How to capture video clips in Windows 10

Recording video clips is an extremely useful feature. I do it all the time at work to teach my coworkers how to perform certain functions in our laboratory information management system (LIMS). Capturing video clips in Windows 10 is incredibly simple. Most people don’t know it, but the function is built into Windows 10. Windows 10 intended this function to be used with the Xbox app to record gaming. I am terrible at video games so I would rather not relive the misery. However, anything that you see on your computer screen can be recorded and saved.

How to capture video clips in Windows 10

  1. Use the shortcut Win + G to open up the Game Bar.
  2. A popup will ask if this is a game. Just click yes.
  3. Press the red circle to begin recording or use the shortcut Win + Alt + R.
  4. After recording, you can access your video in the Xbox App.
  5. Navigate to Game DVR option on the left.
  6. You can now access your videos.
  7. To access your MP4 file, just click on open folder.

How to access your MP4 files

  1. To access your MP4 files, you have two options. You can click open folder in the Game DVR section.
  2. The other option is to access your MP4 files in your C: drive.
  3. Go to the search bar located to the left of the task bar.
  4. Type “Captures” into the search bar.
  5. Click on the “Captures” folder to have access to all your video clips in MP4 format.

That is all it takes to record a video on Windows 10.

This function does not have to be used for video games alone. It can be used to capture any sort of screen activity. Things like computer tutorials can benefit greatly from this feature. I’ve learned over time that the best way for people to learn how to do something is to present it visually. Whenever I want to learn how to do something the first place I will check is YouTube. Who knew that the Xbox App could be so useful.

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