If you’ve ever wondered how to show off your skill at the latest games, you've come to the right place. Learn how to take screenshots and video clips, and share them with your PSN friends or the world at large.
The Share button is the key to capturing your PlayStation gameplay, and sharing it with your friends. You'll find it just to the left of the controller's touchpad. It's a multifunction button, which means it'll do different things depending on how you press it:
When you press the Share button, a screenshot is captured, and a video clip is saved (up to 15 minutes long). Sometimes, game developers block the system from recording parts of their content, so occasionally it might not work, but it should be fine most of the time.
If you want to share your stuff, you need somewhere to host it. This can be a social media platform like Facebook or Twitter, or a video hosting site like YouTube or Dailymotion. Use an existing account, or create a new one for your gaming exploits, but you'll need it set up before you can add it to your PlayStation.
To share your screenshots and video clips, you’ll need to link your accounts to your PS. Social media like FB & T are added by going to Settings > Account Management > Link with Other Services.
It can take a bit of time to sign in, so it’s best to get your accounts added before you start your game – after all, you don’t want to spawn into a new round of Kill Confirmed while you’re still trying to sign into YouTube, right? Don’t forget to tag your uploads when you've finished so that others can find them.
The quickest way to take a screenshot is to long-press (press and hold) the Share button for a second, which saves a screenshot in the Capture Gallery instantly without affecting your game.
For more options, use a quick press and go through the 'Share' menu.
Press Share > Save screenshot (Triangle) to save the screenshot to the Gallery
Press Share > Screenshot to share it.
If you're sharing an image, choose where to host it. You'll need to sign into the account if you haven't linked it already.
Type a comment, then click Upload.
The PlayStation records your gameplay in the background, with the last 15 minutes of video always available. It's ideal for instantly reliving moments you didn’t see coming (like taking down a troublesome Boss or nailing a "worldie" of an overhead kick), and you can share them with your friends too.
Press Share > Save Video Clip (Square) to save the screenshot to the Gallery
Press Share > Video Clip to share it.
Choose the service to host your clip.
Edit your clip. Trim the start and end to lose the boring bits, add comments and choose who can see it.
It works well, but some users might be limited by the 15-minute maximum clip length. To save longer (or shorter) video clips, take control yourself.
Double-press Share to start recording, and again to stop. You can save up to an hour's gameplay in one video clip - as long as you remember to start it!
To change the length of the video clip go to Settings > Sharing and Broadcasts > Length of Video Clip.
Use PlayStation’s 'Capture Gallery' app to manage and share your media - you'll find it on the Home screen menu.
Your media's arranged by game, and then by type. Highlight an item and press Options to view, edit or export it, or to trim video clips. Editing in 'Share Factory' lets you make collages of your screenshots as well as editing and joining video clips.
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