action! Screen Recorder, you can switch to Games and Applications on the left menu. When you run the game, you can find it in the top right corner of the program.

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After that, you can use the hotkey to record gameplay with Action! Screen Recorder. You must active the gameplay in order to record videos for the gameplay. Click the Stop option to end game recording process.

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Select the new game recording and double-click the thumbnail of the gameplay video to start game recording playback. After that, you can save the video to your computer or share to social media websites.


1. Features of Mirillis Action! Screen Recorder

  1. It is a versatile screen recorder to browse, delete selected items and export recordings to popular video formats.
  2. Greenscreen mode of Action! is able to cut out a solid color background while recording with your webcam.
  3. Add logo, webcam, microphone commentary and record video to your local disk or live stream.
  4. Intel RealSense technologies to remove the webcam background automatically from screen recording.
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2. Cons and Pros of Action! Screen Recorder


  1. Save to AVI or MP4 files only, which you have to convert to other files.
  2. Cannot adjust the frame rate, video bitrate and other settings for videos.
  3. Lack of annotation and editing tools to edit the captured video files.
  4. Commercial license is required for all companies and organizations.


  1. Record and stream gameplay, web player video and more others.
  2. Record gameplay in HD. Benchmark game performance.
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2. Best Action! alternative to capture screen or gameplay

When you need to capture screen or gameplay videos, FoneLab Screen Recorder is the recommended Action! Screen Recorder alternative.

It is able to capture screen, record audio and take snapshots on Windows or Mac for onscreen activities. The program is available in both Windows and Mac.

  1. Blue-light real-time HD video encoding technology guarantees excellent image and sound quality.
  2. Custom the frame rate, video quality, video format, audio format, audio quality and snapshot format.
  3. Multiple editing tools and annotation elements to highlight the important parts of the captured videos.

Custom the capture screen for gameplay

Once you download and install the latest version of FoneLab Screen Recorder, you can launch the Action! Screen Recorder. Click the Video Recorder to custom the capture screen for gameplay.

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Set up video and audio quality

Go to Preferences to set up the desired frame rate, video quality, video format, audio format, audio quality and snapshot format. You can also set hotkeys to manage the recording process.


Add webcam commentary to gameplay video

When you need to add webcam commentary, you can click the Webcam to turn on the webcam recorder. The Action! Screen Recorder alternative also enables you to add microphone audio files from Audio Recorder.

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Record gameplay videos to live streaming sites

Once you recorded the gameplay videos, you can find the videos in Media Manager. Double click the videos to playback the file, or share the videos to live streaming sites.

Comparison between Action! and FoneLab Screen Recorder

FoneLab Screen Recorder is not only an alternative to Mac Action! Screen Recorder. It has other features as below:

Features FoneLab Screen Recorder Action! Screen Recorder
Record webcam or USB/HDMI capture Available Available
Screen and game recording in 4K Available Available
Active screen and mouse tracking feature Available Available
Take snapshots for onscreen activities Available Not available
Adding webcam to video recording Available Available
Save to computer or shave live streaming Available Available
Annotation and editing tools Available Not available
Greenscreen mode Not available Available


When you want to record gameplay or video tutorial on computer, Action! Screen Recorder and FoneLab Screen Recorder are the best solutions you can take into consideration.

The article explains the features, usage, comparison and more about the two programs. If you have any query about Action! Screen Recorder and alternatives, you can feel free to leave more comments in the article.

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