Welcome to basic introduction to Mirillis Action! Active desktop region recording mode.
Active desktop region recording mode is dedicated to capture only selected screen area of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 desktop.
The ultimate Action! video recording performance makes it a perfect tool for recording videos, web videos, games and any other screen activity.
Examples of what you can use Action! desktop region recording for:
- Record selected desktop area of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
- Record online games in web browser or windowed mode
- Capture all web videos
- Create video tutorials
- Capture videos played in media players in windowed mode
- Record all applications, games and websites
- Capture screenshots of selected desktop area
Follow this tutorial to learn basics about Windows desktop region recording.
Select "Active desktop region" recording mode.
Main Action! application window will hide and Action! will switch to desktop region recording view.
Use mouse to adjust your region size and position.
You can precisely control region size and position with keyboard: use arrows to move region, use SHIFT + arrows to
Green region frame indicates that region is accepted and Action! is ready to start recording.
Gray frame indicates that current region cannot be recorded. Region cannot be recorded when it includes area of 2 different desktops.
Action! HUD should be visible in top right (default position) corner of your screen showing that Action! is connected to your Windows desktop and
ready to start desktop region recording.
Press "Start/stop recording" button or F9 hotkey to start Windows desktop recording.
Selected region frame turns red showing that Windows desktop region recording is in progress.
HUD status also changes showing that Windows desktop region recording is in progress.
Press "Start/stop recording" button or F9 hotkey to stop desktop region recording.
Region frame color and HUD status will change showing that Windows desktop region recording has finished.
Open main Action! window and check video recordings list.
Video recordings list shows all your desktop recordings, gameplay recordings and any other screen recordings available in selected output folder.
Action! includes internal fast player dedicated for video recordings playback. Select your new desktop region recording and use
mouse double click on a thumbnail to start video recording playback.
To playback raw Action! video recordings you can also use one of Splash media players.
Splash PRO and Splash PRO EX provide additional features like
SmartSeek, Audio boost, Screen capture and more. All Splash products are available for download at Mirillis website:
Please note that when selected desktop region includes Action! HUD it will be also included on your desktop region recording.
If you do not want to include HUD in recorded desktop region video you must keep HUD outside recording region, hide
HUD manually with F6 hotkey before recording start or select an option to "Automatically hide HUD during desktop recording".