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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 capture the previous 30 seconds of gameplay

Did something amazing just happen? You can immediately capture the past 30 seconds of gameplay at any time.

If you’re using the Kinect sensor, just say “Xbox, record that!

If you aren’t using the Kinect sensor, double-tap the Xbox button on your controller, and then press the X button.

How to 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. If you’re using the Kinect sensor, say “Xbox, snap Game DVR.”
    If you’re using your controller, double-tap the Xbox button on your controller, select Snap an app, then select Game DVR.
  3. Select one of the following options:
    1. End clip now: You can create a video of your gameplay. You can capture the previous:
      • 30 seconds
      • 45 seconds
      • 1 minute
      • 3 minutes
      • 5 minutes
    2. Start new clip: Record up to five minutes of what you’re about to do in the game. To begin, say “Xbox, select” and “Start recording.” When you’re done, say “Xbox, select” and ”Stop recording.” Or if you’re using your controller, 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, 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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