Recording DirectX 12 games and applications with Mirillis Action!


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Introduction to DirectX 12 games recording

Welcome to DirectX 12 games recording tutorial.

Action! (starting from version 1.27.0) supports DirectX 12 games and applications recording. Stunning performance and high video quality make Action! the best tool to record DirectX 12 games for Windows PC. Follow this tutorial to learn basics about DirectX 12 games recording with Mirillis Action!.

Please note that to record DirectX 12 games or applications your PC must meet following requirements:

  • Mirillis Action! with DirectX 12 recording support installed (min. version 1.27.0)
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  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Graphics card with DirectX 12 support
  • DirectX 12 game or application

DirectX 12 games recording mode

To record your DirectX 12 game please run Action! and switch Action! to "Games and Applications" recording mode.

Mirillis Action! - DirectX 12 game recording mode

Now, run your DirectX 12 game. Action! HUD appears in the top right corner of your DirectX 12 game window showing current game framerate in blue color. This means that Action! connected to your DirectX 12 game successfully and is ready to start game recording.

Mirillis Action! - Ready to start DirectX 12 video recording

DirectX 12 game recording

Your DirectX 12 game window must be active to start video recording. When your DirectX 12 game window is active Action! HUD displays current game framerate in blue color, showing that Action! is ready to start DirectX 12 recording.

To start your DirectX 12 game recording use F9 hotkey. HUD status changes showing that your DirectX 12 recording is in progress.

Mirillis Action! - DirectX12 game recording in progress

Press F9 hotkey again to stop recording your DirectX 12 game. HUD status changes showing that your DirectX 12 recording has finished.

Mirillis Action! - DirectX 12 game recording finished

Pause DirectX 12 gameplay recording

Use Shift+F9 hotkey during your DirectX 12 game recording to pause recording. Action! HUD will display pause icon.

Mirillis Action! - paused game recording

To resume your paused DirectX 12 game recording use Shift+F9 hotkey again.

DirectX 12 gameplay recordings playback

To watch your DirectX 12 game recordings please double click DirectX 12 recording thumbnail on Action! recordings list. Action! recordings list shows all gameplay recordings in selected output folder.

Mirillis Action! - DirectX 12 game recording

Double click opens Action! video player dedicated for fast video recordings playback.

Mirillis Action! - gameplay recording playback with Action! player

Action! HUD on DirectX 12 games recordings

By default Action! HUD is not added to your DirectX 12 game recordings. If you want to include Action! HUD in your DirectX 12 game recording you must disable an option: "Do not record HUD in games and applications".

Mirillis Action! - Settings - Do not record HUD in DirectX 12 games and applications

Upload your DirectX 12 game recordings to YouTube

With Action! you can easily upload your DirectX 12 game recording to YouTube. Just select your DirectX 12 game recording and use YouTube export button in the bottom of Action! recordings list. Select YouTube HD profile, provide all required information and start your DirectX 12 game clip upload.

Mirillis Action! - Uploading DirectX 12 game recording to YouTube

Add webcam to your DirectX 12 games recordings

Using Mirillis Action! you can add up to 2 webcam videos at a time to your DirectX 12 game recordings. To configure webcams recording for your DirectX 12 game or application please select Action! settings and open Webcam Settings tab. When you are done, run your DirectX 12 game and start recording. Check your recording and adjust webcam settings if required.

You can find more detailed information about adding webcams to DirectX 12 gameplay recordings with following tutorial.

Mirillis Action! - Add webcam to DirectX 12 game recordings

Add custom logos to DirectX 12 gameplay recordings

With Action! you can add a logo or other graphics to your DirectX 12 gameplay recordings. To configure overlay graphics please open Action! Overlay graphics settings, enable "Use overlay graphics" and select your graphic input file. Set graphics position on the video, run your DirectX 12 game and start recording.

Mirillis Action! - Add logo to DirectX 12 game recordings

DirectX 12 games recording troubleshooting

Action! allows to record all DirectX 12 games and applications. However, some PC specifications, operating system configuration or specific DirectX 12 game development can cause problems with DirectX 12 capturing. If you experience any problems with DirectX12 gameplay recording, please contact us providing following information that will help us to investigate DirectX 12 capturing problem:

  • DirectX 12 game title that you try to record
  • Your PC specification (DxDiag log if possible)
  • Detailed problem description