About Unity Recorder
Use the Unity Recorder package to capture and save data during Play mode. For example, you can capture gameplay or a cinematic and save it as a video file.
You can only use the Recorder in the Unity Editor. It does not work in standalone Unity Players or builds.
You can set up and launch recordings in two ways:
Available recorder types
The Unity Recorder includes the following recorder types by default:
Animation Clip Recorder: generates an animation clip in Unity Animation format (.anim extension).
Movie Recorder: generates a video in H.264 MP4, VP9 WebM, or ProRes QuickTime format.
Image Sequence Recorder: generates a sequence of image files in JPEG, PNG, or EXR (OpenEXR) format.
GIF Animation Recorder: generates an animated GIF file.
Audio Recorder: generates an audio clip in WAV format.
You can also benefit from additional Recorder types if you install specific packages along with the Unity Recorder:
The Alembic for Unity package includes an Alembic Clip Recorder, which allows you to record and export GameObjects to an Alembic file.
The FBX Exporter package includes an FBX Recorder, which allows you to record and export animations directly to FBX files.
The Unity AOV Recorder allows you to capture specific render pass data (for example, data related to materials, geometry, depth, motion, or lighting) in projects that use Unity's HDRP (High Definition Render Pipeline).
As of version 1.0, Unity Recorder uses recorder types that take better advantage of Unity Editor features and are more stable than previous versions. If you're upgrading from a pre-1.0 version of Unity Recorder, or supporting legacy content, you can toggle the legacy recorder types from Unity's main menu: Window > General > Recorder > Options > Show Legacy Recorders.
Package technical details
To install this package, follow the instructions in the Package Manager documentation.
This version of the Unity Recorder is compatible with the following versions of the Unity Editor:
- 2019.4 and later (recommended)
Known issues and limitations
See the list of current known issues and limitations that you might experience with the Unity Recorder, and their workarounds.