Action! Key features

Key features of the best screen recorder and gameplay recording software

This page presents the key features of Action! product. Check the table below to learn more about the capabilities of screen recording, gameplay recording, LIVE Streaming, audio recording and more!

Please note that this specification is subject to change without prior notice.

Desktop recording and gameplay recording
Video Source Windows, Windows Aero, DirectX 8/9/10/11/12, OpenGL
Video codecs
FICV (Fast Intra Compression Video - Mirillis codec)
Audio codec
Linear PCM (Stereo/5.1) (AVI)
AAC LC (Stereo/5.1) (MP4)
Video resolution
Single Display - up to 4K (3840x2160)
NVIDIA 3D Vision, AMD Eyefinity - up to 8192x8192 (AVI)
up to 4K (3840x2160) (MP4) with Intel® Quick Sync Video, NVIDIA NVENC and AMD APP
up to 4K (3840x2160) (MP4) with software video encoding
Video framerate 15, 20, 24, 25, 30, 50, 60, 120(AVI)
Output file format
AVI 2.0 (FICV)
MP4 (H.264/AVC or H.265/HEVC)
Video recording modes
Games and applications
Active screen
Active desktop region
Record webcam or USB/HDMI Capture Devices
Selected application
Video recording options
Time-Shift (Games and applications)
Webcam recording
Webcam recording with Chroma key
Webcam recording with automatic webcam background removal using Intel® RealSense™ technology
30bit Windows desktop recording
Time limited recordings
Adding custom logo and other overlay graphics for video recordings
Optional mouse cursor recording
Optional mouse clicks visualizations
Audio options
Recording system sounds
Stereo or multi-channel sound recording
Optional microphone recording into separate audio track
Recording microphone
Microphone volume adjustment
Microphone mixing level adjustment
Video recordings playback
Internal Action! player for video recordings playback
DirectShow filter to playback AVI video recordings with 3rd party video players

Desktop and gameplay live streaming
Supported streaming services /
Smashcast (hitbox)
Custom RTMP
Video codec
Audio codec
AAC LC (Stereo)
Video resolution
Up to 1080p (60p) with Intel® Quick Sync Video , NVIDIA NVENC and AMD APP
Video framerate 15, 20, 24, 25, 30, 50, 60
Output file format
MP4 (H.264/AVC)

Game benchmarking / FPS benchmarking
Recorded data
Framerate and average framerate
Output file format
Benchmarking options
Time limited benchmarking

Audio only recording
Audio Codecs
Linear PCM (Stereo/5.1), AAC LC (Stereo/5.1)
Output file format
Audio options
Time limited recordings
Stereo or multi-channel sound recording
Option to record silence
Recording microphone
Microphone volume adjustment
Microphone mixing level adjustment

Capturing screenshots of windows desktop and games
Output file formats for Desktop
Output file formats for Games and applications
Screenshots capture features
Capturing screenshots for selected desktop region
Option to capture individual desktops or entire desktop for multi-display setups

Screen and gameplay recording export and upload
Output file formats
Output video
H.264/AVC or H.265/HEVC (up to 4K)
Audio codec
AAC LC (Stereo / 5.1)
Hardware accelerated video encoding support
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Video preprocessing
High quality scaling
YouTube™ features
Predefined YouTube™ export profiles
Facebook features
Predefined Facebook export profiles
General export features
Predefined profiles for popular formats and devices
Video frame preview during exporting process

General features
Action! HUD
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
Free disk space information
User Interface
Video recordings manager with thumbnail view
Audio recordings manager
Benchmarks manager
Screenshots manager
General features
Automatic Action! window hiding before recording start
Automatic Action! window showing after recording is finished
Profiles for Active desktop region mode
Custom hotkeys
Multicore CPU Support
Automatic Updates