Part 1. Run Recorder 3X as Administrator to Solve Game Capture Black Screen

There are many reasons that will cause the black screen when you record. In some cases, the black screen is due to some features blocked by the Windows system. So when you face the game capture black screen problem, you can try running Recorder 3x as an administrator to get full features of it. The following steps will tell you how to solve game capture black screen by running Recorder 3X as an administrator.

Step 1: First, you need to run Recorder 3X and remove all the sources or views that are black-windowed. Then add a source in OBS Studio and keep the default setting. Close the OBS.

Step 2: Locate the Recorder 3X's icon on your computer's "Start" Menu. and right click on it and find "More" and Click Run As Administrator. If you can't find the OBS software, you can use the search feature to quickly find it.


Part 2. Switch Recorder 3X's GPU to Fix Black Screen Game Capture

In general, your laptop comes with two GPUs for the better performance and power saving. When you run power-intensive apps like games, system will use the discrete GPU. The integrated GPU is mainly for low-power apps running. You are more likely to get the game capture black screen problem if system uses the low-performance GPU for the game and OBS recording.

When you only get a black screen in the  recording window, no matter what capture mode (Game Capture, Window Capture or Display Capture) you are using, you can try switching the GPU for the fixing.

Step 1: If you only see a black screen in Recorder 3X, you should first close it.

Step 2: Back to the desktop window on your computer and right click on the blank space. From the drop-down list, choose the “NVIDIA Control Panel” option.

Step 3: When you enter the “NVIDIA Control Panel”, click “Manage 3D settings” on the left panel. Choose the “Program Settings” tab on the right window, and then click the “Add” button next to the “Select a program to customize” option.

Step 4: Click Browse and then locate the OBS64.exe. Right click on its icon and choose the “Open file location” option. Then select the “High-performance NVIDIA processor” and click “Apply” to confirm the operation.

Step 5: Close the “NVIDIA Control Panel” window and then restart OBS to check if the OBS game capture black screen problem is gone.