How to Record Your PC Gameplay with NVIDIA ShadowPlay

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2024 by

Are you an avid gamer looking to share your epic gameplay moments with the world? Or maybe you just want to save and rewatch your favorite gaming memories. Whatever the reason, NVIDIA ShadowPlay is a powerful tool that allows you to easily record and stream your PC gameplay. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of using NVIDIA ShadowPlay to record your PC gameplay.

What is NVIDIA ShadowPlay?

NVIDIA ShadowPlay is a software that comes bundled with NVIDIA graphics cards. It allows you to record and stream your PC gameplay with minimal impact on your system’s performance. It also has a feature called “Instant Replay” which constantly records your gameplay in the background, allowing you to save the last few minutes of gameplay with just a press of a button.

Enabling NVIDIA ShadowPlay

Before you can start recording your gameplay, you need to make sure that NVIDIA ShadowPlay is enabled. To do this, open the NVIDIA GeForce Experience application and click on the “Settings” icon in the top right corner. In the settings menu, click on the “ShadowPlay” tab and make sure the “Enable ShadowPlay” option is turned on.

Recording Your Gameplay

To start recording your gameplay, simply press the default hotkey “Alt + F9” or the hotkey you have set in the ShadowPlay settings. This will start recording your gameplay in the background. To save the last few minutes of gameplay, press the hotkey again. You can also manually start and stop recording by clicking on the ShadowPlay icon in the top right corner of your screen and selecting the “Start Recording” or “Stop Recording” option.

Adjusting Recording Settings

If you want to adjust the recording settings, click on the ShadowPlay icon and select “Settings”. Here, you can change the video quality, audio settings, and other recording options. You can also set a custom hotkey for recording and enable the “Instant Replay” feature.

Troubleshooting Audio Issues

If you are experiencing issues with audio not being recorded while using NVIDIA ShadowPlay, there are a few things you can try. First, make sure that the “Record audio” option is turned on in the ShadowPlay settings. If that doesn’t work, try updating your audio drivers or using a different audio source. You can also try using a third-party recording software like OBS to record your gameplay.

Streaming Your Gameplay

In addition to recording, NVIDIA ShadowPlay also allows you to stream your gameplay to popular streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. To do this, click on the ShadowPlay icon and select “Start Streaming”. You will need to log in to your streaming account and configure the streaming settings before you can start streaming.

With these simple steps, you can easily record and stream your PC gameplay using NVIDIA ShadowPlay. So go ahead and capture those epic gaming moments and share them with the world. Happy gaming!

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