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You can record and stream your gameplay live using Nvidia Shadowplay, also known as Nvidia share. Moreover, it has an in-game overlay that you can use to take screenshots or check your frame rate (fps). You may know that Nvidia cards have this feature, but do you know how to enable Nvidia Shadowplay to actually record your gameplay?
You will learn how to use Nvidia Shadowplay step by step in this guide. The other information you need about the program will also be discussed.
How To Record Your Gameplay with Nvidia Shadowplay
We will refer to both Shadowplay and Nvidia Share interchangeably in this guide because Nvidia has rebranded Shadowplay as Nvidia Share. Shadowplay continues to be the better-known name of the feature, but essentially Shadowplay and Share are the same thing.Then we can start recording some games! To use Nvidia Shadowplay for recording, streaming, and more, follow the steps below.
GeForce Experience Launches
Nvidia Share, which is available exclusively through GeForce Experience. Among other things, this is Nvidia’s software that assists you in downloading and installing drivers, optimizing game settings, and more.
GeForce Experience can be launched by clicking the Windows icon on your taskbar. To start the program, type “GeForce Experience” into the Start Menu.
Does nothing appear? In this case, you need to first download and install GeForce Experience. Please follow these instructions to download and install GeForce Experience.
Optimize the GeForce Experience
When you first access Nvidia Share, you might need to optimize GeForce Experience if you haven’t used it for a while (or ever).
Allow the software to update itself as well as any new drivers to be downloaded and installed. When you’re done, click the small cog icon in the top-right corner to access the settings.
Click on In-Game Overlay under the Features section. Verify that your hardware can support Nvidia Shadowplay. In that case, look on the left and turn on In-Game Overlay.
Adjust Your Settings
To tinker with a few options before starting recording, click Settings directly below the toggle for the overlay.
You need to adjust two crucial settings before recording: Privacy Control and Recordings:
- Make sure that you find Privacy Control in Settings and enable Desktop Capture there. If you don’t, you will not be able to record anything.
- You can select the folder in which your video recordings will be saved in Recordings. Prior to recording, check to make sure you have enough space on your hard drive.
The Instant Replay feature can be activated at any time, even when your car is off, by pressing and holding the A button. You can also view multiple recordings at once, or create a new one from the ones already stored. It’s as simple as that!
It’s quite simple to turn the Bluetooth off, simply click the Bluetooth icon in the Menu Bar, and then click Off.
Open the NVIDIA Shadowplay Application
It’s time to learn how to enable Nvidia Shadowplay. Let’s start by opening the game or application you’d like to record. Make sure you have your GeForce Experience open or running in the background as well.
The Nvidia Shadowplay icon can be found near the settings cog and your user profile in the top right corner of GeForce Experience. By clicking Share, the in-game overlay will open. Even if you’re not currently gaming, you can launch the overlay at any time.
You can also simply press the Nvidia Shadowplay hotkey on your keyboard: Alt+Z, if GeForce Experience is currently running. Please note that this is the default hotkey, so if you changed it in the previous step, it will not work.
For now, let’s focus on recording your gameplay with the overlay. It provides you with a variety of options. You can find out more about the other features of Nvidia Share by scrolling down to the other sections below.