NVIDIA NVENC acceleration for H.265/HEVC screen recording


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H.265/HEVC screen recording with NVIDIA NVENC acceleration

From Action! 1.31.0 it is possible to record screen with H.265/HEVC using NVIDIA NVENC hardware acceleration. Using H.265/HEVC with NVIDIA NVENC hardware acceleration allows to make high quality, low bitrate, smooth screen recordings, producing smaller screen recording files compared to H.264/AVC.

Please check the list below to see if your computer meets all requirements to use NVIDIA NVENC hardware accelerated H.265/HEVC video encoding.

Requirements for NVIDIA NVENC H.265/HEVC recording acceleration

System requirements to use NVIDIA NVENC hardware accelerated screen recording:

  • Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M or higher
  • Desktop PC: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 or higher
  • The latest Action! version
  • NVIDIA GPU drover R358 or above

Setting NVIDIA NVENC H.265/HEVC for screen recording

To use NVIDIA NVENC acceleration for H.265/HEVC screen recording start Action! and go to Video Recording tab. Check File format settings and select MP4 (NVIDIA NVENC HEVC). If you do not see MP4 (NVIDIA NVENC HEVC) on the list please make sure that your PC meets all NVIDIA NVENC H.265/HEVC hardware acceleration requirements.

NVIDIA NVENC H.265/HEVC recording acceleration

H.265/HEVC screen recordings playback and uploading to YouTube

Action! player for H.265/HEVC screen recordings playback
You can quickly playback all your H.265/HEVC screen recordings with fast, internal Action! player. Use mouse double click on a thumbnail with your H.265/HEVC screen recording to run Action! player and start video playback.

Sharing your H.265/HEVC screen recordings on YouTube
At the time of Action! 1.31.0 release (version introduces support for H.265/HEVC screen recording) YouTube does not support H.265/HEVC sccreen recordings. To upload your H.265/HEVC screen recordings it is required to use video editor or video converter that supports H.265/HEVC video and convert your H.265/HEVC screen recording to a format supported by YouTube (in example H.264/AVC).