How to Record Gameplay Footage on Xbox One

How to Record Gameplay Footage Xbox One
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on digg
Share on email

If you’re interested in sharing your gameplay footage with others, you’ll have to know how to record it using your Xbox One.

In the year 2020, game streaming is a main-stay in video game culture. Microsoft, Sony, and other manufacturers have started to offer more features and functionality out of the box to help gamers record and stream gameplay.

But with so different options available, what’s the best method to record gameplay footage on your Xbox One? And what’s best for your specific needs?

Whether you’re a casual or someone looks to get into serious online streaming, XboxDIY takes a look at 2 different methods for capturing, editing, and publishing gameplay footage using your Xbox One.

Method 1: Record Using Built-In Feature with Your Xbox One

One of the easiest methods for recording gameplay footage with your Xbox One is utilizing the out-of-the-box features that Microsoft has made available via recent operating system updates, most notably the Windows 10 Anniversary update.

Xbox Game DVR Capture Software Xbox One

The Xbox DVR and Microsoft Upload application allows gamers to record gameplay footage directly to the Xbox One hard drive, as well as edit (including trimming, voice-overs, and titles), and share (Upload or One Drive) all from one interface. Capturing gameplay footage on your Xbox use to be a hassle, but now Microsoft has built these features in to the Xbox One so you can enjoy the ability to capture, edit, and share gameplay right out of the box.

Capturing gameplay footage on your Xbox One using this method is pretty straightforward. There are three different ways you capture:

  • Say “Xbox Record That” – If you have a Kinect, your Xbox One will record and save a 30 second gameplay clip.
  • Double Tap the Menu Button, Press Y to Record 30 seconds of Gameplay. Press X to record a screenshot. There are also options to record longer gameplay clips with more recent updates.
  • Navigate to Upload Studio and select ‘End Game Clip’ – You can select various different lengths of gameplay footage to record (up to 5 minutes).

Once you have recorded gameplay on your Xbox One using one of the methods above, there are a few different options you have for editing, and publishing:

  • Microsoft Upload Studio – In Upload Studio you can perform various basic editing techniques such as trimming your clip, adding effects to the video, or add voice overs using your Xbox One headset or Kinect. You also then have the ability to upload and share your content either via Upload Studio, or on Microsoft One Drive if you would like to download and manipulate the files at a later time.
  • Microsoft One Drive – One Drive offers the ability for you to download, share, or store your files for use at another time. Once your files are on One Drive, you can download these files and manipulate them with any type of 3rd party editing software such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Sony Vegas, or Adobe Premier Pro.

As you can see, using the Xbox One’s out-of-the-box features to record gameplay footage is useful, but also very limited.

Next, we will explore another method for recording Xbox One gameplay footage.

Method 2: Using a Capture Card or Device to Record Gameplay with your Xbox One

If you’re serious about recording, editing, and publishing gameplay footage with your Xbox One (or any console for that matter), there is a much more tried and trued method for capturing gameplay footage that most professional gamers, YouTubers, or video producer uses to get their content out to the masses. This method is using a capture card.

Use a Capture Card to Record Gameplay on Xbox One

A capture card is an external device that operates by sitting in between your Xbox and TV. A capture card captures the video output of your Xbox and records it to your laptops hard drive . or internal hard drive, depending on the model). There are quite a few reasons why professionals and amateurs alike decide to buy a capture card to showcase their work:

  • Record Longer – Capture cards allow you to record as much video as your hard drive can handle
  • Quality – Capture cards capture video in full resolution, without quality loss (you can adjust this if necessary)
  • Ease of Use – Capture cards give you raw video files as an output which makes post-production editing via a movie editor simple, hassle-free.

These are just a few reasons why a capture card is better than using any out-of-the-box option for recording gameplay footage on your Xbox One. Most capture cards also come with third-party software that enables additional functionality such as streaming/publishing directly to YouTube, scheduling captures (recording a TV show, for example), or changing the output settings of your captures. The benefits far outweigh the $100-$250 price tag that you may pay for a capture card.

Most of my own experience has been with the Hauppauge HDPVR 2 (YouTube Review | XboxDIY.com Article).

There are numerous versions of game capture cards and a majority of them are high quality and will deliver a lot of the same features and functionality.

Capturing game footage on your Xbox One using out of the box features, or a 3rd party capture card is one way to break into the world of game recording and sharing.

With a growth rate of 51% and revenues in the year of 2016 topping $493 million, getting involved in the E-Sports circuit in any way shape or form can be a worthwhile adventure.

Whether your goal is to become a video game professional or a YouTube streamer, you’ll need to know the in’s and out’s of how to record video games for your Xbox One and other gaming consoles. Have any tips on better ways to capture footage or stream to Twitch and other services? Drop us a comment or send us a message on our Contact page.

Related Posts

Comments

25 Comments

  • Posted April 27, 2020 10:17 pm
    by
    온라인 룰렛

    Best Ballons around here !

  • Posted May 31, 2020 5:00 am
    by
    Stephany

    Usually I don’t comment on blogs but your article is so
    persuasive that I never stop myself to say something about it.
    You’re doing a excellent job Man,Keep up it.

    Best regards,
    Mead Hessellund

  • Posted June 3, 2020 9:33 am
    by
    sòng bạc uy tín FB88

    vehicle homes are now trending and have cool layout plans

  • Posted June 20, 2020 1:26 am
    by
    Lynwood

    Its such as you learn my mind! You seem to grasp so much approximately this, such as you wrote
    the ebook in it or something. I believe that you simply can do with
    a few p.c. to pressure the message home a little bit, however instead of that,
    this is great blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely
    be back.

  • Posted June 20, 2020 9:44 pm
    by
    Barney

    I’m curious to find out what blog platform you are using?
    I’m having some small security issues with my latest blog and I’d like to
    find something more secure. Do you have any suggestions?

  • Posted June 21, 2020 12:47 pm
    by
    Ramonita

    I really like what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the terrific works guys I’ve included
    you guys to blogroll.

  • Posted June 22, 2020 12:18 am
    by
    Lucille

    Hi there, everything is going perfectly here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s in fact
    good, keep up writing.

  • Posted June 22, 2020 10:25 am
    by
    Garland

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post.
    Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  • Posted June 23, 2020 5:03 pm
    by
    Gabriela

    I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the structure of
    your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way
    of content so people could connect with it better.

    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  • Posted June 23, 2020 5:26 pm
    by
    Blake

    Wonderful blog! I found it while searching
    on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

    Cheers

  • Posted June 28, 2020 9:02 am
    by
    Lucrecia

    Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Cheers|

  • Posted July 2, 2020 9:27 pm
    by
    Ellyn

    Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; many of us have created some nice practices and we are looking to swap methods with others, please shoot me an e-mail if interested.|

  • Posted July 4, 2020 3:27 pm
    by
    general ledger

    Howdy! This article couldn’t be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  • Posted July 7, 2020 4:03 am
    by
    Lynn

    I blog frequently and I seriously appreciate your content. Your article has really peaked my interest. I will book mark your blog and keep checking for new details about once per week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.|

  • Posted July 23, 2020 5:42 pm
    by
    Miss Date Doctor breakup package

    Thanks a lot for the article post. Want more.

  • Posted July 31, 2020 1:24 am
    by
    Jeremy

    Good job writing them in this blog post
    King regards,
    Balle Raahauge

  • Posted August 10, 2020 4:11 am
    by
    Trena

    Highly energetic article, I loved that a lot. Will there be a part 2?
    adreamoftrains web hosting

  • Posted August 11, 2020 8:20 am
    by
    Wendi

    Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you really know what you are speaking about!

    Bookmarked. Kindly also seek advice from my website =). We
    will have a link trade agreement among us

  • Posted August 11, 2020 7:09 pm
    by
    Una

    Nice blog here! Also your website loads up fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  • Posted August 26, 2020 3:34 am
    by
    Replica Cartier Diver

    Quick, thanks!

  • Posted August 30, 2020 12:33 pm
    by
    free v bucks generator

    Very good post. I definitely appreciate this site. Keep writing!

  • Posted September 3, 2020 5:56 pm
    by
    free v bucks generator

    I was very happy to discover this site. I want to to thank you for your time due to this wonderful read!! I definitely savored every part of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new stuff on your web site.

  • Posted November 21, 2020 2:25 am
    by
    Adam Floer

    fit and finish on the case

  • Posted November 22, 2020 8:30 am
    by
    Gregg Schwaller

    it’s a watch 🙂 don’t cut your arm off

  • Posted November 22, 2020 4:43 pm
    by
    Derrick Titze

    i own a few rolexes

Leave a Reply to Una Cancel reply