Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Action! 2.1.0 is now available - check what the new version offers!

Action! 2.1.0 is now available.


What's new in Action! 2.1.0?

  • NEW FEATURE: Full live streaming/login API integration with Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Hitbox
  • NEW FEATURE: Real-time live streaming viewers counter statistics displayed on HUD
  • Live streaming start button added
  • Live streaming privacy selection for Facebook and YouTube
  • Recording performance fixed on specific Win10 systems
  • Fixed Facebook video uploading
  • Fixed Action! startup with Elgato device installed
  • Fixed Action! AVI recording when very large cursors are visible (ex. Photoshop)
  • Fixed OpenGL recording (Intel GPU ex. Minecraft)
  • Fixed OpenGL recording (Exanima game)
  • Stability fixes
  • GUI improvements

Active desktop region recording mode [Screen Recording 101 by Mirillis]

Active desktop region recording mode is dedicated for recording only selected screen area of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10 desktop. The ultimate performance of Action! Screen Recorder makes it a perfect tool for recording videos, web videos, games, and any other screen activity.


Examples of what you can use Action! desktop region recording for:

  • recording selected desktop area of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1 and Windows 10
  • recording selected area of Windows 8 and 8.1 Modern UI applications and games
  • recording online games in a web browser or windowed mode
  • capturing all web videos
  • creating video tutorials
  • recording videos played in media players in windowed mode
  • recording all applications, games, and websites
  • capture screenshots of selected desktop area


1. Select "Active desktop region" recording mode.


The main window of Action! will hide and Action! will switch to the desktop region recording mode. Use mouse to select your region size and position. You can precisely control region size and position with the keyboard: use arrows to move a region, use SHIFT + arrows to resize a region.

The green frame indicates that region is accepted and Action! is ready to start recording. Gray frame indicates that current region cannot be recorded. 

The region cannot be recorded when it includes the area of 2 different desktops.



The Action! HUD should be visible in the top right (the default position) corner of your screen showing that Action! is connected to your Windows desktop and ready to start recording the region of desktop you have previously selected.




2. Active desktop region recording

Press "Start/stop recording" button or F9 hotkey to start Windows desktop recording.


When you start recording the frame turns red showing that the recording of your selected region is in progress.



HUD status also changes showing that Windows desktop region recording is in progress.



Press "Start/stop recording" button or F9 hotkey to stop recording. The region frame color and HUD status will change showing that Windows desktop region recording has finished.

3. Desktop region recordings playback

Open main window of Action! Screen Recorder and check the list video recordings. The video recordings list shows all your desktop recordings, gameplay recordings and any other screen recordings available in selected output folder.


Action! features internal fast player dedicated for the playback video recordings. Select your new desktop recording and use mouse double click on a thumbnail to start video recording playback.


To play Action! video recordings you can use Splash 2.0 media player.

Splash 2.0 provide you with additional features like SmartSeek, Audio boost, Screen capture and more. All Splash products are available for download at Mirillis website:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Monflo – new remote gaming and access software by Mirillis

Monflo – new remote gaming and access software by Mirillis

As some of you may already be aware of, Remote Action! is gone. The project of Remote Action! has been expanded and we have created Monflo – a universal remote access software for gaming and personal and business use.


With Monflo Remote PC Access Software you can gain control over any server computer that have added your client device to their trusted list or connect to them using Connect ID feature.

Our brand new remote access software will let you use any application from your server Windows computer on your Android mobile device or another Windows computer, as well as access any files that you need and play all the games installed on your PC!

When developing Monflo we have taken into account any features and functionalities that can, and will, make your life easier. Access to some of them is different, according to the subscription plan you have chosen. But, let’s make it clear – Monflo in its basic version is FREE, what is enough to remotely play your favourite games on your mobile devices.

If you need Ultra HD quality of streaming or HEVC video streaming, possibility to record your sessions, file transfer, benefit from Connect Anywhere feature, or use it commercially, then you have to choose one of the paid subscription plans.

Interface – the beginning of journey

Monflo’s interface is clean and intuitive – it can be seen from the very beginning.


You can log into Monflo either through your login and password (account is required) or Connection ID (for more details on what Connection ID is check https://monflo.com/remote-pc-access/tutorials/connection-id-tutorial).

The best features

Favourite applications and games lists

With Monflo you can create and manage your own personalized favourite applications and games list on your PC to access all the apps and games later with your Android mobile device. This allows you to run your Windows applications on Android easily just with a single tap.

The applications list and the games list are separate.


Connect Anywhere

Connect Anywhere is a feature that lets you to connect your Client device to your server wherever you are.
There is no restriction in using Monflo to get remote access over your Server computer from your Android device or another PC computer.
Connect Anywhere is only available in Premium Plus, Corporate and Enterprise subscription plans. In Free and Premium subscription plans the access to the service may be restricted or unavailable.
For more see https://monflo.com/remote-pc-access/tutorials/connect-anywhere.


There is really many of Monflo features to discover.

If this have made you curious you should definitely download Monflo Remote PC Access Software and see by yourself for what it can useful and how much fun it can give you!

Visit Monflo website


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Time-Shift Feature [Screen Recording 101 by Mirillis]


Time-Shift - the life-saving feature of Action! Screen Recorder


Have you ever lost a chance to record a perfect in-game action because you forgot to turn on the recording? 


Well, you can say “goodbye” to all the lost opportunities – Time-Shift feature is here for you.Save your last gameplay actions by pushing just a single hotkey, which you define by yourself. Time-Shift option keeps recording all your current gameplay action in a short loop buffer.




How to enable Time-Shift function?
Time-Shift feature is available only for Games and applications recording mode. Run Action! and make sure that Games and applications recording mode is selected. 
Find Time-Shift option and make sure it is enabled.



Adjust your Time-Shift duration, video recording settings (video size, framerate etc.) and run a game. Working Time-Shift option is indicated on Action! HUD:

To save your Time-Shift recording to a file just press a hotkey. Default hotkey to save Time-Shift to a file is: Left Alt + F9

How to save Time-Shift to a file?
To save Action! Time-Shift to a file you have to use a hotkey. Default hotkey is: Left ALT + F9 

What are Time-Shift requirements? All you need is an active "Games and applications" recording mode and a free disk space! It's really easy. Hardware acceleration for video encoding is also recommended, but not necessary.


Time-Shift feature has only a few limitations:
  • The feature is available in "Games and applications" recording mode only 
  • Minimum Time-Shift buffer duration is 10s.
  • Maximum Time-Shift buffer duration is 10 minutes.
  • Time-Shift recordings are available in MP4 file format only 
  • Maximum recording resolution is 1920x1080


Monday, November 7, 2016

Blizzard announces the remake of the first Diablo




Remake will be somehow "inside" Diablo 3 as a set of levels. Graphics will be based on the engine of Diablo III, however, the manufacturer has announced that they will apply special graphics filter to render the archaic atmosphere of the game.
The player will be able to move only in eight directions, though the exact nuances of the game are not yet known. In the game will appear soundtrack from Diablo 1, as well as the opponents.

And as Frank Pearce, co-founder of Blizzard, said at this year's event for the fans – BlizzCon - there will also be a lot of secrets to discover.


The expansion called "The Darkening of Tristam" will be available for free for those who bought "Reapers of Souls", the first expansion for Diablo III, both on PC and consoles. I think that most of the players already have bought this expansion, so it should not be a problem.

Be sure to record or stream your gameplay when it comes out. With new Action! 2.0 of course :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Solution for "Illegal copy of Action!" problem




This problem occurs in the following situations:
  • You have copied some 3rd party files into Action! installation directory
  • You have installed older Action! version without uninstalling newer version first
  • Something went wrong during installation and some file were not copied correctly

To fix the problem please follow the steps below:

  • Go to Action! installation directory (default location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mirillis\Action!) and click Uninstall.exe
  • Follow instructions and uninstall Action!
  • Make sure that all files from Action! installation directory has been deleted. If you experience any problems during uninstall, in example with some files access, please restart your PC and try again.
  • Download the latest Action! version
  • Install Action! on your PC
If you still experience a problem, please contact us via:
support@mirillis.com 
Our support team will do the best to help you solving the problem.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Razer Stargazer with RealSense technology – and the greenscreen is not needed




The new Razer’s camera – Stargazer – is now available for the price of $149.99. It was created as an advanced web camera with a range of dedicated solutions for video production and transmission. Among the distinctive qualities you can find high-speed of frames capture, dynamic system of cutting out the background for professional-looking transmission (even without a green screen grab), the function of 3D scan, so you can dive deeper in the game world and advanced face and gestures detection algorithms to support daily operations.
The camera can record in 720p @ 60fps and 1080p @ 30fps and is equipped with an automatic noise reduction sound. What the YouTubers and Twitch users will love is green-screen-without green-screenshot function possible by using RealSense technology. In other words, we can cut out the whole background using just a few mouse clicks during the live broadcast or game recording, leaving only the author.


Source: The Verge’s YouTube channel



The camera, of course, is not the cheapest one. However, if we take into account the cost of a green screen, frameworks needed for its installation (and place that it must occupy) it may be that the Stargazer will be our salvation and cost less than the other option.


When pairing it with Mirillis Action!, which is supporting Intel’s RealSense technology, you will get the perfect combo of software and hardware for professional game recording, streaming, and even creating webinars.