How to Record and Edit Video Gameplay on the Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo Switch’s Capture button lets you record the previous 30 seconds of your video gameplay. If you just defeated a boss and want to show your friends how awesome you did it, you can capture that moment with the Capture button on the Nintendo Switch.

Currently, the following games and their corresponding versions are the only ones that support video gameplay recording on the Nintendo Switch. Games that do support it might also need to be updated before the feature will work.

  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (version 1.3.0 and later)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (version 1.3.0 and later)
  • ARMS (version 3.1.0 and later)
  • Splatoon 2 (version 1.2.0 and later)

Recording Video Gameplay on the Nintendo Switch

Just like grabbing a screenshot on the Nintendo Switch, the Capture button is used to record video. Here’s how:

STEP 1: To start recording video, press and hold down the Capture button and it will capture and save the previous 30 seconds of gameplay.

NOTE: The 30-second video clip will be automatically saved in your Album section where you can access it to edit, share to Twitter or Facebook, and copy to your microSD card.

Editing Video Gameplay on the Nintendo Switch

STEP 1: Select the Album button on your Home screen on the Nintendo Switch.

STEP 2: Select the video you want to edit.

STEP 3: Select Editing and Posting or press the A button.

STEP 4: Select Trim.

STEP 5: Adjust where you want the video to start by using the right or left Stick or by dragging your finger along the slider bar.

STEP 6: Select Next or press the A button.

STEP 7: Adjust where you want the video to end by using the right or left Stick or by dragging your finger along the slider bar.

STEP 8: Select Next or press the A button.

STEP 9: If you’re happy with the trimmed video, select Save or press the A button. If you want to make some more edits, select Back or press the B button to make additional changes.

NOTE: Once the edited video is saved, you can copy it to your microSD card or share it on Facebook or Twitter.




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