How to record screen on PlayStation 5

How to record screen on PlayStation 5

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There are times when we would love to have the ability to capture on video what we are experiencing on our PlayStation 5 console, so we can share those clips on social networks or transfer them to an external storage device. This feature is especially useful for editing material on a PC or mobile device later.

This can be valuable in various situations: when we reach an important achievement in a game, we discover an unexpected "glitch" or error, we find a curiosity or a hidden object that we want to share, or we simply want to save a memory of our experience for reference. later. The PlayStation 5 allows us to save these moments in high-quality videos directly from what is displayed on our television screen.

However, it should be noted that there are certain limitations to this function. Video captures are not allowed on screens where sensitive data is displayed or entered, such as personal information, passwords, among others. Additionally, you may encounter restrictions when trying to record certain apps, videos, or games due to copyright issues. In these cases, a warning message is displayed both at the beginning and at the end of the restricted segment, informing the user about the prohibition of recording said video content.

Estimated time: 2 minutes.

Step 1:

We are going to start by configuring the screen recording of your PlayStation 5. To do this, the first thing you must do is press the “Share” button on the DualSense controller once. This button is located to the left of the trackpad, just to the right of the directional buttons. The game will pause and display a menu at the bottom of the screen.

PS5 DualSense controller

Step 2:

Use the directional buttons on the PS5 DualSense controller to navigate through the menu until you reach the settings icon located on the right side of the screen. It is the icon circled in red in the image. Press “X” to open it.

Screen recording settings on PlayStation 5

Step 3:

The first adjustment we will see is the activation of HDR or 'High Dynamic Range', a function that improves image quality.

Record in HDR on PlayStation 5

Step 4:

Next, we can change the file type to which the videos will be recorded. By default, the WebM format is selected, a style that reduces the space that videos take up on your PS5's hard drive, but it has the disadvantage of offering a somewhat lower quality and, being more modern, it is not as compatible with everyone. players or applications.

Video type screen recording PlayStation 5

Step 5:

The other style available is MP4, a format that offers higher image quality and greater compatibility with most applications and devices, but with the disadvantage of taking up more space on the hard drive.

Change video type screen recording PlayStation 5

Step 6:

We can also change the resolution of the video that we are going to capture. Keep in mind that a higher resolution means that the video will take up more space on the hard drive and will take longer to copy to an external memory, hard drive or send over the Internet.

Video resolution screen recording PlayStation 5

Step 7:

Now we will decide if we want to include the microphone sound in the video recording. Activate this switch if you want all the sound captured by your microphone to be recorded or deactivate it if you prefer to record only the video game sound.

Include microphone sound in PS5 screen recording

Step 8:

Recording sounds from other players' microphones. We can also decide if we want the sounds from other players' microphones to be recorded in an online game.

Include player sound in PS5 screen recording

Step 9:

Starting recording.
Once screen recording is set up on the PlayStation 5, we can start recording. To do this, using the buttons on your DualSense controller, select the recording icon, identified by a rectangle with a red circle in the lower right part. Press the “X” button on the PS5 controller to start screen recording.

Start screen recording on PlayStation 5

Step 10:

Finishing the recording.
At the top of the screen we will see a recording time indicator. The maximum time that can be recorded at one time is 60 minutes. If you want to make a longer video, you will need to create two or more 60-minute clips and join them together later. To stop recording, press the “Share” button on the DualSense controller and you will see the 'Stop recording' icon appear on the screen. Press the “X” button on the controller to stop recording. The video will be saved in the gallery of your PlayStation 5.

Stop screen recording on PlayStation 5

Once all the screen recording settings are configured, you can quickly start a recording without having to pause the game, this is very useful for online games or for moments when you cannot stop the game.

To make a screen recording without stopping the game on PlayStation 5, press the “share” button twice that we saw previously in step 1 and the screen will begin to record, press twice again to stop the recording.

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