How to Record YouTube Shorts on PC [Full Guide With Pictures]

YouTube Shorts has grown in popularity and now has millions of subscribers worldwide. Do you know how to record YouTube Shorts on your computer and post them to YouTube? Don't be concerned if you have no idea. This step-by-step article will walk you through three excellent ways to capture YouTube Shorts films.

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Updated on Feb 04, 2024

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YouTube Shorts, as a new video format, allows its users to record and upload a short vertical video of up to 60 seconds. It is a response to TikTok, aiming to attract audiences with its short and concise content. It is proved that YouTube did it successfully, these Shorts videos have been viewed an astounding 5 trillion times since release, and they are eating up everyone's free time.

Recording a YouTube Shorts video on a mobile device is as simple as hitting the + button and using the built-in camera on the phone. But what if you want to broadcast a small video clip on your computer's screen, but YouTube Studio on PC lacks such a feature?

how to record youtube shorts on pc

Don't worry, this guide will lead you through three methods to record YouTube Shorts on PC and upload it to YouTube Shorts from your PC.

🍟Before We Start

If you Google "How to Record YouTube Shorts on PC," you should find a plethora of tools and applications for recording a computer's screen. With so many alternatives available, how can you choose the right one for you? 

If you have such a problem, don't worry; we compare our three strategies in terms of efficacy, difficulty, and applicability to different users. Before making a final decision, consult the chart below.

Tools Effectiveness Difficulty Suitable for
EaseUS RecExperts High - Record Windows and macOS computer screens successfully with simple clicks 👍

Anyone, from beginners to experts



OBS Studio Medium - Record Windows, macOS, and Linux computer screens with professional recording features, but its UI may be complex for beginners ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Professionals and experts
Xbox Game Bar Medium - Windows 10/11 built-in screen recorder to capture computer screen without downloading apps ⭐⭐⭐ Beginners who has fewer advanced recording requirements

🎬How to Record YouTube Shorts on PC - 3 Ways

We've chosen three excellent tools for recording YouTube Shorts videos on a PC, including a professional Windows and macOS screen recorder (EaseUS RecExperts), a free and open-source screen recorder (OBS Studio), and a Windows built-in screen recorder (Xbox Game Bar).

Important: Before recording, you need to pay attention to the requirements for the YouTube Shorts so that you can create videos that meet the standards.
 🥟The YouTube Shorts video must be vertical and in appropriate proportion, ideally in the 9:16 aspect ratio.
 🥟The time duration of the videos is up to 60 seconds. You'd better use 15s, 30s, 45s, or 60s.

1️⃣ Create YouTube Shorts Videos on PC With EaseUS RecExperts

If you are searching for the easiest and most time-saving way to record YouTube Shorts, EaseUS RecExperts is your best choice.

EaseUS RecExperts is a professional YouTube Shorts recorder that can help you capture a YouTube Shorts video at a certain clip, such as 15 seconds, 30 seconds, or 60 seconds. It is compatible with Windows and macOS systems and supports recording part of the screen, ensuring you capture a screen with just the right ratio.

Besides, it allows you to record audio from system sound or microphone. After recording, you can add music to your YouTube shorts on PC with its multiple video editing features to make your shorts more attractive.

Steps to Record YouTube Shorts via EaseUS RecExperts

Step 1. Launch this PC clipping software, click the monitor icon on the left panel, and choose the recording area.

Launch screen recorder

Step 2. (Optional) you can choose to clip something on PC with your audio or webcam, if needed.

Adjust recording settings

Step 3. When you are ready, click REC to start the task. You can choose to clip last 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or even longer on your PC flexibly.

Clip on PC

Step 4. Once done, click Stop to end your recording. And you will be led to the recording list interface where you can view or edit your clips.

View clips

2️⃣ Capture YouTube Shorts Videos on PC via OBS Studio

OBS is a free and open-source screen recorder and live streaming platform. With various advanced recording options, it ensures you create professional YouTube Shorts videos along with video editing functions. 

However, OBS comes with drawbacks. If you haven't used it before, you may get puzzled by its complicated interface. It will take much time to find a specific function and get familiar with the operation

It is undeniable that OBS is a great tool, but you need to consider the difficulty and time cost.

📖Also Read: How to Record Last 30 Seconds on OBS & Alternatives

Steps to Record YouTube Shorts With OBS Studio

Step 1. Download and install OBS on your Computer.

Step 2. Tap the + button under Sources, click on Display Capture, and then tap OK.

Step 3. Select a display screen and click OK.

Step 4. Go to your computer screen's lower right corner and click the Start Recording button to start recording.

Step 5. Tap Stop Recording in OBS when the video reaches your requirements.

obs screen recording

3️⃣ Screen Record TouTube Shorts Videos With Xbox Game Bar

If you don't want to install a third-party tool on your PC, then Xbox Game Bar is available there to help your record screen on Windows 10/11 laptop and desktop, which is a Windows built-in program. You can use it to capture YouTube Shorts videos with simple clicks.

However, Game Bar has some disadvantages:

  • 👎It only works on Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • 👎It doesn't have video editing features, so you can't modify your video

If you don't mind its limited recording and editing function, you can make sues of it without downloading any extra software.

📖Also Read: Fix Xbox Game Bar Not Working

Steps to Record YouTube Shorts With Xbox Game Bar

Step 1. Open the window or screen you want to capture and share on YouTube Shorts.

Step 2. Press the Windows logo + G keys together to open Xbox Game Bar.

Step 3. Click Widget Menu, and click the red circle button to start the screen recording. Or, you can click the Windows logo + Alt + R to start recording.

xbox game bar

Step 4. When the video reaches your needs, click the red square button to stop.

The default location of the screen recordings is This PC > Videos > Captures.

📺This is a video tutorial for recording YouTube Shorts on PC. Watch it and learn how.

Video key moments of the video: 

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 0:16 - Record YouTube Shorts Videos Using Camtasia
  • 0:51 - Record YouTube Shorts Videos Using Bandicam
  • 1:14 - OBS Settings for YouTube Shorts Videos
  • 2:53 - Sample Video
  • 3:07 - Bandicam Sample Video

🍬How to Upload YouTube Shorts Video From PC After Recording

After recording, you can upload and post videos on YouTube Shorts. However, only when your YouTube Shorts videos match the following criteria will they be recognized and displayed as Shorts videos. 

🥟The video must be vertical and, ideally, portrait in the 9:16 aspect ratio.
🥟The video length should be less than 60 seconds.
🥟You must add a #Shorts tab in the title or description.

So, you need to make sure your recording meets the above requirement, and now follow the steps below to upload it to YouTube Sorts:

Step 1. Launch and sign in to your YouTube Studio.

Step 2. Find and click the Create icon in the top right corner, and choose Upload video.

Step 3. Click SELECT FILES to choose the video that you have recorded just now, and make sure the video meets the requirement of a Shorts video.

select files

Step 4. Fill out the detailed information about the video, including the title, description, and thumbnail, then click NEXT.

  • 💡Don't forget to add the #Shorts tab in the Title and Description part.

add details

Step 5. Choose Video elements and Visibility as your preference, and click PUBLISH to post your video on YouTube Shorts. Now, your recording will be displayed as Shorts on YouTube.

📖Also Read: How to Trim a YouTube Video That is Not Yours

🧩Wrapping Up

In conclusion, recording YouTube Shorts on your PC can be a straightforward process with the right tools. We have three options. However, we strongly recommend EaseUS RecExperts due to its ease of use and extensive capabilities. As previously discussed, uploading YouTube Shorts videos from your PC is also simple. With these tools, you may easily make and post high-quality YouTube Shorts videos from your PC.

❓Record YouTube Shorts on PC FAQs

1. How do I record a short video on my computer?

Screen recording tools such as EaseUS RecExperts, OBS Studio, or Xbox Game Bar can be used to capture a brief movie on your computer. Simply install your preferred software, pick the region of your screen to be recorded, then press the record button to begin recording. After you've finished recording, save the movie to your computer and edit it as needed before posting it on social media channels like YouTube Shorts.

2. How do I screen-record YouTube on a PC?

To screen-record YouTube on a PC, you can use screen-recording software such as EaseUS RecExperts. Here are the general steps to follow:

  • Install and launch the screen recording software of your choice.
  • Open the YouTube video you want to record on your PC.
  • Select the area of your screen you want to record (e.g., the entire screen or a specific window).
  • Start recording by clicking on the record button.
  • Play the YouTube video while the screen recording software captures it.
  • Stop the recording once done and save the video file to your computer.
  • Edit the recorded video if necessary.

3. How do I save YouTube Shorts without a watermark?

To save the YouTube Shorts videos without a watermark, you can choose to download them with a URL or record it on your screen with screen recording software. However, you should note that downloading YouTube videos may infringe on copyright laws. Therefore, it is recommended to download videos only if you have the necessary permission. Or, record the video using EaseUS RecExpert with the steps we provided in the post.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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