Tutorial How to record Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Recording Sample Video

This Skyrim video was uploaded by a Bandicam user.


  • Title: Bandicam Test Recording Skyrim (Registered Version)
  • Uploaded by GameplayDump on Nov 16, 2011
  • Comment: This was recorded using the payed-for version of Bandicam. There was no compiling or re-rendering done after recording. The file ended up being 330 MB.

    - Bandicam (Registered)

    - Video Format: MPEG-1 (VBR)

    - Full Size, 30.00fps, 50q

    - Audio: MPEG-1 L2

    - 48.0KHz, stereo, 192kbps

    - Video Resolution: 1440x900

  • One thing to note is that the audio format MPEG-1 L2 didn't work in Sony Vegas Pro 10 for me. Use PCM instead if you use Vegas for editing.

Bandicam offers the best online game recording experience.

When you record online games with Bandicam Game Recorder:

  • You can upload the recorded file to YouTube without converting
  • You can record over 7 days without stopping (AVI 2.0 OpenDML)
  • The recorded file size is smaller (1/5~1/20) than other capture programs.
  • It has less lag than other screen capture software (Bandicam uses less CPU/GPU/RAM resources).

How to Record Skyrim Gameplay - The Elder Scrolls V

Please, follow the steps below to record the Skyrim gameplay.

1. Choose 'Game Recording' mode.

- It's better to use 'Game Recording' mode to get a high quality video file

best game recorder - directx mode

2. Start Skyrim game to record.

- Note: For stable operation, Bandicam needs to be run before Skyrim game

3. While running a game in 'Game Recording' mode, you can see the green number on the screen.

- You can control the FPS (Frames per second) under the 'FPS' tab of Bandicam

- Note: Only when the target runs with DirectX/OpenGL technology, will the green number (FPS) be shown. If you can't see the green number, click HERE

ready to record - skyrim gameplay

4. Press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button on Bandicam) to start recording.

f12 key to start/stop the recording gameplay

5. During recording, the green number (FPS) will change to red.

record skyrim gameplay

6. To stop recording, press the 'F12' function key (or the 'Record' button on Bandicam) again.

7. Go to 'Home -> Video' to play, edit or upload the captured videos.

Bandicam, captured videos

Skyrim Game Recording for advanced users

  1. To enhance the recording ability of Bandicam, try the hardware-accelerated H.264 encoder.
  2. To edit the recorded video, use the 'Sony Vegas/Premiere/Pinnacle' preset. » more
  3. To minimize computer lag, reduce the "Video Resolution/Size/FPS/Quality". » more
  4. To record / merge the webcam stream within the main video, try the webcam PiP feature.
  5. To use Mouse Click Effects, check the "Add mouse click / highlight effect" option.

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