How Do I Record a High Quality Video on Xbox One?

Are you an avid gamer looking to record high-quality videos on Xbox One? Whether you want to capture your gameplay highlights or create content for your YouTube channel, recording high-quality videos is essential.

Fortunately, Xbox One has built-in tools that allow you to do just that. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of recording high-quality videos on Xbox One.

Step 1: Check Your Settings

Before you start recording, it’s important to check your Xbox One settings and make sure they’re optimized for video recording. Go to the “Settings” menu from your home screen and select “Display & Sound.”

  • Display: Set your resolution to 1080p or higher if possible.
  • Sound mixer: Set “Game” audio to maximum and “Chat” audio to minimum.
  • Volume: Make sure your headset volume is set to an appropriate level.

Step 2: Open Game Bar

Xbox One has a built-in feature called Game Bar that allows you to record gameplay footage. To open Game Bar, press the Windows key + G on your keyboard or use the Xbox button on your controller and select “Capture & share.”


If Game Bar isn’t working properly, make sure it’s enabled in the Settings menu. Go to the “Gaming” section and select “Game Bar.” Make sure the toggle switch is turned on.

Step 3: Start Recording

Once you’ve opened Game Bar, click on the red “Record” button or use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Alt + R to start recording. You can also take screenshots by clicking on the camera icon.

By default, Game Bar records the last 30 seconds of gameplay. If you want to record more than 30 seconds, you can change the duration in the “Settings” menu under “Capture.”

Step 4: Edit and Share Your Video

After you’ve finished recording, your video will be saved in the “Captures” folder on your Xbox One. To edit and share your video, follow these steps:

  • Edit: Go to the “Upload Studio” app on your Xbox One and select “Manage Captures.” From there, you can trim your video, add text or music, and more.
  • Share: Once you’ve finished editing your video, select “Share” and choose where you want to upload it – YouTube, Twitter, or OneDrive.


Now that you know how to record high-quality videos on Xbox One using Game Bar, it’s time to start creating! With a few simple settings adjustments and a click of a button, you can capture all of your gaming highlights for the world to see. Happy recording!