Geforce Experience: How to Take Screenshots and Recordings

Do you want to record the clash with that boss almost impossible or take a screenshot of an achievement? Learn how to do all this in one place in a simple way and with the help of keyboard shortcuts, through the NVIDIA ShadowPlay, present not software GeForce Experience.

The feature is available for all computers that have an NVIDIA graphics card. To register, just download the GeForce Experiencewhich also serves to update drivers, keep it updated and follow the steps below;

How to capture and record during the game

In case you don’t have the GeForce Experience on your computer, you can download it from the official page. When opening the program for the first time, the user will have the opportunity to configure the shortcuts, with the option of keeping the GeForce default or remapping the keys as they prefer — even disabling the shortcuts.

In this tutorial, we will follow the default configuration of the application. With GeForce Experience properly installed and updated, it is possible to open the menu via the shortcut Alt+Z.

1. How to take screenshots

GeForce Experience Home Menu (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)Fonte:  GeForce Experience

With the menu open, select the “Screenshot” option available in the left corner of the screen. To take screenshots without opening the menu, just use the shortcut Alt + F1.

2. How to start recording

Option to start recording manually (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)Option to start recording manually (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)Fonte:  GeForce Experience

To start a screen recording, select “Record” and then “Start”, or use the shortcut Alt + F9. You can configure recording options such as quality, resolution and bitrate by clicking on the “Settings” menu.

Video Capture Configuration Panel (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)Video Capture Configuration Panel (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)Fonte:  GeForce Experience

3. Instant Replay

O modo de Instant Replay of ShadowPlay allows you to save even the last minutes of a gameplay. It works like a recording program during games, that is, you will never miss that moment, even without starting recording manually. The feature is hardware accelerated, so it can run in the background without having a major impact on your game’s performance.

To save the recorded content, it is necessary to use the button configured to end the capture automatically. By default, the rewind recording shortcut is Alt+F10.

4. Live streaming

“Settings” option on the main panel (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)“Settings” option on the main panel (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)Fonte:  GeForce Experience

Still in the main menu, it is possible broadcast live gameplay quickly and simply, as the program is compatible with Facebook Live, Twitch or YouTube Live, supporting overlays and custom graphics.

Just select “Settings”, signaled by a gear icon in the lower right corner of the menu. GeForce Experienceand select the option “Connect”, where it will be possible to synchronize the accounts of the respective streaming platforms.

5. How to configure storage location

In the “Recordings” menu it is possible to choose where to store the video captures (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)In the “Recordings” menu it is possible to choose where to store the video captures (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)Fonte:  GeForce Experience

Again in “settings”, select the option “recordings”, there you can choose the location on your PC where the temporary files will be stored and the location where the recordings will be saved.

6. How to access saved captures and recordings

“Gallery” icon in the main menu (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)“Gallery” icon in the main menu (Source: GeForce Experience/Playback)Fonte:  GeForce Experience

To access screenshots or recordings made by the GeForce Experience program, simply access the main menu and select the “Gallery” option.

Prerequisites for using ShadowPlay

As already mentioned at the beginning of the article, the ShadowPlay feature is exclusive to machines that use NVIDIA graphics cards, however, some prerequisites are necessary for the tool to work properly. Check the required specifications below;

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or higher;
  • RAM memory of 4 GB or higher;
  • Video storage space must have at least 50 MB available;
  • Screen with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and a maximum of 3840 x 2160 pixels;
  • Processors Intel Core i3-2100 or later and AMD Athlon II X4 630 or later;
  • GeForce GTX 650 (or higher) for PC’s and GTX 700M (or higher) for notebook.

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