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I am talking about physically recording your keyboard and mouse movements whilst recording gameplay and then doing picture in picture and it being synced perfectly?
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1. Find a program that shows current keyboard inputs.
2. Get FFSplit. (or something similar)
3. Set up two layers, one for the game, in the background and the other for the Keystroke input program.
4. Have the game layer behind the input layer.
5. Record to local device rather than stream it.

This should record the game, with the keystroke program layered over the game.


Edit- There seem to be some threads about it over at OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) that basically has a plugin for it. OBS is like FFSplit.

Here's one of those threads:
https://obsproject.com/forum/threads/simple-currently-pressed-keys-indicator.992/
Edited by BritishBob - 1/28/15 at 10:10am
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No no, I meant physical keyboard and mouse not any overlays.
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Originally Posted by farmdve View Post

No no, I meant physical keyboard and mouse not any overlays.
well yeah that is easy. Just add different sources in OBS or Xsplit of FFsplit.

In OBS (which is free)
add scene
start a game
add source>gamecapture (this will capture your game play)
you can stop your game now, it will remember it
add source>video capture device (camera capturing your keyboard mouse)
click on preview
click on edit scene
reposition/resize the camera as necessary
click on preview
start your game
start recording (record to disk instead of streaming. voila your done.)

If you have never used OBS before it is easy. Just watch a tutorial video on youtube for 5 minutes and you'll be a pro.

similar process for x-split (free version has limits OBS doesnt though)

similar process for FFsplit (it is free but doesn't do full screen gamecapture (unless you use dxtory), and honestly FFsplit is missing alot of stuff that OBS has (chroma keying for example). No reason to use FFsplit)

if you already know how to do all that stuff, and were looking for somethign else, i cant help ya. If you want help with OBS, ffsplit, x-split let me know.

I have some screenshots of the basics like above.


Honestly though, recording your keyboard and mouse sounds like logistically that would be difficult to capture it on a camera with people able to see what keys you are pressing. The overlay's would look nicer and be more viewer friendly.
Edited by the9quad - 1/28/15 at 6:23pm
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Point a webcam at your hands and hope it has acceptable latency. Honestly the overlay is a much more elegant solution.
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It be be useful to have the keyboard cam to prove you aren't using macros or anything, since they will be able to see you physically hitting keys.

OBS sounds like the best option. The software is already meant to do picture in picture to give streamers a face cam.
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