- Record videos with ShadowPlay
- Export 1080p60 videos in Windows Movie Maker
in the most noob-friendly way I can think of
- Have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card
- Download GeForce Experience
- (OPTIONAL) Have Windows Movie Maker from here.
Note: the GeForce Experience application is also great for optimizing game settings and keeping drivers up-to-date, so play around with it if you have the time.
- Open GeForce Experience
- Click on the 'Preferences' tab
- Click on 'ShadowPlay' in the top-right corner
- Click on the top half of the switch in the window that pops up, then wait a few seconds
If all is good, your screen should look like this. If the text on the ShadowPlay window is different, ignore that.
Back to GFE, without closing ShadowPlay's window, change the settings as you wish for overlay positions, microphone, and shortcuts.My settings look like this.
Note: always have 'Allow desktop capture' enabled, as some games won't work without it!
- Go back to the ShadowPlay window, but don't close GFE
- Make sure 'Mode' is on 'Shadow & Manual' so that you can toggle recording as you wish, but can grab moments you miss
- Set the 'Shadow Time' to whatever you want. 5 minutes is my personal preference
- Click 'Quality,' then 'Custom,' then change the settings as you wish. I recommend '1080p HD,' '60' for 'Frame rate,' and '50' for 'Bit rate'
- Change 'Audio' to 'In-game' or 'In-game & microphone' if you want sound. If you're feeling barbaric, you can set it to 'Off'
And that's it! But if you edit using Windows Movie Maker and you want to export 1080p60 clips, follow these steps.
- Open WMM
- Open your clip (or a dummy clip) to allow modification of settings
- Click 'File' and hover over 'Save movie'
- Scroll down the new list until you hit the bottom and click 'Create custom setting...' so that this window appears.
- Name the setting as you wish. I named mine '1080p60'
- Change the width and height as necessary. 1080p is 1920 pixels long x 1080 pixels high
- Change the frame rate to 60. You could use 59.94, but there's virtually no reason to do so
- Now just click 'Save' and save the file to the default folder exactly as-is
From now on, any time you want a file in WMM to be 1080p60, repeat steps 2/3, but click on your new setting rather than making a new one.
I hope I helped!