Recording trials are a must before starting a Let’s Play. And I’m not talking about the “test-recording” which is the act of record a few second of a video to see if your setup is working correctly, what I’m talking about is different.
A recording trial is the act of recording some minutes of a game I want to let’s play, to see if the setup is woking proberly, if the game doesn’t lag (and if it does, what can I do to avoid it?), how it looks on a video and what other things I might need to add to the videos.
When I make these videos I try to make them like I had to really publish them, for example I record a boss fight of a game (which is actually what you willl mostly find).