AnsweredCan I Use a Capture Card with Only One Monitor to Record Nintendo Switch?

It's just treating my monitor like a TV and displays a full-screen Nintendo Switch. I have no access to my mouse, and it's not in window mode. If I plug the capture card in as directed, the switch takes over my monitor completely with no access to the PC. What am I doing wrong?

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Rel· Answered on Dec 01, 2023

Of course, you can use a capture card with only one monitor to record Nintendo Switch on your PC. In your description, your recording tool seems to be not allowing you to change the recording mode. 

💡To solve the problem, you can try the steps below:

  • Step 1. Unplug the capture card first.
  • Step 2. Then open your recording tool to set Partial Recording mode.
  • Step 3. Choose the Switch window to record it specifically. 

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  • Record gaming content without any time lag
  • Record the screen and sound at the same time
  • Provide the function of schedule recording
  • Allow you to record encrypted movies without a black screen for personal use only

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