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How to Upload Shared Videos on the PS4 to Youtube

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For those of you video making PS4 owners who are like me and would rather upload to Youtube than livestream on Twitch, here's how (don't know how it works for Xbox One). I would make a video of this, except it doesn't record on the PS4 home page.

After using the Share button, save the video onto the PS4. I believe by default it saves the last fifteen minutes of gameplay and can be adjusted to your liking.

You'll need a USB device for this. Go to the capture gallery menu from the home page of the PS4. Using the Options button (formerly the PS3 start button button) you can choose to copy to USB storage device. Since the videos are HD it takes a while to copy them, several minutes for each minute. Luckily you also have the option to trim down videos by selecting a start and end point.

After that connect the USB to a computer and open it. Here's how the folders for AC Unity are: PS4>share>video clips>assassins creed unity. Now just upload the video/videos to Youtube.

For the record I used a memory card for this, the same one I used to record my old videos with a digital camera and also when I backed up save games. The memory card was connected to a memory stick, which has a USB on it.

Now explained with screenshots.

Go to the Capture gallery in the PS4 menu.

Here are the different folders.

And here are the files in the folder(s).

Press options button and select Copy to USB Storage Device.

Select the file(s) and copy.

It will show the folders they will be stored in and will need confirmation.

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Very good article. As far as I'm aware you can also upload directly from the PS4 (if your video doesn't require a crazy amount of editing) by using the Upload Video button from it and selecting the YouTube rather than Facebook option. You would have to log in with your Google ID and password but the thing with that method is (I could be wrong) it seems to dull the quality a little bit :/

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Do you need to be on your PSN account to do that? Also how long does it take to upload?

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Moved this to the "Site Help" forum. That's where the sticky article on recording/uploading videos is.

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Vi ringrazio umilmente, Maestro Stabguy. Site Help wasn't one of the categories I considered. First I thought to use AC Unity, then either Other Gaming or Non-Gaming, but ended up choosing General.

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My last video (happens to be Unity) was uploaded directly from my PS4 to Youtube and the only drawback was the sound was out of sync by a half second or so. Otherwise it was a pretty smooth process.

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I'm still trying to figure out how to record, edit and upload videos from Xbox One. It has a built-in DVR that's always recording your last 5 minutes of gameplay. The instructions to save a clip are to use voice commands like "Xbox, record that". I'm not in the habit of talking to my Xbox. There's no microphone hooked up so I don't think it's listening anyway. Oups

Then they tell you to edit your videos on the Xbox itself using a free app called "Upload Studio". I'd prefer to use Sony Vegas on my computer. Can't I just copy clips over the network? Sort of...

There are two places to upload clips: my Xbox LIVE feed (where "all my friends can see it!") and Microsoft SkyDrive. OMG, they're trying to replace everything in my toolstream! Hopefully I can download MP4's from SkyDrive and take it from there.

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stabguy wrote:
I'm still trying to figure out how to record, edit and upload videos from Xbox One. It has a built-in DVR that's always recording your last 5 minutes of gameplay. The instructions to save a clip are to use voice commands like "Xbox, record that". I'm not in the habit of talking to my Xbox. There's no microphone hooked up so I don't think it's listening anyway. Oups

Then they tell you to edit your videos on the Xbox itself using a free app called "Upload Studio". I'd prefer to use Sony Vegas on my computer. Can't I just copy clips over the network? Sort of...

There are two places to upload clips: my Xbox LIVE feed (where "all my friends can see it!") and Microsoft SkyDrive. OMG, they're trying to replace everything in my toolstream! Hopefully I can download MP4's from SkyDrive and take it from there.

Thaaaat's got to be annoying.

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Normally the PS4 records the last 15 minutes of gameplay, which can be adjusted to less, but another way of choosing when the PS4 starts recording is: After pressing "share" during gameplay, press share again in the video menu and it will go back to gameplay and start a new recording from that point. This helps save time so you don't have to trim the videos down so often.

So far recording on the PS4 has been very convenient.

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You can also DoubleTap the Share button to start recording from that point, then when you're finished press Share again.

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DarkAlphabetZoup wrote:
You can also DoubleTap the Share button to start recording...

StarkRavenous figured out something like that on Xbox One. If you double tab the Xbox Guide button (the big one in the middle that looks like the Xbox logo) it brings up a menu. Then press Xbox X button to record the previous 30 seconds.

His first video demonstrates a glitch where he can't put his sword away. Listen to the sound it makes while looting!

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stabguy wrote:
DarkAlphabetZoup wrote:
You can also DoubleTap the Share button to start recording...

StarkRavenous figured out something like that on Xbox One. If you double tab the Xbox Guide button (the big one in the middle that looks like the Xbox logo) it brings up a menu. Then press Xbox X button to record the previous 30 seconds.

His first video demonstrates a glitch where he can't put his sword away. Listen to the sound it makes while looting!
Mincing video

I found this yesterday! Such a weird glitch, but easily reproduced.

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When you double tap the share button it automatically saves the video after fifteen minutes. That doesn't seem to be the case with exiting out of the share menu to make a new start point, so depending on your preferences either one will work. Also about taking screenshots. I wish it could be done when watching saved videos, but it only works when your playing the game.

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Even though you can't record the PS4 menus, screenshots can be taken. Topic updated with pictures.

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Finally connected to my PSN. Uploaded directly to Youtube, the videos look the same quality. Also convenient in that you can go to the Share menu while the game is still running, upload, and while it's uploading go back to the game instead of waiting for the videos to be done uploading.

Unless you prefer to edit videos on a computer program or don't have an internet connection on the PS4, uploading the videos directly to Youtube from the Share menu is the best and fastest way.