How to Record PS5 Gameplay Video/Audio with 4K High Quality

Jenefey Aaron Jenefey Aaron
Aug 27, 2021 (Updated: Dec 11, 2022)Filed to: Record Gameplay

2 ways to record PS5 gameplay: AnyRec Screen Recorder, which needs a capture card but without time limit; PS5 built-in solution: No other equipment needed, but with a time limit of 1 hour.

  • AnyRec: Stream gameplay, click "Video Recorder" > "System Sound/Webcam/Microphone" > "REC"
  • PS5:After pre-settings, press "Create" > "Record" > "Create" > Save
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So the PS5 automatically records the last 30 minutes of gameplay by default. Is there any way to up this time to 1 hour? I believe this might have been made possible but I can't find the option.

- From PS5 Forum

Yes, you can directly change the default settingsto record PS5 gameplay with the maximum of 1 hour. Just follow the steps below. But if you are playing a difficult game that takes a long time to clear, like Soulslike or decryption games, you may need to record for several hours. Thus, this article will also provide a professional game capture to record your PS5 games without time limit. What’s more, you can capture 4K high-quality screen to share on your channel. Learn the two detailed ways now!

The Best Way to Record on PS5 with High Quality (No Time Limit)

To record PS5 games without a time limit, AnyRec Screen Recorder is the best one for you. This powerful tool provides a designed game recorder to capture gameplay with the original 4K resolution and 60 fps. Moreover, you can record PS5 gameplay with your voice and webcam at the same time, which is best for game YouTuber. Now, you can start recording Witcher 3 or other PS5 games easily:

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Easily Record PS5 Games on PC without the Time Limit

Record PS5 games through the designed game recording mode easily.

Adjust the format, quality, and frame rate to export high-quality videos.

Less recourse occupation of your computer to reduce lags.

Additional features like clipping the recordings, taking screenshots, etc.

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Step 1.First, you need to connect your PS5 to your computer with the best streaming capture card, like Elgato HD60 X. Use a HDMI cable to connect PS5 and capture card and a USB cable to connect the capture card and the computer console.

PS5 Capture Card

Step 2.Launch AnyRec Screen Recorder and click the "Game Recorder" button to start recording PS5 gameplay.

Choose the Game Recorder

Step 3.Click the "Select Game" drop-down list to choose the PS5 Window. Then adjust the volume of the "System Sound" input. You can also turn on the "Microphone" and "Webcam" to record yourself playing games according to your need.

Change the Game Recording Settings

Step 4.Click the "Preferences" menu and change the format and set high quality under the "Output" tab. You can also select 60 fps to capture smooth screen with this no lag screen recorder. Then, click the "OK" and the "REC" button to start recording PS5.

Change the Output Settings

Step 5.Click the "Stop" button in the toolbox to stop recording at any time you want. Then preview and clip the extra recordings at the beginning and end. At last, click the "Save" button to choose the desired storage path.

Clip and Save the PS5 Recordings

How to Record PS5 Gameplay with the Default Recorder

As for the built-in recorder on PS5, as mentioned before, you can only record PS5 games within 1 hour. And a timer will always be over the recording, which can't be removed. Besides, you can only get and spread your recordings through a U disk. If you accept all of these requirements, please keep reading the detailed steps below to record PS5 games.

Step 1.Before starting recording PS5 games, you should go to the "Settings" menu and change the recording settings. In the "Video Format" option, you can choose the recommended "WebM" format with smaller sizes and lower quality.

Change the Video Clip Format

Then go to the "Shortcuts for Create Button" option. You can learn about the operation guide to take screenshots or record on PS5. And you can change the length to "60 minutes" at the bottom.

Adjust the Recording Time on PS5

Step 2.Launch the desired PS5 game on your PS5 console. Press the "Create (three lines)" button on your controller and choose the "Record" pattern on the right. Or you can simply press the "Create" button twice quickly to start recording PS5 games.

start Recording on PS5

You can also change the recording resolution by choosing the "Manual Recording Resolution" button. Moreover, you can turn on your microphone and party audio recording.

Step 3.When you want to stop recording on PS5/4, you just need to press the "Create" button again and confirm to stop. Then you can watch the clips in the media gallery.

Media Gameplay to Save Recordings PS5

If you want to record the previous videos like recording the last 30 seconds on PS4/5, you can press the "Create" button and choose the "Save Short Clips" option with the desired time.

FAQs of Recording PS5 Games


You have learned two efficient ways to record PS5 games with or without the time limit. The default recorder is easy to use, but it has a time limit of 1 hour. To record PS5 game longer than 1 hour, you can choose to record PS5 games on your computer through AnyRec Screen Recorder, which will keep the high quality and frame rates of the recordings.

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