Capture gameplay and screenshots on PS5™ consoles

How to capture gameplay and screenshots on PlayStation®5 consoles

Save the memorable moments in your games on PS5™ consoles by taking screenshots and recording video clips.

How to capture videos and screenshots on PS5 consoles

To take a screenshot or video on your console, press the create button on your DualSense™ wireless controller to open the create menu, and then select one of the following ways to capture:

Take Screenshot
Take a screenshot of your current game screen. 

Start New Recording
Start a new recording of your gameplay. When you're done recording, press the create button to open the create menu, and then select Stop Recording.
You can record up to 1 hour of gameplay.

Save Recent Gameplay 
Video of your recent gameplay is continuously and automatically recorded. You can save anywhere from the last 15 seconds to up to 1 hour of gameplay.

  • Some content can't be captured. Some scenes are blocked and won't be included in your video clips.

How to use the create menu on PS5 consoles

The create menu lets you take screenshots and record your gameplay. You can also view recent screenshots and video clips. Press the create button on your controller to open the create menu.

  • You can change the function of the create button by customising your capture settings.

A) Recently created
Select the thumbnail to open the Recently created card. You can view up to 15 of your most recent screenshots and video clips.

B) Capture methods
Save Recent Gameplay, Take Screenshot, Start New Recording.

C) Broadcast
Jump right into a broadcast from the create menu.

D) Capture Options
Change the format and resolution of your screenshots or video clips. You can also enable 4K recording on compatible displays.

How to change PS5 console capture settings

Go to the home screen and select Settings > Captures and Broadcasts > Captures and select one of the following settings.

Change the function of the create button by selecting from StandardEasy Screenshots and Easy Video Clips.

Enable HDR (High Dynamic Range) and change the file type your screenshots are saved as. HDR is enabled only while your console is connected to a compatible display.

 

Change the file type and resolution for when you record a video clip. 

Select Video Clip format and then select whether to include your microphone or voice chat audio. When including voice chat audio, make sure to ask the voice chat members if it's alright to include their voices in your video clips.

How to manage trophy videos and screenshots on PS5 consoles

Go to the home screen and select Settings > Captures and Broadcasts > Trophies and adjust the following settings.

  • Save Trophy Screenshots 
  • Save Trophy Videos 
  • Trophy Video Duration

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