[A Quick Guide] How to Clip Last 30 Seconds on PS4

Wondering how to clip the last 30 seconds on PS4? This article will define how you can do it in easy steps and with the help of two methods. Besides, it'll also provide a bonus tip for PC users.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2023

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PS4 is one of the most successful consoles of all time. It sold around 117.2 million units over the 7 years from 2013-2020. That's why most of the games in those times were released for this console, besides XBOX and PC.

However, those who play on this console wish to record themselves playing and share it with their friends. Some like to record entire gameplays, while others wish to share special moments in the game - with a clip of 30 seconds or so.

So, how to clip the last 30 seconds on PS4? In this article, we're going to explore two of the most prominent methods to record the last 30 seconds of your gameplay on PS4. So, let's get started.

How to Clip 30 Seconds on PS4 with Built-in Tool

The first thing you're going to do is use the in-built tool to record gameplay on PS4. This feature lets you conveniently record your gameplay to your PS4 storage. This is why it's one of the best ways to clip the last 30 seconds on PS4.

Now, it's important that you get these settings right to get select save a video clip of 30 seconds. Therefore, when your PS4 is recording gameplay, it needs to know it should record a particular video clip length. Here's how you can tweak those settings:

Step 1: Head into Settings on your PS4.

settings on your PS4

Step 2: Find and tap into Sharing and Broadcasts.

click sharing and broadcasts

Step 3: Then head into Video Clip Settings.

head for video vlip settings

Step 4: Under video clips settings, tap Length of Video Clip.

tap length of video clip

Step 5: Then browse the sidebar and pick 30 Seconds.

Step 6: Press the X button on your PS4 controller to Enter and save settings.

PS4 controller to Enter

Step 7: Start playing any game to check it.

Step 8: Double-tap the Share button to start recording gameplay.

Step 9: Now press the share button once to access the Share menu.

Step 10: Now select Save Video Clip to save the last 30 seconds of your automatically recorded gameplay.

select save video clip

This will allow you to record clips of video according to the setting. This will also save you from a lot of hassle and help you capture important moments of your game. Therefore, make sure you follow these steps carefully, and follow the steps mentioned in this article, to save your 30-second length of the video clip.

How to Capture 30 Seconds on PS4 with Capture Card

The next method is to use a PS4 capture card to record the last 30 seconds of your gameplay. This also allows you to clip the last 30 seconds of gameplay on PS4. Besides that, it also allows you to save this gameplay on your PC/Laptop.

Therefore, if you have a PC or a laptop, you can simply connect your capture card to your PS4. The requirements are:

  • A capture card/device
  • 2x HDMI cables
  • 2x USB 3.0 cables

Therefore, once you have this hardware, you will follow these steps to connect and capture 30 seconds of PS4 gameplay with a capture card:

Step 1: Connect your monitor to the capture card with an HDMI cable.

Step 2: Connect your PC/Laptop to your capture card with USB 3.0 cable.

Step 3: Connect your PS4 to your capture card with an HDMI cable.

connect PS4 to your capture card with an HDMI cable

Step 4: Now launch EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 5: Tap on the Select Game option.

Select Game option

Step 6: Head into Game Window/Game Process (A) and press OK (B) to start recording.

start recording

Step 7: Press the STOP button when it's 30 seconds length of the video clip.

click STOP button when it’s 30 seconds length of video clip

Step 8: Edit your recording on your PC (optional).

This will allow you to record any length of clip that you like. Therefore, once you have recorded the length of the video clip you need, stop recording by pressing the button mentioned above. You can also use this method to take your gameplay screenshots, etc. Or, you can directly share it on social media from the tool.

Bonus Tip: How to Clip the Last 30 Seconds on PC

We have explored how to clip the last 30 seconds on PS4; now, let's talk about the same process on PC. For that, you're going to need EaseUS RecExperts. This professional screen recorder allows you to record hours of gameplay in high-quality.

Besides that, you can capture yourself playing these games and make clips for social media. This screen recorder lets you clip the last 15 minutes on your PC and record an encrypted video. It can meet your different needs for a video recording length. For example, it can also allow you to record the last 2 minutes on your computer.

So, why should you use this particular tool? Here are a few reasons:

  • It can help you capture through or without a capture card.
  • No time limit and no watermark.
  • Comes with a built-in video player and supports over 10 output formats.
  • Supports scheduled recording.
  • And it can help you record full or specific regions of your screen.

These factors make it one of the best tools you can use for capture today. Here's how to clip the last 30 seconds on PC with EaseUS RecExperts:

Step 1. Run EaseUS RecExperts on your device and you will see two recording modes. You can choose "Full Screen"to record the whole screen or choose "Region" to select the recording area manually before recording.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. After that, you can choose to record the webcam, system sound, microphone or record none of them as you like. You can also set auto split, auto recording with various functions on the interface.

Record with Webcam or Audio

Step 3. Then, you can click the red "REC" button to start recording. Here will be a menu bar on your screen. To pause the recording, click on the white double vertical bar; to end the recording, click on the red square sign.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, you will be led to the list interface. Here you can view or edit your recordings. To start a new recording, just click on the "REC" button on the top of the interface.

Recording List Window

The Bottom Line

We explored the best methods to capture or clip the last 30 seconds on PS4. You should opt for the in-built option because it's easy and allows you to clip the last 30 seconds easily. However, if you can afford a capture card, then that's definitely much more convenient.

Besides that, if you wish to capture clips like this or more on your PC, PS4 or Xbox, use EaseUS RecExperts to help you capture 30 seconds or more of your gameplay because this tool will make it easier for you to record gameplay across platforms.

FAQs on How to Clip Last 30 Seconds on PS4

1: How long can you record clips on PS4?

You can record up to 60 minutes of clips on your PS4. All you need to do is head into the settings, then find the broadcast and video clip settings. From there, you can pick the length of the clip that you like, which is 30 seconds to 60 minutes.

2: How do you take shorter clips on PS4?

You can use the in-built feature of PS4, which allows you to clip the last 30 seconds or 60 minutes of gameplay. You need to enable this feature by going into video clip settings. Then, double-tap the share button on your PS4 controller to trigger the clip of the last 30 seconds or so.

3: How do I save the last few minutes of gameplay?

Depends on which platform you're using. If you are using PS4, then you can head into video clip settings to select lengths ranging from 30 seconds to 60 minutes. If you're using a PC, you might need a tool like EaseUS RecExperts to clip exactly the amount of gameplay you require.

4: How do I Record the last 10 minutes of a game on my computer?

You can use Xbox Game Bar to record your computer's last 10 minutes of gameplay. Or, you can use a third-party tool such as EaseUS RecExperts to record gameplays ranging from seconds to hours.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

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