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How to Record Black Desert Online Gameplay: The Best Tools and Methods


Recording your gameplay in Black Desert Online (BDO) can help you share your epic adventures, showcase your skills, or review your strategies for improvement. Whether you want to create high-quality video content or simply preserve your best plays, having the right recording tools and methods is essential. In this guide, we'll explore the best ways to record Black Desert Online gameplay, from professional screen recording software to built-in gaming tools. Let's dive in and discover how you can easily capture your BDO matches for posterity or content creation!

Record Black Desert Online Pros Cons
iToolShare Screen Recorder High-definition audio and video quality Time limit on free version
In-Game Camera Settings No additional software needed Limited customization options
Xbox Game Bar Integrated with Windows 10 Basic functionality
GeForce Experience Optimized for Nvidia Hardware dependency
OBS Free and open-source Steep learning curve
Consoles(Xbox, PlayStation, Switch) Built-in recording feature Limited features

How to Record Black Desert Online with iToolShare Screen Recorder

iToolShare Screen Recorder is a top choice for recording Black Desert Online gameplay, thanks to its impeccable audio and video quality. This software is designed to be user-friendly, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced users.

Here's how to use it:

Step 1: Install and launch the iToolShare Screen Recorder program on your device.

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Step 2: Select your preferred recording mode – whether full-screen or windowed – based on your preference.

Step 3: Initiate the recording process by clicking the start button and capture all the thrilling moments of your Black Desert Online gameplay.

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How to Record Black Desert Online with In-Game Camera Settings

If you're playing Black Desert Online on Windows, you can use the built-in camera settings feature to capture your gameplay. This method requires no additional downloads or installations and is straightforward to use.

To access and adjust your in-game camera settings, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open "Start" > "Settings" > "Gaming" and select "Captures."

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Step 2: Make sure to select the "Record what happened" option.

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Step 3: Customize the recording settings, including the maximum recording length and video frame rate.

Adjusting these settings allows you to tailor your in-game recordings to your preferences and capture the best moments from your gameplay.



How to Record Black Desert Online with Xbox Game Bar

For Windows 10 users, the Xbox Game Bar is a convenient built-in tool for recording gameplay. It offers a straightforward operation but with fewer customization options compared to dedicated recording software.

To record Black Desert Online gameplay using Xbox Game Bar, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click "Start" > "Settings" > "Gaming" to open the Settings dialog. Then, enable the "Game bar" option.


Step 2: Press Win + G to open the Game Bar and confirm that Black Desert Online is recognized as a game.


Step 3: Start Black Desert Online and click the red circle button to begin recording. You'll see a timer on your game window.

Step 4: To stop recording, click the "Stop" button. Your recordings will be saved in the Captures folder on your computer.



How to Record Black Desert Online with GeForce Experience

For users with Nvidia graphics cards, GeForce Experience provides seamless integration and easy recording options. It's designed to work optimally with Nvidia hardware, ensuring high-quality recordings.

Here’s how to use GeForce Experience to record your Black Desert Online gameplay:

Step 1: Start your Black Desert Online game and hit the GeForce Experience hotkey (default is Alt + Z) to open the GeForce Experience overlay.

Step 2: In the overlay, you’ll see several options. To use Instant Replay, Nvidia ShadowPlay will record the last few minutes of gameplay when you hit a specific hotkey. Customize Instant Replay settings like recording length, video quality, resolution, frame rate, and bitrate to your preference.

Step 3: To manually record gameplay, click the "Record" option in the GeForce Experience overlay and start recording. You can also use the hotkey (default is Alt + F9) to begin recording without accessing the overlay.

Step 4: For capturing specific clips, use the hotkey (default is Alt + F10) to save the last few minutes of gameplay as a clip.

Step 5: GeForce Experience also allows you to stream your gameplay to platforms like Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. Customize your broadcast settings in the 'Broadcast LIVE' section, and then start broadcasting by clicking 'Start' or using the hotkey (default is Alt + F8).

Step 6: Take screenshots during your gameplay with the hotkey (default is Alt + F1). For more advanced screenshot capabilities, use the 'Photo mode' option in the GeForce Experience overlay. In photo mode, you can add filters, upscale your screenshot, and even use Nvidia Ansel technology to reposition the camera for the best image possible.

GeForce Experience simplifies the recording process with intuitive hotkeys and user-friendly options. Whether you want to record long gameplay sessions, short highlight clips, or stream your gameplay, GeForce Experience offers versatile features to enhance your recording and streaming experience in Black Desert Online.



How to Record Black Desert Online with OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)

OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is a popular, free, and open-source choice for recording gameplay. It offers a high degree of customization and versatility, suitable for both casual and professional use.

Let's dive into the steps and considerations for recording Black Desert Online using OBS.

Step 1: Launch OBS and set your Black Desert Online game to Windowed or Borderless in the video settings.

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Step 2: Check the "Preview Stream" to ensure that your Black Desert Online gameplay is streaming to OBS. Adjust settings as needed.

Step 3: Start recording by clicking the "Start Recording" button. To stop, use your set hotkey.



How to Record Black Desert Online Gameplay on Different Consoles

Console players can also record their Black Desert Online gameplay directly from their gaming devices. This method is straightforward and doesn't require any additional software, making it perfect for quick and easy captures.


Hold down the share button on your Xbox controller to start recording Black Desert Online gameplay. Press the share button again to stop recording.



Press the share button above the arrows twice to start recording Black Desert Online gameplay on your PlayStation console. Press it again twice to stop recording.


Nintendo Switch:

On the Nintendo Switch console, press and hold the capture button on the left-hand controller to record Black Desert Online gameplay. If using a regular Nintendo Switch controller, the capture button is located on the left side, above the arrows.




By using these methods, you can easily record your Black Desert Online gameplay and share your epic adventures with the world. Choose the tool that best fits your needs and start capturing your in-game achievements today!

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