Capturing Gameplay for Team Montages.

I put this guide together to create uniformity among my guild for montage videos, so the settings are suited to that purpose. The configurations prioritize performance and ease of use.

Requirements

  1. 16gb ram minimum.
  2. Download Streamlabs (OBS works too)
  3. Identify your hardware
    • In the Windows 10 explorer, type “Device Manager” into the search bar.
    • Select “Display Adapters” to identify your Graphics Card
    • You should see either AMD or Nvidia. Select your configuration below according to your Graphics Card.

Nvidia Configuration

  1. Select Settings
  2. General Tab, Select “Keep replay buffer active when stream stops.”
  3. Output Tab, Select “Recording.”
    • Type – Standard
    • Recording Path – Set to your desired recording location
    • Enable Generate File Name without Space
    • Recording Format – MKV
    • Recording – Hardware (NVENC) (new)
    • Rate Control – CQP
    • 14
    • Keyframe Interval – 0
    • Preset – Max Quality
    • Profile – High
    • Disable Look-Ahead
    • Enable Psycho Visual Tuning
    • GPU – 0
    • Max B-frames – 2
  4. Select “Replay Buffer.”
    • Enable Replay Buffer
    • Maximum Replay Time – 600 Seconds (10 Minutes)
    • Enable Use Stream Output
  5. Video Tab
    • Base (Canvas) Resolution – 1920×1080
    • Output (Scaled) Resolution – 1920×1080
    • Downscale Filter – Bicubic (Sharpened Scaling, 16 samples)
    • FPS Type – Common FPS Values
    • Common FPS Values – 60
  6. Hotkeys
    • Save Replay – Select a hotkey
  7. Advanced
    • Replay Buffer Filename Prefix – Your In-game Character Name

AMD Configuration

  1. Select Settings
  2. General Tab, Select “Keep replay buffer active when stream stops.”
  3. Output Tab, Select “Recording.”
    • Type – Standard
    • Recording Path – Set to your desired recording location
    • Enable Generate File Name without Space
    • Recording Format – MKV
    • Recording – H264
    • Rate Control – CRF
    • Bitrate – 14
    • Keyframe Interval – 0
    • Preset – Max Quality
    • Profile – High
    • Disable Look-Ahead
    • Enable Psycho Visual Tuning
    • GPU – 0
    • Max B-frames – 2
  4. Select “Replay Buffer.”
    • Enable Replay Buffer
    • Maximum Replay Time – 600 Seconds (10 Minutes)
    • Enable Use Stream Output
  5. Video Tab
    • Base (Canvas) Resolution – 1920×1080
    • Output (Scaled) Resolution – 1920×1080
    • Downscale Filter – Bicubic (Sharpened Scaling, 16 samples)
    • FPS Type – Common FPS Values
    • Common FPS Values – 60
  6. Hotkeys
    • Save Replay – Select a hotkey
  7. Advanced
    • Replay Buffer Filename Prefix – Your In-game Character Name

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