Minecraft, as we all know, is a lot of fun to play, but it is also an amazing game to record with commentary and post on a video website, such as YouTube. Shortly after Minecraft came out, I watched countless hours of people playing it on any site I could. I loved watching call of duty players venture into a new game that was so much different than what they normally played. By watching these videos of people playing Minecraft, who were much better than I at the time, I learned more than I could have imagined about the game. There have been many people who have had huge success on YouTube by just playing Minecraft. Even workers at Machinima jumped on board the Minecraft wagon, and I am sure made a ton of money by doing so. I cannot promise that you will even get close to the success that others achieved, but you will never know until you try. So, if you want to take a stab at making gaming commentaries, but do not know how to record footage and sound, here are a few tips for you.
Anyone can Google “how to capture Minecraft footage”, but it takes a little more time, and effort, to find the right program that suits your gameplay needs. First of all, you need to have at least a decent computer. Running video and audio capturing software can be very taxing on your machine. A lot of capturing software costs an arm and a leg, but if you look hard enough, you can find programs that are just as good, and are completely free!
My personal favorite software is without a doubt, Bandicam. Bandicam’s format is much like Fraps capturing software. The only downside is that the free version only allows up to ten minutes of gameplay. This might not seem like much, but if you configure Bandicam correctly, and add quick recording hotkeys, you can get the most out of your ten minutes.
If you are really serious about creating your own videos, and want them to be bigger than just ten minutes, I would try Camtasia, since you have thirty days of high quality recording, in order to get your feet wet. If you do decide to go all out and pay for a program, then I would buy Bandicam. The quality is top notch, and the price is not too high. For the full version it is around $40.00 in US currency, and it is completely worth it. Bandicam records at the highest quality, with up to full high definition video and sound. Once you pay the one-time fee, you will be able to record as long as you wish.