Creating a gaming video for YouTube is fun, but it can be pretty challenging at first. So, it is recommended that you should have some basic knowledge regarding the gaming YouTube video requirements. Read on to know about the basics of gaming video capturing before you start capturing gaming videos. You need to focus on various specifications like the bitrate, hardware, software and more.
Nowadays, the 1080p resolution and 60 FPS is in trend. Every device company is boasting about their 1080p / 60FPS capturing capabilities, but they will hardly tell you that you will get huge files as a result, after you have captured the game scenes. These files will put a significant strain on your editing rig, and you will need a very robust internet connection to upload these files. The fun fact here is that even after so much of hard work and strain on your editing rig, when you upload your video to YouTube, it gets compressed and gets shrunk to a comparatively lower bitrate. Even if you stream on Twitch, you get a maximum bitrate of only 3500, which is very low, especially if you have 1080p / 60FPS capabilities.
Bitrate is the count of how much data is used for making each second of video. If the bitrate is higher, more data will be used for presenting an individual image, thus providing a better quality of the image. The greater the amount of data used, the bigger the file size. 1080p has more data involved compared to 720p, as it needs a larger number of total pixels which will, in turn, lead to the usage of a higher bitrate for making it look good in appearances. On the addition of 60FPS, the data usage will increase aggressively once again, and you will get a file of even a 15 minutes video in gigabytes.