Is it possible to record a non-timelapse video with Blender's built-in screen recording system? I can't set the capture time under 50ms. That means 2 frames per second.

  • $\begingroup$ thx I hopped there was way $\endgroup$
    – Utas
    Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 20:27
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    $\begingroup$ 50ms would give 20 frames per second, not 2. Perhaps it's too slow writing the screencast to disk, using JPEG as output format might help, but there are more efficient external screen recording programs. $\endgroup$
    – brecht
    Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 21:49
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    $\begingroup$ Blenders screen recording is very limited (you cant see mouse cursor for example), wouldn't suggest to use it for anything besides quick tests. $\endgroup$
    – ideasman42
    Commented Jun 2, 2013 at 3:14
  • $\begingroup$ thx Brecht I set file type to jpg and that helped a lot.that is still time lapse but it looks much better $\endgroup$
    – Utas
    Commented Jun 2, 2013 at 8:51
  • $\begingroup$ I find there is option to set Blender Window Dimension as pal,etc at start with command_line.I'm no tech guy could you please help me with that.I didn't find anything useful with google $\endgroup$
    – Utas
    Commented Jun 2, 2013 at 9:25

2 Answers 2


You can change the FPS for screencasting in Blender from the System panel of the User Preferences.

  1. Go to File > User Preferences
  2. Switch to the System panel.
  3. Adjust the FPS and Wait Timer under the Screencast section.

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  • $\begingroup$ those are the default settings IIRC and OP asks if he could do it in realtime, this still makes it a timelapse. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ Ah my mistake. In that case no, I don't believe you can. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 21:47
  • $\begingroup$ thx guys and is that software or hardware limitation to takes more screencast per second?Could you recommend any liable software for fair price . $\endgroup$
    – Utas
    Commented Jun 2, 2013 at 8:43
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    $\begingroup$ @Utas your best bet (unless you're on Linux) is probably Camtasia from techsmith.com $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 2, 2013 at 16:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Utas VLC Media Player can record the screen, there's an answer about how to do it on the gaming stack exchange How can I record demos of my gameplay? You can use it to record the desktop $\endgroup$
    – user1595
    Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 12:31

I've tried out Blender's internal screencast, and it gives poor performance and a low framerate. I've had really good success with libav, though:

avconv -f x11grab -r 25 -s 1600x900 -i :0.0 -vcodec libx264 -threads 4 "/home/david/Pictures/screencast/Capture $(date -R).avi"

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