I wanted to do a little testing of screen recording gameplay along with a “chat head” type webcam overlay.
I’ve been using ApowerREC for a while for recording other screen tutorials and videos – so I decided to give it a try with Fortnite.
Overall I think it worked pretty well. The gameplay recording is pretty smooth and it didn’t cause much of a hit to my typical FPS performance.
A few things I will need to correct next time around: I need a little bit more light on my head because the picture is a bit dark. However it was way too bright with my overhead lights or other video lights, so I need to get something more low power and adjustable for that to turn out better.
I also should have had the microphone raised up a bit from the start (I did move it up about halfway through the recording).
I also need to figure out what key combination messes up the focus of the ApowerREC overlay. A few times it pulled the mouse control out of Fortnite and screwed things up!
If you are interested in this software, you can take a look at Apowersoft’s website.
They are also having a Black Friday sale, so might be worth checking out.
*I also linked to the Maono USB microphone that I was using. It’s pretty decent for this sort of thing!
Black Friday 2019 Sale
ApowerREC Product Page
Maono USB Microphone Kit
And also, for those interested in more on the Gaming PC that was used here.
HP Omen Obelisk Core i9-9900K
NVidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Intel i9-9900K Processor
Intel Core i9-9900K Processor
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB
HyperX 32 GB RAM
1 TB SSD