Windows 10 is the successor of Windows 8.1, and was released on July 29, 2015. This
operating system has a lot of features dedicated to video games: for example, Game DVR
captures gameplay videos; Xbox app connects with Xbox Live to socialize and track
Open Windows 10 Game Bar
Introduced little by little over the updates and finalized with the Creators Update of Windows 10,
the “game bar” makes it possible to record a video of a game directly on the hard disk. To
access this game bar, nothing could be simpler: simply press the [Windows] + [G] keys on your
keyboard simultaneously. You can also press the Xbox button if you have an Xbox controller.
If this shortcut does not suit you, click on the Windows 10 Start button, then go to the Settings
option and select the Games function. The Keyboard shortcuts option will allow you to set a
shortcut other than the one offered by default by the operating system.
Simply you have to press the little red button to start recording. You can also do this by
simultaneously pressing the [Windows] + [Alt] + [R] keys. By default, the tool records game
video and audio, but not your voice. If your goal is to commentate agame, be sure to check the
Record with microphone optionYou can record a video via your webcam. To do this, still from the game bar, click on the
Settings wheel, then go to Broadcast and check the Use camera when broadcasting function.
It allows the user to record any type of animated content on the screen, and is not limited to a
video game. With the help of game bar you can easily make a tutorial on professional software,
save a video of your session in your browser, etc.
Edit your video with Windows 10
Once your video is saved, you can access it from your Videos > Captures folder. The file has
the extension .MP4, which means that you can edit it using any editing software (no need to
invest in Adobe Premiere, all recent software, even the free ones, supports this format).
Windows also offers a mini editing tool, which allows you to trim the video. Simply you have to
click on the Start button, and click on the Xbox tile. In the window that opens, click on the Game
DVR option (in the left pane). Select your video: a small menu is then presented, which offers
you, among other things, to cut your video.
Using the slider, select the in point and out point of your sequence. Click Cut Original if you’re
sure. Otherwise, opt for the Save a Copy function.
Windows 10 is a popular operating system on which many gamers choose to play. One of the
most interesting features of this operating system is that it helps gamers with their games.
Windows 10 has a variety of tools which will help you keep track of your gaming stats and
improve your game performance, as well as an Xbox Live feature that allows you to connect
with your friends and other gamers.