So you've got your PS4 connected and ready to go, but you want to share your gameplay videos on Youtube, or somewhere aside from Facebook, do you? I'm here to help. I'll show you two methods for getting those videos out of Facebook and onto the internet at large.
I'll cover two methods here, the PS4-only method, for those that don't have a capture device like an Elgato or Hauppauge, and the PVR method, for those who do.
The PS4-only method
This method is simple, but has some drawbacks. The PS4's recorded videos are only 720p, and are limited to 15 minutes of gameplay. But that being said, you can still capture some pretty great video.
- Hit your PS4's share button, and upload your desired video to Facebook.
- Set the video to public, copy your video's link from your Facebook page, then visit a Facebook video download service like Downvids or FBDown.
- Paste your link onto the site, select your desired resolution to download in, and then right-click the download link the service provides you and choose "Save As".
That's all there is to it. From there you have your raw video, ready for editing. To get an idea of the quality this method produces, check out either of our TAY Plays articles (Strider and Onigiri) which were both produced using this method
The PVR Method
If you have a PVR, you're likely aware that Sony has indicated they will allow usage of PVRs during gameplay in a future update. But what if you want to record games now? Don't worry, you can do it, but you do need some additional hardware. The good news? It's just about twenty bucks.
You can find an HDMI splitter on Amazon (I purchased this one) and then all you'll need to do is run your PS4 into the splitter, then run the splitter and out to your PVR. This will strip the HDCP signal from the video and give you something you can use and record with as normal.
Regardless of which method you use, it's pretty easy to get your video out of your PS4's ecosystem and into the world at large. Have any questions? Upload a cool clip? Show us in the comments.