How to Record GTA V (Grand Theft Auto V)

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) is an action-adventure game created by Rockstar Noth. You can enjoy a thrilling time in the fictional state of San Andreas. This game can be played on Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows platforms. However, if you want to display your creativity on YouTube or other media services, you need to play it on a Windows computer, as the PC version has an in-game video editor tool, but this tool also has some limitations. Therefore, besides showing you how to record GTA V with a built-in camera, we also offer a second option for you.

Part 1. How to Record Grand Theft Auto with a Built-in Recorder

To meet users' need, Rockstar adds a recording feature to the GTA V named Rockstar Editor. It can let you record, edit and share the video. It has special camera modes, depth of field, filters and audio customizations. However, it only can be used when you enter the "Online and Story Mode" in the game.

gta v rockstar editor

Step 1: Start playing GTA V on your PC. Please make sure that you are in "Online and Story Mode". Push down "Alt" to turn on the "Manual Recording mode";

Step 2: By default, when you are ready to record, you can press "F1" to capture the clips. Cancel or stop recording by hitting on "F2";

Step 3: Pause the game and go to "Rockstar Editor". Choose "Create New Project" > select "Add Clip". Then edit the video using the tools on the interface;

Step 4: Once you finish the editing, you can click "Save Project As" to rename the project and export the video.

Part 2. How to Record GTA V on PC with Joyoshare Screen Recorder

As we mentioned above, the built-in camera is only feasible when you play the game in "Online and Story Mode". So if you want to record GTA V gameplay on Windows system computer without scene limitations, you are suggested to use Joyoshare Screen Recorder. This software is capable of recording all activities on the screen. Thus, as you play GTA V on your PC, this smart recorder can help you record any motions during the game in high quality.

In addition to record gameplay, it can record live streaming videos, online tutorials, movies, songs, and so on. You can save the recordings in MP4, MOV, AVI, M4V, MKV, FLV, WebM, etc. With this screen recording program, you are able to expound how you play the game using a microphone. Joyoshare Screen Recorder can grab the audio from the system and the microphone. Also, you can preset schedule recording, trim video, add watermarks, customize video parameters, and more options.

Key Features of Joyoshare Screen Recorder:

Record GTA V in high quality with or without audio

Capture screen in full screen or selected region

Convert recording to MOV, 4K Video, DV, etc.

Output compatible video to iPhone, iPad, YouTube, Facebook, etc.

  • Step 1Run Joyoshare GTA V recorder

    Launch Grand Theft Auto V on your Windows computer. Open Joyoshare gameplay recorder. The interface is small and intuitive. Click the camera icon to record the screen with audio. If you don't want to grab the audio from the game and your microphone, remember to make the "System audio" and "Microphone audio" turn off.

    run joyoshare screen recorder
  • Step 2Do further settings

    To see more hidden options, you need to click the gear icon on the low right corner. Then you can change the place to store your recordings, select recording formats, set shortcut keys, and preset a schedule to start and end recording. If you are unwilling to record the cursor on your video, you can enable "Show Cursor".

    confirm further settings
  • Step 3Confirm the recording area

    After preference settings, you can select a region to record GAT V. Click the "Select Area" option to adjust the capture area. You can record the game in full screen by opting "Full Screen" from the drop-down list. Or unlock the ratio and drag the frame to crop an area that you want to capture.

    adjust recording area
  • Step 4Start to record GTA V gameplay

    In this final step, what you need to do is pressing the "REC" button to begin the recording process. Once the "REC" button is clicked, Joyoshare Screen Recorder will minimize, then you will see a 3-sencond countdown. During the recording, you can click "Pause" to skim the unwanted parts. Tap on the scissors icon to trim the clips. Hit on the "Stop" button to stop capturing. The "History" tab will appear with the recordings listed. You can rename the files, preview video, take snapshots, and trim the video.

    start to capture gta v


To sum up, here we show you how to record GTA V in two ways on PC. The default way is convenient for the user who intends to record short clips during the "Online and Story Mode". If you prefer to make a long video on Grand Theft Auto V and record the scenes that do not exist in the "Online and Story Mode", you are suggested to use Joyoshare Screen Recorder.


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