GTA 5: How To Stop In-Game Recording?

Here is how you can stop recording on GTA 5.

How to Stop Recording GTA 5
How to Stop Recording GTA 5

If you’re an avid GTA V player, you might have run into a common issue: how to stop in-game recording. In this article, I will walk you through the steps, whether playing on your PC or your Xbox/PS console.

Key Takeaways

  • While on PC, hold down the Alt key to bring up the game’s character selection menu.
  • With the menu opened, press the F1 key to start the recording, and once you have recorded again, hold the Alt key and then press the F2 key on the keyboard to stop the in-game recording on the PC
  • If you use an Xbox or PlayStation console, hold the D-pad on your controller to pull up the character selection menu and select the start recording option by pressing the “A” button.
  • Once you have recorded the gameplay, press the Down button and select the “Save Recording” option from the menu to save it. 
  • Disabling in-game recording can help free up resources for a smoother gaming experience.
  • Once the in-game recording is disabled, players can still use other third-party tools like OBS Studio to record their gameplay footage.

How To Stop Recording In GTA 5?

If you play GTA 5 on the PC and are confused about what steps to follow to stop the recording, I have got you covered. Here is the step-by-step procedure:

  1. First, start or open GTA 5 on your device and click the settings button.
  2. After that, press the Alt key on your keyboard, and you will see a default character switch on the screen.
  3. Now, use the F1 key, and the recording will begin.
  4. Once you’ve recorded the desired part of the game, press the F2 key, and the recording will stop. Yes, that’s how easy it is.
  5. Another option that you can use is changing keys.
  6. Go to the GTA 5 settings and utilize the critical binding option to change the keys and elements of your game.

You only need to remember when to press which key, and you are all set to go!

A pathway On how to stop recording in GTA 5
Image showing a pathway on how to stop recording in GTA 5

My Tip: Rockstar Editor is one of the most prominent tools to stop and start recording GTA 5 on your PC. It’s pre-downloaded in GTA 5 and gives you an exceptional recording experience. I found that the videos recorded aren’t saved in your device gallery but in the game’s store/gallery.

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Here are the steps for PS4 players:

  1. First, you must bring up the console’s character switch menu.
  2. For this purpose, you must press the “Down” button on the D-pad.
  3. After that, you will see a start/stop button that allows you to start recording the clips and stop by clicking on the same button when the desired part has been recorded. In PS4, it probably appears as a square key on your PS4 screen.
  4. Once the video is recorded, go to the Rockstar editor and edit the clip accordingly. 
  5. To access the editor, go to the pause menu.
  6. Press the pause button, and you will see the editor button at the top right of the screen. If it’s not in front, scroll over a little.
  7. You can use the click management button to manage and edit the videos. 

Once you understand how to stop records and have recorded exclusive videos, you may wonder where all the clips go. Well, to make it easier for you, here’s what I have found:

  • Visit C:\ Users\ [USER]\ My Documents\ Rockstar Games\ GTA V\ videos. 
    An image showing directory f saved videos in computer
    An image showing a directory of saved videos on a computer

Following the above instructions, you will find plenty of successfully saved videos or clips. 

My Recommendation

Having explored the expansive world of GTA V, I discovered the in-game recording feature for capturing and sharing gaming exploits. I recommend trying out this feature for yourself and sharing your experience with the rest of the world. Who knows, you might discover something for the rest of the community.

If you have more queries, share them in the comments section below, and I will try to help you out.

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