You are a passionate gamer, and if you want to record your Nintendo Switch gameplay and share it with others through social media platforms, screen recording your gameplay is necessary. So, in this article, I will discuss how to record Switch gameplay using a few simple steps. So, check out the Switch gameplay capture solutions given below.
How to Record Nintendo Switch Gameplay With Capture Card
Given below are the two methods used to record Nintendo Switch Gameplay:
1] Connect Switch to PC with Capture Card
This method will explain how to set up the Elgato capture card with the Nintendo Switch. So, before you start, make sure you download and install the latest version of the Elgato Software from here. So let us begin!
- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo Switch Dock with attached power adapter and HDMI cable.
- Desktop PC with the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S (internal or external) attached to a USB 3.x port.
- 2 HDMI cables, where one is provided with the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S.
How to Record
You must connect the Nintendo Switch to the Nintendo Switch Dock that comes along with it as Nintendo Switch does not have a video out port and cannot directly connect to Elgato Game Capture HD60 S, no matter which adapter you use.
Step 1: As there are two ends on the cable, plug one end of the HDMI Cable into the HDMI OUT port of the Nintendo Switch Dock.
Step 2: Connect the other end of this cable to the HDMI IN port of the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S.
Step 3: Insert one end of the second HDMI Cable into the HDMI OUT port of the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S.
Step 4: Connect the other end of this second cable to your TV or monitor’s HDMI IN port.
Step 5: Place the Nintendo Switch inside the Nintendo Switch Dock.
Step 6: Ensure that your Elgato Game Capture HD60 S is connected to your PC through a USB. After that, launch your Elgato Game Capture HD software.
Step 7: Go to System Settings > TV Settings > RGB Range and set it to Full Range.
For the best picture quality, ensure that both the Nintendo Switch and Game Capture Software are set to an extended color range.
You can easily play, record, and stream your favorite Nintendo Switch games on your Elgato capture card.
2] Record Switch Gameplay on PC
To avoid the time limit of recording Switch gameplay with the built-in tool, mirroring the game on a PC and recording the game using desktop recording software is a great choice. You will need the following to setup:
- A Nintendo Switch device
- A Nintendo Switch Dock
- A desktop computer
- HDMI cables to connect the capture card
With EaseUS RecExperts, you can record any area of the PC’s screen with audio or a webcam. You can also take flawless video recordings of all 2D and 3D gameplay highlights. A media player and video editor are included for improved user experience. It also enables unlimited time recording, schedule recording, and more advanced functions. It also provides features like full-screen recording, selected region recording, multi-screen recording, schedule recording, edit while recording, auto-stop & auto-split features.
If you require more advanced features than the pre-installed recorder offers, you can record the Nintendo Switch gameplay using EaseUS RecExperts.
With the help of this software, you can record high-quality Switch gameplay on your PC for long periods. You can also choose from the three available video qualities of 720P, 1080P, and 4K. Additionally, you can start and stop a recording automatically with this software. After recording, this software will give you a tool to cut the video to remove any unnecessary footage.
Below are the detailed instructions on how to screen record on Switch using a video capture card on PC through the EaseUS RecExperts software.
Step 1: Download and install EaseUS RecExperts software. Next, open the game you want to record and the EaseUS RecExperts software. Click on the Record game icon on the left pane.
Step 2: As instructed in the initial setup, mirror the Switch display to the PC display using HDMI cables and GPU connectors.
Step 3: Click on the Select Game option, and from the drop-down menu, choose a game in a Game Window or Game Process and click on the OK button. According to your preferences, activate the audio and webcam recording.
Step 4: After you are done, click the Rec button on the right to start the gameplay recording.
Step 5: When you press the stop button, your screen-recorded video gets saved in the software. You can right-click on the video thumbnail and make necessary changes like trimming the recording, extracting audio from the video, adding an opening and ending part, etc.
So, in this article, we have covered recording Switch gameplay in excellent quality using Elgato Game Capture HD60 S and EaseUS RecExperts software.
You can record Switch games with the default recorder if the recording duration is under 30 seconds. Use EaseUS RecExperts with a capture card if you need to record a lengthy Nintendo gaming video for YouTube or any other social media platform. You can use any method in this article that best suits your needs. I hope this article helps!