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Record gameplay video clips with Game DVR

The Game DVR feature of Upload enables you to capture gameplay video clips that you can then edit and share in Upload Studio.

How to record a video clip

Capture the previous 30 seconds of gameplay

Did something amazing just happen? You can say “Xbox, record that!” to immediately capture the past 30 seconds of gameplay at any time. Alternately, you can double-tap the Xbox button and then press the X button to record the last 30 seconds of gameplay.

Make a clip of a specific length

You can snap the Upload app to make recordings of a specific length.

  1. Start the game you want to record from.
  2. Say “Xbox, snap Game DVR,” or return to the Home screen by pressing the Xbox button on your controller, select Snap, and then select Game DVR.
  3. Select Record new clip. (If you don’t see the Record new clip option, select the Home option, and then select Record new clip.)
  4. Select one of the following options:
    • End clip now: Create a video of your gameplay. You can capture the previous:
      • 30 seconds
      • 45 seconds
      • 1 minute
      • 3 minutes
      • 5 minutes
    • Start new clip: Record up to five minutes of what you’re about to do in the game. To begin, say “Xbox, select” and then “Start recording.”
    • End the clip: When you’re done, say “Xbox, select” and then ”Stop recording.” Or, you can begin by selecting Start recording, and then select Stop recording when you’re done.

Remember that unsaved Game DVR clips are temporary. To keep a clip from expiring, select Show my clips, select a clip, press the Menu button on the controller, and then select Save.

How long can my video clips be?

You can record up to five minutes of gameplay.

What resolution are my recordings?

Recordings are 720p, 30 frames per second.

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