To record gameplay on your PlayStation 4, just use the Share button. Sony
If you ever want to share gameplay footage of your gaming sessions with friends, your PlayStation 4 has you covered with recording ability and basic editing tools. It can even retroactively record the previous 15 minutes of gameplay without you having to hit record.
How to record gameplay on PS4
Recording gameplay on your PS4 can be accomplished by pressing the Share button on your PS4 controller twice in quick succession. The recording can be stopped at any time by clicking the button twice again.
Quick tip : You can also take screenshots on your PS4. To learn more, read our article on taking screenshots.
How to autosave recorded gameplay on PS4
Your PlayStation 4 automatically records the last 15 minutes of gameplay and saves it in your device's video cache.
1. Press the Share button on your PS4 controller. Only press the Share button once. Pressing it twice will start a new recording and wipe the cache.
2. Select Save Video Clip or hit the Square button on your controller.
Quick tip : In the Share menu under Sharing and Broadcast Settings , you can change the length of the recording your PS4 saves by changing Length of Video Clip . The options include: 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes.
How to edit and share PS4 recorded gameplay
1. From the PS4 Home Screen, select the Capture Gallery .
2. Find and select the clip that you want to share.
3. Press Options and select Trim .
4. Navigate through the timeline using the D-Pad on your controller until you find where you want the clip to start.
Navigate to where you want the clip to end and press
and select whether you want to save the trimmed version as a new clip or overwrite the existing one. Saving as a new clip will preserve the original, whereas overwriting it will result in the loss of the original clip.
Now, select the clip in the
button on your controller. Select if you want to upload it to Twitter or YouTube, and select
Note : Uploading can take some time depending on a number of factors, including your internet speed and bandwidth.
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