Q:"Looking to record a Diablo 3 gameplay from Mac. Is there any software I can get to record my screen?" - Reddit
It is unusual that a true gamer knows nothing about Blizzard Entertainment. As a prestigious mobile, gaming console, and PC game developer, it has produced a series of epic gameplay, including StarCraft, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Diablo, etc. Diablo 3 is more like a hack-and-slash action role-playing game. You should learn how to record Diablo 3 gameplay if you enjoy the process of fighting against evils in the gameplay and would like to make it into a short video, or just want to show off your gaming skills with your friends. Today’s instructional article is going to show you how to capture Diablo 3 with the help of 2 sough-after screen recording tools.
- Part 1. Record Diablo 3 on Computer/PS3/Xbox 360 - Joyoshare Screen Recorder
- Part 2. Record Diablo 3 on Windows/Mac/Linux - OBS
- Tips. How to Set OBS for Gameplay Recording
Part 1. How to Record Diablo 3 Using Joyoshare Gameplay Recorder
Joyoshare Screen Recorder endeavors to enhance users’ recording experience. Thanks to its intuitive design, users are able to record any video and audio from any source in original quality easily and quickly. This program is able to record gameplay on PS3/4, Xbox One/360, Nintendo Switch, PSP, etc. with system audio and/or microphone.
In addition to this, users can use this software to grab live streaming shows, make how-to videos, record Google Slides presentations, take screencasts, etc. for online sharing or offline enjoyment. It also supports a wide range of digital formats, such as 4K video, AVI, MKV, HD video, MOV, MP3, WAV, WMA, etc. for all kinds of devices.
Key Features of Joyoshare Screen Recorder:
Schedule recording tasks
Record gameplay on PS4, Wii, 3DS, etc.
Record in full screen or customized screen
Add personal watermark, adjust video quality, etc.
Step 1 Connect Gaming Console to Computer (Optional)
If you are using gaming console, such as PS3, Xbox 360, etc. the first thing you need to do is to connect your gaming console to your computer. To record Diablo 3 game footage on PS3, you will need a HDMI cable. To record Diablo 3 game videos on Xbox 360, you are supposed to use a HDMI splitter and two HDMI cables - use one HDMI cable to connect Xbox 360 to the input port of the HDMI splitter > use the other cable to connect your Windows or Mac to the output port of the HDMI splitter.
Note: If you are going to record Diablo 3 gameplay on computer directly, you could skip this process and check the following steps directly.
Step 2 Open Joyoshare Screen Recorder
Download and install Joyoshare Screen Recorder. Double-click the icon to open it on your computer. Make sure that the program is in "Record video and audio" mode (it is set by default). If not, please click the icon right next to the REC button on the right side of the screen. Then you can prepare your gameplay in advance.
Step 3 Confirm Recording Settings
Next, you are able to click the gear icon at the lower-right corner of the screen to unfold the settings window. Click the Format button under "Basic record options" to set output format and adjust video codec, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, and quality. You can also change the shortcut keys and insert image watermark in the way you like. Highlighting cursor and clicks to display your mouse movements is doable as well.
Step 4 Grab Recording Area Size
There is a "+" icon on the left side of the screen. You can click it to open a red frame, which you can use to grab a particular recording area. You are also allowed to adjust the height and width of the red frame to set recording area size precisely. Then you can choose to enable system audio and/or microphone and adjust their volume.
Step 5 Begin to Record Diablo 3 Gameplay
Finally, go to the red REC button on the right side of the screen and press it to begin to record your Diablo 3 gameplay. After a 3-second countdown, you will see a minimized toolbar outside the red frame. You can press the "scissor" button to cut recordings into pieces. When recordings are finished, the History library will pop up automatically. Then you could choose to rename/trim your recordings or take screenshots.
Part 2. How to Record Diablo 3 - OBS
OBS, the abbreviation of Open Broadcaster Software, is a well-known name for its ability to record fast-paced action. As free and open-source software, OBS enables you to download and begin streaming easily and perfectly on Windows, Mac, or Linux computer system. Furthermore, its main interface allows you to set up almost everything you need to start recording gameplay, including sources, audio mixer, scene transitions, video settings, etc. However, using OBS to record gameplay may be a little bit daunting for beginners.
Step 1: Run OBS on your computer;
Step 2: Click the "+" icon at the bottom of the Scenes to create a new scene;
Step 3: Press the "+" button at the bottom of the Sources tab to select "Game Capture" and "Audio Output Capture" (if you need to record sound from a microphone, please choose "Audio Input Capture");
Step 4: Press the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard to drag your specific recording area, otherwise, OBS will record your Diablo 3 gameplay in full screen automatically;
Step 5: Tab the "Start Recording" button on the right side of the screen to start to record your Diablo 3 game videos and the "Stop Recording" to end the recording process.
Tips. How to Set OBS for Recording Diablo 3 Game Footage
It is known that OBS has tons of powerful features that enable your gameplay recordings to stand out. Now, this session is going to take you to look at what those related features are and how to set them to record the Diablo gameplay. However, we should notice that there are no "best settings" because every setup varies from every use case. All we can do is to find the "most appropriate" method.
a. Choose "Game Capture"
There are multiple options under Scenes tab, such as Audio Output Capture, Audio Input Capture, Game Capture, Display Capture, Image, Window Capture, and Video Capture Device. Among them, Game Capture allows you to choose a specific game to record. Therefore, you need to choose it to record your diablo gameplay which won’t cause stuttering/dropped frames.
b. Choose "High Quality, Medium File Size"
When you open the Settings window, move to "Recording Quality" and choose "High Quality, Medium File Size", which will be good enough for uploading your Diablo gameplay recordings to YouTube.
c. Choose "MP4"
Then go to "Recording Format" to select "MP4". Though ".flv" or ".mkv" is recommended by OBS, some Windows users will find it hard to play these two formats without the help of other apps. MP4 could be an optimal choice.
d. Choose "Hardware (NVENC)"
Move to "Encoder" and choose "Hardware (NVENC)". If you have an AMD GPU, you are supposed to choose the AMD encoder here.
e. Choose resolution and FPS
Choose the same resolution that you use when gaming under "Output (Scaled) Resolution" and "60" under "Common FPS Values" if your system allows.