How to clip on your PC
Greetings, fellow gamers! Looking for some cool tools to record awesome gaming moments? You've come to the right place. Picture this. You just pulled off an epic gaming move that would make the game developers themselves proud. You'd love to brag about it to your friends (and in your heart, know you've earned it). But the moment is gone, lost forever in the vast arena of your digital adventures. If only you could've recorded it.
Well, I've got good news for you! With Windows Game Bar, you can. And today, we're going to show you how it's done.
How to open Game Bar
Just press the Win+G keys on your keyboard! Yep, that's really all there is to it.
Below you see a list of keyboard shortcuts in order to record gameplay on your PC.
Take screenshot: Win+Alt+PrtScrn
Record last 60 seconds: Win+Alt+G
Start and Stop recording: Win+Alt+R
Microphone on or off: Win+Alt+M
Start or pause broadcast: Win+Alt+B
Turn camera on or off during broadcast: Win+Alt+W
You also have the option to customise the keyboard shortcuts under "Your shortcut"
In the 'Captures' section of Windows Game Bar, you have the option to customize settings to your liking. You can alter the destination of your recorded gameplay or modify the length and quality of your footage. However, remember that recording gameplay can eat up significant storage space. Given this, it's important to review your settings and, if necessary, consider upgrading your storage hardware to accommodate these large files..
Calculate required storage
To record a substantial amount of footage, determine storage requirements in advance. In my experience, recording at 30 fps and Standard quality resulted in the following calculations after hours of recording and testing:
For 15 minutes recording my PC requires around 1.5 GBs.
For 60 minutes recording would require around 6 GBs.
Of course these estimations will vary from PC to PC depending on your recording settings and hardware configuration.
With this approach you can estimate upfront how much storage you are going to need.
Using USB sticks
Planning to move a gameplay recording larger than 4GB to a USB for editing on your Mac? Standard USB sticks are FAT32 formatted, limiting file transfer to under 4GB. Overcome this limitation by reformatting your USB stick to NTFS. This format supports larger files, allowing smooth and easy transfer of your gameplay footage. Always check your USB format before beginning large file transfers.
If you want to record gameplay with a different application then check out Geforce Experience. You can read more about it here.
I hope you found this guide useful. Happy Gaming and recording :)