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How to Record Gameplay on PS4

By Tony Moton

April 20, 2018

PlayStation 4, widely known as PS4, is developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and released in 2013. PlayStation has gained huge popularity since its first issue. As a faithful gamer of PlayStation, you might want to not only record your amazing plot as a souvenir but also share your gameplay or achievement with others. What's more, you may be wondering that how to record gameplay on PlayStation 4? Here the 2 most reliable and convenient methods to record gameplay video on PS4 are introduced.


Method 1. Record Gameplay with its Built-in Function

As we all know, PlayStation 4 itself provides a service for gamers to capture gameplay video without the capture card. Here's the simplified tutorial.

Step 1. Start your favorite game.

Step 2. Double press the Share button on the controller to start recording when you meet your favorite or particular plot. A pop-up notification will be shown in the upper left corner of the screen.

Double Press Share Button

Step 3. Press the Share button again, and then, the recording video will be stopped automatically.


PlayStation 4 allows you to share the gameplay clips on YouTube directly. Press the Share button and choose "Upload Video Clip". Next, you are able to select your gameplay video and share on the Internet directly.

Share Gameplay Video on PS4

Besides, there are some limitations of its built-in function for recording video. First, the gameplay video is only allowed to record no more than 15 minutes in 720p with a frame rate of 30fps. Second, it only can be used to record gameplay in PlayStation 4. Therefore, if you are looking for another method to record gameplay, we have to say that screen recorder might be a good choice for you.


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Method 2. Use TuneFab Screen Recorder to Record Gameplay on PS4

TuneFab Screen Recorder is a powerful and professional solution tool, allowing users to record any gameplay without limitation. Luckily, it is compatible with Windows 10/8/7. Moreover, the software supports popular output formats such as MP4 and WMV. With TuneFab Screen Recorder, you are able to share your remarkable gameplay with your friends freely.

Step 1. Download and Launch TuneFab Screen Recorder

After downloading the software, you need to follow the instructions to finish the installment. Afterward, you will see a concise and simple interface as below when you are running TuneFab Screen Recorder.

Main Interface

Step 2. Purchase TuneFab Screen Recorder

A free trail is provided for users to record a video less than 3 minutes. If you want to obtain the full version of the video, you need to purchase the registered TuneFab Screen Recorder in the Store. Moreover, Registration Code will be sent to your email to activate the software.

Register TuneFab Screen Recorder

Step 3. Adjust the Recording Area

"Full screen" and "Custom" are available for users to have a better experience of recording a video. Simply go to "Video Recorder" and click on the first option,  then you can select from different options, such as "Full screen", "Custom", "Fix region", etc. 

Video Recorder

Step 4. Check Recording Audio

TuneFab Screen Recorder allows you to record system audio and ambient sound. You are able to record your voice when you are playing games on Play Station 4 so that people can catch your reaction in the gameplay video. 

Record Video and Audio

Step 5. Specify Output Folder

To modify the output folder location, you can  go to "More Settings" > "Preferences" > "Output".  Find out the "Location of output files" section, and then you can change the saving folder for output files and screenshots. 

General Output Settings

Step 6. Confirm Output Formats

Stay in "Preference". You are in a position to choose MP4 or WMV as an output format for saving the video. Moreover, you can select the quality and frame rate of the saving video. After all the settings in "Preference" settle down, click on "OK" to save the settings.

Choose Output Video Format

Step 7. (Optional) Reset the Hot Keys

Go to "Hotkeys". You are able to reset the hotkeys for Start/Stop Capture, Pause/Resume Capture and Take A Screenshot. Or you can just keep the default setting.

Change Shortcuts

Step 8. Cast PS4 to Computer Screen and Record the Gameplay

Before clicking on "REC" to start the record, you need to connect PS4, the HDMI cable and the capture card in order to cast PS4 to the computer screen. After that, you are able to record the video. What's more, press the "Save" button which shows as below after you pause the record.

Preview Recorded Video

To achieve a gameplay video on PlayStation 4 with a better quality, using a screen recorder, especially TuneFab Screen Recorder, is perfect. Therefore, why not download TuneFab Screen Recorder and have a try?

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