AnsweredHow will We Record Game Footage on the Deck?🤔

On Windows, I just use Gamebar or the Nvidia overlay when I want to record some gameplay. To take screenshots, I can use them, or I can use Steam by pressing F12. What will our options on the Steam Deck be? Will there be a shortcut for screenshots or Steam overlay? Is/will there be a Steam Deck native video recording? How does it work now with the big picture? Thanks!

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Melissa Lee· Answered on Dec 01, 2023

Many people recommend using ReplaySorcerery. However, the installation process is too complicated. Therefore, it's easier to connect your Steam Deck to a Windows computer and record the gameplay on your computer screen with a screen recording program. Inbuilt tools and third-party programs are both workable. Choose the method based on your device and purpose.

🔥Method 1. Use EaseUS RecExperts(Windows/Mac)

Many people know EaseUS RecExperts as a Windows and Mac screen recorder. But it is actually a game recorder too. It is capable of recording almost all desktop games on your computer.

What's more, it records the gameplay without lag or a black screen. And you can record as long as you like. Download and install it to have a try.

✅After installing, you can connect your Steam Deck to your computer. When you see the game playing on your computer screen, launch EaseUS RecExperts and follow the steps below to start recording.

  1. Step 1. Select Game from the left list of the interface. Then, open the Settings window and click on Video to adjust the frame rate, video quality, format, etc. Once done, click OK to save the changes.
  2. Step 2. Go back to the Game mode interface and click Select Game to choose the gameplay you want to capture. Then, click REC to start your game recording.
  3. Step 3. Once done, click the red square sign to stop the recording process. The tool will then lead you to the Recordings interface.

✔️Method 2. Use Xbox Game Bar(Windows)

If you have connected Steam Deck to your Windows computer and you don't want to download anything, you may try Xbox Game Bar instead. This is the inbuilt game recorder that comes with Windows 10 and later systems. Therefore, if your device meets the requirements, you may try this tool.

✅Note that this tool records only 30 seconds by default. If you are ok with this, follow the steps below to start.

  1. Step 1. Press Win + G on your keyboard to open the Game Bar. When you see a pop-up asking if you really want to open the game bar for recording games, click Yes, it is a game
  2. Step 2. Click the red Start Record button or press Win + Alt + R to start. Click the red Stop button to finish. If you want to take a screenshot, hit the Screenshot button or press Win Alt + PrtScn.
  3. Step 3. Find your recordings by navigating to Start > Game DVR > On this PC.

🔗Related article: How to Record a Gameplay on PC with No Lag in 4 Ways

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