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How to Record in Streamlabs in 2021

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Streamlabs has everything you need to start streaming. It also has everything you need to record video. Whether you’re recording a walkthrough for that challenging campaign mission, a quick play session for a new game, or a video review, Streamlabs is a tool that every content creator should consider using. 

This post will review step-by-step instructions for recording in Streamlabs.

How to Record Your Screen on Streamlabs

To record your screen on Streamlabs, you will need to complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Open Streamlabs, select the scene you wish to record, and confirm all sources and audio in the scene are working as intended.

    Tip: If capturing gameplay, make sure the game is appearing in your game capture source, prior to recording.

  2. Step 2

    Open the setting menus and set your preferences for audio, video, and output. (Setting options are covered above).

  3. Step 3

    Press the record button at the bottom right of the screen and capture video.

    A timer will appear to indicate that you have started recording.

    Tip: Prior to capturing your video, run a test recording to make sure all settings are working to your liking. 

  4. Step 4

    End recording by hitting the REC button again. Locate your new video in the output file you selected in the menus.

Best Settings for Streamlabs Recordings

The following are our recommended settings for Streamlabs recordings:

  • megaphone

    Audio

    Choose audio devices you wish to use in the audio settings. After clicking done, they will appear in the mixer.

    Open advanced audio settings by clicking the gear above the mixer window.

    From advanced audio settings, you’ll be able to adjust volume levels and assign a track for each device. When exporting your video to editing software, this will give you separate audio lines to work with.

  • video

    Video

    For the best quality picture follow the settings below. If at any point, during the recording, you notice your computer is struggling to keep up, lower the output resolution.

    • Base (Canvas) Resolution: Match your monitors resolution
    • Output (Scaled) Resolution: Choose the highest quality (again if you notice performance issues lower this)
    • Downscale Filter: Bicubic (less CPU usage) 
    • FPS: 60 Frames
  • Output 

    For output, you want to set the format to MP4. Select all audio tracks that you designated in the advanced audio settings menu, and set a recording path file. For this example, I saved it to my video file on my C drive.

    When recording video, always be conscious of how much free space you have available to use. At 1920×1080 output, an hour long video can take up approximately six-and-a-half to seven gigabytes. At 1280×720 output, an hour of video can take up approximately six to six-and-a-half gigabytes. In any case, always make sure you have enough space prior to hitting record.

About the Author

Nick

Nick is a comedy writer from Chicago who got his start at The Second City Theatre. Trading stage time for screen time, he currently streams from his laptop at NickFatNite on Twitch and won’t shut up about it.

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