How to Create a Video Guide

Many of you may feel really frustrated when you want to record a video guide or manual for your product, to record a Skype video chat, gameplay videos, or some other on-screen activities. Now you don’t need to suffer that again for here comes your best solution: SmartPixel Game Recorder! With this wonderful video recorder, you can capture your screen from any other applications or games, and edit then right after finishing recording! You only need one application - SmartPixel Game Recorder to do all these things! Now we’re introducing how to capture video with your best Game Recorder - SmartPixel.

Easy download and install the application

Download your best Game Recorder SmartPixel for FREE and without registration! Save the smartpixel_setup.exe file on your hard drive, run the application and follow as the what Wizard suggested you. After the installation, now it’s time to run the application!

Visit and configure the settings

Run the application, click the “Recorder” in the middle, then,find the gear as “Settings”, and click on it.

Now the Settings panel is in front of you, you can tweak the following configurations:

  • Sound. If you want to record the sound from your game, (or whatever comes from your speaker, click on the box in the “Speaker” tab. And if you want to add your voice comments (of course you need to own a microphone), click on the “Mic” tab. Found the sound of mic too weak? Select the “Mic enhance” button.
  • Frame Quality. Since every computer has different hardware configuration, SmartPixel provides different frame quality. Find the “Size” option in the Record panel, chose your record size from 360P to 1080P. And “FPS” to chose the FPS best suits you from 15FPS and over. You can even select different brightness when you recording your video! And if you want your mouse cursor showed and visible, remember to click on the “Mouse cursor”. Showing cursor helps a lot if you’re recording a video guide or tutorial, and it’s a little bit annoying when you recording gameplay. So chose as you need.
  • Hotkeys. Hotkeys like Record/Pause, Stop/Save definitely help recording your video in an easier way. Also, you can set hotkeys like open SmartPixel, abort recording, mark exciting moments, and of course, screenshot during the recording. Hope you enjoy using it! And if you want to be notified when you click a hotkey, tick out the “Hotkey sound”.
  • Save to. You don’t know where is your recording videos? Set the output folder in this section. Chose an easy remember path, and all your videos you record afterwards are all there! If you want SmartPixel starts up at boot, click on “Auto Start”.
  • Press “Apply” to save the settings, “Cancel” to undo the the changes.

Prepare for capturing

To begin recording, click the red dot,the one in the left bottom of the main window.

If you only want to record part of your screen, click the “Area Mode” on the left top, then a red box appears, toggle the margin to cover the area you want to record, release and it’s set.

Or If you want to record your video in full screen, click the button on top left, and you can record whatever you can see on your screen.

Maybe you want to make your face appear in your video, PIP(Picture-in-Picture) is the mode you’re looking for.

When you are recording your video full-screen, the main window of SmartPixel may cover some important information on your screen. Want this to be solved? You can just minimize the main window, it will keep running in the background, but sometimes you don’t remember your hotkey, when you want to take some action.This is how we solve the problem: “Mini UI”. The “Mini UI” is on the right bottom, click it and the main window will turn itself to a toolbar.

Start to capture video

The “Record” icon (the red dot) is located in the left bottom of SmartPixel’s main window, click on it (or press the hotkey you set to begin recording earlier) to start your recording! The application will begin recording immediately. You can still run other applications when you start your recording, enjoy it!

If something happened and you want the recording to be paused, click the “Pause” bottom (or the hotkey you’ve set) to stop the recording temporary. Click it again to resume the recording from where it stops.

When you finish recording, press the “Stop” icon to save your video. When you see the following, it means your video is created. Then you can choose to edit it or to record another video.

Click “Edit” to run the editor and you can see all the videos you recorded showed by their thumbnails.

If you want to delete your video, just move your mouse there, and you will see a trash bin, click it to delete the video:

If you want to delete more than a single video, click the thumbnail of the video to select it, and click the “Delete” button below:

You want them all deleted? Click the “Select all” and “Delete” in order, and all your videos will be deleted.

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