The Recorder module records video from any module together with audio from any module or audio device directly to the hard drive in various formats. Right click the module to open its popup menu. The following additional menu entries are available.


Starts/pauses recording. Recording starts when the tally turns red.


Stops recording.


Select the desired video container. The audio and video codecs are automatically chosen. The default audio codec is AAC except for the MPEG-2 containers where MP2 is used and for MKV where Vorbis audio codec is used. The default video codec is H.264 except for the MPEG-2 containers which use the MPEG-2 codec. Note both the Matroska and MPEG-2 TS containers have the advantage that the file will always be readable, even if it is not properly closed (e.g. because of a power outage during recording).

Video Bitrate

Select or enter the target video bitrate. VBR is used if the (default) Auto setting is selected.

Audio Bitrate

Select the target audio bitrate.

Recording Path

Opens a dialog where you can select the folder and file name of the next recording(s). The default location is the My Videos folder and the default file name is VidBlasterX. A timestamp (_yymmddhhmmss) and recorder index (_n) will be automatically appended, e.g. VidBlasterX_210818143000_1 for a recording on August 18th 2021 at 2.30 PM with Recorder 1. For optimal performance, especially with HD video resolutions, it is highly recommended to select a dedicated SSD drive here.

Properties > Timer

When checked (default) the recording time is shown in the display (OSD).