The following content will focus on how to record video on PS4. Also, it will talk about record gameplay with a capture card. View more info about how to record gameplay on MiniTool partition tool. This article also applies to PS5 or older PlayStation consoles.
How to Record Gameplay on PS4 with Share?
The Share button on the PlayStation 4 controller is special for recording the gameplay and share it with your friends, teammates, families, and other people you know.
Way 1. Record as Long as You Want
Step 1. Get ready for starting a new game.
Step 2. Press the PS4 Share button twice, similar to double-click a mouse, before starting playing.
Step 3. Then, start to play your game.
Step 4. When you have everything you want to be recorded, just double-press the Share button to stop the PS4 recording.
Step 5. The recorded game video clip will be saved in the Capture Gallery folder which can be accessed from the PS4 home screen.
Way 2. Record the Last 15 Minutes of Gameplay
If you just killed your enemy with a beautiful headshot in Fortnite, you may want to share the highlight moment with others. Yet, you do not press down the Share button ahead of time for you didn’t know you can get your honorable moment.
Fortunately, you can still share your achievement by extract the cache memory.
Step 1. Hold down the Share button on the PS 4 console to trigger the Share menu on the monitor.
Step 2. In the Share menu, choose Save Video Clip. Or, you can just press the Square button on the controller.
Step 3. The clip of the last 15 minutes of game will be saved to the Capture Gallery.
You should also know:
1. You are able to share the cached video with your social media from the Share menu. That is, when you select the Save Video Clip in above step 2, a screen with a list of social networks and video services will show up. Follow the guide and you can share your great moment with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
2. You can customize the time duration of the cached video. Go to Share button -> Sharing and Broadcast Settings -> Video Clip Settings -> Length of Video Clip and select one duration in the pop-out menu. The time duration options you can choose are 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes (default), 30 minutes and 60 minutes.
3. For voice input, use a headset or the microphone on a PlayStation Camera.
How to Record Gameplay on PS4 with Capture Card?
For a few games, they will disable the recording feature automatically for some reason. For example, the Mental Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will suspend the capturing process in order to preserve story spoilers. In such a situation, it is recommended to make use of a capture card to carry out the recording mission.
There are many excellent capture cards in the market like Elgato Game Capture HD60. Also, Elgato provides capture software for recording the gameplay. To learn how to record on PS4 with Elgato capture card to record a game, please visit: [Solved] How to Record Gameplay on Xbox One in 4 Ways?
To Make a Conclusion
After recording the gameplay on PS4, you can further trim/edit the video clip or download it to your PC for further usage.