I have tested screen recording with Open Broadcaster Software and HyperCam2. Both software have produced full screen videos (HyperCam 2 had better quality, but greater file size using defaults). It seemed to work fine, but once the Starcraft 2 game loads, it would flicker black frames very frequently in its output. I was playing the game on full resolution, and "ultra" settings. Given the specs on my computer, I feel like it should be able to handle the game and recording simultaneously. Any advice or tips on how to record or fix this. Should I try to record in windowed mode? This seems like a workaround, that I can easily test, but I am open to other suggestions as well.

(PC Specs: 2GB DDR5 RADEON R9 270X graphics card, 8 GB High performance DDR3 Ram, and i5 4570 @ 3.2 GHz. )

  • For OBS: What kind of capture did you use? Game Capture works the best and has the best performance of all the capture options.
    – GiantTree
    Commented Aug 1, 2015 at 8:19

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Running OBS in Game Capture fixed it perfectly, as per GiantTree's comment. I ran it in Monitor mode because I didn't see that setting. Went through some more of the settings and I am VERY impressed with the output I am getting now.


This is because of how full screen applications/video works.

If you run the game in windowed mode, even windowed mode (full screen), this will not happen.

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