Gamers, vloggers, streamers, and anyone wanting to record and share videos online will find in CyberLink Screen Recorder the ally they were looking for. With this compact tool, you can capture, save, and share online anything that happens on your screen, be it a game, a business presentation, or new content for your vlog. If you happen to have CyberLink PowerDirector installed as well on your PC, you can also use CyberLink Screen Recorder to edit and improve your videos before streaming them to your favorite site.
Setting up a new recording couldn’t be simpler. The program opens a small two-tab interface where you can choose between recording and streaming a new video. When recording a new video, you can select among Full Screen, Lock to app, and Custom to define the area or the element on your desktop that you want to program to capture. Select Game or Device from which you wish to record or stream the gameplay. You can then configure some basic settings about the quality of the video and audio streams, or simply click on the Rec button right away to start recording. The Stream tab will offer you direct access to Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook to live-stream your video in the quality of your choice. Alternatively, you can tell the program to save a copy of your streamed video to disk while you’re at it.
My advice is that you visit the program’s Preferences section before starting your first recording. Once you’ve set up anything that has to do with the way the program will behave, the overall quality of the audio and video, how both streams will mix in the final video file, or which hotkeys to use, recording or streaming new content from the program’s initial interface can easily become a one-key operation. Avoiding unpleasant surprises while recording the game of your life or when live-streaming your presentation to your board of directors is one of the keys to success.
The Standard edition of the program can also take screenshots of the entire desktop or a selected area and save them as JPG or PNG files, record audio from a microphone, or limit your recordings to a preset duration. If you want to unleash the program’s full potential, though, you will need to aim at the Deluxe edition. Both editions carry a fee, and the difference in price is so small (merely $ 10), that it is hard to say no to all the extras it comes with. These include its own editing features to trim video and audio and to add titles and transitions – otherwise, you’ll need to have PowerDirector installed. More importantly, the Deluxe version will give you full access to your webcam during the recordings, and the possibility of adding it as a Picture-in-Picture (PiP) element in both recording and live streaming modes.
Following the good taste and the high level of professionalism of the entire CyberLink range of products, Screen Recorder offers you a nice-to-work-in environment and reliable, high-quality, and professional results.
- Streams video from any connected console or other device
- Livestreaming available for YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch
- Includes a library for video management
- Saves your gameplay as HD videos
- You need to have PowerDirector installed to edit your videos