In case you don’t know what Demorecord is, it’s a built-in add-on application within Star Trek Online that allows you to record gameplay as video clips. The details are here. There is also a Reddit thread that explains how to use it, which is very helpful because like most things in STO, the game itself doesn’t actually explain it!
So what’s so great about it? Wellllll, glad you ask. I love watching recordings of gameplay: it lets me look more closely at what happened during a game, because I was certainly too busy playing and missed a lot of stuff. Better yet, this lets me move around the battlefield and see the action from different angles and perspectives…. like in a movie! Some players are masters of Demorecord, and they make some truly impressive cinematic videos with this tool.
Another good use of Demorecord is to take great screenshots. Fungi has been playing with it in the last few days and sent me some excellent shots, so I thought I’ll show off some of his photography skills. Oh I think I’m keeping some of them for future posts, so this is just a sample showcase of what can be done with the tool.
Looking at these, I think I’ll have to learn how to edit Demorecord videos myself. These are far and away better than the static screenshots I get while playing!