Welcome to Battlefield 3 gameplay recording tutorial.
Action! provides "Games & applications" recording mode dedicated to capture gameplay with the ultimate performance and quality.
Games and Applications recording mode is dedicated to capture videos from all DirectX 9/10/11 and OpenGL games and applications.
Follow this tutorial to learn how to use "Games & applications" recording mode to record your Battlefield 3 gameplay.
Run Action! and switch recording mode to "Games and Applications".
Run Battlefield 3 game, Action! HUD will appear in the top right (default position) corner of your Battlefield 3 game displaying current game framerate in blue color.
This means that Battlefield 3 game is active, Action! is connected to Battlefield 3 and ready to start gameplay recording.
On the screen above Action! HUD displays current Battlefield 3 game framerate in blue color, average gameplay framerate in gray color and
version of DirectX used by Battlefield 3 game, here it is DirectX 11 (DX11).
You can reset average game framerate with F5 hotkey.
To change Action! HUD position use F7 hotkey, to hide/show HUD use F6 hotkey.
In Games and Applications mode recording can be started only using a hotkey. Default hotkey to start and stop gameplay recording is F9.
Please note that Battlefield 3 and any other game must be active to start or stop gameplay recording. When game is not active HUD displays current game framerate in gray color and video recording cannot be started.
Press F9 hotkey to start recording Battlefield 3 gameplay.
HUD status changes showing that your Battlefield 3 recording is in progress.
Press F9 hotkey again to stop Battlefield 3 gameplay recording.
HUD status changes showing that your gameplay recording has finished.
When Battlefield 3 video recording is in progress you can use Ctrl+F9 hotkey to pause gameplay recording.
This way you can easily skip unwanted parts of your Battlefield 3 gameplay, mission loading screens or intros.
To resume Battlefield recording use Ctrl+F9 hotkey again.
To playback your Battlefield 3 video recording please open main Action! window and check video recordings list.
Video recordings list shows all your gameplay recordings, desktop recordings and any other screen recordings available in selected output folder.
Action! includes internal fast player dedicated for video recordings playback. Select your new Battlefield 3 gameplay recording and use
mouse double click on a thumbnail to start gameplay recording playback.
If you do not want to include HUD in recorded Battlefield 3 gameplay videos you must select an option: "Do not record HUD in games and applications".
To export your Battlefield 3 gameplay recording to YouTube simply right click on your recording thumbnail and select "Export selected file" or
use YouTube button in the bottom of recordings list. Select YouTube export profile, provide all required information and start exporting.
With Action! you can add up to 2 webcam videos to your Battlefield 3 gameplay recordings in real-time.
Open Webcam settings, setup all options, run Battlefield 3 and enjoy your Battlefield 3 gameplay recording with webcam picture!
Learn more about adding webcams to gameplay recordings with following
To add your own logo or any other graphics to Battlefield 3 gameplay recording open Settings / Video Recording Settings and make sure to enable "Use overlay graphics" option.
Select your graphic as Input file, set position, run Battlefield 3 and start recording to make gameplay recording with your own logo/graphics!
Battlefield 3 gameplay recording is fully supported with FXAA Injectors from Action! version 1.9.2.