There are times when we would like to be able to record on video what we are seeing on our PlayStation 4 game console and be able to share that video clip on social networks or export it to an external memory to edit it from a PC or mobile device.
Whether it is an achievement achieved by playing a video game, a glitch (failure) that we have detected, a curiosity that we have found or some hidden object that we want to share or keep for later reference, we can save in a high-quality video what we see in the screen of our television.
There are certain screens in which it is not allowed to take video captures of the screen, for example in the screens where personal data, passwords, etc. are displayed or entered. You may also not be able to videotape certain applications, videos, or video games for copyright reasons. In those cases, a message is displayed at the beginning and end of the section where the video screen cannot be recorded indicating this impediment.
By default, the PlayStation 4 automatically saves the last 15 minutes of what is shown on the screen in video and deletes them if we do nothing, so by following the steps indicated in this tutorial we will be able to access these last 15 minutes of game, if you want to record on video or share a complete game from a certain moment, you must press the "SHARE" button on the controller twice in a row.
Estimated time: 2 minutes.
Step 1 When you want to save or share a video of a game played on PlayStation 4 you can do so by pressing the "SHARE" button on the Dualshock controller once. This is the button to the left of the trackpad, just to the right of the directional buttons.
The "Share" menu will appear, in which several options will appear, including sharing or saving a video clip of the game.
If you want to share the video directly, click on the first option "Video Clip" which contains an icon of a frame and an up arrow.
Step 3 The options available to share the video will appear, in this case Youtube and Twitter, in addition the video will be saved in the library of your PS4 automatically. Choose the option you want to share the video. In case you want to edit the video, follow the next steps.
Step 4 To save the video and edit it, export it or share it later when you are in the "Share" menu, press the square button on your DualShock controller or click on "Save Video Clip". The video will be saved and you can continue playing.
Step 5 To see the screen recording videos made from the main menu of PlayStation 4 we go to the Library.
Step 6 Among all the video games and applications installed we look for the application "Capture Gallery" and press X to access. For faster access you can go to the "Applications" section of the left menu, in this way only the applications will appear, discarding the games.
Step 7 Press "Start" to open the screenshot gallery application.
Step 8 The video games of games and screen recordings of PS4 will appear grouped by folders with the names of the video games where they have been made, the "Other" folder corresponds to the video captures of the console menus. We click on the folder that we want.
Step 9 We select "Video Clips" in the menu on the left to select only the videos. We open the video that we want to edit, share or export to an external usb storage.
Step 10 Press the "OPTIONS" button on the PS4 DualShock controller to open the menu of available options. In case you want to share the video directly on a social network, press the "SHARE" button on the PS4 DualShock controller and select the social network to share the video clip.
Step 11 From the options menu you can edit the video with "SHAREfactory" or export the video to a usb storage device to be able to edit it or view it from a computer or mobile device or you can delete the video clip. You will need to download and install SHAREfactory in order to edit the videos.